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The Heart and Sole of the Wedding Shoe Game

You might be asking yourself, “What exactly is the wedding shoe game?!” and “Why should I include it in my reception?”

Well, keep reading to find out!

The Shoe Game is an ever popular and super fun and engaging wedding reception activity that tests just how well the newlywed’s know each other’s little quirks! The newlyweds will answer a variety of questions, all without seeing how their partner answers. Their only clue is gauging the audience’s reaction to the questions. The Questions tend to range from, who is the funniest to, who is the best cook, to who said I love you first, and who always steals the covers?!

The game is usually played when the meal is over and the toasts have been given, or in a bit of down time after dinner and before the formal speeches are delivered. But, no matter when you play it, this game is a quick way to get guests engaged and into the party mood! 

Alternatively, if this is part of your wedding plans, you could decide to play the game in between your live band finishing their performance and the DJ starting their set for the evening. And, as always, be sure to pick a time that best suits the flow of your party.

How to Play the Wedding Shoe Game

Step 1: Set-up

To play the Wedding Shoe Game, put two chairs back-to-back right in the center of the dance floor, on the stage, or directly in front of the head or sweetheart table. The newlyweds should then sit on the chairs so they can’t see one another. Then have both of them take off their shoes and swap one of them with their sweetie, so that each person has one of their own shoes and one of their partner’s.

Step 2: Pick a Game Leader

Now it’s time to pick a game leader. This person could be a guest, the reception emcee, someone in the bridal party, such as the best man or the maid of honor, or maybe even your DJ! Also, having both sets of parents alternate questions can be a fun addition to the game! Just make sure that whoever you choose is confident enough (and enjoys) to speak in front of a crowd and has a loud voice (or mic experience!). 

Step 3: Questions, Questions and More Questions

Now, here’s where the fun really starts! The game host starts asking the newlyweds questions one at a time. After each question, the caller will leave a short (or maybe dramatically long) pause, in which the couple answers the questions, the guests can react hilariously, and the videographer can preserve the moment for eternity!

Step 4: Raise the Shoes

Because it’s called the Wedding ‘Shoe’ game,  the couple doesn’t simply shout out their answers! That would be too easy! Instead, they raise the shoes in their hands to answer the questions. When a question is asked, they should raise the shoe of the person the question describes. For Example: “Who is more likely to fall asleep during movies?” Both partners would then answer by raising either their own shoe (because they’re the sleepy one), or their partners (because they are). 

Wedding Shoe Game Question Ideas

So, if that all sounds great and you want to play the Wedding Shoe Game, but aren’t sure where to start, we’ve compiled a list of possible questions for you. Typically the game host asks somewhere between 20-50 questions depending on just how long you want the game to go, and the amount of time you are filling in your reception schedule! 

Possible Questions:

Who made the first move?

Who said “I love you” first?

Who is the better cook?

Who cooks most often?

Who is most likely to binge-watch a show?

Who loves reading the most?

Who is the nerdiest one?

Who has the better hair?

Who is the first to apologize?

Who always thinks they are right?

Who is more romantic?

Who is more honest?

Who is more likely to get lost?

Who is more likely to stay late at work?

Who is more likely to be late for work?

Who has the sweetest tooth?

Who is the bigger shopaholic?

Who looks after the pets more?

Who talks the most?

Who talks the loudest?

Who is more serious?

Who spends the longest in the bathroom?

Who takes the longest showers?

Who takes the longest to get ready?

Who is the most adventurous?

Who is better at keeping secrets?

Who has the best taste in music?

Who has the best taste in films?

Who has the best taste in TV?

Who plans the best date nights?

Who is the better driver?

Who is the pickiest eater?

Who looks the best today?

Who is the most stubborn?

Who exercises more?

Who is the better dancer?

Who is the better singer?

Who takes up more than half of the bed?

Who is more organized?

Who has a better fashion sense?

Who chooses where you go for dinner?

Who does the household chores?

Who wakes up first?

Who stays up the latest?

Who is funnier?

Who is the cleanest?

Who makes all the plans?

Who is more outgoing?

Who is the better kisser?

Who is the flirtier one?

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