If your wedding guests are from different parts of the country, social groups, and backgrounds, it’s nice to provide a helpful nudge to get everyone mixing and mingling. Sure, a cocktail or two will certainly help encourage conversations, but a couple of creative icebreakers won’t hurt, either.
Just be sure to keep the conversation starters and getting-to-know-you games sweet and simple; oftentimes, they work best when they include fun facts and trivia questions about the bride and groom. Sharing funny anecdotes about the two of you and your relationship can lead others to chime in with their favorite stories about you and your groom, too—once folks begin to relax and open up, you can sit back and watch as conversations and friendships develop.
For example, one couple included interesting factoids about themselves in the ceremony program—the idea was to help encourage conversations among guests before the ceremony began. Another couple created a custom crossword puzzle that incorporated clues about themselves; that way, guests could test how well they knew the couple. Need more icebreaker inspiration? Keep reading for more creative ways to break the ice among your wedding guests.
As hard as you might try to seat friends and family together at the reception, it’s inevitable that a few strangers will wind up sitting next to each other. To help facilitate conversation at the dinner table, this bride and groom placed a mason jar full of fun icebreaker questions to encourage guests to chat and get to know each other.