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.