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Truth or Dare at the reception

No, I'm not 12 and yes, I love to play tricks.  So, to lighten up or break the ice at our reception, we are going to have the guests play Truth or Dare, if they choose to CLANK THEIR GLASSES TO SEE US KISS, ugh.  Clanking of glasses is not common where I'm from but where I live now, it consumes every reception I've ever been at.  If no one clanks their glasses at our wedding *in 11 days* then this won't matter, but if they do......

 they can choose Truth or Dare, which will be in a container at the head table with the following things on them:
(I added a few answers just cause they are funny or interesting:)

  • If someone made a movie about Bride & grooms’s life, who would play them?
  • If groom had a superpower what would it be?
  • If bride were invisible, what is the first thing she would do?
  • If groom were the opposite sex for one hour, what would he do?
  • Where did groom propose to bride?
  • What kind of car does Bride have in storage?  ('76 camaro)
  • Where do bride & groom go every year for Valentines?
  • What’s the farthest state that anyone here today traveled from?
  • Where was groom and bride’s first date and how long did it last? (at a bar, 7 minutes)
  •  Name 5 things as to why the bride and groom are perfect for each other
  • Where are Bride & Groom going on their extended honeymoon? (st. lucia)
  • Who did groom ask for bride’s hand in marriage? (children & father)
  • What does the groom love most about the bride and what does the bride love most about the groom? (groom loves brides butt and bride loves grooms hands)
  • Who is groom’s television girlfriend? (alexandra from the weather channel)
  • Who is Bride named after? (dad's foster sister)
  • If groom were home alone for an evening, what would he make himself for dinner? (steak)
  • What did the bride & groom want to each be, when they grew up? (farmer & dorothy hammill
  • What are the bride & groom’s middle names?
  • What job title did the kids give the groom after they found out he lays flooring? (florist, HA)
  • Which of the guests, not including family, has the groom known the longest?
  • What’s your best marital advice for the bride & groom?
  • What states have the bride and groom visited together? (MT, WY, FL, CO, IA, IL)
  • Who in the room has been married the longest and the shortest?
  • How many tattoos do the bride and groom have combined? (15, only the bride, the groom has none)
  • After groom & bride met, who gave who their phone number, and where was it found? (groom gave # to bride and bride's son found it in her tip jar from the bar she worked at)



  • Impersonate a famous person and the room must guess who it is
  • You and your table must snort 3 times as loud as you can
  • You and your table must sing the Oscar Mayer Wiener song
  • You and your table must sing the Band aids Brand song
  • Give someone at your table a piggy back ride around the dance floor
  • Pick someone you don’t know and pinch their behind
  • You need to pick a partner and both moonwalk across the dance floor
  • You and your table have one minute to choose a love ballad and sing to the bride and groom
  • Give your best impersonation of Clint Eastwood
  • You and your table must do your best Yeehaw’s and pretend to throw your cowboy hats
  • You and your table must name the 7 dwarfs
  • Starting with …. And going around the table to the left, your table must fill in the blanks in the following story “  Bride & Groom went to ………   Where they had a lot of……. In the meantime groom spotted a……… When he was immediately ............ So then bride started…………. And she bought a …………….. bride & groom then began………… And for the rest of their lives, they………………."


(fill in the blanks)  Groom, Bride and the kids started……………. And daughter wanted a …………. At the same time, son #1 saw……….. and son #2 asked for……………. As all three kids were laughing, they also saw………………. groom began to ………….. And as a surprise to all of them, Bride brought in a ………….. And they all were overwhelmed with……………….. the end


  • (fill in the blanks) A long time ago in……………… groom was………………. When he immediately realized he was ………………… A friend of his said that was normal so groom went to ……….. and asked if it was okay. Right then groom began ………… behind a tree. His friend walked over and picked up a …………….. and told groom to………. so groom and his friend spent the rest of the day……………… the end.
???? what do you think?  We are at 260 people at our reception with 34 tables, and our friends and family are always up for gags and fun.  any other ideas? 
In addition to possibly doing this, we also have a slideshow for cocktail hour and a live band after dinner.  I'm hoping there won't be any shortage of fun on October 18th. 

EDIT: So maybe I'll change the name to TRIVIA or CHALLENGE.  Didn't mean to offend so many people and I'll take out the 'pinch the butt' one.  As you read through all the other ones, it is very very innocent and fun questions and challenges (singing a band aid song?) 
And yes, the 'rules' persay are going to be announced during the point the FH asks everyone to sign our guestbook and a few other things he wants to say.  I did forget to mention that, this will NOT be a surprise, they will know what's coming if they 'clink', and like I said above, if no one clinks, no worries. This also won't last ALL night long, just possibly during the dinner.  So, ignore the name Truth or Dare, I guess I found this funny and possibly VERY entertaining for those who want to participate or those who want to watch.


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Oct. 7th, 2008 05:34 pm (UTC)
I'd never heard of the glass-clinking tradition until I joined this community, but I love your idea to counteract it. I think it's cute, fun, and clever.
Oct. 7th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
Truth or Dare at the reception? Eeesh, sounds a little (ok, a lot) uncomfortable. Maybe turn it on your guests in a less challenging way? Like provide your DJ with a list of the couples in attendance. When glasses clink, they call a set of names. They have to kiss before you will.
Oct. 7th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
I have to agree. Your questions, though, read more like Bride and Groom trivia, to me. If you really want to make it a game, make it a Trivia Game first, and then if they get it right, you kiss.

I also have seen the couples kissing before the B&G and it's a fun idea, too. Or, I've seen where the B & G pick a charity (something not too political, like a food shelf or something personal to the B&G) and then the people have to drop money in the donation bucket and the B&G kiss for it.
(no subject) - hardtogetover - Oct. 7th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - jeepcj5 - Oct. 7th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 7th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
.... Honestly? I'd be uncomfortable, and it could turn bad really quickly.
Oct. 7th, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah, same here. Bad, bad idea.
Oct. 7th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
Yikes. I'd be freaked out if I were at your reception. Just being honest here, but I'd probably leave your reception for fear of being picked on/having to do something embarrassing.

Know who you're inviting...if they're up for this kind of thing, then I guess go for it. Just..maybe think about it a bit.
Oct. 7th, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
We know all 260 and all 260 know each other, that's what'll make it more fun, groups singing together, funny, ha ha. and i won't call it truth or dare, obviously that's just offensive to people.
(no subject) - pagankittykat - Oct. 7th, 2008 06:49 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - jeepcj5 - Oct. 7th, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Oct. 7th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
Please don't have them pinch behinds of total strangers. That's just awkward and can ruin the entire day for certain people. You don't want your friend's most vivid memory of your wedding to be when Great-Uncle Jeffery pinched her butt.

That being said, my cousin and his wife did something similar at their reception. They had a whole bunch of things that people could do in order to get them to kiss. It was all good, clean, family fun and it stopped those obnoxious glass clinking noises.

Just be careful about what you put on the papers, possible interpretations, and the possibility of things going awry when alcohol is introduced.
Oct. 7th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
Honestly...this would make me terribly uncomfortable. Plus, that's ALOT of people to play a game around. Most people clink their glasses right before dinner is served so playing this type of game would take up alot of time as well as folks away from enjoying their meal. You know your guests best but I think, if you don't want the clinking of glasses, you can do something such as suggested above or have the folks who are clinking their glasses sing a verse of a song that has the word "love" in it. The clinking of glasses usually dies down once people get their food.
Oct. 7th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
Oct. 7th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
Oh my god. We were just discussing what to do if people clinked glasses! Would you mind if I borrowed this idea (making up our own questions obviously)??!

11 days to go date twin!
Oct. 7th, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
congratulations. please, take it, not too many were so fond of it, but I think it'll be funny and go fast through the room. Or not at all!! Congrats again..
Oct. 7th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
um, if someone i didn't know had the audacity to pinch my butt, i would leave immediately and be in tears. Don't make your guest uncomfortable as a way of revenge for being put out by the clinking of glasses.

if you don't want to have the glasses happen, just have your DJ announce it or ignore it when people try to do it. This kind of game would make me really, really stressed out and also, it's way too complicated to pull off in a big room of people not to mention it seems really tacky and unnecessary to me.

just, no.
Oct. 7th, 2008 06:51 pm (UTC)
By no means is this revenge. People clanking their glasses would stress me out even more than trying to pull off a 2 second trivia question that has the intention of bringing some humor to a people filled room.
(no subject) - birdsonthewire - Oct. 7th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 7th, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
Are you going to announce the rules at the beginning of the reception, before people have the chance to clink glasses? What if someone doesn't want to do a truth or dare? Are they called out in front of everyone? Can they choose to hear the truth/dare before deciding on actually doing it?

With a crowd as big as 260 people, I can imagine that you have some people (introverts or otherwise) that may be very uncomfortable with having to do something so public.
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Oct. 7th, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
Our MC had a small table of items and if people wanted to see us kiss, they had to pick up an item with a pair of chopsticks and carry it to the head table. There were easy, medium and hard items. Easy meant we had to kiss each other on the cheek, medium was a peck on the lips, and hard was left up to our imagination. :) There were things like CDs, pennies, books, and other small stuff. People seemed to really like it, and it stopped the glass clanking.

I think the dare parts could be really uncomfortable for some people, but bride and groom trivia would be pretty cool!
Oct. 7th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
It's a good idea, but be warned - it might instigate even more glass-clinking because people will want to see what questions/dares are picked.

We had the names of all the couples in attendance at our wedding and when the glasses started clinking, names were drawn and those people had to kiss before we did. It didn't stop anyone and I really think that people did it even more than usual because they wanted to see who would get picked.
Oct. 7th, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC)
I'll change the name to Trivia or Challenge and we hope it instigates more cause we think it's all funny. And if not, then so be it. We thought of the names thing too but that was done at FH's nephew's wedding and he didn't want to seem like we were 'copycating'. congrats!
Oct. 7th, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
last year I was entertaining a crowd at a very low-key wedding and I had a giant dice that people had to throw if they wanted the couple to kiss, on each side was something they had to do, like "sing a song", "toast the couple", etc. Just one person ended up throwing the dice, but I thought it was a good idea at first... so anyway, I'm on of the few who like your idea, but don't be disapointed if nobody plays
Oct. 7th, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, but I would honestly not want to attend a wedding where a game like this was played.

First of all, those aren't "Truth" questions, as in regular Truth or Dare, since Truth questions are about the questioner asking a personal question about the person being asked, who then must publicly answer. As someone else pointed out, you're asking Bride and Groom triva questions, which really just might make some people feel or look bad for not knowing the answers to them.

And the dares are mostly just embarrassing or worse. Pinch a stranger's rear? Sexual Harassment's not funny, and should never be encouraged.
Oct. 7th, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
bad idea if you are serving liquor, imo.
Oct. 8th, 2008 01:30 pm (UTC)
hey you! fancy seeing you here =P
(no subject) - tiajuanabible - Oct. 9th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC) - Expand
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