The Shoe Game

Over the last year or so I’ve been noticing quite a few brides and grooms playing this fun little game at their reception. It works a little like the Mr & Mrs game on TV, but with shoes (and anything with shoes is good, right?). How it works is that the bride and groom are set up on chairs with their backs towards one another – try and place yourselves so that the most guests can see you and enjoy the fun. They take off their shoes and exchange one of them (so each has one of the bride’s shoes and one of the groom’s shoes). Then someone – the MC, a member of the bridal party or a family member usually – asks a series of questions where the answer can be either the bride or the groom. For example: “Who wears the pants in the relationship?” or “Who is the better driver?” The couple each raise one of the shoes to represent themselves or their partner, often with hilarious results.

Encourage guests to get involved, shouting out answers or offering suggestions. I’ve heard of occasions where the guests have been asked to provide suggestions for the questions themselves, which is a cute idea – make sure someone is in charge of gathering the suggestions together and filtering through them for the best ones (and getting rid of the inappropriate ones!). Otherwise, here’s a list of fifty suggestions… pick no more than about twenty, to keep the game moving along. It should last about 5-10 minutes at most. Keep it light hearted and do try to customize the questions to suit the couple.

The shoe game questions.

  1. Who is older?
  2. Who has more siblings?
  3. When you first met, who made the first move?
  4. Who is the biggest flirt?
  5. Who is more romantic?
  6. Who said “I love you” first?
  7. Who’s the better kisser?
  8. Who talked about marriage first?
  9. Who was the most nervous about the big day?
  10. Who studied the hardest in school?
  11. Who got better grades in school?
  12. Who is smarter?
  13. Who is more creative?
  14. Who is better at keeping surprises?
  15. Who will be doing the cooking?
  16. Who is more adventurous?
  17. Who is more likely to get injured?
  18. Who is more likely to get sunburned?
  19. Who is more likely to be running late?
  20. Who starts the argument?
  21. Who is first to say “I’m sorry?
  22. Who wears the pants in your relationship?
  23. Who spends more money?
  24. Who is going to pay the bills?
  25. Who will be in control of the remote?
  26. Who will be most likely to wake up grumpy?
  27. Who is messier?
  28. Who has the smelliest feet?
  29. Who goes to bed earlier?
  30. Who snores the most?
  31. Who takes longer to get ready?
  32. Who makes all the decisions?
  33. Who is the better driver?
  34. Who’s the faster driver?
  35. Who is more likely to get lost?
  36. Who’s most likely to ask for directions?
  37. Who has the smelliest feet?
  38. Who is more forgetful?
  39. Who spends the most time in the mirror?
  40. Who spends most time in the bathroom?
  41. Who spends the most time in front of the TV?
  42. Who uses their iPad or iPhone more?
  43. Who spends more time on Facebook or twitter?
  44. Who has the best taste in clothes?
  45. Who has the best taste in music?
  46. Who dances better? (then you can let them prove it)
  47. Who sings better?
  48. Who’s more generous in giving the other gifts?
  49. Who’s more likely to beat the red light?
  50. Who talks more?
  51. Who’s most likely to ask for directions?
  52. Who’s going to be in control of the checkbook?
  53. Who complains more?
  54. Who’s the better story-teller?
  55. Who has the better sense of humor?
  56. Who’s shyer?
  57. Who’s most likely to yell at a telemarketer?
  58. Who do you love the most in the whole wide world?