Fun Wedding Gatecrashing Games
It has always been the tradition for Chinese weddings to have the gatecrashing ceremony when the groom arrives to pick up the bride to their new home. This custom dates back to the time when arranged marriages were the norm and the games were help to break the ice between both parties. This tradition has been passed on for decades but for a different purpose now, to create some fun and laughter as well as for the groom to prove that he is worthy to get the bride. The groom will be assisted by his buddies, the groomsmen to complete the amusing games devised by the bridesmaids with a very good incentive, the beautiful blushing bride.
Guys, remember to brush up on all the important moments you have spent with your wife-to-be. This game tests your memory and significant details about her such as the place you met for the first time, her shoe size, her height, the first date and others. She will be impressed and touched that you have taken the effort and time to remember all these moments.
No gatecrashing is complete without the obligatory food game. Generally, the bridesmaids will prepare something horrible or disgusting to eat or drink and the brave groomsmen will have to down it all. It usually takes the form of mixing all kinds of ingredients together to make a concoction that is hard to swallow. Some popular ingredients that feature prominently are wasabi, chilli, raw eggs, and bitter gourd.
This round requires the groomsmen to test their physical abilities and may involve lots of sweat and tears. Typically, the bridesmaids will prepare flashcards or photos of difficult yoga poses and the groomsmen will need to imitate the poses. Hilarity ensues as the groomsmen are not flexible enough to do some of the poses and usually a forfeit is given is they are not able to complete the task.
Groomsmen will have to search for hidden treasure while being hindered by a few obstacles to pass this round. A great idea would be to freeze the key to the bride’s room in ice cubes and putting it in a big bucket filled with ice. To add to the fun, have the groomsmen use their feet instead of hands to get the key to unlock the door.
Guaranteed to provide lots of laughter, this game requires the guys to pass food using their mouths. A type of food generally used for this purpose is seaweed and absolutely no hands are allowed at any time. Do be careful if you do not want to accidentally share a kiss with one of your buddies.
Beauty and the Beast
The point of this game is to “beautify” your groomsmen where the groom will be in charge of putting on makeup on them. Now, we know guys are nowhere familiar with makeup and they will find it hard enough. The playful bridesmaids will make it more difficult by putting a blindfold on the groom as well.
Have the groom and groomsmen follow the dance routine of a music video that the bridesmaids have already picked out. Hit songs with recognizable dance routines like Gangnam Style, Gentleman, Single Ladies and Nobody by Wonder Girls are favourites as they have distinct dance routines.
Bursting the Balloons
Bursting balloons might seem easy with something sharp but try bursting them using each other’s bodies. A little tip, get thicker balloons and fill them with lesser air to make it even more difficult for the groomsmen.
Customarily the last part of the games, this is done by the groom only and right before he opens the door to the bride. He has to read out the “Ten Commandments of Love” written out by the bridesmaids to the bride as a sign of his undying love and commitment. Often, the groom might be required to sing a love song to the bride as well.