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How to Play The Shoe Game at Your Wedding

I’ve seen my fair share of wedding games and I have to say, this one is my favourite. If you’ve never heard of The Shoe Game, I’d like to introduce you to it. By the end of this post, you’ll have everything you need in order to play the game at your engagement party or wedding.

Side note: I may be a little biased because I played The Shoe Game at my engagement party. It was a ton of fun.

First up, what is The Shoe Game?

It’s a fun activity involving the couple, some questions about them, a friend or family member who knows them well, and two pairs of shoes. If you’re looking for a quick game that’ll have your guests in stitches, then this one is for you.

How does it work?

The couple sits back to back and removes their shoes. Both the bride and groom should exchange shoes so that they each have one shoe belonging to the bride and one belonging to the groom. Then, the person who knows them really well will ask them some fun questions. The answer to each question will be “the bride” or “the groom”. The bride and groom will answer these questions by holding up the shoe belonging to the person who is the correct answer.

So, for example, the question might be “Who did most of the wedding planning?”. If the bride thinks it was her, then she’ll hold up her shoe. If the groom thinks it was her, he’ll also hold up her shoe. The fun part is that the bride and groom won’t be able to see each other’s answers (unless they turn around to look) but everyone else will.

The game usually lasts about 10 minutes with 20 – 30 questions being asked. You could have questions pre-planned by yourself or that friend who’s running the game, you could get guests to write out questions, or you could have them shout questions to you.

Some tips

  • You’ll know the crowd and whether or not you should screen the questions beforehand. We recommend keeping the questions clean and family-friendly, but it is totally up to you!
  • Have one spokesperson who will receive the questions from your guests and ask them.
  • To make the process a little quicker you could have note cards and pens on each table so that guests can write their questions.

The Shoe Game questions

If you’re looking for some ideas of what questions to ask, here are a few ideas for you:

  • Who is the better driver?
  • Who farts more?
  • Who is the better chef?
  • Who is worse with direction?
  • Who has the craziest family?
  • Who has the most shoes?
  • Who was the first to say “I love you”?
  • Who wears the pants in the relationship?
  • Who is the smarter one?
  • Who shops more?
  • Who is more clumsy?
  • Who looks in the mirror more?
  • Who stinks up the bathroom more?
  • Who tells the best jokes?
  • Who is the most dramatic?
  • Who is the biggest baby when they’re sick?
  • Who has better hair?
  • Who is the messiest?
  • Who eats healthier?
  • Who would rather be outdoors?
  • Who spends the most time on their phone?
  • Who sings better?
  • Who dresses better?
  • Who is your favourite person in the world?

Main image by Denlo Photography

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Kelly Jane Hartmann

Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.

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