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Popular Wedding Shower Games for Free

Updated on April 4, 2013

Fun Games for Wedding Showers

Weddings showers are a time for bonding and celebration for the women most important to the bride. Groups of friends from different areas of the bride's life all come together to join the bride in support and joy as she prepares for her big day. And while all or at least most of the guests may know the bride well some may be strangers to each other.

Wedding shower games help bring together all of the guests as they laugh and compete in games designed to make the wedding shower event fun and memorable. And while many people will try to sell you wedding shower games the good news is that if you know where to look you can find the best wedding shower games for free!

Free What is in Your Purse Game
Free What is in Your Purse Game

What's In Your Purse Game

Everybody knows someone who has a huge purse with heaven knows what inside. You ever look at them and wonder why they are carrying around all that stuff? Well obviously they just want to be prepared for the What's In Your Purse Game! The rules are simple, you have a list of items that someone could have in their purse and assign a point value to each.

At your wedding shower pass out the list and have your guests start pulling items out of their purse and checking off any of the items they are actually toting around in their bag. You can have someone leading the game call out each item on the list in order or just let the guests do it on their own. You add up all the points and whoever has the most wins a prize.

If you decide to make your own list be sure to include some standard items for a low point reward and some crazy items for big points. If you would rather just print out a free version of the What's In Your Purse Game, click on the image.

Decorated Clothes Pins
Decorated Clothes Pins

The "Don't Say Wedding" a.k.a. Taboos and Tokens Game

Taboos and Tokens is the name of a game that is very popular at all kinds of parties because is it easy to adjust the game to fit with any type of gathering. You select a word that is Taboo, meaning your are not allowed to say it. And you give each of your guests at least one token(more if it is a small party), which serves as the currency for payment if you say the taboo word.

For a wedding shower the word "wedding" works well as the taboo word but you can pick any word you like. Just make sure it is a word that your guests would likely say often. Then when a guest says the taboo word the first person to call them on it is owed one of the offending guests tokens. The goal is to collect as many tokens as possible. For tokens clothes pins are commonly used as the guest can simply clip them onto their outfit without fear of damaging their attire and easily remove them if they slip up and say the taboo word.

You play the game throughout the party and near the end whoever has collected the most tokens is declared the winner and awarded a prize.

Free How Well Do You Know the Bride Game
Free How Well Do You Know the Bride Game

How Well Do You Know the Bride Game

Of course you know the bride, but do you really know the bride. Find out with the How Well Do You Know the Bride Game. Print up worksheets with a list of questions about the bride. There should be general question about her like her favorite color, first job or (gasp) her shoe size. But also include questions related to the wedding like what month(or year) did she meet the groom and where did he purpose.

After all of the guests have finished answering the questions have the bride go through the list answering them one at a time. Encourage the bride to tell any related stories or secrets as she answers the questions. Once she is done whoever has the most correct answers wins a prize.

The Wedding Night Game

This game can get a little bit saucy so if you have a crowd or more importantly a bride that might not enjoy a game filled with innuendo then this game is not for you. But if you are comfortable that the ladies can laugh at some suggestive jokes this game is sure to be a hit. The rules of The Wedding Night Game are simple.

Have one sly guest write down the first thing the bride says as she is opening her wedding shower gifts without the bride noticing. Then once all the gifts are opened read the list of reactions, but say them as if they were said by the bride on her wedding night. You might be surprised at how naughty this game get. There is a great video explanation of the game here:

Free Weddings A-Z Game
Free Weddings A-Z Game

Weddings A-Z Game

Make your guests put on their thinking caps as they test their knowledge of weddings with the Weddings A-Z Game. Provide each guest with a page that has all of the letters in the alphabet in two columns with spaces to write next to each letter.

Then give your guests 5 minutes to fill in a single word that starts with each of the letters that is related to weddings. For example for the letter A the guest might write "Aisle Runner", for the letter B it could be "Breaking the glass". Once the time limit is up whichever guest has the most acceptable answers wins a prize. You can also award prizes for the most creative answer, the naughtiest answer, whatever you like.

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Wedding Shower Game Pack
Wedding Shower Game Pack

Best Value for Paid Games

I have tried my best to give you fantastic free alternatives for wedding shower games. But planning a wedding shower can be very time consuming and sometimes people just want to buy the games and be done with it. If you decided to buy then I highly recommend the Deluxe Bridal Shower Games Collection. For one low price you are given access to all of the printable games in their bridal shower collection as well as all of their bachelorette party games. That is over 75 games total.

You can print samples of any of the games you are interested in and share them with friends and family to get their feedback on potential games for the shower. It is also extremely convenient to be able to quickly print an extra game should you decide you need one at the last minute or if a guest suggests a game at the shower you can just sign on and print it out.

Remember:

The first and only important rule of anything related to a wedding shower is that every choice you make should be with the bride in mind. This is her special day and her joy should be your sole focus.

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      KTPT13 4 years ago

      What a fun list

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      Torrs13 4 years ago

      Great ideas! I have been looking for some games to play at my friend's wedding shower.

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      Birthday Wishes 4 years ago from Here

      Great lens! Keep the good work coming... ;-)

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      Enda McLarnon 4 years ago from Belfast, Ireland

      Now I know why men are banned from wedding shower games..we are probably better off not knowing

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      JellyMuffin 4 years ago

      @theleader300c: It depends on the bridal shower and ultimately the bride. Some bridal showers do get quite naughty, but many are still of a more traditional nature.

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      theleader300c 4 years ago

      These days the games are a bit more risque than listed here.

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      improvemyself 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Truth. Just wish I had read it sooner; I went to 2 wedding showers in the past month that could've used this!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great work and nice resource!

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      drakerizz 5 years ago

      Interesting lens , and also pretty funny .Also , i had the occasion to learn something new. Thanks !

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      TTMall 5 years ago

      Great Lens with great resources!

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      RetroMom 5 years ago

      These sound like a lot of fun! Great Lens!

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      Heidi Reina 5 years ago from USA

      It's been a long time since I've been to a bridal shower, but the games help make the parties I've been to.

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      Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

      I truly enjoy creative party games for wedding showers, baby showers and adult gatherings. I love the taboo word game, and the printables.

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago

      Learnt something new from your lense - thank you

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Being a man, I don't know much about wedding showers. This lens gives me an idea about the fun that you women have at showers! Your advice to remember that it's the bride's day sounds like good advice! All the best.

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      fun lens, thumbs up!!!

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      Deb Kingsbury 5 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      It's been a LONG time since I've had a wedding shower or been to one, but these games sound fun. I actually don't remember having ever played a game at a shower, so I'll have to remember this next time I'm invited to one.

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      Inkhand 5 years ago

      These weddings showers games sound fun, a nice lens.