By Neha Gargi Last Updated:
Pre-wedding functions are usually the time when the groom’s and the bride’s extended families meet for the first time. And, games are now a major trend at most weddings. So, why not include them in your pre-wedding functions like sangeet or mehendi to lighten up the atmosphere.
We have put together a list of games that you can arrange between the ladkewalas and the ladkiwalas during your pre-wedding functions. You can either have them all on one day or pick a few for different days. No matter what you choose, your entire family would have endless fun and laughter to look forward to.
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Going around introducing each one of your family members to each other’s side is practically impossible. Arrange for an icebreaker game like “Find Your Partner” to liven up the atmosphere. It’s loads of fun, from the kids to the adults everyone would love participating in this.
Take two different coloured papers and make chits out of them. Write down the names of famous real or reel life couples like Ajay and Kajol, Saif and Kareena, Raj and Simran, Rahul and Anjali on different coloured papers. For example, if you write Raj on the blue-coloured paper then write Simran on the pink-coloured paper. Put the chits in two separate bowls and shuffle them. Distribute one set of coloured chits to the ladkewalas and the other set of coloured chits to the ladkiwalas. The pair that identifies each other first would be the winner.
Knowing names is not enough when both the families are going to be united soon. And isn’t it fun and nice to know that your husband’s cousin loves chicken tikka masala or is a die-hard fan of Shah Rukh Khan?
Gather all your family members together in a close-knit circle. Let the MC stand in the center and drop clues about a family member like - “her favourite colour is orange, she has watched each and every Ryan Gosling movie, and she is a grammar Nazi.” The ladkewalas and the ladkiwalas have to guess who that person is and to which side they belong. The side that gives maximum number of correct answers, wins!
When both the groom’s family aka the ladkewalas and the bride’s family aka the ladkiwalas are attending the pre-wedding functions, it would be a big loss to not engage them in a tug of war game. It’s not just perfect for everyone in the family, but also a great opportunity for some candid shots.
Arrange for a colourful rope and let both the sides have at least a minimum of 8 members each including kids. Let the ladkewalas and the ladkiwalas fight each other for something that belongs to the bride and the groom like a piece of bride’s jewellery or groom’s cufflink as prize.
A drinking game is a super-fun idea for the pre-wedding functions. There ought to be a few members in your family who cannot let a day pass by without a drink, and even if drinking is off limits in your family, you can replace the bottle of wine with non-alcoholic drinks. It will still be hilarious.
Pair the girls or the boys, the uncles, the aunts, and whoever else you want from each side of the bride and the groom’s family. The side that drinks the maximum glasses, wins and also gets the chance to give a dare to the losing side.
If drinks don’t interest you much, you can instead have a paani puri eating competition.
What’s a wedding without a round of antakshari? This is one game that can bring families together like no other. It’s a classic game for the ladkewalas and the ladkiwalas to bond together. The music, the dance and the endless banters add a magical feeling to the atmosphere.
Well, this is a classic game that everyone knows, we have grown up playing it. All you need is representatives from both the groom and the bride’s side and team them opposite each other. From kids to dadajis, everyone is going to love this.
We hope you loved these games. You can include any one or more than that in your pre-wedding functions and see it turn out to be totally amazing! Let your wedding be a fun affair, remembered by each and every relative and friend.