Trying to think of a way to spice up your wedding reception? Create your own Cards Against Matrimony game.
When planning our wedding this year, I knew our emcee was going to get people on the dance floor and ensure everyone had fun doing the wobble (I still can’t do that dance properly), but what about during the dinner portion? At most weddings, this time is a little awkward. The wedding party is at their exclusive table eating while all eyes are upon them and there is nothing really going on. So my wife and I decided to spice up this part of the evening with a game. I looked around online for ideas and at first considered mad libs or questions to put on the table like ‘what should we name our first child? Then one morning while jogging, it hit me.
Cards Against Matrimony!
No it’s not a game, it’s an idea based off the hilarious game Cards Against Humanity. Unlike most of the party games you’ve played before, Cards Against Humanity is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. If you haven’t played it yet, what planet do you live on? It makes for a great night filled with lots of laughs with 6 – 12 friends.
So, the twist is…. you can create your own version of the game by having lots of cards with different questions (as you can see above, players need to fill in the blank), and have someone at your wedding collect the cards and select a few winners (cards with the funniest answers). At our wedding, the winners received a prize – a group photo with us, the Bride and Groom : )
The best part of planning your wedding reception!
Gents, this will be the most fun you’ll have planning your wedding (like we really partake in the planning anyway). Coming up with the questions was absolutely hilarious. My fiance, now wife, had so much fun in thinking of questions to display on the cards. At some point we realized that we didn’t want to have too many, so we decided on roughly twelve questions for the game. Instead of having a simple black cover for the other side of the card, we included some fun pics of us, with our family, and pics we had taken over time with friends.
How do I create my own version of Cards Against Matrimony?
First, grab your fiance and spend some time brainstorming fun questions you can display on the cards. Take a few days and hilarious ideas will come to you naturally. Then select the pictures of you and your fiance which you’d like to use for your deck. Once you have the questions and pictures, you can make your own version at Make Playing Cards. Want to receive 5% discount on your entire purchase? Use coupon code Ericmpc5off.
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When you are on the site, choose the ‘Design your own game card’ option. Each card can be customized individually both front and back. As for the card dimensions and card stock, I chose the standard poker size and card stock (63.5 x 88.9mm & 300gsm). Since we planned on having one deck of Cards Against Matrimony on each table, and there were approximately 30 tables at the receptions, we created 36 cards for each question.
On the 2nd step, choose ‘Same Image’ under Step 2 where you then will be able to upload one of your pictures.
After uploading the picture, you can choose to add text on top of the image (we chose to skip this). The next step is to add text on the other side of the card which will be one of your questions. After you finish with one card, click ‘Add to Cart’ and proceed with the next card.
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Your wedding guests will be very impressed with your own version of Cards Against Matrimony. Have fun creating your own version and feel free to leave any comments or fun questions you came up with! Cheers – Eric Melchor.