When tradition and fun mix. Grab the photographer because these games are EPIC!
Traditional Chinese weddings often involve the cultural gem that is the Chinese Tea Ceremony but, did you know that with this beautiful tradition comes another ritual known as Chuangmen; a series games that evolved from the idea that the bride is a prize, and the person who marries her has to pass a series of tests in order to win her love. Below are a list of games to get the good times rolling.
Show me the Money:
In this game the bride is held hostage by her bridal party. She will only be let go once the groom has produced enough red envelopes to prove he is worthy of her love. If you decide this is the game for you, then come prepared with a lot of envelopes and a lot of money.
Life Comes in Four Flavours:
Marriage is not going to be easy, it will have sweet, sour, bitter and spicy moments. Get foods ready that contain all of these flavours. You then get your fiancé to do a taste test, with his eyes closed. The groom will then have to guess what foods they are tasting.
Declaration of Love:
The groom has to declare his love for his fiancé. This can be done by a dance, a song, a poem. The groom must make the declaration big and prove to his bride that he is worthy of her love.
No Pain, No Gain:
Life is a series of mysteries and it is no mystery that the bride has to endure more pain in her lifetime than the groom. From childbirth to emotional turmoil, it is thought that the bride has to go through more emotionally than the groom. This game is usually held in a chair, where the groom has to have his leg waxed to prove he is strong and can also go through pain.
The Ice Bucket Challenge:
The groom and groomsmen have to put their feet in a bucket of ice water. They then have to remove Mahjong tiles that are at the bottom of these buckets. This is a test of skill and endurance as well as pain tolerance.
Pass Me the Seaweed:
You start with the groomsmen in a line. The first groomsmen has a piece of seaweed. This is then passed from one groomsmen to another by mouth. They cannot drop the seaweed. This is a spectacle and a half and definitely not Covid safe!
The Q & A Game:
This game is a series of questions that is asked of the groom. The questions are made up of questions about their relationship. If he answers them correctly, then he wins her love.
Serenade the Bride:
The groom has to sing a love song at the top of his lungs. The cheesier the song, the better. The bridesmaids will ask for the song to be sung louder and louder.
Let's face it, we all love a good game. So, get in the spirit and let the good times roll. For more info on Chinese Tea Ceremonies you can read our blog on The Best Wedding App.