72 of the Best Wedding Shoe Game Questions You Need to Ask

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chapelle johnson the knot associate editor
Chapelle Johnson
chapelle johnson the knot associate editor
Chapelle Johnson
Associate Editor
  • Chapelle writes articles for The Knot Worldwide. She covers all things wedding-related and has a personal interest in covering celebrity engagements and fashion.
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Updated Aug 15, 2023

It's common to plan fun activities for the bridal shower or engagement party, but you may not have thought to use Wedding Shoe Game questions as entertainment during the reception. The Wedding Shoe Game is one of the most popular wedding games to play because it's not only hilarious for the newlywed couple and guests—but it's also simple in concept, easy to set up and suitable for all ages. All you need to play are two chairs, a list of shoe game questions, the couple and their shoes.

From relationship questions to everyday life questions, we made a list of amusing topics to help you please the crowd. Also, learn how to play the Wedding Shoe Game and get answers to the most commonly asked game-play questions.

In this article:

How to Play the Wedding Shoe Game

The Wedding Shoe Game is one of the easiest wedding-related games. Keep reading to learn step-by-step how to play.

1. Ensure everything is set up.

    Ask a wedding party member to place two chairs back to back in the middle of the dance floor. Have each newlywed sitting away from each other. Then instruct them to take off their shoes and have them give one of their shoes to their partner. Each should have one of their own shoes and one of their partner's shoes in their hands.

    2. Have a wedding shoe game question MC.

      Before the wedding day, designate an MC or "caller" who'll ask the newlywed couple the shoe game questions. If you don't want to put any of your guests to work, your wedding DJ or bandleader can act as the MC of the game. Otherwise, it's a great job for the honor attendants or any loved one you want to be involved. Just ensure they're comfortable speaking in front of a crowd.

      3. Come prepared with shoe game questions.

      Each shoe game wedding question the happy couple is asked should start with "who", as in "Who is the better cook?" or "Who has a better shower singing voice?" You can even get your guests involved by asking them to write questions for the MC to read come game time. You can solicit their questions through the wedding website and RSVPs or have them write them down at the reception and have the MC draw some from a jar. The MC should ask simple questions first and gradually move to more personal ones––as long as the couple is comfortable answering and letting friends and family hear them.

      Once asked a question, the newlyweds raise their partner's shoe if it describes their partner's tendencies and their own shoe if it represents themself. They may even lift both shoes in the air to declare a tie. The trick is they can't see their spouse, so they'll have no idea if they're answering the same way—although they'll probably be able to tell by their guests' reactions (and may sneak a peak once they've committed to their answer).

      4. Encourage guest participation.

        Take the game a step further and invite guests to guess the answers, too. There are two ways to go about this. Firstly, you can DIY or buy printable templates of shoe game questions for the wedding and treat them as a reception table game to break the ice, then they can score their card when the couple plays. You can also distribute items representing each partner, like silly pictures of them or their initials mounted on a stick, so guests can play along with the couple in real time. Again, this is completely optional.

        Wedding Shoe Game Questions

        The Wedding Shoe Game questions can be as general or customized to the couple as you'd like. And a word to the wise, know your audience before asking super-personal or raunchy questions. (In other words, don't ask anything you wouldn't want to be asked in front of your family and friends.) Use these sample shoe game questions below as a jumping-off point for ideas.

        Funny Wedding Shoe Game Questions

        Want to make the wedding guests and couple laugh? Use some of these Wedding Shoe Game funny questions to ensure plenty of belly laughs.

        1. Who's more likely to make the bedroom floor their personal laundry basket?

        2. Who's more likely to burn the house down when they're cooking dinner?

        3. Who has the crazier family?

        4. Who snores the loudest?

        5. Who has better hair?

        6. Who is the sappy one?

        7. Who wears the pants in the relationship?

        8. Who looks better today?

        9. Who has the better shower-singing voice?

        10. Who would survive longer on a deserted island?

        11. Who's the biggest party animal?

        12. Who's more likely to fall asleep in front of the TV?

        13. Who's the most likely to cry at a movie?

        14. Who eats the most junk food?

        15. Who is louder?

        16. Who is more likely to get lost?

        17. Who is more likely to talk their way out of a speeding ticket?

        18. Who is better at keeping secrets?

        19. Who is more likely to get sunburnt?

        20. Who is more likely to get injured?

        21. Who is the bigger shopaholic?

        22. Who's more likely to spend all their money at a Target (or insert couple's favorite store) sale?

          Dirty Wedding Shoe Game Questions

          Channel your inner Christina Aguilera and ask Wedding Shoe Game questions that are dirty. We suggest aiming for PG-13 level questions and not asking about bedroom activities.

          23. Who is the better kisser?

          24. Who is the romantic?

          25. Who flirts more?

          26. Who gives the best massages?

          27. Who is the most passionate?

          28. Who plans the best date nights?

          29. Who dresses the sexiest?

            Classic Wedding Shoe Game Questions

            These shoe game wedding questions are ones you'll most likely hear at just about any wedding. Use these tried and true queries to ensure the best time.

            30. Who buys the best gifts?

            31. Who's more likely to forget birthdays and anniversaries?

            32. Who makes the better breakfast?

            33. Who's more likely to leave dishes in the sink?

            34. Who's an early riser?

            35. Who's the better driver?

            36. Who's a night owl?

            37. Who's more of a dog person?

            38. Who would rather be outdoors?

            39. Who spends the most time getting ready for a night out?

            40. Who takes up more than half of the bed?

            41. Who hogs the blankets?

            42. Who takes the longest showers?

            43. Who will want kids first?

            44. Who fell in love first?

            45. Who made the first move?

            46. Who planned the first date?

            47. Who pays the bills?

            48. Who tends to work more?

            49. Who is more likely to stay at work late?

            50. Who walks the dog/takes care of the pets?

            51. Who is more of a clean freak?

            52. Who is more organized?

            53. Who exercises the most?

            54. Who has the cleanest car?

            55. Who is the first to apologize?

            56. Who said "I love you" first?

            57. Who's more stubborn?

            58. Who's "the responsible one"?

              Unique Wedding Shoe Game Questions

              These are fun wedding shoe game questions you don't typically see or hear. Play around with these and use them as inspiration to make personalized questions for the happy couple.

              59. Who replaces the toilet paper roll?

              60. Who spent more time on wedding planning?

              61. Who spends more time on social media?

              62. Who chose the honeymoon location?

              63. Who is more likely to be late?

              64. Who talks the most?

              65. Who is more likely to start an argument?

              66. Who's the better dancer?

              67. Who is the pickier eater?

              68. Who's more likely to fill the house with gear from their favorite college sports team?

              69. Who's afraid of heights?

              70. Who's more of a daredevil?

              71. Who would be the first to lose their keys?

              72. Who saves more money?

                Wedding Shoe Game: Frequently Asked Questions

                The Wedding Shoe Game isn't a complicated activity, but you may still have some lingering questions. Look below to get answers, then prepare to play.

                What is the Wedding Shoe Game?

                The Wedding Shoe Game is a test for newlyweds on how they perceive themselves in their relationship by asking them a series of questions as they face away from their partner so they can see each other's responses. The MC will ask who's the funniest, who takes the longest showers or who said I love you first to check the couple's knowledge of one another.

                How many questions should you ask during the Wedding Shoe Game?

                Choose 30 to 40 of the best shoe game questions before the wedding day. This will allow you to cover several topics, from simple to more personalized questions. If the MC or couple decides to embellish any questions or answers, you should cut down the number of questions to ensure the game doesn't drag on too long.

                How long should the shoe game last?

                The Wedding Shoe Game should last about 10 minutes. Assuming you allow 20 seconds per question, including time for a brief crowd reaction, you'll have enough time to ask approximately 30 questions. If you take a rapid-fire approach, you may be able to squeeze in a few more, but remember, don't read them off so quickly that the guests can't hear the question, especially over lingering laughter.

                When's the best time to play the shoe game at a wedding reception?

                Play the Wedding Shoe Game after the first dance once dinner's wrapped up. The best time is right while the live band is still prepping or use this crowd-pleaser game as a fun filler to keep energy high while the musicians or DJ takes a quick break. The times we'd suggest you avoid playing are during dinner when you and your guests should focus on eating and listening to wedding toasts or at the very end of the night when sleepy guests are gone. And you don't have to wait until your wedding reception to play the shoe game, either. It's the perfect party game for your engagement party or wedding shower.

                How do you introduce the wedding shoe game?

                The MC should grab a microphone, greet the guests and give a short explanation of the Wedding Shoe Game so the guests and the couple can understand how to play the game. Once you confirm that the newlyweds don't have any questions about the rules, start with step one listed above in the "How to Play the Wedding Shoe Game" section.

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