Whether you're the best man, the groom, or just another guest, these newlywed game questions add that special personal touch to the wedding. Perfect for before, during, or after the reception, these questions are inspired by the popular TV game show, The Newlywed Game.
These questions for couples are a blast because they create moments that are sure to be cherished by the lucky couple as well as the guests. They run the gamut from basic quirks to intimate details about the couple's love life, and the answers can be touching or downright hilarious. If you're trying to find the perfect activity that's both fun and romantic, it's hard to beat the newly wed game.
27 Best Newlywed Game Questions
These are the must-ask newlywed game questions. While you should always cater some of the game's questions specifically to the bride and groom, these are the questions that work for all couples.
If you've ever seen The Newlywed Game on TV, you know that there needs to be a host. These questions aren't going to ask themselves, after all. A charming, charismatic host is the key to making this game memorable, so be sure to do some rehearsing in advance so you can be on point on the big day.
Of course, you can't plan for everything -- spontaneity is part of what makes this game so fun! Be prepared to roll with the punches.
Of course, if you want to make the game more inclusive for everyone, you can always give different members of the bridal party questions to ask -- that way everyone can have a turn playing MC. How you play is totally up to you.
1. When and where did you first kiss?
This is the perfect newlywed game question because it reminds both of them of one of their most special memories, and the responses are usually either super romantic or funny.
2. My spouse’s first kiss made me think ________________.
This is a great follow-up question to the last one.
3. What was your worst date with your spouse?
Even the happiest couples have had terrible dates. Encourage them to share their horror stories.
4. What would be your spouse’s ideal date?
This question gives the bride and groom ideas for their post-honeymoon hangouts.
5. What is the first thing your spouse would buy if they won the lottery?
This is a fun thought exercise that can yield hilarious answers.
6. What was the first meal that your spouse ever cooked for you? Was it good?
There's nothing like home cookin' -- for better or worse.
7. What was your first impression of your spouse?
Good? Bad? Ugly?
8. What adjective best describes your spouse’s family?
What could possibly go wrong?
9. When is your mother-in-law’s birthday? What is your father-in-law’s birthday?
Put them on the spot.
10. Who would you say is the most unusual family member that you have met?
Call 'em out.
11. What is your spouse’s favorite junk food?
And how often does it get all over the bed?
12. What frightens your spouse the most?
This is a nice heartwarming question to break up the humor. Spiders? Divorce?
13. What is your spouse’s most irritating habit?
If you spend enough time with someone, you're going to notice their "quirks."
14. What is your spouse’s most-repeated sentence or phrase?
Bonus points if they perform it for the audience.
15. What word best describes your spouse first thing in the morning?
Be careful with this one.
16. Who is better at managing finances?
Who's going to be the family accountant?
17. What bill does your spouse complain about most?
Nobody wants to pay them, but what can you do?
18. What is the most embarrassing thing you have done around your spouse?
That you're willing to admit in front of your friends and family, of course.
19. Imitate how your spouse behaves when they get angry.
Proceed with caution.
20. What is the strangest gift your spouse ever bought for you?
Strange doesn't necessarily mean bad.
21. What adjective best describes your spouse on your wedding day?
This could go one of two ways...
22. Where did you go on your first date?
23. Where did you go on your most recent date with your spouse?
Relive the magic.
24. Whom did your spouse last date before you met?
25. If your spouse could wear one of your clothing items, what would it be?
All married couples share their wardrobes, right?
26. Who takes longer to get dressed, you or your spouse?
27. Who would survive longer in a zombie apocalypse?
29 Newlywed Shoe Game Questions
The shoe game is a classic variation of the classic newlywed game questions. Here's how it works:
The bride and groom both remove a shoe and trade them. The host (or guests) asks shoe game questions about the bride or the groom, and the couple tries to guess who they're talking about, holding up the other person's shoe or their own to represent the answer.
For example, say the question is, "Which spouse is more organized?"
If the groom is a bit messy, you would expect both the bride and groom to hold up the bride's shoes.
As you can imagine, the answers can lead to some hilarious, good-natured arguments and priceless moments.
These questions will get you started, but you can also have the audience write down their own questions, or you can just pass the mic around to get more interesting wedding shoe game questions.
28. Which spouse is more organized?
Alternatively, which spouse is a mess?
29. Who is less likely to ask for directions when lost?
Who needs a sense of direction in the age of smartphones?
30. Who looks better in glasses?
You can always ask an audience member to lend a pair if necessary.
31. Which spouse is funnier?
Who's the comedian?
32. Who is the better driver?
And who is the default passenger?
33. Who is the better singer?
Only one way to find out...
34. Who says “I’m sorry” first after a fight?
Who's willing to compromise?
35. Who usually wins an argument?
And who is secretly resentful?
36. Who would win an eating contest?
Chicken or fish?
37. Who is more emotional?
Who's going to cry first?
38. Who tends to finish eating their meal first?
And the hungriest award goes to...
39. Who fell in love first?
And was it at first sight?
40. Who is more likely to burn the house down when they're cooking dinner?
They make fire extinguishers for that, you know.
41. Who is more stubborn?
Who's the brick wall?
42. Who takes up more than their half of the bed?
The blanket battle is real.
43. Who is more likely to make the bedroom floor their personal laundry basket?
And who ends up cleaning it up?
44. Who is the bigger flirt?
Who's got that winning charm?
45. Who is more likely to be running late?
Punctuality is a virtue.
46. Who is a better dresser?
47. Who is more likely to deal with a spider in the bath?
Deal with doesn't mean run away screaming.
48. Who is more likely to get lost?
It happens to the best of us.
49. Who has better general knowledge?
Who's the human encyclopedia?
50. Who is a bigger baby when they have a cold?
And who is the caretaker?
51. Which spouse has the shorter attention span?
Which spouse has the...oh look a spider.
52. Who spends more time on Facebook?
Who's paying Zuckerberg's salary?
53. If both of you were trapped on a desert island, who would be more likely to eat the other one to stay alive?
These are the important discussions to have before getting married.
54. Which spouse is more likely to admit that they are wrong?
And which spouse is, in fact, never wrong?
55. Who has to always have the final words in an argument?
Who lays down the law?
56. Who is the best when it comes to gift-giving?
And what was the best gift?
25 Never Have I Ever Newlywed Game Questions
Never have I ever is a timeless party game. Here's how it works:
One person says one of the never have I ever questions, and then anyone who has done that action at some point in their lives has to take a drink.
For example, if the first statement is, "Never have I ever gave myself a bad haircut," anyone who has given themselves a bad haircut would take a drink.
In a wedding scenario, it's always good to stay focused on the bride and groom. However, you're probably going to see some audience members drinking along to show solidarity with the bride and groom.
This game is great because the bride and groom get to learn new things about each other, and everyone can share some laughs over silly things the bride and groom have done in the past.
57. Never have I ever gave myself a bad haircut.
Just a trim here, a little off the top, and...oh dear god no.
58. Never have I ever accidentally sent an inappropriate text message to my mom that was intended for my girlfriend/boyfriend.
59. Never have I ever faked an illness to stay home from work.
Sometimes laziness wins.
60. Never have I ever looked through my girlfriend/boyfriend’s phone without their knowledge.
That's messed up.
61. Never have I ever Googled something so I'd know how to spell it.
Smartphones are the new brains.
62. Never have I ever listened to Justin Bieber.
Come on, you know you love "Sorry."
63. Never have I ever tried to impress a crush by seeming knowledgeable about things they liked.
Fake it 'til you make it.
64. Never have I ever made an embarrassing video.
Nothing wrong with documenting your shame.
65. Never have I ever dined and dashed.
You had better have a darn good excuse if you did.
66. Never have I ever been drunk in public.
Does a wedding count as public?
67. Never have I ever tried a cheesy pick-up line on someone.
Hey, if it works, is it really cheesy?
68. Never have I ever had a cheesy pick-up like work on me.
Sometimes a little goofiness goes a long way.
69. Never have I ever tried to flirt with the professor to get good marks.
Getting straight As isn't easy.
70. Never have I ever tried to impress someone who hates me.
Some people must be loved.
71. Never have I ever given a wrong number to anyone.
Do you really want that guy who used the cheesy pickup line on you calling the next day?
72. Never have I ever wore perfume or cologne because I didn't have deodorant.
Anything to hide that B.O., right?
73. Never have I ever broken the '5 second rule'.
And by how many seconds?
74. Never have I ever used someone else’s toothbrush.
What's worse, not brushing or brushing with someone's germs?
75. Never have I ever re-gifted something that I received.
If the shoe doesn't fit...
76. Never have I ever not remembered making out with someone.
We've all had those blurry nights.
77. Never have I ever gone on a “bad” blind date.
I can see clearly now, the pain is gone.
78. Never have I ever been in an embarrassing video that was uploaded to YouTube.
And what's the address...so we can avoid it, of course.
79. Never have I ever dated two different people at the same time.
Admit your wrongdoing, players.
80. Never have I ever forgot my spouse's birthday.
That next day is a rough one.
81. Never Have I Ever tried to impress someone I liked and wound up falling flat on my face.
Metaphorically or physically.
25 Most Likely To Newlywed Game Questions
These most likely to questions can be incorporated into the newlywed questions shoe game, or you can use them as a separate activity. The premise is simple:
You ask questions about who is most likely to do something, and the bride and groom answer. Be sure to give them some space after you ask the question so they can hash out their answers.
This is a fantastic game simply because it puts the bride and groom in the spotlight. This is their big day, after all.
82. Who is most likely to embarrass themselves?
You might just find out today.
83. Who is the most likely to be dramatic?
A little drama keeps things exciting, right?
84. Who is most likely to get in a fight?
And who is most likely to finish it?
85. Who is most likely to be the star of a bad reality show?
And when is the pilot airing?
86. Who is most likely to care for others when they’re sick?
Who's the caretaker?
87. Who is most likely to laugh at a time that’s not funny?
Sometimes laughter is a coping mechanism.
88. Who is most likely to forget everyone’s birthdays?
They make these things called calendars for that.
89. Who is most likely to pass out while on a run?
Push it to the limit.
90. Who is most likely to get the most expensive gift?
And who is most likely to sell it to pay the rent?
91. Most likely to fall while walking?
Just put one foot in front of the other.
92. Most likely to forget something important?
Again, calendars are working wonders these days.
93. Most likely to buy things they don’t need?
What do you mean we don't have a place to put my new Beanie Baby collection?
94. Most likely to be sweet?
95. Most likely to have the most embarrassing tattoo?
And (hopefully) most likely to show it off right now.
96. Most likely to help someone without wanting anything in return?
Who is the Gandhi of the relationship?
97. Most likely to lock himself/herself out of the house?
Spare keys are blessings.
98. Most likely to lose his/her phone within the next 6 months?
Or drop it in a big ole puddle.
99. Most likely to lose their house keys?
And who's most likely to answer the door in the middle of the night?
100. Most likely to spend all their money on food?
And the hungriest award goes to...
101. Most likely to always be happy?
Smile through the pain.
102. Most likely to talk their way out of a speeding ticket?
Who's got the gift of gab?
103. Most likely to stay in bed all day?
The television isn't going to watch itself, you know.
104. Most likely to steal candy from a baby?
It's bad for their teeth anyways.
105. Most likely to laugh at an inappropriate time/place?
You may now kiss the bride/groom... *laughter ensues*
106. Most likely to get everyone in trouble?
Hopefully not tonight, though.
Downloadable and Printable List of Newlywed Game Questions
Here is a downloadable list of newlywed game questions (right-click the image and select Save Image As...):
Here is a downloadable and printable list of newlywed game questions (right click the image and select Save Image As...):
How to Play The Newlywed Game Questions
If you're going to play the game, you have to do it right.
1. Set the Stage
Hopefully you have an actual stage and a PA system. If not, you'll need to improvise. Set up two chairs in direct view of the audience. That's where the bride and groom will sit. If possible, put a spotlight on them to really make them the center of attention.
2. Decide On a Host
There are two main ways to play the newlywed game. You can have one person be the designated MC throughout all of it, or you can have the guests all take turns asking questions. If you want to mix it up, you can have a host for some segments and then encourage audience participation in others.
3. Prepare Music
You should have one person ready to DJ some music to really add that special touch to the show. Naturally, using music from The Newlywed Game is a great choice, but you can also pepper in some of the bridge and groom's favorite songs to make it more personal. The music should just be quick clips -- you don't want to disrupt the flow of the game with full songs.
4. Have Fun
From there, all you have to do is ask the newlywed game questions and enjoy the responses. This game is all about the on-the-fly, off-the-cuff moments that you just can't plan. Embrace the zaniness and laugh it up. This is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion!
More Best Questions To Ask
Whether you're looking for some shenanigans to pass the time during the reception, or hoping to connect with that cute bridesmaid, these other questions help you take your social game to the next level.
- These questions to ask a girl are perfect for making small talk with wedding guests or trying to form a deeper connection with your crush.
- These truth or dare questions make any gathering a blast.
- Count on these icebreaker questions to make starting conversations with new people a breeze.
- Use these truth or dare questions for adults when you've all had a few drinks and you're ready to turn up the heat.
These newlywed game questions will put you on the right track, but be sure to come up with some of your own questions to ask that are specific to the bride and groom too. That's what makes memories.
While you do want to plan out the details in advance (chairs, lighting, music, etc), the game itself should be a celebration of spontaneity and downright hilarity. This is a game, after all -- it's not a relationship counseling session! Keep the vibe light, fun, and upbeat, and the game should flow with ease.
These questions for couples are the core of the game. Only time will tell what will happen when you ask them, and that's what makes the game so exciting.