The itinerary of a bridal shower can include at least one game for the guests’ engagement and entertainment. It is a simple way to give the bride-to-be an unforgettable day of celebration and preparation for the upcoming new chapter of her life.
Jeopardy is a well-known trivia game that tests its players’ knowledge on various categories. It is a popular choice of activity for bridal showers. Bridal jeopardy asks questions about the bride, the groom, their relationship, the wedding, and pop culture.
Below is a list of 60 questions you can include in your game of bridal jeopardy, followed by an explanation of the mechanics of the game. Lastly, tips for smooth and successful facilitation of the game are also given.
Fun Bridal Jeopardy Questions
Questions About the Bride
- What is her favorite food?
- What is her favorite color?
- What is her exact time and place of birth?
- What is her sun, moon, and rising sign?
- What is her shoe size?
- What is her ring size?
- What middle school did she attend?
- What was her favorite subject in high school?
- What was her childhood nickname?
- How many dresses did she try before she found the perfect one?
- As a kid, what did she want to be when she grew up?
- What is her favorite rom com?
- What was the name of her childhood pet?
- What is her go-to order in Starbucks?
- How many books does she own?
- Who is her favorite author?
- What are the names of all of her siblings?
Questions About the Groom
- What is his favorite sport?
- What is his favorite TV series?
- What is his undergraduate degree?
- How many siblings does he have?
- What nickname does he use for the bride?
- What musical instruments can he play?
- How old was he when they got engaged?
- What animal does he have a phobia of?
- What genre of books does he like reading the most?
- Disregarding qualifications, what job does he want to apply to?
- What gaming console does he spend the most time playing?
Questions About the Relationship
- When and where did they first meet?
- Who proposed to whom?
- What engagement hashtag did they use for the announcement?
- How many kids do they plan on having?
- How long did they date before getting engaged?
- What was their first fight about?
- How many pets do they have, and what are the names of each?
- What is their favorite type of date night?
- Where did they have their first date?
- How many countries have they been to together?
- How many states have they visited together?
Questions About the Wedding
These questions deal with the details of the wedding ceremony, reception, or any other wedding-related events. In this category, the people who helped plan, such as the bridal party, have an advantage.
- What day will the wedding be held?
- From today, how many days are left before the wedding?
- What is the name of the groom’s best man?
- What song will be played for the parents’ entrance?
- What are the official colors of the wedding?
- Where will the couple go for their honeymoon?
- What wedding hashtag will they use?
- What is the theme of the wedding?
- What were the types of food served at the bachelorette party?
Questions About Pop Culture
Some couples include questions about their favorite romantic songs, movies, and other forms of media. These questions can act as an equalizer to the game, as some players may not know the couple well enough to answer other categories. Depending on how specific or niched the questions are, these can also make the game more challenging.
- What song did the lyrics “Who am I gon’ lean on when times get rough? Who’s gon’ to talk to me ‘til the sun comes up?” come from?
- What song did the lyrics “My head’s underwater, but I’m breathing fine. You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind” come from?
- What song did the lyrics “In my life, there’s been heartache and pain, I don’t know if I can face it again” come from?
- What season and episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine were Jake and Amy’s wedding held?
- What are the main characters’ names in 10 Things I Hate About You?
- What year was You’ve Got Mail released?
Final Jeopardy Questions
Among the questions listed below, choose one to be the final bridal shower jeopardy question. The specificity of such questions makes them the most difficult to answer, thus corresponding to the highest number of points. Answering the final jeopardy question can change the final rankings.
- How many guests are invited to the wedding?
- Who is the designer of the bride’s wedding dress?
- What is the name of the wedding officiant?
- What is the name of the wedding photographer?
- What are the names of every member of the bridal party?
- What name does the couple plan on giving their first child?
Mechanics of the Bridal Jeopardy Game
The host or facilitator of the game, typically the maid of honor or a bridesmaid, will come up with questions of varying difficulty. A question’s level of difficulty is directly proportional to the number of points a team receives after answering it correctly. The most common range of points is 100 to 500.
These questions will then be organized into different categories such as those listed above. A game of jeopardy typically consists of three to five categories with five questions each. As the game will be played at a bridal shower, the questions will mostly revolve around the couple.
Sort your guests into teams, the number of which depends on how many are in attendance. Each team gets a buzzer, and the order is decided through a coin toss, dice roll, or game of rock-paper-scissors.
During their turn, the team will choose a category and point value. If they provide the correct answer, they receive the point value. Otherwise, another team gets a chance to “steal” and give an answer. The team that gives the correct answer gets to choose the next category.
To increase the stakes, you can enact double jeopardy for a certain round or time. In double jeopardy, a question can either be worth the team’s current number of points, or 1,000 points, whichever value is higher.
Once every question on the board has been answered, the final jeopardy question is asked. During this round, each team bets a certain number of points from zero to their current score. Once the question is read, the teams have a chance to talk among themselves before they answer. Teams with the correct answer get the total bets added to their current score; teams with the wrong answer get their score subtracted by the total bets.
The team with the most points at the end of the game wins. If necessary, break a tie by asking another final jeopardy question.
Tips for Facilitating the Game
Decide Between a Physical or Digital Board Early
One of the first decisions to be made for a game of bridal jeopardy is whether to use a physical board or go digital. Each method has its pros and cons. On one hand, making a physical board requires the help of multiple people, particularly those with an eye for crafts and design.
On the other hand, a digital board necessitates some technical know-how with the software you intend on using. Going digital also requires additional equipment, such as a laptop, projector, and so on.
In creating the physical board or the digital interface for the game, you are highly encouraged to get creative. Coordinate the board’s design with the theme and colors of the bridal shower. Come up with witty names for every category of questions.
Enlist the help of other people to assist the facilitator during the game. Below is a list of tasks or roles you can assign:
- Pay attention to the buzzer and determine which team was first to press it
- Keep track of the score
- Operate the laptop or computer (if you decide to go digital)
Prepare Some Prizes
As with any game, providing a prize is an incentive for teams to do their best and fully engage in the activity. Moreover, the prize itself can be a sentimental and memorable keepsake for the event. It does not have to be grand or expensive; simple tokens such as paper crowns, sashes, ribbons, or affordable medals will do the trick.
Be Mindful of the Time
Jeopardy can be a time-consuming game to play. Make sure that you are keeping an eye on the time to preserve the flow of the bridal shower. A second round might be necessary if you find that the game is ending early; in contrast, you may have to move the game forward to the final jeopardy round if you are going overtime.
Jeopardy is an exciting and entertaining game to adapt for any bridal shower. Although it is a bonding activity, it will also bring out everyone’s competitiveness. Ultimately, the game’s goal is to make memories with the bride-to-be, break the ice among the guests, and give everyone an exceptional bridal shower experience.