The Shoe Game

A bit more about the shoe game that Mr.Tomato and I played during the end of our reception…

Basically, the bride/groom take off their shoes and trade one shoe so that each are holding a bride shoe and a groom shoe. The couple is then seated back to back (we had chairs set up at the front of the room so everyone could see) so that they can’t see each other.

The emcee then asks questions that the bride/groom must answer by raising the appropriate shoe:

Who is more likely to make breakfast in bed for the other? Who is more likely to clean the bathroom?

And some of my favorites:

Who is better looking? Who is a better kisser? (Mr. Tomato and I both selected the other in this one) blush019

I first saw this game at a friend’s wedding, and it was thoroughly entertaining to see which questions they agreed on and which ones they didn’t. With Mr.Tomato and me, he would raise his shoe(s) right away while I took a little longer to answer (I do take my time in answering questions). Apparently our guests thought this was quite humorous. silly043


Mrs. Tomato

Napa Valley
Wedding Date:
July 2007
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    Kelly, Guest @ 6:00 pm

    Such a cute idea. Do you remember any more of the questions?

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    cherryblossom 727 posts, Busy bee @ 6:03 pm

    Cute idea – thanks for sharing!

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    Nstar, Guest @ 6:03 pm

    I think this is a pretty common game in Asian weddings. It is quite funny when the right questions are asked, and when the grooms feel forced to answer certain ways to make their brides happy 😀 haha.

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    Emily, Guest @ 6:22 pm

    A DJ at a bridal faire was telling me about this. It sounds fun. But instead of shoes, they painted ping pong paddles pink and blue, and put a b and g on it (bride and groom). This might be a better option if your man has stinky shoes! :)

  5. peppermint Member
    peppermint 84 posts, Worker bee @ 6:26 pm

    I love this idea! So cute!

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    Ffiffi, Guest @ 6:43 pm

    This is such a fun idea, can you think of any good questions that were/could be asked?

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    Miss Tomato, Guest @ 6:57 pm

    Hm, some more questions that were asked of us during the shoe game:

    Who is the more jealous one? Who will be the first to sleep on the couch? Who is the better cook? Who will wear the pants in the house? Which of you wants kids more?

    If I remember more, I’ll let you guys know!

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    tofu, Guest @ 7:04 pm

    cute! this is the first i’ve heard of this game. would be interesting to see what questions the guests come up with. too chaotic (risky?) to have guests ask some questions?

  9. daffodil Member
    daffodil 598 posts, Busy bee @ 7:45 pm

    how CUTE! btw miss tomato, I just saw that junshien uploaded your slideshow up to his blog…you and mr look amazing, and your wedding day looked so beautiful and fun! :)

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    Joanne, Guest @ 12:00 am

    what a cute game! i thought i didn’t want games at all because i thought it was too cheesy, but this one sounds fun!

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    Katie, Guest @ 8:46 am

    Our DJ did this game at my wedding and it was so much fun. I think we only got one question wrong – Who is more athletic :) We both picked ourselves. The DJ planned on asking 10 questions, but the guests were having fun telling him more things to ask us!

    Some of the questions were:
    -Who is going to control the checkbook
    -Who controls the remote
    -Who is the better cook
    -Who is more romantic
    -Who is more spontaneous
    -Who has the better fashion sense
    -Who does the packing for vacations

    I know there was a bunch more he use, but these are the ones I remember off the top of my head. The game was a ton of fun and everyone enjoyed it!

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    Sara, Guest @ 11:00 am

    We played this game at our going-away party, but it seemed like we had a better time playing it than our guests did. :(

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    wsukarebear, Guest @ 1:49 pm

    I have been to a wedding where they did this and it was a riot, if anyone wants more question ideas, feel fre to email me at wsukarebear @

    Definitely not cheesy, doesn’t take too much time, and I thought my friend got cute pics out of it. :-)

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    Melody Wood, Guest @ 5:18 pm

    I have played this game for friends wedding, Each time has been a sucess! All three couples loved it, is great to video tape it so they can look back on it :)

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    Who is the messiest around the house?
    Who spends the most time in front of the mirror?
    Who takes the longest to get ready to go out?
    Who steals the covers?
    Who said I love you first?
    Who is more likely to end up in jail?
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    Who is the better kisser?
    Now that you’re married, who will be the first to say not tonight?
    Who is the better cook?
    Who wears the pants in the relationship?
    Who spends more money?
    Who has gotten the most speeding tickets?
    Who is the better driver?
    Who was the cutest baby?
    Who is most likely to have dessert for breakfast?
    When you were dating, who made the first move?
    Who is most likely to wear lingerie?
    Okay last and most important,
    Who do you love most in the whole world?

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