How many times have you gone to a bridal shower and had to play some silly games that you really don’t have any desire to play? This bridal shower word game is so much fun that guests will actually want to play!

No need to spend money on this simple DIY! We provide a free Everyday Dishes & DIY Bridal shower word game printable and game instructions to download—all you need are some paper and pens! Our score sheet design is a neutral one that goes well with any shower theme.

There are two games per sheet of paper, so print out the number of sheets you will need for your guests. Cut each sheet of paper in half, distribute to guests, then explain game instructions.

We’ve put a fresh spin on a popular word game to encourage participation. Put on your thinking caps to simultaneously answer each of the four categories associated with weddings, using key letters of words. You’ll have to be quick—you only have a minute to fill in your answers.

When all four categories have been completed, scores are tallied and the player with the highest score is declared the winner. Don’t be surprised if your bridal shower is the talk of the town!

Bridal shower word game
  1. Download the Everyday Dishes & DIY bridal shower word game printable.
  2. Cut sheets in half.
  3. Pass out games to bridal shower guests.
  1. The object of the game is to score the most total points by thinking of answers to each of four categories:
  2. Things a bride does before the wedding
  3. Things a groom does before the wedding
  4. Things associated with a wedding ceremony
  5. Things you see at a wedding reception
  1. Each player receives a score sheet and pencil or pen. Have one timer or cell phone to keep time.
how to play
  1. Once all score sheets have been distributed and players are ready, one player announces the first category. In this example, players think of things that a bride would do before the wedding.
  2. One player starts timer for a period of one minute.
  3. Players simultaneously fill in their lists for each key letter of the word in the first category. Answers must begin that letter. For example, B could be “Bachelorette Party,” R “Review Vows,” etc.
  4. When time is up, players stop writing.
  5. Starting with the bride, players take turns reading their lists. One point is scored for each word that does not match any opponent’s word in the same slot. For example, if more than one player has “Bachelorette Party” for the letter B, then no one with that answer scores a point. (See SCORING details below).
  6. Once everyone has read and scored her list, the next category is announced. The timer is reset and play continues.
  7. When all four categories have been completed, scores are tallied and the player with the highest score is declared the winner.
  1. Players score one point for each acceptable answer that is not duplicated, although there is one exception. The category “Groom” has two “O’s.” If players used the same answer but on different lines, they would each receive a point. If they used the same answer on the same line, they would not.
acceptable answers
  1. The articles “A,” “An” and “The” cannot be used as key letters in an answer.
  2. The same answer cannot be written more than once on the score sheet for the same category. For example, the category “Reception” contains two “E’s.” If a player answers “Earrings” for the first “E,” she may not use it again for the second “E.”
  3. Proper names may be used as long as the key letter is the first letter of your answer.
  4. Answers may be comprised of more than one word, as in “Bachelorette Party.”
  5. Players have a better chance of scoring higher with creative answers that are not likely to be duplicated. However, they must be acceptable to the entire group or will otherwise not count.
Here’s one bridal game that takes a bit of thought. See how competitive your guests truly are!