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How Old is the Bride?

Materials Needed

  • Ten photographs of the bride age at various ages
  • Pens
  • Paper
  • They say a picture is worth a thousand words. The bride might have more words than that for you if you use an embarrassing picture of her for your How Old is the Bride game.


    One of the challenges for this game that surprises some bridal shower planners is being sure of the exact age of the bride in the photographs. You might have a great photo of the bride as a kid, but there is disagreement as to if she is four or five in the picture. Your best option in this situation is to get as many quality pictures as you can of the bride and select the ten that you are most sure of her exact age in the photo.

    The Setup: You are going to need around ten photographs off the bride growing up at a variety of ages. The best source for these photos if you do not have them is usually the mother of the bride or the bride herself. Once you have the photos ranging from infant to the present, set them out on a table with a number (1-10) assigned to each picture.

    The Rules: Give your shower guests pens and paper and ask them to guess the age of the bride in each photograph. Make sure they number their guesses with the associated number of the photograph. The person with the most correct answers is the winner. After the game is a great time for the bride, family members and friends to tell stories about the different photographs.

    Use Scans or Copies: Original photographs are great, but it is recommended that you use scans or copies of the photos of the bride for your shower. While the quality will not be quite as good, it is worth it to eliminate the risk of an accident damaging the precious original photos. If you use original photographs take extra care to make sure that they are not damaged and are returned to their owner.