The Newlywed Game, based on a game show of the same name, is a party game where you quiz the couple to see how well they know each other. It’s a popular choice for entertainment at wedding-related events as it lets couples take a walk down memory lane, recalling favorite moments and fun facts about each other.
It’s also a hilarious ice-breaker and allows guests to learn more about the happy couple, with questions like “Who is a better gift giver?” and “Who said I love you first?”
Below, we’ve compiled a list of 90 Newlywed Game questions for a wedding shower or engagement party as well as tips for playing. In addition to Newlywed Game questions and printables, we included even more free party printables at the bottom of this post — click here to jump directly to those games.
Hosting a wedding-related event? Break the ice with The Newlywed Game. Sometimes also called the honeymoon game or couples quiz, this activity is a fun, simple, and affordable way to add humor to a celebration.
The point of the game is to discover who knows their partner best by correctly predicting their responses to revealing questions. Here’s a quick overview of how to play:
First and foremost, reach out to the couple and confirm they’re willing to play the Newlywed Game at their event. The game should be fun and light-hearted, but since the questions can reveal personal information in front of a large group, it's best to gauge comfort level ahead of time.
Once the couple has agreed to play along, email them individually with a list of questions for them to answer about themselves a few days before the event. Remind them not to discuss the questions at all and to keep their responses a secret.
The Newlywed Game is the most entertaining when it’s played as a game show. Find someone willing to explain the rules to a crowd, ask tough questions, and make light of the responses along the way. The more personality and humor the emcee can add on the fly, the better.
Now it’s time to quiz the couple. Pass out fill-in-the-blank scorecards to each individual. These questionnaires will ask them facts about their partner, and they’ll want to correctly guess the response their partner emailed over a few days before.
Each time an individual correctly guesses an answer to a question about their partner, they receive a point. The individual who has the most points at the end of the game is the winner.
Due to COVID-19, many wedding-related events are moving online. The Newlywed Game can be played virtually on Zoom with a few simple adjustments.
Ready to get started? Below you’ll find a list of 90 Newlywed Game questions for couples. In the event of a tie, we’ve included a tie-breaker round with more challenging questions.
We’ve also included free printable fill-in-the-blank questionnaires you can print and use at the event.
To start, let’s delve into your romantic history with this list of “remember when” questions.
Do you know all of your partner’s favorite things? Prove it!
In this round, get inside the mind of your partner to answer “guess who?” questions.
Money is an important part of every relationship. Do you know your partner’s finance habits and preferences?
These quiz questions will reveal how well you know random facts about your partner.
Tied up at the end of the game? Use this list of challenging questions to declare a winner.
Looking for more party activities to spice up a wedding event? We’ve included some more unique printable games below. You can also check out our posts on bridal shower games and bachelorette party games.
Similar to the Newlywed Game, Never Have I Ever delves into the past — only this time, each individual fesses up to their own actions.
How to play: Sit the couple front and center, each with their own paddle. Ask a list of situational questions to reveal what each individual player has or hasn’t done. Every time an individual flashes the “I have done that” paddle, they must place a finger down. The loser is the one who gets eliminated first.
This next game is perfect for film and literature lovers, and it can be played with a group of party guests. The point of the game is for each player to guess the famous fictional couple they’ve drawn from the deck by asking yes or no questions.
How to play: Each player will draw a famous couple card facedown. They’ll then hold the card on their head without looking at it (this is key). Players then ask the group a series of yes or no questions to guess which famous fictional couple they are.
Games aren’t the only way to spice up a party. This activity creates meaningful memories and can double as a creative reception display later on. Attendees will each write a message to the couple for them to open on their one year anniversary.
Whether it’s marriage advice or a fond memory, the message will help make the couple’s one year anniversary even more magical.
How to play: Print our free display sign and message cards on color paper. Display them on a table with pens and empty wine bottles, and usher party attendees towards the activity throughout the event. Have them write down a meaningful note and then place it rolled up inside a bottle.
This list of Newlywed Game questions and free printables helps make hosting a wedding-related event a breeze. You can head over to our expert advice section for even more party planning tips, such as how to plan an engagement party and this list of bachelorette party themes.
If you’re the bride or groom, check out additional reading on how to celebrate your engagement during quarantine and how to write a thank you card.