The perfect game for Bridal Showers and Bachelorette Parties

The perfect game for Bridal Showers and Bachelorette Parties

If you’re responsible for creating a bridal shower or Bachelorette party and are wondering how to make it extra-super-special, you’ve found the right place!

You may have heard of the TV show The Newlywed Game. It’s the game that’s both exciting and nerve-wracking: possibly setting you up to have a fantastic time, possibly setting you up to have a massive blow-up with your partner. Fun, right?

There’s a version people play at Bridal Showers and Bachelorette parties too, where a bridesmaid asks the husband-to-be a bunch of personal questions and we all watch the bride give her best shot at answering them.

Most of the time, these things are done with the bridesmaid just telling the group of women what the husband-to-be actually answered after the bride-to-be makes her guess.

Not bad. But what if there were an easy way to make it more fun? More engaging? With lots more laughter?

The Newlywed Game: The Celebrate way!

Well, the good news is: there is! You can totally make this game way more fun using pre-recorded video clips.

As the Producer/Director, ask the Newlyweds to answer several questions by video before the Bridal Shower.

With Celebrate, we’ve made it super easy — we walk you through the entire process step by step.

  1. Select from a template of popular ideas and add some of your own.
  2. Invite the Newlyweds to respond. Use our pre-written instructions or create your own.
  3. Auto-collect the video clips in full quality and see them all auto-added in the right spots in your timeline.
  4. Tap to process the video and voila — you’re done!

At the Bridal Shower or Bachelorette party, you'll have a fabulous game video! Get ready to play, pause, fast forward, and laugh! A lot!!

And an extra-special bonus — this will be a wonderful keepsake the Bride and Groom will still treasure in 25 years ❤️

… and every time they watch this, they’ll remember and appreciate the awesome party you created!

How it works — the details

Here’s a detailed version of how the two person version of the game works. This is pretty detailed so you can start off by just reading the parts in bold for now. Then when you’re ready, you can come back and go through the details. Or just go ahead and do it in the app — it’s all pretty intuitive.

For you (the Producer/Director)

  1. Create a Celebration and select Q&A style
    Choose Newlywed Game
  2. Choose the questions
    We provide a bunch of ideas for you. Select the ones you like or add your own
    Those questions will be auto-added as text pages to your video, ready and waiting for the responses
  3. Create your Invitation
    Here’s where you give your instructions to the newlyweds
    We’ve provided default text to get you started. Use it as is or modify to your liking
    Add a video to your request to personalize it … and to urge the happy couple to do it!
    Also ask them to not discuss their answers with each other or anyone else. All answers should be a surprise to everyone at the party (except you, their exceptional Producer/Director and party organizer 😄
    We auto-create your invitation as a web page
  4. Send the Request
    Send the link to the newlyweds and ask them to respond before the party
  5. Newlywed video clips are uploaded, saved and organized for you
    As they respond, each of their video clips will be placed in the right spot in your timeline, immediately after the question, ready for you to view. You can also optionally add special touches, like GIFs or stickers, if you’re feeling creative. We make that part easy too.
  6. Process video‍‍‍‍‍
    Once both newlyweds have done their part, tap to process the video and get ready for the best Bridal Shower ever!

For the soon to be Newlyweds

  1. Tap to start: They each tap your link, see your web page and tap a button when they’re ready to get started
    No need for them to download an app. This works on any device, desktop and mobile, in all major browsers.
  2. Record: They see your first question, answer by video, see your next question, answer by video … until all the questions are finished.
  3. Sit back and wait for the party: That’s it! Easy peasy. They can be done in minutes.

At the Bridal Shower or Bachelorette Party

  1. Connect to TV or big display: Ideally, connect your phone or laptop to a big screen so everyone can easily see. The bigger the screen, the better!
  2. Show First Question: Press play to show the first question, then pause, while you wait for answers from the group.
  3. Everyone guesses the answers: Ask everyone to guess what the bride and groom answered. You can discuss it out loud or, also fun, have each person write down their answers.
  4. Play answers to first question: Press Play to view the answers from the Bride and Groom, then pause the video, laugh uproariously, and find out what everyone said.
  5. Continue to the next question: Show second question and repeat steps 3-5 until the end.
  6. Best. Bridal. Shower. Ever! Relax and be quietly thrilled with how well the party is going!

A Few further ideas

Champagne for the best guesser: If you choose to have people write down their answers, you can optionally create a special prize for the person who gets the highest score. A bottle of champagne often does the trick but it could be anything — even a gag gift.

Single User version: You can also create a single responder version of the game. For example, only ask the groom to respond and keep it totally secret. That way, you can even surprise the Bride at the shower that you're even PLAYING the game.

Long term keepsake: No matter what you do, This will be a wonderful keepsake the Newlyweds will still treasure in 25 years❤️

To add an extra flourish, ask the wedding couple to include a sentimental (or fun) video clip at the end. It’s a special way to end the game.

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