Wanting to play the Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Game at your bridal shower?
There’s tons of games that you can play at your wedding shower. Bridal Bingo, What’s in your purse, the list goes on and on. And a lot of these games are great for calm entertainment.
But if you’re looking for something a little more active and upbeat – we say add the Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Game to your agenda.
A Little History of the Wedding Dress
Before we talk a little bit about the wedding dress game, let’s learn a little bit about the history of the wedding dress itself! (Just for fun).
What are the origins of the Wedding Dress?
While we don’t actually know 100% where the traditions of the wedding dress stemmed from, ancient historians believe that wedding dresses originated in China.
In old Chinese fable, princesses were dressed in phoenix dresses and crowns, designed to bring them good luck in their marriage.
Since then, the idea of the wedding dress was taken on around the world, though it has taken many shapes and forms in different eras and places around the world.
Has the Wedding Dress always been White?
Definitely not. Throughout the ages, the traditions of the wedding dress have changed drastically. For example, in the mid 1800’s, it was not white dresses that were fancied, but rich and colorful ones.
At this time, the richer the fabric, the more desirable the dress. Velvet and silk were very popular at the time, and some designers even incorporated fur.
Just like today, wealthy families would invest in extravagant wedding dresses to display their wealth and fortune.
And while white wedding dresses are the tradition today in many countries around the world, there are still many cultures that choose other colors.
Moroccan weddings, for example, are often known for their vibrant colors. Color is also very important in some Indian traditions, as well as in other cultures around the world.
What does a White Wedding Dress Symbolize?
While white isn’t the only color of wedding dress around the world, there’s no doubt that it reigns supreme in Western Society. The fashion of white wedding dresses can be attributed to Queen Victoria (Roman times).
At the time, she wore a white, silk and satin wedding dress with lace on the neck and sleeves for her wedding. And it didn’t take long for the trend to catch on.
Hey, you know what else is white? Toilet Paper!
Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Game
The Toilet Paper Wedding Dress game is quite possibly one of the funnest bridal shower games out there.
When you think of weddings, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If you’re like most, a wedding dress is certainly up there on your list!
Representing purity and beauty, the wedding dress is a staple of any wedding ceremony – and gives the bride the chance to be a real life princess for the day.
Of course, you’re not going to let any of your guests wear your wedding dress. But what if they made their own? That’s what the toilet paper wedding dress game is all about! Creating your own wedding dress – using nothing but toilet paper!
How To Play The Toilet Paper Dress Game?
There’s two different ways that you can play this game – in teams of 2, or in larger teams. How you play really depends on your preferences, how many guests you have, and how much money you want to spend on toilet paper.
Obviously, if you are to play in teams of two, you’ll end up spending more on toilet paper because you’ll have more dresses to make. Be sure to keep at least two of your guests out of the game to ensure that you have judges.
If you do want to play in teams of two, here’s how. Give each team the same number of toilet paper rolls. We recommend 5-10 (creating a dress takes quite a bit of toilet paper).
One person in each team will be assigned as the designer, and the other will be assigned as the model. Set a timer for 20 minutes.
In these 20 minutes, the designers must create a dress using only toilet paper. This means no pins, no tape – just toilet paper.
Once the timer goes off, the models lineup and show off their new dress. The judges can rate the dresses from 1-10. The designer and model with the highest score in the end is the winner.
If you have a lot of guests and wish to play in larger teams, that’s okay too. Teams of 3-5 people work great for this game as well. In larger teams, assign one person as the model.
This is the person you’ll be creating the dress for. Then, have the designers take turns adding toilet paper to the dress, or work together to create a beautiful toilet paper wedding dress in 20 minutes.
The team with the highest rated dress at the end of the game is the winning team and all get prizes.
Spicing up the Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Game:
There’s a couple different ways that you can spice up the wedding dress game. We love the idea of making different categories.
You can give prizes for multiple categories like most creative dress, most beautiful dress, most realistic dress, most moveable dress, and so on and so forth. Of course, if you decide to do this, you’ll also have to have more prizes on hand.
You can also make your wedding dress game more exciting by turning it into a fashion show. Instead of just having the models showcase their dress by standing there, through some runway music and let them strut their stuff! Everyone will be laughing and having a good time in no time!
Don’t miss out on this amazing game at your wedding shower! The Toilet Paper Wedding dress game is one that is fun for all ages, and one that will definitely get your guests laughing!
Sara, a seasoned expert in wedding planning and date ideas, brings a wealth of experience to our couples blog. With a background in the television industry and hands-on involvement in a dozen weddings, including working as a wedding assistant on "My Fair Wedding with David Tutera," Sara has an innate understanding of the magic that makes weddings truly special. Growing up with four sisters has given her unique insights into the dating world, making her a go-to source for practical and heartfelt dating advice. Her knowledge and enthusiasm make her the perfect guide for couples seeking to infuse their relationships with creativity and love.