Trick or Treat: 20 Silly Wedding Pranks and a Few Sweet Bridesmaid Gifts
'Tis the season for trickery. In celebration of Halloween and our 20% off store wide sale on bridesmaid gifts, we
rounded up the 20 best wedding pranks. If you're a bridesmaid, play
these pranks with caution. And if you're a bride, beware of the pranksters in your group.
Nothing cures the stuffiness of a wedding faster than a good prank. A smelly fish strategically placed on the engine block of the getaway car. Tin cans clanging as you drive away. Silly string on your hotel bed. It's all in good fun and reminds you that life is too short to be serious. If you'd rather treat than trick, check out our edible wedding favors, bridesmaid cookie cards, and monogrammed Oreos.
Pranks to Play on Your Bridesmaids:
Sticky Situation. Wrap your bridesmaid gifts in duct tape, so your bridesmaids spend hours opening them, thereby building the anticipation. Warning: put the gifts in a box first.
Boxed Bridesmaid Gifts. Put your bridesmaid gifts inside several boxes, each one smaller than the last. This is a classic prank and works well with small bridesmaid gifts like bridesmaid jewelry.
Bridesmaid Contract. Present your bridesmaids with a fake contract that says they shall not gain weight or dye their hair before the wedding. Tell them they must sign or they will be removed from the wedding planning activities and will not receive any bridesmaid gifts.
Kidnap the Maid of Honor. Have one of your friends dress up in a gorilla suit and kidnap your Maid of Honor, then present her with this bridesmaid cookie card.
The True Meaning of Frigid. Freeze their bras and undies after the bachelorette party. It's a classic trick that brings you back to your sleepover days.
Let them Eat Cake. At the reception, when its time to cut the cake have the DJ request that the Best Man and Maid of Honor partake in the cutting of the cake. On the count of three, instead of smashing a cake into your groom's face, get the Maid of Honor and Best Man. Perfect revenge if they already pulled a prank on you.
Green with Envy. Got a jealous bridesmaid? At the bachelorette party, make her turn green with envy. Put green Kool Aid (in powder form) on her while she's sleeping. It seeps into the pores and when she wakes up, she'll be green with envy. Temporarily of course.
A Powered Wig. Place a small amount of baby powder in the hair dryer (not too much, it could short out) and watch your Maid of Honor freak when her glossy strands are covered in powder.
Water Labyrinth. When the first bridesmaid passed out at the bachelorette party, place cups filled to the brim with water all around her and out as far as possible. When she wakes up, she'll have to either drink or spill water to escape.
Clowin' Around. This is another classic prank. When the first bridesmaid falls asleep at the bachelorette party, break out those new cosmetic bags. Decorate her face like a clown and paint her nails a putrid color (mauve). Then, take a picture with all the girls standing around her and put it in a bridesmaid frame.
It's time for the bridesmaids get their vengeance. Don't do these pranks unless the bride has an exceptional sense of humor. Weddings tend to be stressful and the last thing the bride needs is her wedding ruined by a poorly pulled-off prank. That said, some of these are almost too good not to do. Brides, treat your bridesmaids to top-notch bridesmaids gifts or you're subject to trickery.
Help Me. If it's a church wedding, write help me on the bottom of the groom's shoes, so all the guests see it when he's kneeling at the alter. Make sure you leave enough time for the paint to dry and write it so it reads left to right.
Who Has the Key? A good trick to embarrass the groom. Give all the male guests and the oldest lady guest a door key. When it comes time for speeches, say "Now that the couple is happily married, we ask all the men to stand up and return the bride's key." All the men will stand up and return the key, one-by-one. Then ask all the ladies to do the same. The oldest lady will stand up - garnering chuckles from the guests.
Jiffy Pop Getaway. Fill the getaway car with air-popped popcorn. It's messy and yet, shouldn't do any real damage to the car. Plus, if the bride and groom get hungry, they'll have something to snack on.
A Perfect 10. After the first kiss, have the bridesmaids and groomsmen hold up score cards. Nothing less than 9.5. Funny and cute at the same time.
Confetti Car. Put confetti in the heating/air-conditioning vents of the car.
Mr. Plastic Man. At the bachelorette party, put a blow-up doll in the bachelorette's bed. Then tell her the groom couldn't stand to be away from her and is waiting for her in the bed. Keep a camera on hand. Her reaction to what is really under the covers will be priceless.
Two Sizes Too Small. In the middle of the night, replace the bachelorette's undies with a pair that's two sizes too small. When she wakes up in the morning, completely hungover and groggily puts them on, she'll wonder if she gained weight or if she's going crazy.
Jello Bath. Fill the bathtub wit Jello. Run a lot of hot water, add ice, then stir. Beware: this prank comes with an arduous clean up afterward. Only pull it if you're willing to help mop up Jello for hours. And don't try this in a hotel bath. If the bride gets a bill for hotel damages, the prank has gone too far.
Pregnant Mistress. When the minister asks, "If anyone has a good reason why these two should not be married speak now or forever hold your peace?" Have a pregnant lady stand up hesitantly and say, "Oh, never mind, I'll just call my lawyer."
Cracker Jack Ring. When the groom asks the best man for the ring, have him turn nervously and say he doesn't have it. Each groomsmen should turn to the other and ask where the ring is. The last person in line grabs a giant box of Cracker Jacks with the wedding ring inside.