Of course, you want people to get out and dance at your wedding!
We have a few tips that we tell our brides on how to get their guests up and dancing!
Trust Your Professional DJ
You’ve picked out your music, and you’ve chatted with your DJ about your music selections and details. Your DJ knows your music, and he’s spent countless hours building your custom playlist and triple checking everything. He’s also going to know you, and knows what you expect. Since we’re wedding blog friends, I’m going to assume that you’ve hired aPROFESSIONAL DJ for your wedding!
Now, you hired a professional DJ, and that means he DJs weddings every week. He knows what’s going to work for your wedding, and what won’t work. He knows what’s going to get everyone dancing—and he knows what songs will quickly clear the dance floor. Trust your DJ to know what needs to be done, so you can just have fun!
Ask for Guests to Request a Song
On your RSVPs ask your guests to pick out a song that they promise to dance to if it is played at your wedding. Let’s be real—this idea can really go both ways. One, they could pick an awesome song that you and your fiancé never thought of, and it really gets everyone dancing! WhoooHooo! Win, Win!
Or….it could be the most inappropriate, worst song ever requested! Or the Chicken Dance. Obviously, you get the final say, so if it’s inappropriate or just a crazy choice, you don’t have to play it. I mean, you don’t want to bring back the Chicken Dance…
Play Sentimental Songs
Do you have a song that has so much meaning between you and your friends? Then definitely play that song! Maybe it’s a song from your teenage years with a dance you remember. You know what I’m talking about. If there’s a song you know your besties are going to dance to, then make it a priority request!
Play participation dance songs. These are songs where your guests know exactly what to do, and when they hear the song start they are running to the dance floor. Think Cha Cha Slide, Wobble, just to name a few.
If you’re out on the dance floor, then your guests are going to get out and dance! There are going to be so many people that want to talk to you—so get them out on the dance floor to talk—and dance!
Music really can make or break a wedding reception. Spend the extra money and hire a professional DJ for your wedding day. You get what you pay for…so hire a pro and let them take care of the crowd! Happy wedding planning!