Tips on how to fill your dance floor

by Alex, Tue 28th February, 2023

A wedding is a time for celebration, and dancing is a crucial element of that celebration. Filling up the dance floor at a wedding can be a bit challenging, but with the right tips and strategies, you can make sure that the dance floor is packed with guests all night long. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips on how to fill the dance floor at a wedding.

1. Choose the right music

Music is the most critical element of a wedding dance floor. Make sure to choose music that will appeal to a majority of the guests at your wedding. The best way to do this is by using an experienced DJ and arming them with a playlist that features a variety of your favourite genres that you share with your key guests, including classic hits, current popular music, and even a few throwback tunes. When you are hiring a DJ, make sure that they understand your preferences and can read the crowd to ensure that the music keeps everyone dancing but do allow them the creativity to and freedom to use their experience. Often people think that all “wedding” DJs are the same. Me personally, a “cheesey” or “classic” wedding DJ would strike fear into me and likely the same would be the same for my guests so don’t be afraid to opt for something more on your wave length.

2. Start dancing yourself

One of the best ways to get guests on the dance floor is to lead by example. You are like gravity on your wedding day, your guests are drawn to you. If you and your partner start dancing, your guests will likely follow your lead. You could also ask your bridal party or close friends to join you on the dance floor. This will create a fun and inviting atmosphere and encourage everyone to get up and dance.

3. A dance floor and bar in the same room

The 2 main focal points for your evening (other than yourselves) is the bar and the dance floor. A venue that has them both in the same room or in ear shot of each other keeps the atmosphere alive and people together.

4. Make sure the dance floor is accessible

Make sure the dance floor is easily accessible and visible to all guests. If the dance floor is tucked away in a corner, guests may not feel encouraged to dance. Consider placing the dance floor in a central location that is easy to find and accessible to all guests.

5. Consider the lighting

Lighting can have a significant impact on the atmosphere of the dance floor. Consider using colored lights, strobes, and other lighting effects to create an exciting and inviting atmosphere. Some people spend 100s of pounds on bright light up letters which sometimes has a detrimental affect when placed over or next to the dance floor. 

6. interactive entertainment 

it’s all well and good having a great sounding band or musicians but we often find that unless they have the energy and interactive qualities that the guests can sometimes feel detached from the performances. Interaction can play a huge part it getting yours guests experiencing the best atmosphere possible.

In conclusion, getting guests to dance at a wedding can be a bit challenging, but with the right music, atmosphere, and encouragement, you can create an unforgettable night for everyone. Use these tips to ensure that your guests have a great time on the dance floor and create memories that will last a lifetime.