Whilst you wedding day mainly focuses on the I Do’s, there are many other aspects that make up the day. In actual fact, many bride and grooms are more excited about all the other bits more so than anything. Arguably, it’s the evening reception that guests, and the newly-weds look forward to the most.
You’ll have music playing all night long, so you have to make sure it’s good. With that brings about the question, how do you get the party started and how do you make sure that everyone is on the dance floor? Stick around as I have just the answer for you right here.
Your DJ is Your Friend
When you hire someone like Benny Smyth wedding DJ they will be able to read the crowd and they will also be able to know what music they want to listen to as well. The last thing that you’ll want is to make your DJ into a human iPod by giving them every single track you want them to play, because this may result in a flat atmosphere. Remember that your DJ is a professional and that they are more than capable of playing a mix that the crowd will love. Choose someone who you can trust and go with their instincts.
Couples are often concerned because they think that their dance floor is way too small. You have to remember that if the dance floor is too big then you may not be able to encourage people to get up because it will look empty. One way for you to get around this would be for you to work with your venue and look at pictures of the past weddings that have been held there as well. When you are able to do this, you can then work out how full the dance floor looks and you can also work out how many people you can realistically fit.
Kickstart the Night
Getting people to dance and have fun is only half of the problem. Keeping them on the dance floor is is the hard part. Once guests walk away from the floor, it can be very very hard to claw them back. Playing songs that are very high in energy can help keep your guests bogging all night look. Transition your songs well, and the dance floor will be packed all night long.
Mix it Up
Don’t forget to blast out some tracks from a huge range of generations. Some musicians would much rather play the songs that they like and the same applies to the bride and the groom as well. If you want to stick to the big hits then that’s always a good idea but take into account the age of your guests and the people who are on the dance floor. Is there only a certain age group? Do you have a mix of ages? Throughout the night, you need to give plenty of people the chance to dance and this is the best way for you to make sure that everyone is having a blast.
So there are plenty of things that you can do to make sure that everyone is having a good time, and you’d be surprised at how easy it is for you to really get the dance floor packed!
What do you like, as a guest about the evening reception?
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