How to Keep Your Wedding Guests on the Dance Floor
Try Not to Procrastinate
You should never wait too long after dinner is served and eaten to get first dances started. Plenty of couples tend to forget the ideal flow of the night from dinner to dancing. If there is a lull between events, it makes it more difficult to get your guests hyped up for the dancing portion of the evening.
Pro tip: if you have to remove tables to create your dance floor, try to have the guests seated at these tables served dinner first. This action makes for a quicker table breakdown since they will likely finish eating first.
Make a Good Playlist
We recommend having a good mix of old and new songs in your reception playlist. You want songs that will appeal to both generations. If you play mostly new age music, this could act as a cue for the older generation to leave early. Try to leave the more explicit music for the end of the evening and play crowd favorites for most of the night.
Limit Song Requests
While your Aunt Karen may really want to hear that one specific song that’s reminiscent of her old days, that one specific song could potentially be a massive buzzkill. Try your best to be cognizant of what kind of music your guests will enjoy as a whole. Most importantly, be sure to give your DJ a list of songs that must be played and songs that must NOT be played. In addition, be aware that if you’re a big fan of country music or a specific genre and your guests are not, adding a “must play” list of 50 country songs is not going to promote dance floor success.
Keep the Lights Down Low
Once the first dances are over and done with, it’s wise to dim the lights as much as possible. This will make your bashful guests feel comfortable that everyone is not staring or judging them. Side note, if you wait until after the first dances to darken the room, it gives your photographer the opportunity to snag some good photos of you and your new hubby.
Hire a Reliable DJ in Baton Rouge
Keeping your guests on the dance floor and, ultimately, the party going isn’t brain surgery, it’s logistics. When planning for your big day, keep us at Complete in mind for your DJ search. We have an extraordinary line up of professional DJs that are dedicated to keeping your dance floor fun and exciting all evening!
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