Updated: Apr 21
THE sign of an unforgettable wedding is when the dance floor is full with your guests dancing and letting their hair down enjoying the efforts you have spent months if not years planning down to the finest detail. It can be a little intimidating to be the first on the floor, so here at MJE Management, we would like to share a few expert tips to help make you and your guests comfortable enough to get up and keep grooving.
1. Snappy finish.
Before beginning the entertainment it's a good idea to check everyone has got the group photo's that are required, once you're on the dancefloor with your friends and family the last thing you will want is to have to pull everyone off the floor for that family group photo with Great Aunt Sally because she was in the loo at the time.
2. Start as you mean to go on.
After the first dance or special dances are finished, pick an upbeat song that your wedding party can dance to. Have the band or DJ ask your wedding party to join you on the dance floor and announce that the floor is open. This doesn’t have to be choreographed or cheesy, but everyone up and dancing together makes for a fun, engaging, and comfortable atmosphere for everyone.
3. Have faith.
Let your band read the room. If guests are gravitating to certain songs, allow them the freedom to switch up the setlist to keep the party going strong.
4. Plan the room.
Make sure the Band, DJ, or Vocalist are in direct proximity to the dance floor and that no obstructions are in between. It cannot be stressed enough the importance of having the performer(s) directly in front of the dance floor. It’s all about the exchange of energy between the artiste and the guests.
5. Make the bar accessible.
If possible, have the bar in the same room as the reception. Guests tend to linger near the bar. Keeping everyone close to the music makes it almost impossible not to jump in.