Weddings are about merriment and all the exuberance that comes along with the associated festivities. An empty dance floor can be a monumental buzz kill, especially if the day’s DJ and the audience seem to be reading from different scripts. Here are a few things you can do to keep everyone on their feet; courtesy of Drama Sounds and Events, your wedding entertainers of choice.
a) Your floor plan matters
It is typical for couples to worry about how small the dance floor is, but many wedding planners agree that an expansive dance floor will not necessarily do you much justice. Extra square feet can very easily create the illusion of an empty space. Take your time to go look at the size of the floor while keeping in mind the number of guests you expect at the event.
b) It helps if the bar is close enough
You certainly don’t want to risk losing your guests to the room where beer is served; so here is some free advice, ensure that the bar is close enough or within the dance floor. It goes without saying that alcohol loosens limbs, so keep the drinks flowing, you will thank me later.
c) Provide flats to ladies if you must
High heels are pretty, but sore feet certainly aren’t. If you have some wiggle room within your budget, go the extra mile and provide comfy dancing shoes for your female guests. Some nice flip flops will go along way in getting them geared up for the dance floor.
d) Lead the way as a couple
As the couple of the day, you absolutely must be at the center of it all. No guest can resist the allure of an adorable couple smiling from ear to ear while busting a move every now and then.
e) Give the DJ some room for creativity
Granted, you are entitled to having a say on the kind of music that plays at your wedding; but keep in mind that turning your DJ into a human iPod, lining up every single request from you and the audience might not be very enlightened. Allow the DJ to draw from his experience. This will make it possible for him to read the mood of the audience and play the songs they love.