We’ve all been there! The wedding ceremony was beautiful and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. When the reception finally starts up, it’s like everyone is stuck in an awkward game of musical chairs!! If you want more ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ vibes and less ‘Bride of Chucky’, stick with us this week as we explore how to get everyone on that dance floor for your wedding celebrations!
Which guests are the most likely to dance?
Yes, you guessed it, it’s the young adults! 18-28 year olds haven’t developed the ‘hippo….sit-down-and-be-awkward’ part of their brains yet and you better believe if you put anything from Pony to Katy Perry, these young guys are gals will really cut a rug!
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Men typically will not get up to the dance floor to many high tempo songs. Think about playing a couple of slow songs consecutively to get couples to the dance floor.
Play well-known songs by every age group such as Feeling good by Michael Bublé and What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong.
Please Rise for the Rock’n’Roll Anthems
Play an anthem song that everyone knows that they can sing along to.
– Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
– Shout! by the Isley Brothers
– Friends In Low Places by Garth Brooks
– We are the Champions by Queen
– Sex is on Fire by Kings of Leon
– Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
– Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
– Mr Brightside – The Killers
…and much more. It’s important to know the crowd and the type of music that gets them excited and nothing makes the REDTIE band happier than filling a dance floor!!
Check out some classic examples of the AWESOME POWER OF THE ANTHEM Below:
Audience participation is a must!!
Plan a group dance to get everyone on the dance floor. we’re talking: The Nutbush, The Macarena… heck, the chicken dance if you have to! This way it will be hard for them to stay in their seats! I am yet to see a man stay planted off the dance floor when his partner is dragging him by the arm and/or leg!
One cheeky planned dance game is to invite everyone to the dance floor, then start removing married or partnered up couples until you’re left with only the singles! It’s the prefect way to get a few laughs and keep the energy of the night going and going… and going!