Dancing is part of almost every wedding celebration in almost every culture around the world. Dancing can be fun, meaningful, and memorable. In order to keep your wedding guests having fun and making meaningful memories at your wedding reception, consider incorporating the following ideas into your celebration:
Take the Lead
After the couple’s first dance as husband and wife, stay on the dance floor! Contrary to what we see at many weddings, this is not the time for you to sit down. By staying on your feet, you will encourage others to join you.
Incorporate Line Dancing
While traditional ballroom dancing may be intimidating for some who are not accustomed to seeing it or participating in it, a good old line dance may be just the invitation your guests need to get on their feet and get moving. Worried about a line dance clashing with the planned formality of your event? Don’t be. Chances are, your guests attending your formal affair will find a familiar line dance to be a refreshing change of pace.
A great DJ comes prepared with thousands of tunes, but may or may not be prepared to take requests on the spot. Consider adding on your invitation’s RSVP card, “A Song I Would Love to Dance to is __________.” A week or so before your wedding, compile these requests into a list and email it to your DJ.
Don’t Forget The Old and Young
Kids love to dance, as do grandparents. Encourage the generations to join on the dance floor for participation in a rousing rendition of a familiar dance, such as the “Hokey Pokey.” Sure, it may not be the wedding dance of your dreams, but the kids will have fun, and the grandparents will talk about it for years to come!