So how do you encourage everyone to join you on the dance floor after your first dance is over?
There are a few ways to get your guests up and dancing. If your first dance ends half way through a song it is often a good idea to pre-warn your bridesmaids and ushers or good friends that after you have finished your dance you will ask them to join you. Find a final position to signify the end of your dance and (after hopefully getting a round of applause) ask your pre-warned friends to join you. You don’t have to tell your friends you are having lessons, or have even worked something out, just that you will do so much and then enjoy having everyone join in.
A great way to keep people of the floor after your dance is to have your first dance song seg very quickly into something up-beat that everyone knows. Ideas such as ‘Brown Eyed Girl’, ‘Daydream Believer’, ‘Build me up Buttercup’ or ‘You’re The First, My Last, My Everything’ work great!
Another method of getting reluctant guests up and dancing is games. I will post a few games and how to play them in a later post, but something that can involve a lot of your guests and get the floor utilised is a great idea – it makes the floor a lot more approachable for those who secretly want to dance but don’t want to be the first!
If you have children at your wedding then balloons and flashing lights are a sure way to get them up – the grown ups will follow!
And if all else fails, I love the less than subtle approach here……