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7 Surefire Tips to Get Your Wedding Guests on the Dance Floor

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A sign of an unforgettable wedding is when the dance floor is filled with laughter, dancing and all your guests, no matter their age. It can be intimidating to be the first on the floor, let alone the one planning it all, so MJ Entertainment is sharing a few expert tips to make you and your guests comfortable enough to get up and keep grooving.

1. Kick it off on the right foot.

After all the special dances are done, pick an upbeat song that your wedding party (or close friends) can dance to. Have the band leader 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, less frightening atmosphere for everyone.

2. Know your guests.

Add in some special slow dances and call up couples to dance. Take some time to grab a few special guests and have them join you on the dance floor.

3. Trust the band.

Let your band leader read the room. If guests are gravitating to certain songs, allow him/her the freedom to slightly switch up the set list to keep the party going strong.

4. Map out the room.

Make sure the band is in direct proximity to the dance floor and that no tables are in between. It cannot be stressed enough the importance of having the band directly in front of the dance floor. It’s all about the exchange of energy between the band 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.

6. Mingle early.

A good time for the bride and groom to mingle with each table is after the toasts, during the salad course. This way, after dinner, you’re ready to cut the cake, dance with your parents and then get the party rolling.

7. Remember, your energy is contagious.

Finally, and perhaps one of the most important tips of all, if the bride and groom spend a lot of time on the dance floor, so will the guests. If the newlyweds are up there busting a move, the guests will be excited to celebrate with the happy couple.

MJ Entertainment is NOT a wedding band. They're a group of critically acclaimed musicians (and DJ too!) that love to perform at weddings. Founded by two top artists on the music scene, when quality counts above all, they’ve got you covered.