1. Don’t be Afraid of Slow Songs
Despite what most middle school dances led you to believe, slow songs get people on the dance floor! It is a chance for all of the couples to enjoy a moment together, and for you both to get a break from the craziness of the day. Maybe Aunt Sandy won’t be up for the Cha Cha Slide, but she would be willing to put on those dancing shoes for a little Frank Sinatra.
2. You Can’t Go Wrong with JT
While it doesn’t necessarily have to be the beats of Justin Timberlake, although highly recommended, a sure-fire way to get the crowd going after a bit of a lull is to play the favorites! You and your fiancé may have specific taste in music, and some don’t like the radio hits played nonstop, but a few (maybe slightly cheesy) songs can get the party going and get your guests dancing. If all else fails, a little Don’t Stop Believin’ always brings everyone together.
3. Break Up the Night with Some Games
Again, another slightly cheesy move, but it works! Give your guests’ feet a break from dancing and have your DJ facilitate a game for everyone. Some crowd favorites we’ve come by are the shoe game, trivia, and even the dollar dance. This can get some of the kids, or people who aren’t comfortable dancing involved in the reception festivities.
4. Kids are the Ultimate Ice Breakers
When the night is just starting out, sometimes people can be a bit hesitant to be the first on the dance floor. You know who doesn’t care about that? Kids! If you have a few kiddos at your reception, play some songs that they will know (a little Let it Go anyone?) to get the dancing started.
5. Make Sure You Have a Wedding DJ
Not all DJs are created equal. DJing at a prom or a local club is a completely different game than playing at a wedding. At Bellagala, all of our DJs are specifically wedding trained, so they know how to keep the night as seamless and fun as possible for you and your guests. Because as we know by now, it takes a lot more than pushing play to keep a party going