Top Tips For Getting Everybody On The Wedding DJ Melbourne Dance Floor
How do you go straight from main meals to dancing at your wedding reception?
In this blog, we will share our top four tips for getting everybody – young and old – onto the dance floor! Contact Wedding DJ Melbourne dance floor here
Invite your guests to the Dance Floor During The First Dance.
Most couples do not want to have their friends and family stare at them for an awkward four minutes of slow dancing. Kick off the dance floor by inviting all your friends and family halfway through your first dance – then follow up with an awesome upbeat party dance floor filler! Give your MC a nod when you are ready, or just wave your friends and family onto the dance floor!
Mix It Up A Little
Wedding guest demographics vary widely. You have got to mix up the songs to get everybody from your shy work friends to Nanna dancing. Matt Jefferies loves playing a mix of classy, upbeat songs that have lasted through the ages. Matt Jefferies will “read the crowd” and often play mini-sets of different types of genres, songs & artists to keep the dance floor fresh, exciting and appealing to all ages!
Do Not Ignore The Background Songs
To make sure friends and family are warmed up and ready to hit the dance floor, a good wedding DJ will carefully pick songs throughout the whole evening, including cocktail hour, dinner background songs and the part of the reception that is called “build the dance floor”, when everybody’s had a few drinks and are ready to shake their tail feather. Choosing the right dance floor songs is important, but so is building the energy at the right time to prepare your friends and family for a banging dance floor!
Shy Guests? What do I do if no one is dancing?
This is an excellent question. Some guests simply want to sit and relax and enjoy good music while chatting to friends and family. There is nothing wrong with this happening at all.
One trick that every Wedding DJ should have up their sleeve is the goose neck conga line. A good DJ will simply jump on the microphone and ask everyone to stand up at their tables. Then they get them to turn to their left. Ask them to choose a captain and then get them all to put their hands on the hips of the person in front. Make sure everyone but the captain does this and then hit play on an amazing song getting people in the mood to form one big conga line.
Matt Jefferies Entertainment has over 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry, performing at hundreds at weddings and parties. We pride ourselves on making sure and ensuring that your entire wedding reception have a great time and that there is as much dancing as possible while ensuring everything runs smoothly on the day.
We also have other options you can hire for your wedding day celebration.
- Photobooth Hire – Our photo booths are of the highest quality and can do both printing or even sending the photos to your phone. Did you know we can, instead of standard photo prints, we can make them magnet photo prints?
- Lawn Game Hire – With a large selection of lawn games to pick for your cocktail hour or before wedding ceremony time.
- Special Effects – We have indoor fireworks to create that WOW factor for your entrance, exit or first dance
- Dancing on A Cloud – Nothing beats our amazing dry ice effect for amazing wedding photos to remember
To find out how we can make your Wedding Reception unforgettable contact us for a customised Wedding DJ & Entertainment Package