Post # 1
It seems like a lot of people who have brunch receptions don’t really have dancing. How do I encourage people to dance even if it’s noon and they just ate a bunch of pancakes? My mom and I love dancing at weddings and bar mitzvahs (FI, not so much) but I don’t want the two of us to be the only people doing the cha cha slide. Advice?
Post # 3
Have your bridal party get up there with you. Or have them ask some people to dance. Not everyone will want to dance though, so don’t force them.
Post # 4
For every song that plays that the majority of the people DON’T dance to, someone has to pay a nickel or quarter or something. Or better yet, people pay to dance WITH you! (Some kind of idea.) It could just be pennies or whatever.
Post # 5
Serve free flowing alcohol.
Post # 6
A good DJ will get the crowd going no matter what time it is.
Post # 7
I’m worried about this, too. We’re not having a brunch, but we are doing our ceremony at 4 p.m. on a Sunday, followed immediately by a reception. I’m worried that Sundy + earlier reception will = no dancing.
My plan is to make my bridal party start dancing with me & my fiance (5 girls + 5 guys). The 5 of us girls have gotten dance floors started at bars in our college days, so hopefully it’ll work equally as well at the wedding lol
Post # 8
I would avoid trying to make it like a club, and focus on some more fun songs that everyone likes to dance to. We played Journey, and practically everyone jumped on the dance floor. Once they’re there, it’s pretty easy to keep them there :).