(Closed) Do people typically get on the dance floor quickly?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How soon does the dance floor get packed?
    Slowly- a few trickle in at a time : (14 votes)
    67 %
    Party is full blown seconds after dance floor opens : (7 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
    9028 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    All depends on the selection of guests.. and the choice of music, as well as how active the bride and groom are. If the bride and groom dance a lot then everyone comes on the dance floor sooner than if they bride and groom just sit down mostly

    Post # 4
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    In my experience, both at my own wedding and at the many weddings I have been to, it varies widely.  I think a lot of it has to do with when you open the dance floor and what song opens the dancing.

    At my wedding, we did dinner followed by first dance and parent dances, then immediately opened the dance floor.  Because everyone was surrounding the dance floor, the floor was full pretty much immediately.  I can’t remember what song the DJ started with, but it was a crowd pleaser and everyone knew it (so probably something older).

    I’ve been to other weddings where there was really no event that started the dancing or the DJ started off with a song no one knew or was hard to dance to (like Billy Joel’s “My Life”.  I like Billy Joel, but how do you dance to that?)

    Post # 5
    1601 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I hope they do at our wedding, because we have about 10 minutes of dancing before the photographer leaves, and I would love some awesome dancing shots.

    Post # 6
    1801 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    At our wedding, there was one little boy who literally flew onto the dance floor as soon as the DJ said something and it got everything off to the perfect start.  All the younger crowd went in right after, and the older group trickled in soon after that.

    Post # 7
    1401 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    If the DJ knows his stuff and puts on a good song, then people will get out on the floor.  A fairly typical way of doing things is to have the first dance, then have the bridal party join in, then make a train and weave around the audience picking them up.  It’s kind of “overdone” I guess, but it’s a sure fire way of getting the dancing started!

    Post # 8
    447 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We asked our DJ to invite everyone to join us on the dance floor about halfway through our first dane – then, at the end of that song, he played three or four dance songs in a row.  Since everyone was already on the dance floor, they stayed there!  We had a hefty cocktail hour and wanted people to get moving immediately and digest a little before dinner 🙂

    Post # 9
    10363 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    It depends on how you open the dance floor. We opened ours with a riotous hora, and then immediately went into a popular, fast dance song. Everyone was already on the floor for the hora, so they stayed and immediately started dancing!

    Post # 10
    1518 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I saw a really cute idea at a friends wedding last weekend. They asked all the guests to come to the floor for a group picture and after a couple shots that asked everyone to jump and the dj started playing shout immediately. It got everyone dance and laughing and they had a good 2 minutes worth of pictures and video of everyone at the wedding on the dance floor at one time. 

    At ours people slowly trickled on. I think because most people were getting drinks and cake 1st. But some Bridesmaid or Best Man and family were dancing at 1st and by the 3rd song the dance floor was crowded for the rest of the night. 

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