Five Ways to Get your Guests on the Dance Floor

Some peo­ple are born for the spot­light while others…well, they tend to wait until the dance floor is filled before they join the crowd. So what do you do when no one will get up to dance at your recep­tion? We have seen lots of tricks at Lesner Inn to get those guests on their feet and thought we would share some of them with you!

Pro­vide danc­ing shoes: Lesner-Inn-Party-Wedding-Dancing-Entertainment-Hampton-Roads-Reception Fancy occa­sions calls for fancy shoes and unless they dress up on a reg­u­lar basis, most of your guests will have blis­ters by the end of the night. Don’t let that be their excuse! Bring a bas­ket of flip flops in vary­ing sizes and have them placed by the DJ once the dance floor opens. This gives your guests the option of kick­ing off their shoes with­out hav­ing to walk bare­foot around the recep­tion all night. Trust us, this is always a crowd pleaser!

The anniver­sary dance: This one is always a sweet tra­di­tion to watch. When the dance floor opens, start the night out with a slow love song and have your DJ ask all mar­ried cou­ples to come join you. As the song pro­gresses, have him dis­miss cou­ples to stand to the side who have been mar­ried for 1 year…5 years…10 years…12 years…15 years. You’ll be left with the cou­ple who has been mar­ried the longest and this is a great moment to get advice for a long mar­riage from them. And now, that every­one is already stand­ing on the dance floor, let the party begin!

Line dances: Lesner-Inn-Wedding-Reception-dancing-Virginia-Beach-Fun-Wedding For those guests with two left feet, some­times it is help­ful when some­one tells you what to do so that you are a lit­tle more com­fort­able on the dance floor. Plus it is always hilar­i­ous to watch your grand­par­ents learn the Cha Cha Slide!

Glow and foam sticks: Who doesn’t love a prop?! Glow sticks are a fun way to bring the party and get peo­ple loos­ened up. Your youngest guests will obvi­ously love a new toy but you’d be sur­prised just how many adults go crazy for them. If glow sticks seem too ele­men­tary for you, check out LED Foam Sticks. These light up in dif­fer­ent col­ors and at dif­fer­ent rates and can be found on Ama­zon for about $1 each. We won’t tell you how many grown men we’ve seen have light saber duels on the dance floor with these!

Song requests: This one requires a lit­tle fore­thought on your end. When you send out your invi­ta­tions, include a line on the RSVP card for guests to request a song that will get them on the dance floor. Give this list to your DJ so if he needs a lit­tle extra help to get peo­ple out there, he knows exactly what they want to hear.

Of course, hav­ing an awe­some band or DJ can get the party started but if your guests need a lit­tle nudge, we hope these tips will help them to break it down on the dance floor at Lesner Inn!

Pho­tos by Mike Dragon Stu­dios

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