Have you had the dreaded ‘tumbleweed on the dancefloor’ nightmare? Never fear… Warble Entertainment are here!
Book a live band
A great wedding band will be experienced and know exactly which music to play to get your guests on the dancefloor, and how to keep them there! There are lots of different styles and sizes of bands to suit all tastes and budgets, making this decision especially difficult. Booking through a reputable agency like Warble Entertainment will help to guarantee great quality, and with Warble’s easy consultation and booking process, pretty much all eventualities are covered.
Dim the lights
This is extremely important, because you want your guests to feel comfortable and relaxed on the dancefloor. Having bright lights will make them too self aware so bring the lighting right down. Ideally roving or flashing lighting will create an illusion of a busy dancefloor, which will encourage more guests to join in.
Get your timings right
The biggest mistake many brides and grooms make is for their evening reception is to start the entertainment too early. Your day guests will have just eaten dinner and your evening guests won’t be relaxed (or drunk) enough yet. Don’t be afraid to let everyone ease into the evening rather than rushing through and trying to force a good time – 9pm is usually the ideal time to start your band or disco.
Check your space
You need a dedicated dancefloor space but it can’t be too big or too small for the number of guests you have. A huge dancefloor will intimidate your guests while a tiny dancefloor will give the impression you are not expecting anyone to dance. Another point to remember here is that having the bar in a separate room will take your guests away from the dancefloor, leaving it looking a bit empty and sad.
As the bride and groom you are the stars of the show and your guests will generally want to be where you are – on the dancefloor having the time of your lives! You can also prepare or recruit some close friends who you know are more confident to be the first ones up and dancing, to help get the party started!
Warble Entertainment provide entertainment for over 5,000 weddings each year. They have an experienced and dedicated team who are always on hand to answer any questions you may have.