A wedding is incomplete without a dance floor. Thankfully, getting it is easy as all you need is to visit your local staging and dance floor rentals and place your order. If this is the first event you are organizing, you must be wondering, where should the dance floor be at a wedding?
The dance floor is the center of the party so you should place it in the center of the room. Don’t hide it at the corner, place it in a separate room or at the very end of a long hall as guests will have a hard time finding and packing it.
Hiding it might also make the guests feel left out of activities that often happen on the dance floor such as bouquet toss and cake cutting.
Other than placing the dance floor at the center of the room, other dance floor tips to consider include:
Adjust the dance floor size by guest number
The size of the dance floor affects not only the number of guests that will be dancing, but also the room’s design. You might have the impression that the larger the dance floor, the better, but this isn’t the case.
When you have a dance floor that is too big for the event, it will look sparse regardless of the number of people dancing. This will discourage other people from joining, making your party lame.
On the other hand, if you have a small dance floor, you will have people scrambling for the little space, which gives your event a confused and unplanned look.
If you aren’t sure about the dance floor’s right size, you should go for, consult from dance floor rental companies. Let them know the number of guests you expect at the event and they will not only guide you on the right size to rent, but also help you in coming up with dance floor placement ideas.
Have the DJ next to the dance floor
This might sound obvious, but you will be shocked to learn that some people put the DJ in a corner. They have the impression that the DJ is meant to play the music, but not be seen. This is wrong.
The DJ’s job isn’t to simply play music but also to motivate guests to get (and stay) on the dance floor. If the DJ is experienced, he/she will easily read the guests’ mood and play the right music. Unfortunately, they can’t do this when you have set them at a corner, can they?
Like you can’t put the band in a corner, don’t do the same to the DJ. Make it easy for the DJ to interact with the guests.
Be strategic in your table arrangement.
Before you stress yourself over who sits with whom, think about the table arrangement. As a first rule, none of the tables should be far away from the dance floor as the guests should have a clear view and easy access to the dance floor.
If your location allows it, arrange the tables in a “U” around the dance floor, with the head table opposite the dance floor from the DJ. If you still have space, place a few cocktail tables by the bar to encourage the guests to mingle.
Don’t position tables right by the speakers.
As you arrange the tables, avoid placing them right next to the speakers as the music might be too loud for those sitting (often the elder ones). People sitting next to the speakers might also block the music, so it gets too soft for the people on the dance floor.
To ensure everyone gets the best, have some space between the speakers and the tables.
Have clear paths from the entrance to the dance floor
Having a large enough dance floor isn’t enough—you also need to think about how the guests will get to the dance floor. Your guests shouldn’t squeeze or pardon their way onto the dance floor so have a clear path from the entrance to the dance floor.
If not sure how to come up with this, ask the experts from wedding party rentals Rockland NY. Most are often willing to help at no extra cost.