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Tips on How to Create a Song List That Will Keep Your Guests Dancing

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Your wedding reception is a celebration to one of your most memorable days of your life. Guests will sit at their tables, enjoy their dinner while conversing with friends and family, eagerly waiting for the dancefloor to open. But keeping the dancefloor full and jumping requires a song list that excites guests, encouraging them to kick off their shoes and keep the party going!

Creating your perfect dance list doesn’t have to be a chore as long as you keep a few things in mind, and we have some quick tips to help create a song list that will kick out the jams!

Prime the Dance Floor

You want to choose a song that calls your guests out onto the dancefloor. The song should let guests know that the floor is a safe place to let go of their insecurities and inspire them to dance the night away. Movement on the dance floor is the goal, so pick a song with a strong beat that’s irresistible to tap your foot to. 

Choose the Hits

Select songs that people know, even if you think they might be overplayed. Playing tunes that guests are familiar with will help keep them get into the party mood. Remember, fun is contagious and guest want to let loose. Songs that incite a sing along can help bring people who are sitting on the sidelines break out of their shell and bust a move on the dance floor.

Mix it Up

You want to make the dancefloor accessible to everyone, so don’t be afraid to add different styles of music. If you know that some of guests love country music, put a couple of danceable country songs in the set. There are a lot of great crossover songs with great rhythms to dance to. Also, don’t be afraid of the older hits. There are some amazing dance songs from the 1970s and 1980s. More importantly, having classic songs in the mix will invite your older guests to join the festivities. But be for warned, you might be witness to some vintage dance moves like the running man, and the robot.

It’s important not to get hung up on the small details of your song list. The band or DJ that you are working with can help you fine tune your list. The important thing to do is have fun, after all that is the main objective of the reception … to celebrate good times!

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