Band on dance floor

6 Guaranteed Ways To Fill The Dance Floor At Your Wedding

A full dance floor is what every bride and groom wants on their wedding day. Believe it or not, you have more control over your dance floor than you think. If you want a big party on your wedding day, you deserve a big party on your wedding day.

So what steps can you do take to ensure that your dance floor is packed and the party is rocking?

Invite Your Guests Onto The Dance Floor: 

This is so important.

The very second your first dance is over, you can set the tone for the rest of the night by getting all of your friends and family onto the dance floor. The absolute worst thing you can do is to depart the dance floor after your first dance.

It’s your day, and people want to celebrate with you! Stay on the dance floor for a bit and get things going.

Have The Bar In The Same Room:

If possible, try and have your bar in the same room as your band. This is something you can check when you visit if you have a list of wedding venue questions handy.

At this point in the night, the drinks are flowing the party is moving!

Keeping everything contained means that the visit to the bar won’t separate your guests too much.

Hands Off The Set List: 

Trusting your choice in wedding music goes a long way towards a great night.

It’s natural to want to have a say in what songs your band play on the night, but try not to be too controlling. A professional band will have created a set list that has been refined to perfection over years of live performances.

Let them do what they do best and have faith!

Look After The Band:

This is something that comes with the territory of hiring human beings to perform on your big day. That’s right.

These living, breathing, walking, talking talented pieces of flesh, blood and bone are about to travel countless miles to give the performance of their lives for you and your guests.

Provide them some musical fuel with some food, drink and a place to rest up and change before the show. Wind them up and let them loose.

Use Professionals: 

This one rings so true and is worth remembering! Professional wedding bands are experts at reading a crowd and knowing exactly what to do to fill a dance floor.

Your wedding entertainment will be able to interact with the crowd and create an incredible atmosphere.

Choose The Best Set Times:

Wedding bands will always try to be as accommodating as possible with their set times, but which set length is best?

Most commonly bands will offer either 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 minute sets. Our advice is that 2 x 60 minute sets should be what you aim for.

Think about the flow of your night. With three separate sets of 40 minutes, you’re moving the band on and off stage with more breaks.

The other thing to consider is that with two 60 minutes, the band are only having to bring your guests onto the dance floor a couple of times. Breaking things up and making them do this an extra time just fragments your night.

If you need help to organise the perfect DJ or band for your wedding, please get in touch on 020 8905 2908 or email