YOU SHOULD BE DANCING
Y&YW’S party upgrades to take the dance floor to the next level
THINK FOOTWEAR Baskets of flip-flops or slippers, for high-heel-weary feet, always go down a treat.
ADD A LIVE MUSICIAN A sax player or percussionist alongside the DJ can give the set serious Ibiza vibes.
EMBRACE PROPS Have even more fun with giant inflatables (guitars and microphones tend to prove popular), oversized accessories and glowsticks – set up a table by the dance floor so guests can help themselves.
INJECT HUMOUR Put out a chalkboard sign of “dance floor rules”, such as “the dance floor must be full at all times” and “no knee slides”.
KEEP IT GOING Try to ensure the distance between the bar and the dance floor isn’t too great – if getting a drink turns into a mission every time, your loved ones may not return to the dancing. Consider setting up a separate bar right by the dance floor.
LIGHT IT UP Ask your DJ or venue whether you can add lighting e ects, from spotlights and projected shapes to strings of festoon bulbs. You could also hire a light-up dance floor, light-up letters, or set up a lighted pathway from the drinks area to guide guests to the dancing.
DON’T FORGET DECOR Decorations on the actual dance floor would be asking to be knocked over, but why not make use of overhead space? We’re thinking swirls of draped fabric, paper lanterns, pom-poms…
PROVIDE FUEL Make sure your revellers don’t flag by putting out evening food a few hours after the wedding breakfast. A well-timed bacon buttie (or halloumi burger for the veggies) is a thing of beauty, particularly after a few glasses of wine.