Y&YW’S party up­grades to take the dance floor to the next level

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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.

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