Devine Bride: Worried no one will dance at your wedding?

Make sure your guests dance the night away with these helpful tricks and tips from wedding tasker and blogger Laura Devine.

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The main reason why people get stressed planning their wedding is because, at the root of it all, they just want their guests to have a good time.

You want your wedding to be the best, most interesting, most fun, relaxed, dancefloor-filled party there has ever been – the last thing you want is for anyone to be bored, right?

You can spend all the money in the world on a brilliant band, but if your guests just aren’t up for it, what else can you do to help get everyone on the dancefloor?

Well, I have a few suggestions, which are tried and tested!

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~ C A F F E I N E  H I T ~

It’s standard in most wedding breakfast packages to have a tea and coffee course after your main meal, usually with dessert.

If you have the budget, try scaling up your coffee course to include, tea, coffee, and espresso martinis…guaranteed to bring your guests back to life after dinner!

I’m not a massive coffee drinker, but I would never turn down an espresso martini! (I attended a wedding in America a few years ago and the couple served espresso martinis at their ‘cocktail hour’ after dinner, and it went down a storm!)

If you don’t have a lot of budget to play with, how about swapping your dessert course for espresso martinis, and serving your wedding cake as dessert?

A cool cocktail could also work as a wedding favour – no crafts or shipping costs required.  And what an elegant and fabulous way to toast the end of your wedding breakfast, and the start of your reception and new married life. ‘Thank you for sharing our first meal as Mr & Mrs, now let’s get the party started!’.

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~ G O  P O P ~

A budget friendly but super cute treat…just add sugar!  You can get loads of fun e-number-packed toppings and sprinkles in your local supermarket, be sure to look under the ice cream aisle as well as the popcorn section.

You can also buy the cute vintage style popcorn cartons super cheap on Amazon to make a cool display with.  Make it a bit of a feature by asking your venue to set up a popcorn station for you and ask guests to help themselves before the speeches begin!

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~ S U G A R  R U S H ~

Two words: sugar high.  Depending on your wedding style and venue, there are various ways you could lace your wedding with sherbet or popping candy for an energy injecting sugar high.

Perhaps you could ask your venue to put on a personalised cocktail behind the bar for you, with a sugary rim of sherbet as the finishing touch.

This could be something as simple as a vodka and elderflower spritz, but make it your own.

Another option would be to have some sherbet or popping candy sprinkled on your dessert, which actually works perfectly with ice cream or caramel. Yum!

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~ B I G  K I D S ~

We’ve all seen sweetie tables at weddings, and they don’t show any sign of going anywhere. Why? Because guests love them!

You can easily make your own spread of your faves, just make sure to include lots of fizzy and sugary ones to give guests the required buzz for the dancefloor. The more colourful = the more sugary = the better!

My mum nearly went a step too far at my wedding, by making whisky flavoured tablet for our sweetie table, except she forgot to tell anyone she’d put nearly a full bottle of whisky in each slab! It’s no wonder the kids were all going bananas, but we hadn’t a clue why at the time.

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~ M A I D S  O N  D U T Y ~

It’s the duty of your ‘maids to be by your side throughout your wedding journey and your wedding day.

If worst comes to worst, ensure that you have a secret pact with them to keep an eye on the dancefloor, and to help fill it as necessary.

At my own wedding, I actually put this on the bridesmaids and best mens’ to-do lists that I issued to them the day before the wedding!

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Ultimately, a wedding is a long day, for anyone, so if you can provide your guests with a little pick me up for later on, then you’re on to a winning dancefloor.

That’s just for starters, but if you need any wedding planning help, or even just any pointers of where to start, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!  You can find me over at www.devinebride.co.uk and on Instagram as @devinebride. You can also say hello via laura@devinebride.co.uk – I’d love to hear from you!

My consultations are free and I will be as involved as you want me to be through your planning process.  I can plan your full wedding, style it, be your coordinator, or I can simply take on the odd jobs you don’t want to do or don’t have time to do.

About the author, Laura Devine of Devine Bride

 

Laura is a wedding tasker and runs the multi award-winning wedding blog Devine Bride.

Laura offers pick and mix wedding planning, from stationery to styling, hire a bridesmaid to help on the day, and from wedding planning to wedding websites. Her honest and practical blog covers hen parties to honeymoons and everything in between.

Laura won Best Rising Star at the Wedding Blog Awards 2016, Wedding of the Year 2016 with Your London Wedding Magazine, and was highly commended in the Wedding and Events category at the UK Blog Awards 2017.

Laura is Glasgow born and bred but now splits her time between Scotland and London, where she lives, works and plays. She is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art and the London College of Fashion.

In her words, “Weddings are important because they celebrate life and possibility, and ultimately, it’s all about making people happy – and I love that.”

 

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