Updated: Jan 26

Technically the wedding ceremony where you actually tie the knot is the most important part of the day. Secretly, every couple and guest knows that a good party to end the night and make memories that last forever is what they're really looking forward to. There's no better feeling than all your favorite people gathered dancing and singing along. Ideally, you want your guests grooving to the music all night long.

couple dancing on their wedding day on Santorini
Santorini Wedding

So, how do you get the party started and keep it going?

Keep reading to find some useful tips.

1. Listen to your DJ

Talk to him about your personal music preferences and ask for his suggestions. He will be able to advise you on what works when it comes to party music. Also, ask your guests for some song requests and give your DJ general guidance or a list, but don't overdo it. An experienced DJ will already know how to read the crowd and play the type of music they're enjoying.

2. Create a floor plan conducive to dancing

Couples are often worried that their dancefloor will be too small, but it's equally important to make sure that the dancefloor isn't too big. Otherwise, it'll look empty no matter how many people you have out there.

3. Set the perfect mood right from the start

The cocktail hour is the perfect time to set the mood for the rest of the evening. No need to wait for the night to enjoy happy and upbeat music, the cocktail hour can be fun and this will help your guests to maintain a happy feeling during the night.

couple and guests dancing at the wedding party on Santorini
Santorini Wedding

4. Timing is everything

You don't want to clear the dancefloor in the middle of a great party to do your cake cutting because it may kill the flow. Consider cutting your cake, toasts, and speeches between or after dinner courses, before the dancing officially kicks off.

5. Make sure there's a bar nearby

Because cocktails always encourage guests to let loose! The bar should be near or in the same area as the dancefloor. If it's in another spot, you're going to quickly lose dancers.

6. Engage the audience

Have your guests a bit more interactive. A fun way is to have one or two special dances to perform with family and friends or even singing! Just be creative! DJs can also orchestrate some fun competitions or games.

7. Make sure you and your groom are on the spot

Last but certainly not least, make sure you're out there and at the center of it all. No one can resist a smiling bride and groom on the dancefloor!

Text: Elias Tsourouflis - wedding DJ on Santorini, Greece

couple dancing on their wedding day on Santorini
Santorini Wedding

And now I hope that these tips about "how to keep the dancefloor packet at your wedding party" could help you a bit - would you hire a DJ for your wedding party on Santorini?

Do you need help planning your destination wedding on Santorini or do you have any questions? I am at your disposal, just write me an email - I look forward to hearing from you.


Sandra from Bespoke Weddings Santorini

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