I LOVE my job. As I have explained before on multiple accounts, I love weddings. The joy. The love. The excitement. And of course, the wonderful couples. But there is one thing I dread during a wedding day. One thing that I wish I could change at every wedding. The dancing. NO no no, it’s not that I don’t like the actual dancing. It’s that I can’t join in! It’s the fact that I don’t get to let loose, join in line for the cha-cha slide, and most recently, show off my whip & nae nae.
When Brooks reads this, he is going to shake his head. He’s not as fond of my dance moves as I am (but that’s okay, he’ll get used to them).
I LOVE wedding receptions. Whether it’s a live band or a DJ, an indoor ballroom or backyard dance floor, the fun, the laughter, the music, the joy that happens on that dance floor is unparalleled! The photos that come out of the reception are some of the most fun pictures of the day. It’s the time when everybody finally gets to let loose and celebrate!
So next time you are a guest at a wedding, please don’t forget to dance! The dance floor is there for a reason. The couple didn’t make sure there was a dance floor at their reception just so people could look at it! As a guest, your main job is to keep it packed (okay, maybe I’m over exaggerating). But the DJ/band are there to keep you going. Nobody is making fun of your goofy moves (this is a wedding, it’s to be expected). And if you are afraid to be the first person out there, well get over it. That’s everybody else's main fear too. And if every guest gives in to this fear, it’s going to be a very boring night.
To the brides & grooms to be; you better not forget why you have a dance floor at your reception, either! You were the ones that chose that DJ or band. They are there for you. We get that you want to make each guest feel welcomed. You have to go say hello to aunt Sue from Denver and Uncle Matt from New York, but this is your wedding celebration! Going around to each table for ‘a quick hello’ is literally impossible. The hours will FLY by, the day will be over and you will have only been on the dance floor for 2-3 songs. Let your guests come to you on the dance floor! After all the hours of planning & decorating, this is your chance to relax and dance away any of the stress you have built up in the last few weeks. Enjoy it!
Clayton Wedding Update: We are so excited to have our friends, Last Call Heroes, playing at our reception. Our reception venue, The Blarney, is perfect for a live band - there is a stage front and center and space for our dance floor close by! The head table will probably be set up on the dance floor, so I know we’ll have to break it down to maximize our space to boogie - our friends LOVE to dance! I’ve been in several weddings in the last year and I’ve made a point of staying on the dance floor the whole time, and I plan on doing exactly that at ours!
What is the one song that gets YOU out on the dance floor every time? Let us know in the comments below!