The majority of couples when planning their entertainment for their wedding imagine in their head that if the dance floor is full then all their guests are having a great time and the night is a success.
However, at almost every wedding there is an uncle that will never go near a dance floor in his life, someone else with maybe a disability that doesn’t enable them to dance, the drinkers that feel it’s their duty to make sure the bar staff are never bored and so on. Essentially, at many weddings you could have as many as 30% of the guests that have no intention of dancing, yet you’ll likely still want these people to enjoy the night just as much as those that like to boogie down?
Also bear in mind that often, the type of guests mentioned above, do not respond well to being pressured into a wedding dance, or made to feel guilty if they aren’t dancing, so when a DJ tells you that he guarantees everyone will be dancing, and that he can get everyone on the dance floor, is that what you really want?
You hire a DJ to make the event fun. It’s a common mistake that DJs make in thinking that their job is solely to keep everyone on the dance floor. If the only thing that’s fun at a wedding is dancing, then by definition, any guest who doesn’t dance, isn’t having fun! Which clearly isn’t the case, or certainly shouldn’t be. Many people that don’t want to dance still enjoy the music and the atmosphere.
As many of the happy letters I receive from previous couples testify, the dancefloor is very often busy at the weddings I’m booked at, however, I never pressure anyone into dancing or use the microphone to make anyone feel guilty if they’re not dancing, as I understand that the night can be a huge success regardless of how many of the guests are on the dancefloor. For me, it’s about creating the right atmosphere that makes it a fun night, not what percentage of the guests are dancing.