In this day and age, we’re rarely exposed to any formal dancing. There’s bars and clubs but most dancing at these venues tends to be high energy with no real structure. As a result you’ll find that your wedding guests may be reluctant to bust a move on the dance floor. This shouldn’t be taken as a sign that people aren’t enjoying themselves at your wedding. There’s plenty of other ways your guests can have an excellent time at your wedding while still enjoying good music and the company of friends and family.
First and foremost, let’s tell it like it is. A wedding reception is basically a big party to celebrate your marriage. So what makes a good party? The answer to that question will be different for everybody, but it will usually boil down to a single thing. Is everybody enjoying themselves? Music is a very powerful thing. It can illicit a full gambit of emotions from sorrow to glee. Whether it’s the music you grew up with bringing back old memories or the latest club hit. We may enjoy each in different ways of but what matters is that we do enjoy them. A good DJ will be able to read your crowd. If it’s clear that people aren’t interested in dancing, your DJ will often sway the music in another direction be it the classic sing along songs of the 60s and 70s or looking to see the age range of the guests and choosing the music from their era. Always ask your DJ what they do if they find people aren’t dancing.
The bottom line is that it’s okay not to have a full dance floor. It’s not the measure of success or failure of your wedding. What matters is that everyone is having a good time and a good DJ will be able to help ensure that even if your guests don’t dance.