Ever leave a wedding, turn to your date for the evening and say “Boy, that wedding as awful”? Yeah, me too. Nothing is worse than a boring wedding. Here are a few tips to keep the party poppin’.
Bring on the Dancers:
- Look at your wedding guest list. Anyone on there who you know loves to dance? C’mon, everyone’s got at least 1 cousin or friend who loves to boogie. They may not be good at it but they love to do it. All it takes is one or two crazy dancers to egg everyone else onto the dance floor…and don’t get those decoy fake guests who are really apart of the DJ crew to do it. That’s lame.
The Wedding is for you, the Reception is for everyone else
- I’m sorry brides, I speak only the truth. Try to remember you’ve got anywhere from 75-300 people coming over for dinner and they need to be entertained too. Have your friends send you music requests a few weeks in advance and ask the DJ to play a few of them – no matter how bizarre! The best impromptu dance-off at my wedding was to the ‘Goldfinger/Diamonds Are Forever’ James Bond remix. My best friend INSISTED I play it and I’m glad I did. The video is priceless.- Also, keep in mind the elderly and try to play a few songs for them. Granny Gertrude doesn’t dig techno.
Cut Loose (Footloose?)
- Don’t take your reception so seriously brides because no one else is going too. A serious brides = total snooze-fest wedding. Dance crazy in your gown, laugh really loudly the entire night (you know, that obnoxious laugh you only let yourself do around your sister), let your friends Rick Roll you, and let you now husband change into a tuxedo t-shirt halfway through the party. People will think – nay KNOW – you’re awesome.
Don’t Force the Skit
- I leave this for last because this is possibly the most important. It seems like “funny” wedding videos are popping up on YouTube every 5 seconds.
Not everyone is comically inclined and we all didn’t go to High School at LaGuardia Arts (think of the movie ‘FAME’) so it’s ok if you don’t have a hilarious skit at your wedding. Nothing is more painful than watching someone attempt to be funny while they fall flat on their face. AWK-WARD!