Selective Sound Entertainment Believes in Wedding DJ Guest Interaction
One of the biggest issues with weddings of today is wedding DJ guest interaction. Interaction is needed more than ever these days. However, most couples have seen such distasteful DJ’s that they are totally turned off and are afraid to have that at their receptions. Wedding DJ guest interaction doesn’t have to be corny and in most cases will boost the fun in the atmosphere. Thus, it will get your guests to dance and enjoy themselves more throughout the evening.
You are paying your DJ/MC a lot of money. Therefore, if your wedding needs a boost, your DJ needs to show you that they will go out of their way to show that they are trying to get your guests involved. There is NO SUCH THING as a bad crowd.
Interaction is a broad term and in the entertainment world, can be described on many different levels. One way to describe interaction is tastefully involving your guests in the fun without embarrassing anyone. Leaving early will be inevitable for your wedding guests if your DJ can’t find a way to keep them engaged. Let’s give them a reason to stay and build the atmosphere to where fun is contagious.
Ideas on how to get all of your guests out of their chairs
1. Cocktail hour: Have your MC/DJ stand by the door and greet guests. This is a great way to break the ice and your guests are more likely to come up later to request a song.
2. Dinner: Kissing names announcement. Tired of the clinking on the glasses? Try providing names of all of your married couples on separate pieces of paper. Each time the clanking on the glasses occurs, the DJ picks a name and then announces for the couple to stand up and show the newlyweds how a married couple should kiss.
3. The shoe game: (We at SSE have not tried this yet, but some DJ’s use this) Seat the bride and groom back to back and have them hold one of each of their shoes in their hands. Your DJ/MC will ask a series of questions and they will answer with the shoes. Click on this Link for an example.
4. Conga line: Your guests are just sitting around and your wedding reception needs a jump start. Try getting everyone into a conga line (we use Shake Senora by Harry Belefonte) and bring them towards the bar and around the room and outside the room if necessary to get some people. Bring it back on the dance floor and go into limbo once around and then into something like Old Time Rock ‘n Roll.
5. Soul train line dance : Who doesn’t love doing this? This is, without a doubt, a great way to get young and old involved on the dance floor.
6. The Anniversary dance: This is usually done in lieu of the garter/bouquet toss. However, doing both is okay too. This is a great way to get young and old up alike. While playing a few songs, your DJ/MC excuses guests from the dance floor into a circle as they count down the years of marriage. This will have you find the LONGEST married couple (never say oldest).
7. Open up the dance floor with a slow song right after dinner to begin with and have every couple join. Use some unique songs and get them out their chairs.
8. Novelty songs are always a comfort thing and need to be discussed prior. However, they seem to always work. For example, Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle. Cha Cha Slide, etc..
The above are just a few examples of things your DJ/Emcee can do to enhance you and your guests experience at your wedding reception. At Selective Sound Entertainment our wedding DJ’s are highly trained and skilled. By the same token, getting the crowd up and moving is something our DJ’s are always ready for. Without doubt, it is ALWAYS our goal to make sure everyone leaves with the most awesome and memorable experience. Contact us so we can show you exactly how we can make your wedding reception be the one that everyone happily remembers.
Thank you to Genevieve Nisly for the great photo below. Such a fantastic shot of how SSE gets everyone on the dance floor!