Keep The Dancing Close
When working with a banquet facility coordinator or simply putting together a wedding day layout in your backyard, here’s something to keep in mind: Location of the dance floor. Naturally, this isn’t something that a lot of people put great thought into, but as a DJ company, we do. The best possible layout for us (and your guests) is to have the dance floor directly in front of where you want your DJ set up – ideally, with no guests behind the DJ…or directly in front of them.
The reason for this is because as the wedding reception progresses, DJs use appropriate volume levels to build toward a dancing/festive atmosphere. If the dance floor is set up away from the DJ with tables (i.e., guests) between the DJ and the dance floor, your DJ has to raise the volume that much more and will cause an uncomfortable atmosphere for those guests “caught in the middle”. Also affected are the dance lights. If a dance floor is far away, the DJ is not able to keep the dancing to a confined area.
If your dancing is restricted to the area in front of the DJ, your guests (especially older guests) are able to sit on the outskirts and hold a conversation with each other without blaring music or dance lights in their eyes.