Today, we’ll talk about your dance floor. This is the center and heart of your reception. The place where all the action takes place, so the bigger the better right? Wrong. When deciding on the size of your dance floor, smaller is actually better. On a small floor 10 couples dancing looks like a party, on a large dance floor 10 couples will seem lost. As we all know, it’s much easier to get people to dance when the floor is crowded. Most people like to get lost in the crowd, not be out on display. As with just about everything else at your wedding, there is a formula for figuring what size floor you will need. The standard for dance floors is about 3 square feet per person dancing. You should plan on a little less then 50% of your guests to be on the dance floor at any one time. So for 150 people you would need a dance floor of about 15’x15’.
Dance floors come in parquet (wooden) squares that are the most common. You can also get black and white squares and totally white floors. You can make your dance floor even more special by adding a gobo light shining your initials on the floor. Let it be a real part of your décor not just a square in the middle of the room.