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3 Wedding Dance Floor Games to Liven Up Your Reception

No one wants a dull and boring wedding reception! One way to celebrate is with dancing and getting your guests involved can be a lot of fun. Wedding dance floor games are a great way to get guests and the wedding party out of their chairs and on the dance floor!

It’s rare for wedding receptions to have no dancing. It has been com one of the essential traditions kept at most wedding receptions. Many people look forward to watching the couples “first dance” and the bride’s daddy-daughter dance.

Here are three wedding dance floor games and activities that you can do at your wedding reception and are sure to be a hit with guests!


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1. The Good Ol’ Chicken Dance

While the chicken dance is very original, it’s a great way to get guests away from their tables. Most people already know how to do the chicken dance so it’s easy to break the ice and get people moving! Here is a fun twist you can add to the chicken dance.

Here’s how it goes. Before the wedding, you place a number under every chair (or you could put it on their place cards if you had assigned seating). Depending on the number of guests you have, the numbers could be only 1 and 2 or more, up to 5.

Your DJ will announce a number. For example, he could announce number 3. Each person checks under their chair to see their number.

Each person with a number 3 will head to the dance floor to do the chicken dance with the other 3s. Not only does this get people out of their chairs and on to the dance floor, but they’ll get to know other wedding reception guests they might not otherwise know.

2. Get a Dance Teacher

Another creative wedding dance floor game is to bring in a dance teacher for the wedding reception. As a fun pre-dance activity, the teacher will quickly walk people through their paces on the dance floor, perhaps teaching a bit of the waltz or even a little bit of the tango. All this before the music officially begins and dancing commences.

Having a dance teacher is a great way to liven up the right from the start. It also gets people out on the dance floor who might otherwise be too self-conscious to do it!

3. The Snowball Dance

The snowball dance is a great way to jumpstart the dancing at the beginning of the reception.

Here’s how it works. The newlyweds and wedding party will head to the dance floor for a fun, fast-paced dance. The music should be upbeat and something that most people will recognize.

After a minute or so of wedding party dancing, the music stops. The female members of the wedding party move into the crowd and bring back one male each. The male members of the wedding party do the same, but they bring in female guests.

The dancing then begins again for a minute again and the process repeats until all the guests are dancing. It’s truly a snowball effect!

Share your favorite wedding dance floor games in the comments! This should be fun!

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Hi, I’m Kristin. While I haven’t found my Prince Charming yet, I’ve been dreaming of getting married for a long long time. I started this site as a place to record all the things I’ve found and researched in preparation for my own wedding someday. I can’t wait to share it all with you!

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