Monday, February 27, 2012

Rocking it Out...On a Small Dance Floor?

Oh, the music, the music. One of the benefits of being a wedding planner is that I'm front and center of some really good parties. Ones where you can't the folks off the dance floor to have dinner. Ones where they've had to take out a table to have space for more people on the dance floor. And that last part? Is not a bad thing.

Bill Child, one of my regular, most awesome D.J.s, actually pointed this out to me a while back. Small dance floors are better, if you're talking about a party. Wait, what? Don't you want more boogie space, not less?
Once he told me that, I started to look around at my weddings, and he's right. Here's the thing - you want to attract the most people to the floor as you can. But a lot of people are shy and not everyone is going to automatically get out there. What combats shyness? Anonymity. And what contributes to anonymity? Being part of a bigger crowd? And what makes a crowd look bigger? A smaller space? Four people looks like a rave on a small dance floor, and draws other people in. No one has ever left a dance floor because there wasn't enough room.

Have you experienced this, too? Or do you disagree? Let me know in the comments below.

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
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