Narrow Gauge performs at about 30 weddings every year. We know how to pack a dance floor and keep it packed, but we’re always looking for ways to improve our ability to do this. Recently, while performing at a wedding for Steve and Meggan up in Estes Park, Colorado, we stumbled upon a great idea. So great, that we want to share it with all of our brides. Here it is in a nutshell:
Get People Dancing During The Cocktail Hour
Rather than playing recorded music or quiet live music during the cocktail hour, Meggan and Steve wanted the band to play rowdy dance music. We have performed at hundreds of cocktail hours in the past, and our initial thought was that it might not work. The band even had a plan B ready in case it didn’t work. But it did work, and it worked very, very well.
We introduced Meggan and Steve, and they immediately went into their first dance. Then we invited everyone to join them on the dance floor. The wedding party knew all this ahead of time and raced to the dance floor. The guests all joined them, and danced like crazy for about 30 minutes.
Dinner followed, and after dinner Meggan and Steve’s guests were ready to dance. They danced all night, and even wanted to hire us to keep going. Unfortunately the noise ordinance at the venue prevented that from happening.
If you want your guests to dance all night, you may want to consider this option. Keep in mind that Meggan and Steve had almost all their photo’s taken prior to the ceremony. This allowed them to arrive at the cocktail hour about 30 minutes into it.
Contact Narrow Gauge if you are having a wedding in Colorado Springs, Denver or anywhere in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Nebraska or beyond. We would love to help you celebrate! Visit us online at www.NarrowGaugeCountry.com
If you are looking for a GREAT wedding planner, check out Sarah over at Ansley Event Design. She and her team did a tremendous job, going above and beyond, to make the entire wedding a huge success. We love working with professional wedding planners who know what they are doing and are committed to serving the bride and groom! Thanks Sarah!