After the vows, the speeches, the photos and the food, dancing the night (or day) away in celebration of your love is the best way to enjoy your wedding. Whether you choose to “lang-arm” (a proudly South African tradition), waltz or just break it down on the dance floor is up to you, but there is no denying that dancing is a big part of the reception celebrations.

We love the idea of featuring your dance floor as the centre of your celebrations. Here are some ideas on how to do this:

  • If yours is an outdoor wedding, erect a dance floor on the grass, giving it a bit of height so that the dancers are higher than the people milling around the floor. Use wood or cork to accomplish this for a natural look.
  • Demarcate your dance floor by using candles or lanterns all around it as well as above it. These can hang from the ceiling or trees and can line the outskirts of the dancing area so that the entire dance floor is uniquely illuminated.
  • Alternatively, simply have a ceiling of helium balloons above only the dance floor.
  • Place a Perspex or acrylic covering over a swimming pool and use this as your striking dance floor. Guests will feel like they are dancing on water. Ensure that an experienced professional does this floor for you so that no one gets a nasty surprise when the dance floor suddenly gives in under the weight of all your fun-loving guests.
  • Hire a disco dance floor where the various tiles light up in sequence.
  • Place tiles on the floor and ask your guests to write their personal messages to you on these with permanent marker as they wait for your arrival (this usually gives them a good 30 to 60 minutes). Later in the evening, use this unique graffiti floor as your dance floor.

For the original photos from above as well as the credits AND more Dance Floor ideas, make sure to check out our Wedding Dance Floors Pinterest Board!


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