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Guaranteed wedding dancefloor fillers

Laura Peppas

Whether you’re hiring a band, DJ or using your own iPod, music can be known to make or break a wedding.

It’s a delicate balance: you’ve got to please a variety of ages, and let’s face it, there’s nothing that can slow a party down faster than the wrong tune. We’ve done the hard yards for you and grilled three local wedding DJs for the tracks that never fail to guarantee a packed dancefloor.

Let’s Dance – David Bowie

Feel The Love – Rudimental

Sexyback – Justin Timberlake

Need you tonight – INXS

1999 – Prince

I want you back – Jackson 5

This is how we do it – Montell Jordan

Push it – Salt and Pepa

Hey ya! – Outkast

I gotta feeling – Black eyed peas

Uptown funk – Mark Ronson

Brown eyed girl – Van Morrison

Wake me up – Avicii ft Aloe Blacc

Bills – LunchMoney Lewis

Paper Planes – M.I.A

Jessie’s girl – Rick Springfield

Jump around – House of Pain

I love it – Icona Pop

Mr Brightside – The Killers

Get lucky – Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams

Consider timing and your audience

While you may want to break out to the latest club banger first thing, chances are your Aunt Gladys won’t. Weddings require a very different formula than what you’d usually choose to listen to in your living room!

If you’re not going pro, try an App

Apps such as WeddingDJ are handy for a smooth-running playlist if you’re not hiring a DJ or band.

It’s all in the lighting

Take note of how light it is in the room once it’s time to dance – if it’s too bright, chances are it could make your guests a little shy about shaking it on the dancefloor. Make sure you ask the venue to dim the lights from the first dance onwards to avoid any awkwardness!

If you’re completely in doubt, leave it to your guests

Leave a section on your RSVP invite or wedding website that invites guests to choose a song that would have them up and dancing on the floor.

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Laura Peppas

Laura Peppas is HerCanberra's senior journalist and communications manager and is the Editor of Unveiled, HerCanberra's wedding magazine. She is enjoying uncovering all that Canberra has to offer, meeting some intriguing locals and working with a pretty awesome bunch of women. Laura has lived in Canberra for most of her life and when she's not writing fervently she enjoys pursuing her passion for travel, reading, online shopping and chai tea. More about the Author