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Wedding songs guaranteed to fill the dance floor

Updated: Sep 23, 2019




Will everyone dance? How can I make sure the older guests are happy? Will we have a full dance floor? These are probably the biggest worries for couples when searching for the best wedding band. In most cases, couples we have worked with have never booked an Irish band for an event. (Or planned an event!). And in some cases, they may never have had to discuss or agree on song choices. It can be tricky to keep everyone happy music-wise.


When you book Anchormen Wedding Bands Galway you are in safe hands. We have years of experience and can read a dance floor immediately. We, of course, have a wedding playlist that we work from but at the drop of a hat, we tailor it for every wedding reception party. No two weddings are ever alike!


Top 5 wedding tips to fill the dance floor

  1. Size matters dance floor wise. If you are having a small wedding then it's worth considering the size of the dance floor. The same applies to larger weddings. You don't want a cramped dancefloor. According to The Knot , 'if you have 150 guests, you would need a 15' x 15' dance floor; 200 guests would be about an 18' x 18' area; 400 guests needs about 25' x 25' of space'. From experience, we feel a good rule of thumb is to choose a dance floor that will comfortably hold 75% of your wedding party.

  2. Let the professionals worry about the playlist. It's your wedding party, you should enjoy every minute and not worry about what is or not being played. If there are particular songs you do or do not want your wedding band to play, then let us know in advance. Our Booking Manager will note these for you and then you can both focus on dancing! Some wedding couples often request that they do not want songs that have been played earlier in the wedding day played again during their wedding reception party e.g. wedding ceremony songs. Or, you may not be a fan of country or rock music? Just let us know.

  3. Get everyone on the dance floor straight away. Our Frontman Fiachra Cradock (one of the best, if not the best wedding band frontmen in Ireland!) is a pro at engaging with and inviting everyone to join the wedding couple towards the end of the first dance song. It's a sure-fire way to get all your wedding guests up off their seats and dancing straight away. In our wedding setlist we always include some jives and classic wedding songs early on for older guests. Anchormen Wedding Bands Galway play all genres of music. We will cater to your musical tastes and your guests too.

  4. Surprise and delight playlist wise! Anchormen Wedding Bands Galway are proudly master of medleys. Within our wedding playlist, we love to play some floor-filling dance, pop, and rock medleys. We choose the best songs and seamlessly merge them to the delight and surprise of your wedding guests. Out latest favourite medley is Ed Sheeran, 'Shape Of You' and Sia, 'Cheap Thrills'.

  5. Stay dancing and so too will your guests, it's so simple but it works. If the wedding couple are on the dance floor, guests are always 100% more interested in dancing. Seeing the wedding couple dance their socks off is the best signal for everyone to join them. So whether you can dance or not it does not matter. It's your wedding party, enjoy it. Anchormen Wedding Bands Galway will make it a party that you won't want to end. Get those comfy shoes and wedding flip flops at the ready and prepare to dance all night! This is the best tip we can give you.

Top 5 wedding songs to fill the dance floor


1. Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al


2. Steve Earle - Galway Girl


3. a-ha - Take On Me


4. Faithless - Insomnia


5. The Killers - Mr. Brightside


Anchormen Wedding Bands Galway Dance Medley


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Want to see us play live? Anchormen Wedding Bands Ireland showcase regularly in Galway and every month in Athlone. Click here for upcoming showcase dates. Contact our Booking Manager today to check availability for your wedding date. We are based in Galway but travel nationwide.

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