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I want to try and coordinate a little flash mob at my reception, if my wedding party is on board. It might be a fun little thing to do to get people up and dancing. 

Any suggestions for songs? 
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Re: Flash mob

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    My dad is having us do a flash mob kinda thing for our father daughter dance. It starts with Daddy's Little Girl by Al Martino, goes into Conga by Gloria Estephan, then September, then So Close from Enchanted. Our father daughter dance is basically when the open dancing gets started. Some people will know about it, and they will help us bring everyone on the dance floor when Conga starts.
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    edited July 2012
    I would probably bypass the flash mob. We have had other brides on here try to coordinate them and come back and admit it just got way out of hand and too difficult to coordinate. In order to do it and make it look good, your WP (and anyone else participating) would have to meet beforehand to rehearse and practice, or it will look like a jumbled mess. They would first have to agree/be able to go to rehearsals for this, which is asking a lot of them on top of being in the wedding. Also, as far as getting people out on the dance floor, if guests see the bride and groom out there dancing and having fun, they will be enticed to go out there too, so just make sure you and FI are out there when the dance floor opens.

    ETA: And PP, I wouldn't call what you and your dad are doing a flash mob. I think what you are doing sounds nice, but it isn't in the same vein as what OP is suggesting.


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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_first-dance_flash-mob?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:29Discussion:36073826-69cb-4bcb-82e1-8084ca5ae37fPost:33d22bfd-9704-4fe2-8145-5f24f6e02c49">Flash mob</a>:
    [QUOTE]I want to try and coordinate a little flash mob at my reception, if my wedding party is on board. It might be a fun little thing to do to get people up and dancing.  Any suggestions for songs? 
    Posted by swimmy1988[/QUOTE]

    Honestly, coordinating a flash mob might be more trouble than it is worth, and you will have a lot on your mind and plate that day!

    But I get where you are coming from, so I'll tell you what we did.  I wanted something different from the typical grand entrance - /> first dance -> parent dances.  So we had our parents and WP introduced, our WP stayed on the dance floor, then we were introduced to Earth Wind & Fire's "In The Stone" - which has really cool fanfares, and then segues into an awesome upbeat song for dancing.  Instead of going directly into our first dance, the DJ invited everyone to get up and dance with us.  With a fun song playing, and us and the WP beckoning, the dance floor was quickly packed!  The DJ played a few more popular upbeat songs - Michael Jackson's "Shake your Body" and another EW&F tune, "September", and Bon Jovi's "Living on a Prayer" - a NJ staple.  :-)

    And since I'm an AW, photo evidence:
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    <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_first-dance_flash-mob?plckForumPage=ForumImage&plckPhotoId=dbf38e02-9f93-4337-863b-5db399c890bd&plckRedirectUrl=http%3a%2f%2fforums.theknot.com%2fSites%2ftheknot%2fPages%2fMain.aspx%2fspecial-topic-wedding-boards_first-dance_flash-mob" title="Click to view a larger photo"> Teaching our 4-year-old RB to fist pump, Jersey style:
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    So I guess the bottom line is, if you want people up and dancing, talk to your DJ (or band) about front loading some crowd pleasers to get the party started!  You know your crowd.  With us, popular favorites from the 70s-80s-90s was the way to go.  We had everyone on the floor attempting "Thriller" at one point!
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    Hire a great DJ -- that will get people up and dancing.  Honestly, that's the easiest way to do it.
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