The Wedding Anniversary Dance

Everything you need to know about the anniversary dance tradition.

What is the wedding anniversary dance?

Wedding Reception traditions are beginning to get a bit dated. How many of your girlfriend’s are fighting to win the bouquet toss or men scrambling for the garter? But there is one traditional reception activity that I am quite partial to: The Anniversary Dance. This is a great way for your wedding DJ to get people on the dance floor as well as celebrate longevity in marriage with usually slow wedding music. The Anniversary Dance works best if you have a lot of guests who have been married for a long time.

bride and groom kissing during anniversary dance
wedding anniversary dance at reception

How does the anniversary dance work?

Your DJ will invite all married couples to the dance floor to share a dance with the newlyweds, usually with slow wedding music. Once the dance floor is full, your DJ will then politely ask couples (with the exception of the bride & groom) who’ve been married less than 1 year, then 5 years, then 10 years, etc. to please leave the dance floor.

The Bride & Groom will be left dancing with the couple that has been married the longest (usually grandparents). Your DJ will get a round of applause for them and then ask them if they have any advice for you (since they’ve got more experience than anyone else in the room). 

What song should we choose?

You could use any wedding music or songs you might want, but it’s best with a slow song that is enjoyed by all ages of married couples. Our Mike Staff Productions DJs put together a Spotify playlist of some of the best options for the anniversary dance at your wedding reception.

couple dancing during wedding anniversary dance

Why Mike Staff Productions?

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When you hire our team, you get:

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