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Wedding disco props to get your guests dancing

Adding a few wedding disco props are guaranteed to liven up your reception dance-floor and even get even dance-shy guests bopping around. Below is a guide to were to buy fun, creative wedding disco props.

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Light up letters for wedding receptions

Hiring giant letters that light up will give your wedding dance-floor a personalised and soften romantic glow that is more conducive to dancing. Letters are also a photographic backdrop for your first dance and guest pictures - everyone will love posing next to them. To maximise the impact of these letters but keep costs down it is wise to pick a short word such as Love, your initials or newlywed surname.


Light up letter costs

  • For initials expect to pay between £180 and £230
  • For the word, 'LOVE' expect to pay approximately £250
  • For a Mr and Mrs expect to pay approximately £320

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    Where to hire light up letters from

    To ensure that the lights are compatible with your venue, it is recommended to ask your wedding coordinator for recommendations and suppliers. Your venue is likely to be able to give you direction to local, reliable vendors. If your venue is unable to assist, it is best to check with your DJ, Band and search for local businesses online to keep delivery costs down. When comparing suppliers, make sure that delivery, set up/pick up and VAT are all explicitly indicated.


    How to optimise light up letters at your wedding reception

    To make sure that letters are visible and incorporated into pictures, it is worth making sure that they are placed at the back of the dance floor. If you have a DJ or band, it is also worth making sure that the placement will not disrupt their set-up. Make sure to notify your photographers if you wish these lights to be shown in the first dance and guest dancing pictures.

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    Glow sticks for weddings

    Glow sticks are the perfect glow-in-the-dark accessory to get your wedding guests reminiscing about their clubbing days. These low-cost items are highly recommended for those wanting to liven up the dance-floor and make the reception less formal.


    Where to buy glow sticks for weddings

    Glow sticks can be bought for £1 in discount stores and party shops. There is no need to overspend on this disco prop as the sticks will only be used for one evening and then discarded.


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    How to optimise the use of glow sticks at your wedding reception

    If opting for glow sticks, it is recommended to place them in a few pots near the dance-floor with a sign so guests are more likely to take them. Alternatively, task an outgoing member of the wedding party with distributing glow sticks around the dance-floor just as a club anthem comes on.


    Flip-flops for wedding guests

    Flip-flops will be a welcome addition to the dance-floor for many guests who have been wearing high heels all day. This can help to increase the number of people dancing the night away and the general happiness of your nearest/dearest female friends.


    Where to buy cheap flip-flops for wedding guests

    Due to the increase in low-cost retailers, the abundance of cheap flip-flops has increased. The best places to buy multiple pairs for under £4 are Primark, Poundland and online at Amazon.

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    Signs for wedding guest flip-flops

    Putting flip-flops in a holiday suitcase along with a catchy phrase is sure to get your guests grabbing a pair. Memorable phrases include:


  • "A little treat for your dancing feet."
  • "Kick off your heels and enjoy this treat"
  • "Dancing shoes for those dancing queens."
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    Inflatable instruments for weddings

    Props are a great way to add some humour to the dance-floor. If opting for inflatable, keep them small and limit the number to avoid a takeover of the dance-floor.


    Where to buy inflatable instruments

    Inflatables can be found in some fancy dress and party shops. However, the best bargains are online via larger market places. It is wise to budget approximately £30-40 total on these items to make sure you purchase decent quality ones.

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    How to optimise the use of inflatable instruments

    It is best to bring out the inflatables when the dance-floor has started to fill, and a few drinks have been had. It is recommended to delegate inflation to a couple of the ushers/groomsmen and then store these in a room where they can be brought out only if needed. Make sure that your photographers know about these props so they can take photos too.


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