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Summer Wedding Trends, Checking In

Marta Block


This summer wedding season GigMasters helped over 1,000 brides and grooms book wedding entertainment. We asked some of our summer brides and grooms what they were planning on playing and not playing at their wedding this summer and we learned some interesting things.


Although an overwhelming majority of couples were planning to put together both playlists and "do not play" lists, 6% said they were not planning on creating a playlist and almost a quarter said they would not create a "do not play list."

First Dance

For once, the most popular choice for the First Dance was not Etta James' At Last. Instead, it was Can't Help Falling in Love with You by Elvis. We don't think Etta has been put on permanent hiatus, but it's certainly an interesting development in a year when a lot of blogs were predicting this was the year of the "jazz wedding."

New Dances

Pink's Raise Your Glass and Black Eyed Peas' Get it Started have been heading the list of "Wedding Party" entrance dances for a few seasons now, the Father/Daughter and Mother/Son songs are also staying fairly stable with songs like Butterfly Kisses leading the way for Father/Daughter songs. One new trend though is brides and grooms specifying songs for special events like the Step-father/Daughter dance and the last dance of the evening.

Enough Already!

Although brides' lists of "must play" songs are as varied as the brides themselves, their "do not play" lists are relatively similar. The Chicken Dance and the Macarena top the list of songs that couples just don't want to hear on their wedding day.

Have you been to a lot of weddings this summer? Have you noticed any new trends in music or entertainment? Let us know in the comments.