Fall ’11: Year In Review

The year’s first wedding was Nick & Michelle’s on January 7th on Long Island.

Another fun year of weddings begins!  2011 is now history.  I’d like to thank all the couples who trusted me with the important task of programming the music, keeping their guests informed and updated, and coordinating their reception details during 2011.  It was a blast.  Special thanks also go to the incredible venues and other wedding professionals that I worked with throughout the year. Thank you for your referrals and continued support.

Looking back on 2011, the three most requested songs at weddings nationwide as compiled by DJI (a software company that tracks wedding DJ requests around the nation) were: #1 > The Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling”, #2 > Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing”, and #3 > Cupid’s “The Cupid Shuffle”.  As far as new releases were concerned,  LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” was tops, followed by Pink’s “Raise Your Glass”, and Train’s “Marry Me”.  “Marry Me” was also the top first dance song of the year.  You may love or hate these songs, but the bottom line is, they kept the dance floors full in 2011.  The entire Top 200 listing of the most requested songs can be found on my website’s “Resources” page.

Looking ahead to 2012, here are a few of my wedding predictions.  Purple will continue to be the most popular color.  The uplighting fad may have peaked.  Signature drinks will be all the rage.  Theme weddings will have a resurgence.  Black-tie was hot last year, and it will continue to be very popular this year.  Food “stations” will soon overtake traditional buffets.   After-parties will continue to gain in popularity.  Destination weddings will continue to be at an all-time high (I’m already working with more out of state couples for 2012 as I was in all of 2011 combined!!).

OK…my crystal ball is now shut off.  Happy New Year!

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