Save the First Dance for Me: Battle Royale

I decided that making you all wait much longer would be very, very mean of me. I’m not a mean person, so I’m back to give you a rundown of our Dance Madness. Okay so I’m a little mean, because I’m only going to give you a run-down to the final round. Please don’t hate me too much?

Anyways, Mr. D was thrilled by this idea, he threw himself into his research. There would be times that I would call him and he would try to rush me off the phone because he was in the middle of a youtube-a-thon and could not be disturbed. He was determined to find a song that was perfect for us (and he also wanted to beat me at something for once). So after we had our seeds picked and bracket laid out, it was time to start the process.



As you can see by all of the pink, I won the majority of this round. Mr. D conceded that I am an excellent song picker. Though I must say that I was pretty impressed with his choices. Some of them were exactly what I pictured him picking, but some were not. One general theme with his though, was that they were all rock. I was feeling pretty smug that I was going to be the one to find “our” song after all. And then we moved on to round two.



Three of his songs made it through, only one of mine did. And it wasn’t even my first seed. Mr. D is a smooth talker, I’m still not even sure how he talked his way into getting me to put aside my first seed for a fourth seed, but he did. In fact, I’m not even sure how he talked his way into three of his songs making it through. Hrmph. However, I will admit that the songs that made it through really represented us the best. I was going to be really disappointed however, if Mr. D got both of the final spots.



I was not disappointed. It was down between his first seed and my underdog fourth seed. I was ready to fight for that song. Mr. D let me know that he had something up his sleeve. I knew that this would be the one that we could not let friends vote on, in the end, this round took the longest—almost a week. But I will tell you this, we reached the absolute best decision for us. It really is “our” song.

Up next: And the winner is”¦


Mrs. Doily

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Wedding Date:
March 2012
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  1. prairiedog Member
    prairiedog 455 posts, Helper bee @ 5:13 pm

    fleetwood mac, rilo kiley, peter gabriel? you have good taste, lady!

  2. hyena Member
    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:30 pm

    HA! I love that ya’ll made a bracket for this.

  3. hyena Member
    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:30 pm

    HA! I love that ya’ll made a bracket for this.

  4. doily Member
    doily 1734 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:34 pm

    @Mrs. Prairie Dog: Rilo Kiley is my favorite band of all time! I get so sad when people have never heard of them or of Jenny Lewish. So sad!

  5. cannon Member
    cannon 513 posts, Busy bee @ 5:45 pm

    @Miss Doily: Didn’t they just break up? I thought I read that earlier this week.

  6. doily Member
    doily 1734 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:53 pm

    @Miss Cannon: Yes :( They’ve been on hiatus for four years, but now that Jenny Lewis is working on a new album and and Blake Sennet just put out a new album with a new band, they most likely are done after one more album. The album is really just going to be unreleased songs. It makes me sad :(

  7. cannon Member
    cannon 513 posts, Busy bee @ 6:16 pm

    @Miss Doily: Boo! But, on a completely unrelated note, I LOVE that you did a bracket to pick the song. I didn’t get a chance to comment on your last post, but this is such a cute idea!

  8. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:39 pm

    “Better Together” was our first dance song! I will say that it’s easy to dance to. And “In My Life” was a prominent song as well! So many beautiful songs in your list.

  9. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:15 pm

    I’m surprised you let Mr. D ‘win’ so many :)

  10. tartlet Member
    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:39 pm

    Digging your song choices, Doily! And, interested in seeing what Mr. D had up his sleeve. 😉

  11. doily Member
    doily 1734 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:18 pm

    @Miss Pony: Honestly I’m surprised he won so many. That man is just too much of a smooth talker 😉
    @Mrs. Pain au Chocolat: Thank you! I love that song too!
    @Mrs. Tartlet: Oh boy, you just wait!

  12. honey Member
    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:58 pm

    Ooo my vote is in the final round, Better Together!! I’m horrible at sports (and not the most versed in music) but I tend to rock it in brackets :) Can’t wait to see what you end up with!

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    merrylee 13 posts, Newbee @ 12:58 am

    I almost wish that FI and I didn’t have a song already because this would be so much fun to do.

    I look forward to seeing which song won

  14. ladyfingers Member
    ladyfingers 1257 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:32 am

    I told the mister about this and he was like, “Oh, now that’s cool.” I just keep reeling with how awesome this is. Can’t wait to see what you picked!

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    Miss Winter 260 posts, Helper bee @ 8:37 am

    Better together is our top contender! This bracket idea is genius!

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    linguo42 3564 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:15 pm

    I walked down the aisle to The Book of Love :)

  17. teacup Member
    teacup 631 posts, Busy bee @ 1:15 am

    This is such a fun and interactive way to make the decision :)

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    MsJeep23 1376 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:05 am

    Wooo! Led Zeppelin made it into the final 4!! It’s a long one though, I can see why you went with either the chili peppers or Jack Johnson…:)

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    weddingstars2012 479 posts, Helper bee @ 12:16 am

    Lol I really love this.

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