The Big Ones

On Sunday night, JP and I had a massive dance-party with ourselves and the kitten– we finalized our choices for “the big ones,” as I like to call ‘em. I thought I’d share ‘em with you all, as well as our runners up, just because we had so much fun doing this. Also, way to put this off until the last minute, us. What can I say? Music was super important to us, so choosing it seemed virtually impossible– we didn’t want to cut any of our favorites!

First up, is the song for the bridal party intro. This… well… I lied. This we haven’t decided on. There are two options. One is the cover of “With a Little Help from My Friends” by Jim Sturgess and Joe Anderson from Across the Universe.

For the rest of our songs, keep reading after the jump!

Our other option for this is “Time Warp.”

The first of our choices seems like the more appropriate song for this, but JP and I originally wanted us all to enter doing “Time Warp.” As we’re less than two weeks out, there’s no way we could figure out a dance number for that. We also would be able to save it and boogie down to it later in the evening. We’ll see!

Next up is our entrance song. Remember how we didn’t want to use “Obsessed with You” by The Orion Experience for our first dance because of the whole sex thing, even though it is “our song?” Bah. We’re going to use it anyway!

After that is our first dance, which I’ve already revealed to be “Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy” by Queen.

Awkwardly bounce around, awkwardly bounce around, then it’s time for the father/daughter dance. During this dance, I will cry like a baby. Boo-hoo. Ugly cry face. Sob. It’s Loudon Wainwright III’s “Daughter.” A fairly popular choice as far as father/daughter dances go, but only because of it’s amazing and appropriateness. If you haven’t heard it– seriously. Play this. Cry. Hug your daddy.

After my daddy and I dance, JP and his mama will take to the dancefloor to the Scissor Sisters’ (!!!!) “Take Your Mama Out.” They had a hard time figuring out a song to use. JP’s mom is nervous about dancing, so I suggested that they do a fun song and then we’d get everybody to start dancing halfway through. They loved the song, loved the idea, so sold!

So we’ll dance for a good while, and then it will be time for the toss-time! For the bouquet toss, we chose “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen for clear awesomeness, Queen-action, and, well, it’s just hilariously perfect. I wish I could get some of our friends to promise to dive on the floor, but I doubt that’ll fly.

Garter toss was both a hard and easy decision. We had two that we wrestled with — “Short Skirt Long Jacket” by Cake and “La Grange” by ZZ Top. Ultimately, ZZ won out because, well, it’s ZZ Top, and we’re in LG. (Ok, LaGrange, GA, not La Grange, TX. Close enough, right?)

The last song before our faux grand exit [More on that later, but basically we're going around the block at 10:00 pm, then coming back to the house for more dance-party.] will be “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers. IMHO, this is the perfect last dance song. It’s a well-known song, fun to dance, and has great wordies. Win all around.

There you have it! Our “big ones.” I hope this has given ideas to those still trying to decide on their “big ones!”

What are your “big ones?” Any overlaps with ours? Also, which should we choose for the bridal party intro– “With a Little Help from My Friends” or “Time Warp?”

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thehickbrideJune 8, 2010 - 11:38 am

Did you steal my wedding binder? Seriously, every single song you listed above is written in there under the LOVE EM category… It’s almost creepy! Okay, not creepy just plain awesome. You have epic taste in music. Although, I don’t think we’re using most of them, it’s still too funny!

With a Little Help from My Friends for the bridal party intro, I like your get down to Time Warp later idea. Sounds fun.

BrittanyJune 8, 2010 - 7:01 pm

I have love Obsessed since you posted it the first time! I am SO glad you are finding some where to play it!!

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