Official Rules

This First Dance Showdown 2022 (“First Dance Showdown”) is sponsored by New Jersey Bride, 62 Elm Street, Morristown, NJ 07960, and by SCE Event Group, 5044 Industrial Rd Suite B, Farmingdale, NJ 07727.


The First Dance Showdown is a bracket style elimination poll, beginning with 16 songs.

Round 1:       Time period of 8 weeks we will of a choice of 2 of the 16 songs and the winning song will advance to the next round.

Round 2:       Time period of 4 weeks we will offer a choice of two of the 8 songs and the winning song will advance to the next round.

Round 3:       Time period of 2 weeks we will offer a choice of the 4 songs and the winning song will advance to the final round.

Final Round: We will offer a choice of the remaining 2 songs and song with the most votes will win the First Dance Showdown.


Entrants from each round will be automatically entered to win (see list of prizes below under PRIZE LIST). Winners will be selected at random and notified within a week (7 days) of the ending of each round.


The First Dance Showdown is open to residents of New Jersey who are planning a wedding. Employees or interns of New Jersey Monthly, New Jersey Bride, Design NJ or SCE Event Group, including their immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of such employees, are not eligible to enter.

Sponsors reserve the right to change these rules if necessary to comply with any applicable law.

The First Dance Showdown begins at Noon EST January 17, 2022 and ends at Noon EST May 23, 2022 (the “Entry Period”).  Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible.

Voting for the First Dance Showdown will take place at

Entrants will have a choice of two songs and will vote for one.

Sponsors reserve the right to reject entries that do not comply with these Official Rules. By entering, you indicate your unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules and Sponsors’ decisions, which are final and binding. You cannot win a prize unless you comply with all requirements in these Official Rules.

By submitting an entry, winners agree to allow use of his or her name, for promoting this contest without compensation, unless prohibited by law.


The winning songs are the songs that receive the most votes in a given round. Prize winners will be selected at random among all who enter a given round. All judging decisions are final. Sponsors will not respond to inquiries about the status of songs or prizes.

Sponsors will contact potential winners by email, certified mail or overnight courier to confirm. If a potential winner is unreachable after five (5) days, or if the winner is unavailable for prize fulfillment, an alternative winner will be selected. If Sponsors cannot readily find and contact an eligible winner for the prize, that prize will not be awarded.


The Prizes are awarded “As Is”.  Neither Sponsor nor any of its affiliates make or offer any warranty or guarantee, either express or implied (including, without limitation, quality, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose) in connection with this Sweepstakes or any Prize.  Prize details and availability are subject to change, in which case a prize of equal value may be substituted at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  The Prize consists only of the items listed, are non-transferable and non-exchangeable, with no cash redemption or substitution except that Sponsor retains the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater retail value.


Week 1 – AMEX Gift Card (value $50), Week 2 – SCE Gift Card (value $100 non transferrable), Week 3 – Planning session with Jason and Molly (value $500), Week 4 -AMEX Gift Card (value $100), Week 5 -SCE Gift Card (value $250 non transferrable), Week 6 – Planning session with Jason and Molly (value $500), Week 7 – AMEX Gift Card (value $50), Week 8 – AMEX Gift Card (value $100), Week 9 – Planning session with Jason and Molly (value $500),  Week 10 – AMEX Gift Card (value $100), Week 11 – SCE Gift Card (value $250 non transferrable), Week 12 – Planning session with Jason and Molly (value $500), Week 13 – Louis Vuitton wristlet (value $375), Week 14 – Pair of Black Christian Louboutin Shoes (value $800 ),

Week 15 – Free social photo booth value $850 (must be within 30 mins of Wall, NJ – not transferable)

Winners may be subject to taxes on the value of prizes; taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners. All information supplied by entrants must be truthful and entries may be disqualified if found to be in violation of this provision.

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the First Dance Showdown is impaired or breached in any way, Sponsors may, in their sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the the program to address the impairment and then resume; or (b) award the prize(s) from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment; or (c) end the First Dance Showdown. Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify and seek damages from any individual who tampers with the operation of the First Dance Showdown, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive, deceptive or dishonest manner. Sponsors’ failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsors by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsors. The First Dance Showdown is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

By entering, entrant agrees to release Sponsors, and their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of Entrant’s participation in the First Dance Showdown or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the program; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) errors in the administration of the program; or (e) injury or damage to persons or property. Entrant waives the right to claim any attorneys’ fees and any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

When an entrant enters First Dance Showdown, the entrant is opting in to receive program-related emails from New Jersey Bride. This includes special event invitations, digital messages, text and e-newsletters. Entrant may cancel and unsubscribe at any time.

Entrants may opt-out of receiving emails from Sponsors and their affiliates and partners or clients by unclicking the box at the bottom of the entry form.

Any information entrant submits as part of the First Dance showdown test will be used in accordance with Sponsors’ Privacy Policies. Except where prohibited, entrant consents to Sponsors’ use of entrant’s name in any list of winners (if applicable) and for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.

Entrant agrees that all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the First Dance Showdown or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in New Jersey. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the First Dance Showdown, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of New Jersey, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than New Jersey.

Questions and inquiries about contest rules please email Beth Bressman,

To request a list of winners, send an email with “Winners List” in the subject line to Beth Bressman,