When it comes to picking a wedding entrance songs, I think it’s worth keeping three things in mind. You’ll either want the reception entrance song to be classic and easily recognizable, to have come out in the last two or three years, or to have a pretty excellent instrumental intro that the DJ won’t have to scream herself hoarse to be heard over.
Entering receptions is generally pretty fun. You’ve wrapped the ceremony and had a mini celebration with your partner, your wedding party, and your parents—now it’s time to party with everyone. Of course, you don’t have to have an entrance at all. You can just quietly slip in to the reception, or maybe your reception is in the same place as your ceremony and you just never leave. It’s still a party even if you don’t make a Gaga-esque entrance. But if you like dance-walking to the sound of raucous applause, then this is for you.
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If you’re planing on doing an wedding reception entrance with music, it’s worth keeping in mind the next step on your timeline. If you’re beginning your first dance immediately after being introduced, you might not want to transition from hip hop to indie folk (or vice-versa). (PS: I’m seriously still obsessed with last year’s “Rainbow” by Robert Plant and kind of think it would be the most amazing reception entrance-into-first-dance segue way maybe ever.) Do you want everyone to smile, applaud, and then sit down while dinner is being served? Maybe go for a tune that will be fun, but not wild.
If you’re coming into the room and the party’s immediately beginning, then pick an all out jaaaaaaam and get on it!
25 Wedding Entrance Songs
“Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon
“Suit and Tie” by Justin Timberlake (ft. Jay-Z)
“Good Day Sunshine” by The Beatles
“This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole
“Good Life” by Kanye West (ft. T-Pain)
“Burning Down the House” by Talking Heads
“Feel So Close” by Calvin Harris
“Cantina Theme” from Star Wars
“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson (ft. Bruno Mars)
“Superfly” by Curtis Mayfield
“Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” by Stevie Wonder
“Animal” by Neon Trees
“Turn Down For What” by DJ Snake and Lil Jon
“Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” by Dean Martin
“Starships” by Nicki Minaj
“Young Americans” by David Bowie
“Could You Be Loved” by Bob Marley
“Dog Days Are Over” by Florence + The Machine
“Happy” by Pharrell Williams
“Tell Me Something Good” by Chaka Khan and Rufus
“5 Years Time” by Noah and the Whale
“Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor
“Say Hey (I Love You)” by Michael Franti & Spearhead
“Rainbow” by Robert Plant