111 Best Wedding Entrance Songs
If you were a conference speaker, what would be your walk-on song? The entrance song is just that. This is when you announce the wedding party VIPs. Of course, you — as the wedding couple — are the main act.
Kick your wedding reception kicks it into high gear with one of the 111 songs we provide at the end of this article. This is your time to shine. What song is your theme?
What is a Wedding Entrance Song?
Wedding entrance songs are not to be confused with processional songs. Processional songs (and you know we have a list of the best of those) are during the wedding ceremony. Entrance songs are played while the wedding party is announced at the wedding reception.
Does the Entrance Song Have to Be Boring?
No way. The “boring” part is usually the ceremony where you compromise because of your parents. Though you could play the Wedding March,” it isn’t necessary at all. This is your party. You can make it as upbeat or as traditional as you like. If you “want to get the party started” then play “Get Ready For This” by 2 Unlimited.
Songs can rock the house, raise the roof, and add a bit of fun to classy events. From our experience planning weddings, we believe the best entrance song for the wedding party has a good beat and lyrics to match. Stay away from songs that distract from the love message or talk about cheating. It seems like an obvious one, but you’d not believe our stories.
Who gets introduced first at a wedding reception?
Like everything else at your wedding, this is entirely up to you. Generally, the wedding party is absent for a while after the ceremony. They’re all with the photographer while the guests are at the reception, eating hors ‘devours.
As the wedding party re-emerges, you can have your professional DJ announce special pairs, the groomsmen, bridesmaids, and/or the wedding couple. Often the parents and grandparents are announced as a special pair. Then pairs of groomsmen and bridesmaids. After that, the best man and maid of honor are announced, followed by the wedding couple.
- Wedding Party Entrance Songs For Pairs (Special Guests, Parents, Groomsmen, Bridesmaids and Wedding Couple)
- Wedding Party Entrance Songs – Groomsmen
- Wedding Party Entrance Songs – Bridesmaids
- Wedding Couple
How Many Songs Do I Need for the Wedding Party Song?
The short answer is as many as you like. But, generally, one song is long enough for up to 9 introductions. That would be the parents, grandparents, one to five sets of the wedding party, the best man and maid of honor, and the wedding couple.
Keep in mind that the average song is 3 minutes in duration. It can take 20 seconds for a couple to prepare and get from the venue entrance door to their seats or to the dance floor. As you increase the number of introductions so will the number of songs you will need. A 3-minute song at 20 seconds per introduction equals 9 introductions on a single song.
You can always create a medley, but that can be confusing for the guests. If you have chosen to skip dinner or allow guests to eat while photographs are taken, the entrance can be immediately followed by the couple’s first dance.
What Song is Best for an Entrance Song?
It’s 1:11 to make a wish. Hooray! Your wish has been granted. We have 111 of the best wedding entrance songs for you right here. No more searching endless playlists or suggestions from well-meaning friends. You’ve been to weddings, what is fun for you?
If you have a special wedding grand march song that works or worked for you, send us an email through the comments on the bottom of the page.
Entrance/Introduction wedding song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: July 9, 2020
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