Wedding Entrance Songs To Bring ‘Em Out

The wedding entrance songs are when the master of ceremonies announces the wedding party VIPs at the reception. Of course, you, as the wedding couple, are the main act.

The best advice I can give as a wedding DJ is to kick your wedding reception into high gear with one of the entrance songs provided in this article – whether it be a bang or a romantic intro.

Wedding couple's grand entrance into reception
Photo Credit: M Place Productions @mplacepro

Quick Tips

When picking out the song to enter the reception hall, you must consider the following 3 factors:

1. Does the song have a special meaning to both of you?
2. What is the tempo of the song (fast or slow) to determine the mood of the moment?
3. Does the song’s genre and meaning match your music tastes and relationship?

As an experienced wedding DJ, I’ve assembled a list of songs for the wedding entrance introduction. Songs are selected by the meaning of the song and popular hits by today’s couples.

New Grand Entrance Songs

  1. “Unstoppable” by Daniel Caesar R&B, 2023
  2. “Welcome To My House” by Yonaka Rock, 2023
  3. “Clap Your Hands” by Oh the Larceny Pop, 2023
  4. “Run Free (Countdown)” by Tiësto & R3HAB Dance, 2023
  5. “Music For a Sushi Restaurant ” by Harry Styles Pop, 2022
  6. “Movie Star” by Steve Aoki, MOD SUN, Global Dan Dance, 2022
  7. “Iconic” by Simple Plan Rock, 2022
  8. “What A Night” by Flo Rida Hip Hop, 2022
  9. “Will Of The People” by Muse Rock, 2022
  10. “Bridesmaids” by Kylie Morgan Country, 2022

Reception Entrance Songs by Genre

Dance

  • Run Free (Countdown) – Tiësto & R3HAB
  • Movie Star – Steve Aoki, MOD SUN, Global Dan
  • I Feel Good – Pitbull
  • Unstoppable – Sia
  • Time Of Our Lives – Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo
  • A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
  • We Found Love – Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris
  • Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
  • Levels – Avicii
  • Feel So Close – Calvin Harris
  • Dynamite – Taio Cruz
  • L’amour Toujours – Gigi D’Agostino
  • Get Ready For This – 2 Unlimited

Rock

  • Welcome To My House – Yonaka
  • Will Of The People – Muse
  • Iconic – Simple Plan
  • Let’s Get The Party Started – Tom Morello, Bring Me The Horizon
  • Glorious – UNSECRET
  • Born For This – The Score
  • Handclap – Fitz & The Tantrums
  • Best Day Of My Life – American Authors
  • Good Life – OneRepublic
  • Marry Me – Train
  • Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • Chelsea Dagger – Fratellis
  • I Believe In A Thing Called Love – Darkness
  • Beautiful Day – U2
  • Tubthumping – Chumbawamba
  • Thunderstruck – AC/DC
  • I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts
  • Kickstart My Heart – Mötley Crüe
  • Welcome To The Jungle – Guns N’ Roses
  • Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
  • We Will Rock You – Queen
  • Come And Get Your Love – Redbone
  • All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

Pop

  • Clap Your Hands – Oh the Larceny
  • Music For a Sushi Restaurant – Harry Styles
  • Could I Love You Any More – Reneé Dominique feat. Jason Mraz
  • Beautiful In White – Shane Filan
  • 24k Magic – Bruno Mars
  • Can’t Stop The Feeling! – Justin Timberlake
  • Brand New – Ben Rector
  • Stand by You – Rachel Patten
  • Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
  • Cheerleader – OMI
  • Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah) – Andy Grammer
  • Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake
  • Classic – MKTO
  • On Top Of The World – Imagine Dragons
  • Love On Top – Beyonce
  • Marry You – Bruno Mars
  • Get The Party Started – P!nk
  • Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It – Will Smith
  • Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys
  • Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
  • You Make My Dreams – Daryl Hall & John Oates

R&B

  • Unstoppable – Daniel Caesar
  • Crowd Go Crazy – John Legend
  • Beyond – Leon Bridges
  • Down – Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne
  • Forever – Chris Brown
  • Yeah! – Usher feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris
  • Crazy In Love – Beyonce
  • Let’s Get Married (ReMarqable Remix) – Jagged Edge
  • This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
  • September – Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder

Country

  • Bridesmaids – Kylie Morgan
  • Fire Up The Night – Blake Shelton feat. HARDY
  • Fire’t Up – Brantley Gilbert
  • All To Myself – Dan + Shay
  • A Guy with a Girl – Blake Shelton
  • Setting the World on Fire – Kenny Chesney with P!nk
  • Stuck Like Glue – Sugarland
  • From This Moment On – Shania Twain, Bryan White

Hip Hop

  • What A Night – Flo Rida
  • Love Like This – Savannah Dexter, Brabo Gator
  • Amazing – Mary J. Blige feat. DJ Khaled
  • Welcome to the Party – Diplo, French Montana, and Lil Pump featuring Zhavia Ward
  • My House – Flo Rida
  • Turn Down For What – DJ Snake feat. Lil Jon
  • Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton
  • All I Do Is Win – DJ Khaled feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross
  • Moment 4 Life – Nicki Minaj
  • I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  • Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
  • Bring ‘Em Out – T.I. Feat. Jay-Z
  • Let Me Clear My Throat – DJ Kool
  • Now That We Found Love – Heavy D. & The Boyz

Folk

  • Fly Me To The Moon – Imaginary Future
  • Ho Hey – The Lumineers
  • Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor

Mixed-Genre

  • Dance with Everybody – Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
  • Born For Greatness – Elliott Taylor
  • Game Of Thrones Theme (Armin van Buuren Remix) – Ramin Djawadi
  • James Bond Theme (From ‘Dr. No’) – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
  • I’m Shipping Up To Boston – Dropkick Murphys
  • Jurassic Park (Main Theme) – John Williams
  • Top Gun Anthem – Harold Faltermeyer & Steve Stevens
  • Gonna Fly Now (Rocky Theme) – Bill Conti
  • Star Wars (Main Theme) – Meco

Do you have a favorite wedding entrance song not on my list? Please share your song below in the comments.

Fun Facts

First and foremost, the DJ or band must get all wedding guests hyped for the grand entrance through music and emcee announcements. Then, the wedding party must enter the reception hall with excitement, happiness, and confidence.

A popular grand entrance game is to have a dance-off between the wedding party members. Then, have guests select the best entrance and present them with a prize.

The grand entrance can be as short as 2 minutes if only the newlyweds are introduced. It can be as long as 10 minutes to introduce a large wedding party such as 10 groomsmen and 10 bridesmaids. Plan 5-10 minutes.

First, you must decide if you want a hyped entrance or a romantic entrance just for you. If you want a song to play as you enter with cheers, then select an upbeat song in your favorite style of music. If you have a more classy affair, then select a romantic love song to set the mood of romance for the meal.

It is up to the master of ceremonies to discuss with the wedding couple beforehand how they wish to be introduced. In addition, some weddings are same-sex weddings. Typically, a bride and groom are introduced as “It is my great honor and happy privilege to introduce to you, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver and Olivia Smith!”.

For gender-neutral entrances, the introduction could be “Let’s raise our glasses and welcome the newly united couple, Liam and Noah!”

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

Keep in mind that 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.

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.

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