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50 Of The Best Songs to Introduce The Newlyweds

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A bride and groom dancing to the best songs to introduce the newlyweds.

Introduction

Close your eyes and picture this: 

You and your partner have said your vows and exchanged “I Dos,” and are now officially newlyweds. Now it’s time for the reception, and as you enter the room with your beloved… a song that’s not fit for introducing the newlyweds starts playing ⁉️

Not to undermine the magic of the moment, but it’s a bit underwhelming walking into a song you’re not in love with, isn’t it? 

Luckily, that’s only in your imagination (if you really did close your eyes…), and can easily be avoided as long as you pick the right wedding entrance song for the bride and groom beforehand. 

And because we’re such good besties already (I can’t remember the last time someone understood me as well as you have in the first 20 seconds of our relationship) 👯‍♀️, we went ahead and handpicked the best songs to introduce the bride and groom for you! We even made it easier for you to choose the right song by categorizing our top picks by the most popular genres! 

So without further ado, here are our favourite tunes to introduce the bride and groom.

Let’s dive right in, girl (or guy)! 

Table of Contents

  1. Romantic Love Songs
  2. Country
  3. Classical
  4. Hip-Hop
  5. Rock
  6. The Basics of Picking the Best Song to Introduce the Bride and Groom

Best Romantic Love Songs to Introduce The Newlyweds

For a classic wedding entrance, go for a romantic love song. With their touching lyrics and lovely melodies, these songs are tailor fit for a “best song to introduce the newlyweds” playlist, and we made sure to only include the best of the best! 

  1. “Unchained Melody” – The Righteous Brothers
  2. “Perfect” – Ed Sheeran
  3. “At Last” – Etta James
  4. “I Will Always Love You” – Whitney Houston
  5. “Amazed” – Lonestar
  6. “A Thousand Years” – Christina Perri
  7. “Something” – The Beatles
  8. “All of Me” – John Legend
  9. “Un-break My Heart” – Toni Braxton
  10. “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” – Aerosmith

Best Country Songs To Introduce The Newlyweds

Fancy a bit of good ol’ country twang in your wedding entrance? (or maybe your husband just really, REALLY loves pretending to be a cowboy) then go for some classic country hits. These songs are wedding staples for a reason, and we think it’s all thanks to their signature lyrics and beautiful instrumentals. 

  1. “Bless the Broken Road” – Rascal Flatts
  2. “From This Moment On” – Shania Twain
  3. “Die a Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett
  4. “Making Memories of Us” – Keith Urban
  5. “I Cross My Heart” – George Strait
  6. “To Make You Feel My Love” – Garth Brooks
  7. “My Best Friend” – Tim McGraw
  8. “Then” – Brad Paisley
  9. “Forever and Ever, Amen” – Randy Travis
  10. “Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw

Best Classical Songs To Introduce The Newlyweds

If the wedding ceremony itself is a more traditional event, then you can always keep that theme going well into the reception by also picking a classical tune for the wedding entrance song for the bride and groom. All these are tried-and-tested songs that will always please everyone (we swear…. 95% of the time at least…😂). 

  1. “Canon in D” – Johann Pachelbel
  2. “Ave Maria” – Franz Schubert
  3. “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” – Johann Sebastian Bach
  4. “Trumpet Voluntary” – Jeremiah Clarke
  5. “Ode to Joy” – Ludwig van Beethoven
  6. “Air on the G String” – Johann Sebastian Bach
  7. “Spring” from The Four Seasons – Antonio Vivaldi
  8. “Arioso” – Johann Sebastian Bach
  9. “Rondeau” – Jean-Joseph Mouret
  10. “Overture from Royal Fireworks Music” – George Frideric Handel

Best Hip-Hop Songs To Introduce The Newlyweds

Who says the best song to introduce the newlyweds can’t have attitude? We certainly don’t, and that’s why we included these great hip-hop songs for you to choose from!

  1. “Crazy in Love” – Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z
  2. “Lose Control” – Missy Elliott
  3. “Empire State of Mind” – Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys
  4. “Yeah!” – Usher ft. Lil Jon, Ludacris
  5. “Sicko Mode” – Travis Scott36. “Finesse (Remix)” – Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B
  6. “Hotline Bling” – Drake
  7. “Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
  8. “Sensual Seduction” – Snoop Dogg
  9. “Party Up (Up In Here)” – DMX

Best Rock Songs To Introduce The Newlyweds

Want to make a loud entrance? We got you covered with these rock hits. Thanks to their loud guitars and bombastic drums, these top tunes have easily rocked their way into our “top tunes to introduce the bride and groom” list. Bonus points if you enter the wedding reception playing air guitar with your partner! 🎸

  1. “Sweet Child o’ Mine” – Guns N’ Roses
  2. “Livin’ on a Prayer” – Bon Jovi
  3. “Don’t Stop Believin'” – Journey
  4. “You Shook Me All Night Long” – AC/DC
  5. “I Want to Hold Your Hand” – The Beatles
  6. “Sweet Caroline” – Neil Diamond
  7. “Dancing in the Dark” – Bruce Springsteen
  8. “All You Need Is Love” – The Beatles
  9. “Brown Eyed Girl” – Van Morrison
  10. “Somebody to Love” – Queen
The bride and groom dancing to a song that introduced them at the reception.

The Basics Of Picking The Best Song To Introduce The Bride And Groom

  1. Make a personal statement: This is your first “entrance” as a newlywed couple, so make sure the song you pick is a reflection of that statement. There are countless options for the wedding entrance song for the bride and groom, but the best one will always be a tune that represents you as a couple! 

  2. Consider the atmosphere: Next, think about the mood you want to set. Do you want it to be romantic? More lighthearted? Or are you both natural goofballs who just want to have a good time?? (raise your hand if you vote for this ✋) Whatever you pick, make sure it aligns with the atmosphere of your special day! 

  3. Cater to your audience: While it’s essential to pick a song that represents you as a couple, it’s also a good idea to also consider your guests’ preferences. For example, opting for a song that’s considered a crowd pleaser will create a more enjoyable experience. And don’t worry, there’s plenty of other times in the reception where you can play a more personal tune for you and your partner! 

  4. Practice your entrance: Remember that timing is key, so make sure you properly rehearse with your partner the chosen wedding entrance song! Keep in mind that those heels can pack quite a punch, and you don’t want to step on your partner’s shoes right on your wedding night… as good and funny a memory as it can be. 🫣Remember: practice makes perfect!

  5. Coordinate with your DJ: If you want any specific arrangements or transitions, make sure you talk about it with your DJ. For example, if you want the wedding entrance song to transition into another tune after a specific timestamp, it’s good to arrange this beforehand. Not only will this ensure a smooth flow to the event, but it can also help keep the energy and mood high! 

  6. Surprise element: Want to add a surprise element or something that the guest won’t expect? Feel free to do so! For example, you can enter the reception with a choreographed dance, as well as other fun twists. It doesn’t have to stop with simply picking the best song to introduce the bride and groom – you are also free to go the extra mile and make this moment uniquely yours. 

  7. Match the theme: If your wedding follows a theme, pick a tune that complements it. Whether you opt for a vintage or modern theme, the best song to introduce the bride and groom is one that easily fits with the chosen atmosphere.

  8. Keep it balanced: The bride and groom’s entrances are usually preceded by the other members of the wedding party, so make sure their songs don’t overpower the one meant for you! 

  9. Have a backup plan: Finally, technical glitches happen, so have a backup plan… like maybe an overly complicated handshake with your partner to distract the guests. Or better yet, just have a reliable Plan B to make sure that your entrance remains flawless in case there’s an unforeseen issue (we still think the handshake is a good idea). 
A couple holding flowers preparing for the Father and Daughter Dance Song

Final Thoughts

Choosing the best wedding entrance song for the bride and groom is a delightful part of the wedding planning journey. 

After all, it’s where you announce yourselves as newlyweds to everyone, so why not make it just as memorable as your prior “I Dos” beforehand? 

Furthermore, it also sets the mood for your wedding reception, where everyone can let loose after your wedding ceremony. So make it count, because at the end of the day, it’s your party!

But before you break out your best dance moves, you can also consider reaching out to us at DJing.ca, Canada’s largest DJ company. You want the bride and groom’s wedding entrance song to make a statement, and the top 1% DJs we handpicked will do just that. What’s more, we also maintain a 5-star rating under our belt and have successfully played more than 1,000 events.

Congratulations on the upcoming wedding, and we wish you smooth sailing in all of your planning!

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