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50 Of The Best Wedding Party Entrance Songs For A Wonderful Reception Arrival

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Introduction

Getting hitched soon? Congratulations! 

Once you and your partner finally exchange “I dos” and have gotten yourself covered in a colourful shower of confetti, there’s only one thing left on the list – make the most memorable arrival at your wedding reception! (cue even more confetti 🎉)

But before the party starts, have you already considered the songs to introduce the wedding party? While your union is the day’s main event, the rest of the wedding party also deserves a great entrance for being the amazing friends they are! 

No worries though, because we saw this coming in our crystal ball (totally true) and listed the best songs for the wedding party entrance, all for your convenience! 

From slow tunes to upbeat hits and everything in between, we hope this list of wedding party entrance songs helps make your planning a lot smoother.

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Table of Contents

  1. Popular Wedding Party Entrance Songs
  2. Wedding Entrance Songs for Groomsmen
  3. Wedding Entrance Songs for Bridesmaids
  4. Wedding Entrance Songs for Parents 
  5. Fun and Unique Wedding Party Entrance Songs
  6. Picking the Best Wedding Party Entrance Song: The Basics

Popular Wedding Party Entrance Songs

If you’re looking for the top songs for introducing the wedding party, then look no further than these classics. There’s a reason these are always in a DJ’s playlist, and that’s because they’re surefire hits for everybody, all without overpowering your own entrance as newlyweds! 

  1. “Celebration” – Kool & The Gang
  2. “I Gotta Feeling” – The Black Eyed Peas
  3. “Happy” – Pharrell Williams
  4. “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” – Justin Timberlake
  5. “Dancing in the Moonlight” – Toploader
  6. “Love Shack” – The B-52s
  7. “Shut Up and Dance” – WALK THE MOON
  8. “Sugar” – Maroon 5
  9. “Don’t Stop Believin'” – Journey
  10. “Sweet Caroline” – Neil Diamond

Groomsmen Wedding Party Entrance Songs

Well, here comes the boys! It should go without saying, but picking a song that makes the groomsmen feel hyped and confident is always a great idea. After all, these men are some of the closest friends and family the groom has in his life, so why not give them an entrance to remember?  

  1. “Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  2. “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” – Justin Timberlake
  3. “Suit & Tie” – Justin Timberlake ft. Jay-Z
  4. “Happy” – Pharrell Williams
  5. “24K Magic” – Bruno Mars
  6. “Thunderstruck” – AC/DC
  7. “Party Rock Anthem” – LMFAO
  8. “I Gotta Feeling” – The Black Eyed Peas
  9. “Happy Together” – The Turtles
  10. “Sharp Dressed Man” – ZZ Top

Bridesmaids Wedding Party Entrance Songs

Now, it’s time for the ladies! Your bridesmaids have been your girl gang through life’s many ups and downs, and it’s time to make them feel appreciated! So, how about a selection of empowering and fun tunes to walk out to? Remember, Cyndi Lauper said it best – girls just wanna have fun! 

  1. “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” – Beyoncé
  2. “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” – Cyndi Lauper
  3. “Wannabe” – Spice Girls
  4. “Love On Top” – Beyoncé
  5. “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” – Shania Twain
  6. “Shut Up and Dance” – WALK THE MOON
  7. “Dancing Queen” – ABBA
  8. “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” – Whitney Houston
  9. “You Make My Dreams” – Hall & Oates
  10. “Walking on Sunshine” – Katrina and the Waves

Parents Wedding Party Entrance Songs

Finally, it’s time to show some love to your old folks. These people raised you and your partner to be the people you are now, so an entrance that shows appreciation for that is highly-recommended! Of course, you can also tug at their heartstrings with a nostalgic tune from the 60s or 70s, which can even remind them of their own weddings. Sounds lovely, wouldn’t you agree? ❤️

  1. “Isn’t She Lovely” – Stevie Wonder
  2. “What a Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong
  3. “In My Life” – The Beatles
  4. “My Girl” – The Temptations
  5. “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” – Stevie Wonder
  6. “Unchained Melody” – The Righteous Brothers
  7. “Just the Way You Are” – Billy Joel
  8. “The Way You Look Tonight” – Frank Sinatra
  9. “Wonderful Tonight” – Eric Clapton
  10. “Have I Told You Lately” – Rod Stewart

Fun Wedding Party Entrance Songs

Want a wedding party entrance song that immediately gets everyone into a party mood right from the start of the reception? Or maybe you want a more unique tune to give everyone a little surprise? Whatever mood you want to set, we promise these songs will help set just the right vibe. Pinky swear! 

  1. “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” – The Darkness
  2. “Twist and Shout” – The Beatles
  3. “Hooked on a Feeling” – Blue Swede
  4. “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” – The Proclaimers
  5. “Marry You” – Bruno Mars
  6. “Send Me on My Way” – Rusted Root
  7. “Ho Hey” – The Lumineers
  8. “A-Punk” – Vampire Weekend
  9. “Footloose” – Kenny Loggins
  10. “Don’t Stop Me Now” – Queen
Guests cheering while the wedding party entrance song is playing.

Picking The Best Wedding Party Entrance Song: The Basics

  • Consider the atmosphere: One of the first things to consider when choosing the songs to introduce the wedding party is the mood you want to set. With the wedding ceremony now over, most people would expect a more fun and casual reception, so consider songs that will get everybody to start tapping their feet! 
  • Reflect your style: Aside from the atmosphere, make sure the songs you pick also reflect the personality and preferences of the wedding party members that are being introduced. 
  • Involve your wedding party: Since they are the ones that are being introduced, why not get some input from your parents, bridesmaids, and groomsmen? For example, the bridesmaids might want a #GirlBoss 💅 entrance, while the groomsmen might want to feel like they’re the world’s biggest boyband 🎤 Now that’s one way of getting everyone more excited! 
  • Think about the beat: Of course, also consider the tempo of the songs for the wedding party entrance. Slower songs make for a more romantic feel, while an upbeat tune might just be what the groomsmen need to start busting out moves! 
  • Lyrics matter: Consider the lyrics of the wedding party entry songs too. For example, while picking songs with lyrics that resonate with the moment are common, going the extra mile by using the lyrics as a storytelling device for the wedding party entrance is also a cute touch. Heck, you can even write your own lyrics over an instrumental song! 
  • Practice the entrance: The groomsmen may not be members of an actual international boyband, but make sure they still practice the entrance (along with the rest of the wedding party!) Doing so minimizes any room for mistakes, and ensures the timing is perfect.
  • Personalize the Experience: The fun doesn’t have to stop once you pick the songs for the wedding party entrance, because you can still go all-out by adding surprise elements like special effects, gimmicks… and dare we say it, an actual boyband dance by the groomsmen?? (okay, we have to stop with the boyband thing). Either way, make it memorable!
  • Consult your DJ: Your DJ is the wizard behind the curtains (well… DJ booth) for this event, so make sure you coordinate with them about your vision for the entrance. As experts in the field, they will surely provide you with unique insights and suggestions based on their experience. 
  • Consider song transitions: You can also talk with your DJ and plan how the chosen song will transition into other parts of the reception. Do you want a classic fade in and fade out for the songs? Or maybe even a remix of the wedding party entry songs you chose? Perhaps you may want a mashup of multiple songs combined together? Either way, your DJ should be your go-to person for this. 
  • Have fun: And finally, have fun! The wedding party entrance marks the start of the party that everyone’s been waiting for the whole day, so make it as memorable as possible! Cheers! 
A DJ playing the wedding party entrance songs.

Final Thoughts

And there you have it – our list of top songs for the wedding party entrance to help you get sorted in the playlist department. 

Planning a wedding takes a looong while, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be fun! So take a breather, let our handy list guide you, and you’ll find yourself ticking off another box in your wedding checklist before you know it. After all, you’re picking songs for what will be one of the best parties in your life! 

And just in case you still haven’t found a DJ to help you with all that playlist troubles, you can reach out to us at DJing.ca! As Canada’s largest DJ company, our uniqueness lies in our collaboration with the top 1% of DJs in Canada – all of whom are masters at making an unforgettable and 5-star wedding experience.

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