Wedding Entrance Songs: Crowd Cheering Hits

Know popular grand entrance songs chosen by real couples.

Updated on October 17, 2023 | Written by Matthew Campbell (Editor of My Wedding Songs and wedding DJ)

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.

This is your time to shine. What song is your theme?

Wedding couple's grand entrance into reception
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New Grand Entrance Songs

  1. “I Feel Good” by Pitbull Ft. Anthony Watts & DJWS (Latin Dance – 2021)
  2. “Music For a Sushi Restaurant ” by Harry Styles (Pop – 2022)
  3. “Movie Star” by Steve Aoki, MOD SUN, Global Dan (Dance – 2022)
  4. “Iconic” by Simple Plan (Rock – 2022)
  5. “Crowd Go Crazy” by John Legend (R&B – 2021)
  6. “What A Night” by Flo Rida (Hip Hop – 2022)
  7. “Will Of The People” by Muse (Rock – 2022)
  8. “Bridesmaids” by Kylie Morgan (Country – 2022)
  9. “Love Like This” by Savannah Dexter, Brabo Gator (Hip Hop – 2022)
  10. “Dance with Everybody” by Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors (Folk – 2022)

Trending Introduction Songs

  1. “Bring ‘Em Out” by T.I. (Hip Hop – 2004)
  2. “Forever” by Chris Brown (R&B – 2008)
  3. “We Found Love” by Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris (Dance – 2011)
  4. “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas (Hip Hop – 2009)
  5. “Crazy In Love” by Beyonce feat. Jay-Z (R&B – 2003)
  6. “24k Magic” by Bruno Mars (Pop – 2016)
  7. “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC (Rock – 1990)
  8. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” by Stevie Wonder (R&B – 1970)
  9. “Higher Love” by Kygo, Whitney Houston (Dance – 2019)
  10. “Levels” by Avicii (Dance – 2011)

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You will enjoy a list of the most popular and unique wedding entrance songs for walking into the reception venue.

Every couple’s music tastes are different. Thus, I selected wedding entrance songs that include many different eras and music styles.

Dance Entrance Songs

Movie Star – Steve Aoki, MOD SUN, Global Dan

A dance song with spoken words talking about how you put in the hard work and how you’ve made it now and livin’ large.

I Feel Good – Pitbull

A pure party song to get everyone pumped up and feeling good.

Unstoppable – Sia

A song about overcoming obstacles and now you are unstoppable!

Time Of Our Lives – Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo

This a great way to say not only are you but your guests are going to lose their minds and have fun.

A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay

The song celebrates how you want to give each other your heart with this dance tune.


We Found Love – Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris

This song is the epitome of shining a light on your love for each other while getting guests pumped up.

Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO

The wedding party or couple can put on some dance moves as they enter the reception hall.

Levels – Avicii

One of the best EDM entrance songs that allow space and time for introductory announcements.

Feel So Close – Calvin Harris

An EDM hit song to indicate to guests that the party has begun.

Dynamite – Taio Cruz

Everyone is dressed to the nines and it’s time to light it up!


L’amour Toujours – Gigi D’Agostino

A fast-paced electronic song to get everyone excited and the wedding party dancing on the way in.

Get Ready For This – 2 Unlimited

Played at many sports events in the 90s as an introduction song and an instrumental to allow for talking over.


After you select your entrance songs, typically the newlyweds will go right into their first dance. See our list of unique first dance songs.

Popular Rock Entrance Tracks

Will Of The People – Muse

An up-tempo alternative rock song to get everyone excited for the announcements of the wedding party.

Iconic – Simple Plan

A mid-tempo song describing how people thought you were never going to be anybody but you will show them wrong by being iconic.

Let’s Get The Party Started – Tom Morello, Bring Me The Horizon

A hard rock song that makes a statement that the party started with your arrival.


Glorious – UNSECRET

A song to set the tone that the guests of honor have arrived. Turn up the bass so you can feel it!

Born For This – The Score

A song that gives the feeling that you will survive no matter what life throws at you.

Handclap – Fitz & The Tantrums

This song will have guests clapping their hands as you enter the reception venue.

Best Day Of My Life – American Authors

A fun song signifying that your wedding day is the best day of your life.

Good Life – OneRepublic

A song making the statement that you will have a good life together as a married couple.


Marry Me – Train

A romantic song to play as you start your new life together.

Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti & Spearhead

This a very fun song you can groove to and tell each other that you are in love.

Chelsea Dagger – Fratellis

A fun song that will have guests singing along and clapping during your entrance.

I Believe In A Thing Called Love – Darkness

The song says that you are in love with each other with a great beat.

Beautiful Day – U2

Your wedding day will be a highlight of your life and is a beautiful day!


Tubthumping – Chumbawamba

A fun song that will have everyone excited and singing along.

Thunderstruck – AC/DC

If you want an entrance song that gradually gets guests more and more pumped up with the climax being your intro – this is it!

I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts

Not only for TV show Friends fans, but this song also says that guests are there to support you as a couple or wedding party unity.

Kickstart My Heart – Mötley Crüe

If you are having a rock and roll party, this song will kickstart it off with a bang!

Welcome To The Jungle – Guns N’ Roses

You don’t have to be a headbanger to appreciate this entrance song.


Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor

A song typically played before a boxing match or before something is about to go down – like your grand entrance.

We Will Rock You – Queen

A group participation song to get everyone on their feet just before your arrival.

Come And Get Your Love – Redbone

A fun song made popular again from Guardians of the Galaxy that you can get funky to while entering the room.

All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

A sing-along song that will have everyone feeling the love in the room.


The entrance songs are either romantic or to get the party started. See a list of party songs to get the party started.

Best Pop Entrance Hits

Music For a Sushi Restaurant – Harry Styles

With a funky jazzy pop song, you can enter the reception in a fun way.


Could I Love You Any More – Reneé Dominique feat. Jason Mraz

A romantic love song to play as you are introduced and could lead right into the first dance.

Beautiful In White – Shane Filan

A love story leading up to and including a bride’s (or brides’) wedding day.

24k Magic – Bruno Mars

A playful song to highlight your introduction as the spotlight is on you.

Can’t Stop The Feeling! – Justin Timberlake

A very popular song to play in order to get the party started.

Brand New – Ben Rector

An upbeat song signifying your new start as a married couple.


Stand by You – Rachel Patten

A song that tells everyone in attendance that you will stand by each other through thick and thin.

Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon

A fun song to play to let everyone know the party has started.

Cheerleader – OMI

A funky song you can put on your dance moves to and talks about supporting each other.

Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah) – Andy Grammer

An uptempo song signifying you are very happy on your wedding day and glad to be married to each other.

Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake

A song for the groomsmen as they are introduced into the reception solo.


Classic – MKTO

A song that will have everyone wanting to cheer and dance.

On Top Of The World – Imagine Dragons

You did it. You are now married. Celebrate because you will feel like you are on top of the world.

Love On Top – Beyonce

A playful song highlighting the love you have for each other.

Marry You – Bruno Mars

A mid-tempo song talking about how you want to marry each other.

Get The Party Started – P!nk

If you want to get everyone pumped up and wanting to party, play this.


Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It – Will Smith

Smith has had personal challenges. If you can forgive him, this song is his best song to set the mood for a fun reception.

Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys

If you want a boy band entrance song, you don’t get any better than this.

Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves

A fun song saying that you are so very happy to be newlyweds. See the AJ & Aly cover too!

You Make My Dreams – Daryl Hall & John Oates

A song to say that you complete each other.


Another popular event during a reception set to music is the cake cutting. Plan your cake-cutting song.

Fun R&B Wedding Entrance Tracks

Crowd Go Crazy – John Legend

An uptempo song to tell guests to get on their feet because the newlyweds are coming into the reception venue.


Beyond – Leon Bridges

A love song dedication by a groom to his new bride that she is the love of his life

Down – Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne

A fun party song telling everyone that you are there for each other and now it’s time to party.

Forever – Chris Brown

Made famous by the TV show The Office, it has been a famous entrance song since being released.

Yeah! – Usher feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris

One of the best party songs of all time and will set the mood for the reception.

Crazy In Love – Beyonce

The power couple of Queen Bey and Jay-Z have the biggest exclamation point entrance song for being in love!


Let’s Get Married (ReMarqable Remix) – Jagged Edge

Not only a party starter but also celebrates wanting to be married.

This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan

One of the best party songs of the 90s and the wedding party can get down to.

September – Earth, Wind & Fire

A top 3 party song. Up to you if you want to have it as an entrance song or play for dancing.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder

What better way to celebrate your new beginning and lifelong journey together than with this song?


You can have a special song for when the groom enters the wedding ceremony and when the bride walks down the aisle.

Popular Country Entrance Songs

Bridesmaids – Kylie Morgan

A song for introducing your bridesmaids into the reception hall.


Fire Up The Night – Blake Shelton feat. HARDY

A song to let everyone know it’s now time to party.

Fire’t Up – Brantley Gilbert

A mid-tempo song to highlight your entrance and let the party begin.

All To Myself – Dan + Shay

A mid-tempo playful love song that fits the love theme for a wedding day.

A Guy with a Girl – Blake Shelton

If you are a husband and wife team looking for a country song to accent your entrance into the reception, this is a winner.

Setting the World on Fire – Kenny Chesney with P!nk

An upbeat country song ready to start the night on a high note.


Stuck Like Glue – Sugarland

A fun-loving song that will put everyone in a good mood and set the tone for a lively reception.

From This Moment On – Shania Twain, Bryan White

A song that signifies that your life begins today as a married couple and you love each other.


The wedding couple should have their own unique song for walking down the aisle. Have specific songs for the bridesmaids walking down the aisle and the groomsmen walking down the aisle.

Upbeat Hip Hop Entrance Tracks

What A Night – Flo Rida

An entertaining way to come into the ballroom on a high note.

Love Like This – Savannah Dexter, Brabo Gator

A song that will not be picked by every couple that you can call your own celebrating your love for each other.

Amazing – Mary J. Blige feat. DJ Khaled

It’s your wedding day. You are amazing and your time is now!


Welcome to the Party – Diplo, French Montana, and Lil Pump featuring Zhavia Ward

A song featured on the Deadpool soundtrack that will do as it insinuates- get the party started.

My House – Flo Rida

It’s your wedding. It’s your party time. The spotlight is on you. It’s YOUR house!

Turn Down For What – DJ Snake feat. Lil Jon

Do you want to raise the roof when you enter the reception? Play this song!

Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton

A dance party song you can enter the ballroom like you own the place.

All I Do Is Win – DJ Khaled feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross

A very popular grand entrance song to play because all you do is make it rain!


Moment 4 Life – Nicki Minaj

A song is saved for your wedding party as they enter as the song references sharing the same dreams.

I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas

If you want to get all your guests excited about the grand entrance of the wedding couple, play this song.

Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas

The wedding party or wedding couple is in the house and now it is time to let loose.

Bring ‘Em Out – T.I. Feat. Jay-Z

Words that describe the grand entrance to perfection.

Let Me Clear My Throat – DJ Kool

One of the best hip hop party songs of all time and will put everyone in party mode.


Now That We Found Love – Heavy D. & The Boyz

A club banger in the 90s that will make everyone excited and make the entrance grand.

Newlyweds wedding reception entrance
Photo Credit: M Place Productions @mplacepro

Mood Setting Indie Entrance Tunes

Fly Me To The Moon – Imaginary Future

A romantic cover of the classic jazz song for a classy affair.

Ho Hey – The Lumineers

A very popular indie song that will have everyone singing along and cheering during your entrance.

Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

An upbeat song you can play to add a bit of levity to the beginning of the reception.

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor

You can choose this version or the Marvin Gaye version too. Both are romantic and classy songs to play.


Whether you plan to have a buffet or sit-down meal, you cannot have guests eat in silence. See our list of dinner music songs to keep guests from falling asleep.


Misc Introduction Tunes

Dance with Everybody – Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

A fast song that could get every guest standing, clapping, and cheering for the wedding party entering the reception venue.

Born For Greatness – Elliott Taylor

An inspirational song that highlights where you are today – on top of the mountain.

Game Of Thrones Theme (Armin van Buuren Remix) – Ramin Djawadi

Not only for Game Of Thrones fans, it adds drama to the entrance too.

James Bond Theme (From ‘Dr. No’) – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Not only James Bond fans but movie geeks will appreciate this classic.

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

If you want to have a choreographed entrance dance, this would be a great selection.


I’m Shipping Up To Boston – Dropkick Murphys

The song bridges Celtic and rock and is an up-tempo song you could accent in so many different ways.

Jurassic Park (Main Theme) – John Williams

This song adds so much suspense and theatrics to an entrance. Be sure to have the song queued at the right spot.

Top Gun Anthem – Harold Faltermeyer & Steve Stevens

The new Maverick release of this movie makes for the perfect introduction for any wedding party members.

Gonna Fly Now (Rocky Theme) – Bill Conti

This is the song played as Sylvester Stallone goes up the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Star Wars (Main Theme) – Meco

Star Wars series has a very large following and this song must be played for such fans.



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.

Typically, the wedding couple enters the reception hall and is announced together instead of individually. However, at the wedding ceremony, the groom typically walks down the aisle while escorting his mother to her seat. He can also choose to walk down the aisle alone and have his own groom processional song too.

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.


Do you have a favorite song to play as you are being introduced and not on our list?  Please share the song below so that we can add it!

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Matthew (Matt) Campbell is the founder/editor of My Wedding Songs from his experience as a wedding DJ. He is the author of two wedding planners: ‘Wedding Songs Planner’ and ‘The Wedding Music Toolkit’. Matt is the host of the ‘Wedding Songs Podcast’. He shares music inspiration in his weekly newsletter the ‘Wedding MusicLetter’. His articles have been published on Rolling Stone, DJ Life Magazine, and DJ Times. Matt resides in the wedding capital of the world – Las Vegas.


  1. One song I am thinking of as a possibility for our entrance is the Main Title from ‘An Officer & A Gentleman’. It’s basically an instrumental version of the song ‘Up Where We Belong’ from the same movie. Problem is, it’s only about 1:40 long. Any way you see this working?

    1. Hello. Thanks for the suggestion. Just for those romantic movie buffs and early 80s music fans, there is a great instrumental cover by Richard Clayderman that would work great into the wedding ceremony!

  2. Hi, my daughter wants to know what song I want played when I walk into her wedding reception. I’m divorced, and am trying to think of a kick ass song that represents the strong, independent woman I am. Any suggestions? I have pretty eclectic taste, except for rap.

    1. Hi Tina. Thanks for the question. We have some awesome entrance songs here. However, you may first want to ask your daughter if there is a special song she likes first. Then, you may want to check out our Mother Daughter Songs too.

  3. for my daughters upcoming wedding,instead of the traditional wedding march,she and I love,”Over the Rainbow”;but not Judy Garland’s version.Our pick was done by a native Hawaiian who’s name is too long to remember,but his version is beautiful

  4. I am planning to walk down the aisle in just a few months, this fall. My entrance song(hopefully) will be “Let’s Get Married” by Jagged Edge. There are two versions, but I like the original better than the remix. Just another idea for anybody who may see this. :-)

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