30 Best Wedding Entrance Songs To Kick Off Your Reception Party

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30 Best Wedding Entrance Songs To Kick Off Your Party
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After saying your vows, it's time to rev-up and start the party. Being introduced as the bride and groom (or wedding party) to the entire reception is an important moment. Not only are you walking through the door (for the first time) as Mr. and Mrs., but your song choice determines which mood and environment you're creeating for the entire party.

But not to worry! We've provided 30 of our favorite picks for wedding entrance songs that will be sure to get your party started off right!

And don't be scared to get creative and think outside the box. As a couple, discuss some of your favorite pump-up songs (they don't have to be wedding related), as well as talk with your bridal/groom party to see if they have a preference of which songs they walk into the party on.

1. "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas

"I've got a feeling that tonight's gonna be a good night

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Friday, Saturday, Saturday to Sunday

Get, get, get, get, get with us, you know what we say, say

Party every day"

One of the most popular party-starting songs — and for good reason. This Black Eyed Peas classic will not leave a butt in their chair when playing. 

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2. "Tik Tok" by Ke$ha 

"Now, the party don't start till I walk in! 

Don't stop, make it pop

DJ, blow my speakers up"

Other than the fact that this introductory Ke$ha songs screams "let's party," these particular lyrics are necessary for the couple entering their own celebration. Well, because the party technically doesn't start till they walk in...

3. "Levels" by Aviici

"Oh, sometimes

I get a good feeling, yeah

Get a feeling that I never, never, never, never had before, no no

I get a good feeling, yeah"

To many, Aviici's "Levels" was the introductory song into the world of techno and dance music, a genre in itself that signifies fun and dancing. Just make sure it's the original song, and not Flo-Rida's take on it.

4. "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge

"Everyone can see we're together

As we walk on by

(And) and we fly just like birds of a feather

I won't tell no lie"

A perfect song for a newly made family! Other than the couple walking into this jam, this would be a perfect entrance wedding song for the sibling bridal party. 

5. "Happy" by Pharrel 

"Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof

Because I'm happy

Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth

Because I'm happy

Clap along if you know what happiness is to you

Because I'm happy

Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do"

There's no way one can listen to this song and not feel happy. It's just a fact. So why not start the party on a happy note and play this Pharrel tune?

6. "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake 

"And ain't nobody leavin' soon, so keep dancin'

I can't stop the feelin'

So just dance, dance, dance"

Just like "Happy," "Can't Stop the Feeling" is one of our decade's feel good jams that will likely be used as the celebratory song for years to come. At least you can say you helped start the trend. 

7. "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars

"Throw your hands up in the sky

Let's set this party off right"

Just like your new rings symbolizing love and marriage, gold (and maybe they're even 24k) encapsulates everything glitz and glam. You've spent time, money, and energy on creating the perfect reception, so flex a little something. 

8. "Crazy in Love" by Beyoncé

"It's the way that you know what I thought I knew

It's the beat my heart skips when I'm with you

But I still don't understand

Just how your love can do what no one else can"

The same way we remember the beginning of the power couple Beyoncé and Jay Z with this love song ode, kick off your marriage by walking into this modern day love song.

9. "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" by Natalie Cole

"Loving you

Is some kind of wonderful

Because you've shown me

Just how much you care

You've given me the thrill of a lifetime

And made me believe you've got more thrills to spare, oh"

Giving the crowd automatic Parent Trap vibes, this song speaks of the joys of love and how wonderful it is to have found your person. Additionally, this tune is a clap-starter, so have everyone clapping out of their chairs when you and your babe walk arm and arm. 

10. "Forever" by Chris Brown 

"It's like I waited my whole life

For this one night

It's gon' be me you and the dance floor

'Cause we only got one night"

If you're a fan of The Office, you know how iconic this song can be at a wedding. Replicate a Jim and Pam moment by having you or your bridal party stroll into the party playing "Forever."

11. "On Top Of The World" by Imagine Dragons

"Been holding it in for a while, 'ey

Take it with me if I can

Been dreaming of this since a child

I'm on top of the world"

Is there a better feeling than being in love? Maybe knowing that you're about to spend the rest of your life with your love. This song by Imagine Dragons will bring all the feels to both you and the crowd. 

12. "Sexy & I Know It" by LMFAO

"When I walk in the spot (yeah) this is what I see (okay)

Everybody stops and they staring at me

This is how I roll, come on ladies it's time to go

We headed to the bar, baby don't be nervous

No shoes, no shirt, and I still get service, watch"

How sexy is a newly married couple in love? Very sexy. So strut out to this LMFAO throwback and show your stuff!

13. "Shut Up And Dance" by Walk The Moon

"She said shut up and dance with me

This woman is my destiny

She said oh oh oh

Shut up and dance with me"

When the party starts, there's no time for talking — it's time for dancing. This song is the perfect introductory tune to let the guests know, if they want to see you, you'll be on the dance floor. 

14. "Dynamite" by Taio Cruz

"I wanna celebrate and live my life

Saying ay-oh, baby let's go

'Cause we gon' rock this club

We gon' go all night

We gon' light it up"

Playing in any bar, club, or house party in 2010 was this song. For those couples that met during this time or want nostalgic feels, this would be the perfect tune to bring back those old memories. 

15. "Here For The Party" by Gretchen Wilson

"You know I'm here for the party

And I ain't leaving till they throw me out

Gonna have a little fun gonna get me some

You know I'm here, I'm here for the party"

A shout out and ode to all the guests who came for the open bar. Start the party by letting everyone know you're just here for the party. 

16. "Sexyback" by Justin Timberlake 

"I'm bringin' sexy back (yeah)

Them other boys don't know how to act (yeah)

I think it's special, what's behind your back (yeah)"

Dressed in a tux and bridal gown, how could it be possible to not bring sexy back? You're dressed to the nines, so it's time to let everyone know who the sexiest people in the room are.

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17. "Let's Get It Started" by The Black Eyed Peas

"When I bust my rhyme, you break your necks

We got five minutes for us to disconnect

From all intellect collect the rhythm effect

Obstacles are inefficient, follow your intuition"

Our second Black Eyed Peas song on the list. This jam is signfying the party is ready to start... just as soon as the newly weds walk through the door. 

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18. "We Got The World" by Icona Pop

"Just come into my arms

I will get you love drunk

We'll be burning ground

Us against the world tonight"

For those who aren't afraid of letting their inner weird out on their special night, this song let's everyone know you've got everything you ever wanted. And you're going to celebrate!

19. "Raise Your Glass" by Pink 

"So raise your glass if you are wrong,

In all the right ways,

All my underdogs,

We will never be never be, anything but loud"

A big cheers to the couple! This song says it all: raise your glass to the newlyweds. 

20. "Bring Em Out" by T.I. ft. Swizz Beats

"I got the crowd yelling (Bring 'em out, bring 'em out)

Aye, all my hot girls yelling (Bring 'em out, bring 'em out)

Aye, all the Dope Boyz yelling (Bring 'em out, bring 'em out)

Aye, from the back they yelling (Bring 'em out, bring 'em out)"

Your guests have just watched the ceramony and the joining of two hearts, now it's time to party. You've taken your photos and now everyone is waiting to see you be introduced for the first time as a married couple!

21. "All For You" by Janet Jackson

"All for you if you say you need it

All for you if you gotta have it

All for you make a move

All for you

All for you

Tell me you're the only one

Soon we'll be having fun

Come over here and get some"

Classic Janet, this song is both lyrically and musically fun! Once you've joined two lives together in marriage, it truly is "all for you."

22. "Send Me On My Way" by The Roots

"Well, I would like to hold my little hand

And we will run, we will, we will crawl, we will

I would like to hold my little hand

And we will run, we will, we will crawl"

You're married! It's time to take the world be storm, and this tune lets everyone know as you walk into the party that you're on your way to a beautiful life together.

23. "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore

"Can we go back, this is the moment

Tonight is the night, we’ll fight till it’s over

So we put our hands up like the ceiling can’t hold us

Like the ceiling can’t hold us"

Depending on who your guests are, this wedding reception is about to get a little crazy. And that's okay! Just set the precident with this Macklemore song. 

24. "Something Just Like This" by The Chainsmokers

"But she said, where'd you wanna go?

How much you wanna risk?

I'm not looking for somebody

With some superhuman gifts

Some superhero

Some fairytale bliss

Just something I can turn to

Somebody I can kiss"

Whether you and your honey are first loves, or it's been a bumpy road to find your special someone, it seems like you've been waiting forever for "something just like this."

25. "Wild At Heart" by Gloriana 

"I ain't here to do anything halfway

Don't give a damn what anyone might say

I just wanna free fall for a while"

Perfect for a country wedding! This tune by Gloriana let's the party know that you may be newly married but you're still wild at heart. 

26. "Dance, Dance" by Fall Out Boy

"Dance, dance

We're falling apart to half-time

Dance, dance

And these are the lives you love to lead

Dance, this is the way they'd love"

Giving the couple middle school vibes, Fall Out Boy is guarenteed to get the party dancing. Who can resist some early millennia emo-punk band jamming?

27. "Beautiful Day" by U2

"It's a beautiful day

Sky falls, you feel like

It's a beautiful day

Don't let it get away

You're on the road

But you've got no destination

You're in the mud

In the maze of her imagination"

A special song by U2, this tune will spark love and all the feels as you walk into your wedding reception. Given the occasion, rain or shine, it's a beautiful day!

28. "Walking On Sunshine" by Katrina & The Waves

"I used to think maybe you loved me, now I know that it's true

And I don't want to spend my whole life, just waiting for you

Now I don't want you back for the weekend

Not back for a day, no no no

I said baby I just want you back

And I want you to stay (Oh yeah now!)"

It's hard to imagine that everything is going perfectly on a wedding day, there's bound to be hiccups and bumps. But it doesn't matter, because on such a special day, you're walking on sunshine — and it feels good!

29. "Cheerleader" by OMI

"Oh I think that I found myself a cheerleader

She is always right there when I need her

She walks like a model

She grants my wishes like a genie in a bottle yeah yeah"

Joining a couple together in marriage means you've just found your partner-in-crime for life. Some would say you're biggest cheerleader.

30. "Marry You" by Bruno Mars

"Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you

Is it the look in your eyes, or is it this dancing juice

Who cares baby, I think I wanna marry you"

We're ending this list with the cheesiest and yet most romantic song. Bruno Mars' "Marry You" is an obvious choice for the two lovebirds who just said "I do."

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Elizabeth Blasi is a New Yorker. A lifestyle & travel writer, who is often seen with a suitcase in hand, jetsetting to her next location. But as a true Digital Nomad, her love of writing and romance novels means her laptop is always beside her.