50 Awesome Grand Entrance Songs

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50 Grand Entrance Songs 

Your wedding reception is one event where you can truly make an entrance. You’re filled with joy after saying “I do,” all eyes are on you… but what song is playing?

It’s a perfect time to pump up the crowd for the amazing celebration you’re about to share, and you need a song that fits you as a couple and will set the tone for the rest of the night. But first, you’ll need to decide how you’ll enter.

50 wedding grand entrance songs

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There are typically four ways to do a grand entrance into your wedding reception:


  • First, and definitely the simplest, is to have the MC announce you, the newlyweds, first, and then have your bridal party follow in behind you. “Ladies and gentlemen, let’s give a warm welcome to the people we’re all here to support, the new Mr. and Mrs. Jones!”. With that, your DJ will press play on your chosen grand entrance song, and you’ll enter the room to lots of cheers and applause, while your smiling bridal party walks in behind you.


  • Similarly, your bridal party can already be in the reception for your grand entrance. Whether they’re seated at a head table, or simply mingling with other guests, your bridal party can be part of the crowd who welcomes you into your wedding reception.


  • Another option is to have the emcee introduce each member of the bridal party as they walk in to the reception. They can either be called by name, or the emcee can use this opportunity to give a brief introduction of each person. If you're feeling extra creative, and your DJ is on board, you can also choose a different song for each couple as they walk in, which is an awesome way to add a little humor to the grand entrance. In this situation, the bride and groom to enter last (to thunderous applause, of course)! You can also choose to have one song for the wedding party to enter to, and a different song for the newlyweds. To keep it as simple as possible, you can choose one song for everyone, and have it playing quietly in the background as each bridesmaid or groomsman is introduced, and then turned up nice and loud for the bride and groom’s entrance.


  • Lastly, your bridal party can enter as a group, followed by you and your new spouse. This is another really simple way to do your grand entrance, as your bridal party doesn’t need to enter in any particular order, they simply walk in and take their seats at the head table when they’re introduced.

Now that we’ve covered how to do it, let’s get to the fun part - choosing a Grand Entrance song! Here are some of our favorites from all different genres.

We've linked them to YouTube so if you're not familiar then you can click to listen! 

What songs to walk into your reception to

Photo:  Tracy Shoopman Photogrpahy at Heartland Meadows 

Country Grand Entrance Songs 

That’s My Kind of Night - Luke Bryan 

Somebody Like You – Keith Urban 

Life Is A Highway – Rascall Flatts 

Here For The Party – Gretchen Wilson 

Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til The Sun Comes Up) – Garth Brooks

Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Dwight Yoakum 

Found - Dan Davidson 

I Want Crazy - Hunter Hayes 


Hip Hop Grand Entrance Songs

Show Me What You Got - Jay-Z

Come Get It Bae - Pharrell

Downtown - Macklemore

Let Me Clear My Throat - DJ Kool 

Over - Drake

Crazy In Love – Beyonce feat. Jay-Z

Now That We’ve Found Love - Heavy D 

Wedding reception song ideas

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Celebration – Kool and the Gang

Something’s Got A Hold On Me - Etta James

Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder

I Feel Good (I Got You) – James Brown

I’m A Believer – The Monkees (or Smashmouth)

This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole

Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson

Some Kind Of Wonderful - Grand Funk

Misirlou - Dick Dale & His Del-Tones

Wedding reception songs

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The Walker - Fitz and the Tantrums

Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet

Think I’m In Love - Beck

Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

I Need Never Get Old - Nathaniel Ratliff & The Night Sweats

I Won’t Let You Down - OK Go

I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness



I Got You - Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones

Happy - C2C

Safe and Sound - Capital Cities

Money Maker - Throttle

Kids - MGMT

Music Sounds Better With You - Daft Punk

Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better) - Felix Jaehn

Love On Me - Galantis

Best songs for a wedding reception


Happy – Pharrell Williams

Raise Your Glass - P!nk

Forever – Chris Brown

Cheermix – Jock Jams

Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

Want to Want Me - Jason Derulo

Can’t Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake

Something Big - Shawn Mendes

Geronimo - Sheppard

Dont forget to check out our 75 Best Country Songs for your Wedding too! 



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