The Most Popular Wedding Entrance Songs Plus Advice on How to Pick the – Wedding Day Match

The Most Popular Wedding Entrance Songs Plus Advice on How to Pick the Right Ones to Kick Off Your Reception

Contributing Writer: Debbie Cormier

The doors to the reception swing open, leaving the guests in awe! The
lighting, flowers, and overall ambiance have already set the stage for an extraordinary night. With anticipation, guests find their seats, eagerly awaiting the grand announcement of the newlyweds that will lead them into the reception. The carefully chosen songs truly establish the atmosphere for the entire event. Whether it's the lyrics, the beat, the tempo, or simply something that gets everyone grooving, there’s no doubt you'll select the perfect song to keep the energy soaring (no pressure !). But luckily for you, Arpeggio Wedding Entertainment put together a playlist of reception entrance songs that will kickstart the night right to get your juices flowing.


Your wedding party typically consists of your closest family and friends — those whom you know better than anyone else. Selecting music that matches their personalities is what gets everyone pumped up and allows them to make the most of their “15 seconds of fame.” With countless music options available, it can be challenging to narrow it down to a few songs that truly reflect your wedding party.

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Tips for Choosing Reception Entrance Songs

Here are some helpful tips to consider when choosing songs for your introductions:

1. The magic number is three. Select one song for the parents, one for your wedding party, and one for YOU + YOUR S.O.! You can use multiple songs for each couple in your wedding party, but make sure to provide the selections to your DJ in advance.
2. If you're struggling with the parent's entrance song, think about the music they listened to while growing up — a song from their generation. Alternatively, involve them and ask for their preferred song.
3. Infuse your personality into the introductions and entrances. Consider wearing the hat or jersey of your favorite sports team.
4. Make it fun by incorporating props that can be worn and then given away.
5. Break away from the traditional walk-in; instead, dance, ride a bike, or create an exciting moment that surprises your guests. Sometimes, a choreographed routine involving the wedding party adds an extra touch of excitement.
6. Most DJs are experienced in facilitating almost any idea you can imagine. Just remember to communicate your plans to them!


Another emerging trend is having you and your wedding party enter together, reminiscent of the New England Patriots charging onto the field with immense enthusiasm. This is how you and your best friends will set the tone for an unforgettable evening.


Top 5 Entrance Songs from 2023 So Far

These are the most popular picks for wedding reception entrance and introduction songs from the past year… go ahead and dance along, you know want to.

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas

Happy – Pharrell Williams

Bring ‘Em Out – T.I. feat. Jay-Z

Best Day of My Life – American Authors


What song will you pick?


Cover photo by Janita Ducharme Photography; other photo by Oksana Micro Creative

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