Introducing the bridal party is a fun part of any wedding reception. The ceremony is past, and the crowd is usually in a celebratory mood by the time the bridal party arrives at the reception, so using just the right music to introduce the wedding party can help to make the atmosphere even more fun and festive.
8 Best Celebratory Bridal Party Entrance Songs
When you introduce the wedding party, it's time to get the party started. These songs are a perfect way to move from ceremony to celebration.
1. Get the Party Started by P!nk
P!nk's Get the Party Started is an invitation to do just that, making it a fantastic entrance song for the entire wedding party. With lyrics such as "Get this party stared on Saturday night. Everybody's waitin' for me to arrive," it's the perfect way to kick off a festive atmosphere.
2. Happy by Pharell Williams
Weddings are happy occasions, and Pharrell Williams's Happy expresses these sentiments perfectly. With its upbeat rhythms and fun lyrics, it's the perfect way to usher in the bridal party.
3. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
With a funky beat and fun lyrics, Uptown Funk will have the guests grooving as the wedding party enters. So "girls hit your hallelujah" "Cause uptown funk's gon' give it to ya."
4. Raise Your Glass by P!nk
Get the reception crowd ready for the upcoming toasts by welcoming the bridal party with P!nk's fun Raise Your Glass. With lyrics like, "Right, right, turn out the lights," and "Can't stop, comin' in hot/ I should be locked up right on the spot/I'm so on right now," it's the perfect party anthem for your wedding reception.
5. Beautiful Day by U2
This upbeat anthem by U2 reflects the celebratory nature of a wedding reception. The lyrics reinforce what's most important - that it's a beautiful day, so don't let it get away.
6. Celebration by Kool & the Gang
When it's time to celebrate with the bridal party, Kool & the Gang's Celebration sets just the right tone. It tells wedding guests what to expect going forward by letting them know, "There's a party goin' on right here/A celebration to last throughout the years."
7. Firework by Katy Perry
Katy Perry's Fireworkencourages reception guests to "Just own the night/Like the Fourth of July," setting the perfect celebratory theme for the reception. So "Ignite the light and let it shine."
8. Don't Stop Me Now by Queen
When Freddy Mercury sings about burning through the sky, you believe him. The classic Queen anthem, Don't Stop Me Now has an upbeat tempo, great lyrics, and sentiments that make it the perfect song for a bridal party entrance with lyrics such as "Don't stop me now, I'm having such a good time/I'm having a ball."
12 Love-Themed Wedding Party Entrance Songs
Love is the order of the day at wedding celebrations, so having love and marriage themed bridal party entrance songs is a great way to start the festivities.
1. Marry You by Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars's Marry You may seem like the obvious choice for a bridal party entrance given its theme. But even beyond the lyrics, the upbeat nature of the song and Mars's vocals make this a fun, celebratory song to start the night.
2. That's Amore by Dean Martin
If you're a fan of the classics, then Dean Martin's That's Amore may be the perfect wedding entrance song. With classic, sappy love sentiments, it's the perfect way to bring your wedding party in with style.
3. The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson
The King of Pop's soulful vocals combine with lyrics about love to make the perfect entrance song for a bridal party. Lyrics from The Way You Make Me Feel, such as "I like the groove of your walk/ Your talk, your dress/I feel your fever/From miles around" are perfect for the bride and for bridesmaids walking into the party.
5. It's Not Unusual by Tom Jones
It's tough to listen to Tom Jones's It's Not Unusual and not want to get up and dance. Jones's enthusiastic vocals bring a hint of nostalgia to the reception, and the bridal party gets to boogie into the reception to an infectious and fun song.
6. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
Hard rock lovers have options too, and Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love is a hard rock take on love and romance. With driving guitars and soaring vocals, it's a fun way for the wedding party to rock on into the reception.
7. You're My Best Friend by Queen
This upbeat chart captures the concept of friendship between love partners, so it's a perfect way to kick off the reception with the bridal party entrance. Lyrics in You're My Best Friend include "Whatever this world can give to me/It's you you're all I see," and "I'm happy at home/You're my best friend."
8. Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder
With a nod to all that takes place at a wedding, Stevie Wonder's Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)may seem a bit on the nose, but it perfectly expresses the sentiments of a wedding day in a fun and nostalgic way.
9. How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You) by Marvin Gaye
How Sweet It Is by Marvin Gaye has a nice, lightly upbeat tempo and beautiful sentiments for a wedding day. With soulful vocals and lyrics about love, this is the perfect wedding party entrance songs for sentimental newlyweds.
10. Crazy in Love by Beyonce Featuring Jay Z
Great pop vocals, a danceable beat, and the husband and wife pairing of Beyonce and Jay Z make Crazy in Love the perfect song to dance in the bridal party. Reception guests will be dancing along with the bridal party as this infectious song plays.
11. I'm Yours by Jason Mraz
Chill newlyweds seeking something fun, light, and a little sentimental will love sending the bridal party into the reception with Jason Mraz's I'm Yours. With syncopated rhythms, a simple, catchy melody, and loving sentiments, it's the ultimate chillaxed wedding party song for a laid back beach wedding reception.
12. And Then He Kissed Me by The Crystals
It's a little sentimental and old-fashioned, but And Then He Kissed Me by the Crystals tells the sweet story of a romance from the first meeting to marriage. The song harkens back to a more innocent time, but it's happy tale of finding love is the perfect wedding party entrance song.
8 Great Hip Hop Wedding Entrance Songs
Hip hop music has a great beat that makes it perfect to pump up the crowd as the wedding party enters the reception.
1. Turn Down for What by DJ Snake and Lil Jon
Another party starter, Turn Down for What is a classic hip hop party song encouraging guests to join in the party and have a good time.
2. Can't Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Why is Can't Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis good for a bridal party entrance? Because it's fun, it's got a great beat, and it gets people up and moving. Lyrics like "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" are a modern party anthem.
3. Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) by C+C Music Factory
Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) is as much an invitation as it is an introduction. Use the song to bring in the bridal party and then get everyone on the dance floor, ready to have a good time.
4. Hey Ya by OutKast
Andre 3000's upbeat, energetic Hey Ya has a driving funk beat and fun lyrics. It's a happy, dancing, fun song often used to usher in bridal parties at wedding receptions.
5. Moment 4 Life by Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj's Moment 4 Life expresses the sentiments of wishing to hold onto a moment for life, a common wish expressed during weddings.
6. Yeah! by Usher Featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris
Yeah! is just a fun song. It's got a great hook and a fun beat along with Usher's smooth vocals. Get your guests dancing as the wedding party enters.
7. Come Get It Bae by Pharrell Williams
Come Get It Bae by Pharrell Williams is another upbeat hip hop song with a really engaging hook and great rhythms, so it's a fun way for the wedding party to enter.
8. Let's Get It Started by The Black Eyed Peas
What better way to get your festivities started than with The Black Eyed Peas inviting your guests to get it started? It's a fun and upbeat wedding party entrance chart.
11 Fun and/or Funny Bridal Party Entrance Songs
Couples with a sense of whimsy, humor, or fun may enjoy bridal party entrance songs that are lively, entertaining, and sometimes sarcastic or ironic.
1. Another One Bites the Dust by Queen
Queen's Another One Bites the Dust has more than just a great beat going for it. It's also funny in the context of two more singles off the market. This one will make your guests laugh.
2. Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO
If you're looking for good fun and a chance for the bridal party to vamp on the way in, then you should definitely consider LMFAO's Sexy and I Know It for your wedding party entrance tune.
3. Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N' Roses
Long-married rockers can welcome the newly married when they bust out the classic Guns N' Roses chart Welcome to the Jungle. It's a great way to welcome newlyweds - and the whole wedding party - to the afterparty.
4. Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond
Have you ever noticed that when Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline gets airplay, people can't help but sing along? With Diamond's great vocals, a catchy hook, and a tune almost everyone knows, Sweet Caroline may be the ultimate wedding party intro song - particularly with a bride named Caroline (or Carolyn if nobody's picky).
5. The Final Countdown by Europe
It's the ultimate entrance song, really. From the opening moments with a brass-synth fanfare through to the final note, Europe's The Final Countdown is epic fun with dramatic flare, perfect to bring in the bridal party.
6. Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
Reflect on the triumph of a wedding day by playing the Survivor classic, Eye of the Tiger from the Rocky movies. It's a classic fun song that will get the crowd pumped.
7. Obla-Di Obla-Da by the Beatles
Obla-Di Obla-Da describes the happy life of Desmond and Molly Jones as they begin their lives together and raise a family. It's upbeat and happy - perfect for wedding day festivities.
8. I Got You (I Feel Good) by James Brown
Sometimes when you feel good, you've just got to sing about it. Pump up the party with the celebratory I Got You (I Feel Good) by James Brown. It will reflect the mood of the wedding party as the reception begins.
9. Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves
It's upbeat, fun, and bouncy, so it's perfect for a wedding day. When you play Walking on Sunshine as your entrance song, you're sharing your joyful feelings with the crowd gathered to celebrate your love.
10. Love Shack by the B52s
If you're looking for something fun but a little off-beat, then the B52s classic Love Shack just may be your jam. So introduce your wedding party to the crowd with a bouncy, fun, offbeat song that promises more love to come.
11. Wedding Bell Blues by the Fifth Dimension
Sure Wedding Bell Blues is about trying to get Bill to marry the song's protagonist, but it's also a fun entrance song for a bridal party. The song is upbeat, entertaining, and more than a little nostalgic.
3 Country Wedding Entrance Songs
If you're a little more country than rock n' roll, you can still find great wedding entrance songs to please the crowd.
1. All-American Girl by Carrie Underwood
Country superstar Carrie Underwood tells a love and marriage story in All-American Girl. With its tale of love, marriage, and children, it's the perfect start to a wedding reception.
2. Stuck Like Glue by Sugarland
The name and lyrics are pretty self-explantory as to why this would make a great wedding entrance song. Stuck Like Glue is also fun and upbeat, so it's a crowd pleaser.
3. Here for the Party by Gretchen Wilson
What more do your wedding guests need to hear than that the bridal party is here and ready to celebrate? Here for the Party is the perfect song for country music lovers ready to celebrate with their guests.
5 Movie Wedding Entrance Songs
Movie lovers also have plenty of options for fun wedding entrance songs as a salute to their favorite movies.
1. Star Wars Theme by John Williams
If you're a sci-fi fanatic, why wouldn't you want to enter to the Star Wars theme? It's instantly recognizable, grand, and it says something about you as a couple - that you love Star Wars. Of course, for a humorous twist, you could also enter to the Imperial March.
2. Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss
Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra is an epic piece of classic music. It's loaded with mystery and grandeur, and it's also used as the theme for 2001: A Space Odyssey. Perfect for couples with a sense of drama, Also Sprach Zarathustra might be the perfect entrance song for you and your wedding party.
3. Hedwig's Theme by John Williams
Even muggles can enjoy Hedwig's Theme from the Harry Potter movies. So bring a little magic to your reception by adding a little Harry Potter to the party.
4. Footloose by Kenny Loggins
Footloose has a bouncy, danceable beat that will give your wedding party lots to work with as they enter the reception. So encourage the crowd to cut loose with Footloose. It's a feel good song perfect for your wedding reception.
5. Chariots of Fire by Vangelis
Drama, slow motion running, feel good sounds - Vangelis's Chariots of Fire has it all. With its beautiful and inspirational instrumentals, Chariots of Fire is sure to give your guests all the feels as your wedding party enters.
Start the Party Right
At wedding receptions, the celebration doesn't really get started until the bridal party enters. So find the perfect music to get your party started the right way so you can celebrate in style.