The right music at the right time can make all the difference at a wedding – it will take a great party and turn it into an unforgettable one! A great way to inject some personality into your Grand Entrance is to include music that is meaningful to the bride, groom or the wedding party.
Beyond simply adding personality, the Grand Entrance music is going to set the tone for your reception. is it time to celebrate or time to kick back and relax? The music will let your guests know what to expect for the rest of the night. Put a little bit of thought into your Grand Entrance music, and choose something that fits your personality and sets the tone for the kind of reception you want to have.
The best thing about your grand entrance is that you’re walking into a room full of people who love you, and are there to support you – you’re going to be met with a lot of love when you walk through the doors of your wedding reception! HHere are a few typical ways that a grand entrance happens, to help you decide how to plan yours:
Different songs for each bridal party duo
This option definitely takes the most planning, but it has the potential to create an awesome, high energy entrance that will kick your celebration into high gear. Work with your wedding DJ to coordinate the order that your bridal party will enter, with a unique song for each duo, culminating with the entrance of the newlyweds. Make sure every song is high energy, so the room stays pumping for the entire entrance!
One song for the bridal party, and one for the newlyweds
For this option, the bridal party will enter first, with one song playing in the background. you can have the MC or DJ introduce each bridal party member as they walk in, or just allow them to walk (or dance!) in, and introduce them after everyone has been seated. Once the bridal party has made it to the head table, the DJ can lower the music, introduce the newly married couple, and then blast the chosen song as they make their entrance.
The same awesome song for everyone
The last option, and the most straightforward, is to have one song for the entire bridal party. In this entrance, guests are asked to stand, the MC or DJ will announce the couple, and the newlyweds will come into the reception first (to cheers and applause), and the bridal party comes in a few steps behind.
Now that you have a few ideas of how to make the Grand Entrance to your wedding your own, it’s time for the best part – picking the music!
2015 Grand Entrance songs:
Best Day Of My Life – American Authors
On Top Of The World – Imagine Dragons
Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
I Bet My Life – Imagine Dragons
Feel Again – One Republic
Dance With Me Tonight – Olly Murs
Could You Be Loved – Bob MarleyCountry Grand Entrance songs:
Somebody Like You – Keith Urban
That’s My Kind Of Night – Luke Bryan
Life Is A Highway – Rascal Flatts
Here For The Party – Gretchen Wilson
Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til The Sun Comes Up) – Garth Brooks
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Dwight Yoakam
Celebration – Kool and the Gang
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 WilsonHave any ideas for a Grand Entrance song that you’d like to add to the list? Leave a comment, tweet us, or leave a comment on Facebook!