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40 Best Grand Entrance Song Options

40 Best Grand Entrance Song Options

Wedding receptions are all about celebrating in style with your nearest and dearest. Make a memorable grand entrance by picking just the right song to kick off the festivities. We've spun through classic jams and hot new hits across genres to craft the ultimate reception entrance playlist.

From sweet soul ballads to pump-up party anthems, these top tracks will have your guests cheering as you make your sparkling debut as newlyweds. This amazing setlist is guaranteed to set the tone for an epic night of dancing, laughing, and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Now put on your dancing shoes, take your partner's hand, and get ready to make a dazzling entrance that will go down in the record books! Let's get this party started!

Couple smiling during their grand entrance - Boulder Creek by Wedgewood Weddings


Top POP Grand Entrance Songs

1. "Higher Love" by Kygo & Whitney Houston: This revitalizing rendition of a classic hit brings a modern dance feel to your grand entrance.

2. "Cuff It" by Beyonce: With its infectious beat and lyrics about embracing love to the fullest, you'll have your guests dancing before you even hit the dance floor.

3. "Music for A Sushi Restaurant" by Harry Styles: The soulful groove sets a happy mood for greeting guests with smiles and good vibes as you make your entrance.

4. "Levitating" by Dua Lipa: This infectious pop anthem brings a feel-good, disco-inspired vibe that's excellent for creating an uplifting entrance.

5. "Rain On Me" by Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande: This powerhouse collaboration delivers a message of resilience and celebration, ideal for an electrifying entrance.

6. "HandClap" by Fitz and the Tantrums: There's a reason why this song is frequently played at sporting events - it instantly energizes the atmosphere!

7. "Dynamite" by BTS: This upbeat, infectious pop tune from the global K-pop sensation is fantastic for a fun and memorable entrance.

8. "Good as Hell" by Lizzo: Empowering and full of sass, this song encourages everyone to feel fabulous and ready to celebrate.

9. "Adore You" by Harry Styles: A heartfelt and joyous tune that adds a touch of romance and whimsy to your grand entrance.

10. "Let’s Go" by Calvin Harris ft. Ne-Yo: This dance anthem's pulsating rhythm and uplifting lyrics are ideal for setting a lively and festive atmosphere.

11. "Happy" by Pharrell Williams: This universally beloved track is sure to bring smiles and a light-hearted vibe to your entrance.

12. "Sandstorm" by Darude: For those who love a bit of EDM, this instrumental hit will fill the room with energy and anticipation.

13. "I Gotta Feelin'" by The Black Eyed Peas: This song's optimistic vibe is just right for couples ready to celebrate all night long.

14. "Marry You" by Bruno Mars: A romantic and joyful tune that echoes the day's sentiments.

15. "Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd: With its irresistible 80s synth-pop groove, this song offers a high-energy backdrop for your spectacular arrival.

16. "Can’t Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake: A feel-good anthem that encapsulates the joy of your special day.

17. "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: A combination of a high-energy beat and lyrics about overcoming challenges together make for a great way to kick off your reception.

18. "We Found Love" by Rihanna: This song sets the tone for a memorable reception entrance with its pulsing dance rhythms and lyrics celebrating the euphoria of finding love.

19. "Let's Get Married" by Jagged Edge: A nostalgic throwback entrance song to usher you into your first married moments surrounded by loved ones.

20. "Bring Em Out" by T.I.: With its commanding beats and celebratory lyrics, this song is ideal for couples making a bold, upbeat entrance.

21. "Crazy in Love" by Beyonce: With its signature horn riffs, this anthem is guaranteed to get your guests into celebration mode.

22. "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk The Moon: This song will have you and your guests doing exactly what the title demands from the moment you make your entrance.

23. "Raise Your Glass" by Pink: This reception staple encourages revelry and celebration, making it an amazing accompaniment as you kick off the party with your grand entrance.

24. "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars: This funky jam had to be #24, of course! Your glamorous grand entrance can shine like gold for your guests.

25. "Say So" by Doja Cat: With its funky beat and catchy chorus, this track adds a playful and chic vibe to your entrance.

Top CLASSIC Grand Entrance Songs

26. "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" by Natalie Cole: This romantic classic promises everlasting devotion, making it the ultimate musical backdrop as you share your first married moments together.

27. "You Make My Dreams" by Hall & Oates: This cheerful, feel-good hit from the '80s captures the euphoria of new love, setting a joyful mood as you revel in your newly married bliss.

28. "You're My Best Friend" by Queen: This affectionate classic rock song encapsulates the camaraderie between spouses.

29. "All Night Long" by Lionel Richie: With its lively rhythm celebrating good times that last into the early hours, this '80s classic will keep your reception celebrations going strong.

30. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" by Stevie Wonder: A soulful choice that adds a touch of warmth and sincerity to your entrance.

31. "Everywhere" by Fleetwood Mac: With its gentle romantic lyrics and soothing melody, this song captures the meaning of two lives joined. Plus, your guests will have a ball trying to hit that high note!

32. "One More Time" by Daft Punk: The pulsing electronic beat and title that beckons celebrating together again and again, this tune kicks off a night filled with nonstop dancing.

33. "September" by Earth, Wind, and Fire: This catchy song will have everyone singing along as you make a vibrant entrance.

34. "You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC: A fantastic choice due to its electrifying energy and timeless rock anthem status, setting an exhilarating tone for the celebration ahead.

35. "I Wanna Be Your Lover" by Prince: Its funky rhythm, romantic lyrics, and infectious groove instantly set a joyful and vibrant atmosphere, igniting excitement and love among guests.


Top COUNTRY Grand Entrance Songs

36. "Here For The Party" by Gretchen Wilson: All country fans will know this one. The upbeat tempo promises to kickstart the festivities.

37. "Forever and For Always" by Shania Twain: Shania's iconic vocals make it a memorable start to the celebration of a lifetime commitment.

38. "Dance with Me" by Diplo, Thomas Rhett & Young Thug: Thomas Rhett's smooth country vocals and Young Thug's unique flair will immediately grab your guests' attention.

39. "This Is How We Roll" by Florida Georgia Line & Luke Bryan: This energetic song infuses country charm with a contagious beat, embodying the spirit of joy and camaraderie.

40. "The Way You Love Me" by Faith Hill: This timeless choice, with its heartfelt lyrics and uplifting melody, encapsulates the essence of romance and devotion.


Couple enjoying grand sparkler moment for grand entrance at Hofmann Ranch by Wedgewood Weddings


Q: How can we make our wedding grand entrance unique and personal?

A: Personalizing your grand entrance involves incorporating elements that reflect your personal story and preferences. Consider creating a custom remix or mashup of your favorite songs, adding live musicians for a dramatic effect, crafting personalized introductions through your MC or DJ, or adopting a themed entrance that aligns with your wedding theme. Each of these options allows you to tailor the experience to your unique relationship and celebration style.

Q: What do music professionals say makes a grand entrance song effective?

A: According to DJs and music experts, an effective grand entrance song captures attention with its strong, engaging opening, evokes emotion, and reflects the couple's personality. The song should create anticipation and excitement, setting the tone for the celebration. Coordination with your entertainment providers is key to ensuring the music aligns with your entrance vision, including timing, pacing, and song selection.

Q: How should we match the song tempo to our entrance style?

A: Matching the song tempo to your entrance style depends on the atmosphere you wish to create. For a dramatic entrance, a song with a slower tempo or grand build-up is ideal. If you're aiming for a lively entrance, choose an upbeat track. Consider rehearsing your entrance to ensure the song's tempo and your entrance pace are harmoniously aligned.

Q: What if our favorite song is too long or too short for our entrance?

A: If your chosen song doesn't fit the duration of your entrance, your DJ can edit it to meet your needs. They can trim the song to focus on the most impactful part for shorter entrances or loop sections for longer ones. Discussing your requirements with your entertainment provider will ensure the song fits perfectly with your entrance timing.

Katie & Shad on the spiral staircase at Stonebridge Manor


These songs are more than just background music; they are a reflection of your personality and the celebratory mood you want to convey. As you make your choice, consider the message you want to send and the atmosphere you wish to create. A grand entrance song is not just an announcement of your arrival; it's an invitation to your guests to join in the celebration of your love.

Your grand entrance sets the pace, but it's the shared moments on the dance floor with your spouse, family, and friends that truly make the night memorable. So, choose a song that resonates with you, and let it kickstart an evening of laughter, dancing, and memories that will last a lifetime! 

Looking for more wedding playlist inspo? Check out 32 unique and fun first dance songs here, or our list of non-cliche first dance songs here!

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