50 Songs for a Dramatic Wedding Reception Grand Entrance


50 Awesome Recessional Songs

Once the ceremony and cocktail hour are over, it’s time to really get the party started. Make it memorable and fun with a dramatic grand entrance to the reception!

Your emcee for the night will be announcing the family, the bridal party and the newlyweds with music covering each of these VIPs. Choose songs that are upbeat, fun, and that suits the personality of the individuals. Check out some of our favorite picks below.

We’re certain that any one of these 50 songs will break the ice and have all of your guests ready to celebrate.

Last updated: November 27, 2018

Guide Contents

Bridal Party Entrance Songs

Bride & Groom Entrance Songs

Entrance Songs for the Wedding Reception

Other Posts About Wedding Reception Music

Bridal Party Entrance Songs

Before the bride and groom make their way in, the bridal party will be introduced and mark the true beginning of the celebration. Upbeat songs that allow each of the bridesmaids and groomsmen to show off a bit of their own personality will help to break the ice and get everyone off of their feet.

20 Of Our Favorites

  1. I Gotta Feeling – 2009, The Black Eyed Peas – iTunes | YouTube
  2. Uptown Funk – 2014, Bruno Mars – iTunes | YouTube
  3. Hot Stuff – 1979, Donna Summer – iTunes | YouTube
  4. Crazy Little Thing Called Love – 2003, Michael Buble – iTunes | YouTube
  5. Royals – 2013, Lorde – iTunes | YouTube
  6. Stayin’ Alive – 1977, Bee Gees – iTunes | YouTube
  7. Firework – 2010, Katy Perry – iTunes | YouTube
  8. Bang Bang – 2014, Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj – iTunes | YouTube
  9. On Top Of The World – 2012, Imagine Dragons – iTunes | YouTube
  10. You Sexy Thing – 1975, Hot Chocolate – iTunes | YouTube
  11. Can’t Stop This Feeling – 2016, Justin Timberlake – iTunes | YouTube
  12. Love Shack – 1989, B-52s – iTunes | YouTube
  13. All About That Bass – 2014, Meghan Trainor – iTunes | YouTube
  14. Sexy And I Know It – 2011, LMFAO – iTunes | YouTube
  15. Celebration – 1980, Kool And The Gang – iTunes | YouTube
  16. We Will Rock You – 1977, Queen – iTunes | YouTube
  17. Tootsee Roll – 1994, 69 Boyz – iTunes | YouTube
  18. Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough – 1979, Michael Jackson – iTunes | YouTube
  19. I Feel Good – 1965, James Brown – iTunes | YouTube
  20. Shut Up And Dance – 2014, Walk The Moon – iTunes | YouTube

Bride & Groom Entrance Songs

Everyone is going to cheer when the bride & groom walk in so why not make it a memorable song to coincide with the moment? Joyous and fun, make sure it represents your couple style and it’s a tune you’ll both love.

20 Songs To Get Inspired By

  1. Feel So Close – 2012, Calvin Harris – iTunes | YouTube
  2. Somebody Like You – 2002, Keith Urban – iTunes | YouTube
  3. Love Me Like You Do – 2015, Ellie Goulding – iTunes | YouTube
  4. Starving – 2016, Hailee Steinfeld ft. Zedd – iTunes | YouTube
  5. Good To Be Alive – 2014, Andy Grammer – iTunes | YouTube
  6. Sugar – 2014, Maroon 5 – iTunes | YouTube
  7. Best Day Of My Life – 2014, American Authors – iTunes | YouTube
  8. Can’t Feel My Face – 2015, The Weeknd – iTunes | YouTube
  9. Marry You – 2010, Bruno Mars – iTunes | YouTube
  10. We Go Together – 1978, Olivia Newton-John & Cast of Grease – iTunes | YouTube
  11. Happy – 2013, Pharrell Williams – iTunes | YouTube
  12. SexyBack – 2006, Justin Timberlake – iTunes | YouTube
  13. Crazy In Love – 2003, Beyonce & Jay Z – iTunes | YouTube
  14. Good Day Sunshine – 1966, The Beatles – iTunes | YouTube
  15. Signed, Sealed, Delivered – 1970, Stevie Wonder – iTunes | YouTube
  16. Beautiful Day – 2000, U2 – iTunes | YouTube
  17. Why Do Fools Fall in Love – 1956, Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers – iTunes | YouTube
  18. Forever – 2007, Chris Brown – iTunes | YouTube
  19. The Way You Make Me Feel – 1987, Michael Jackson – iTunes | YouTube
  20. Love and Marriage – 1955, Frank Sinatra – iTunes | YouTube

Entrance Songs For The Wedding Reception

Before the bridal party and the newlyweds join in on the fun, you’ll want some music playing as your guests arrive into the reception. The vibe should be a bit more mellow as they take their seats but still speak to the vision and theme of your wedding.

10 Great Choices

  1. Be Our Guest – from “Beauty & The Beast” Instrumental – iTunes | YouTube
  2. You Make My Dreams Come True – 1980 Hall & Oates – iTunes | YouTube
  3. Marry Me – 2009, Train – iTunes | YouTube
  4. All You Need Is Love – 1967, The Beatles – iTunes | YouTube
  5. Tunnel of Love – 1980, Dire Straits – iTunes | YouTube
  6. Making Memories Of Us – 2004, Keith Urban – iTunes | YouTube
  7. Just The Way You Are – 2010, Bruno Mars – iTunes | YouTube
  8. Accidentally in Love – 2004, Counting Crows – iTunes | YouTube
  9. A Thousand Years – 2011, Christina Perri – iTunes | YouTube
  10. You’re My Best Friend – 1975, Queen – iTunes | YouTube

Read Our Wedding Music Guide to Learn More

Our complete guide to wedding music breaks down your entire wedding, from beginning to end, and helps you pick great songs that are sure to add to your big day! If you’re in the planning stages of your wedding, we recommend starting there first!