The wedding reception entrance is one of the most important parts of the entire wedding event. It sets the tone for the rest of the night and can be a great way to get your guests excited about what’s to come.
It’s also a great way to do something that will make your wedding stick in people’s minds for years to come.
There are so many fun and creative ways to make your bridal party entrance memorable, from choreographed dances to grand entrances with props.
Whether you want something traditional or something unique, there are plenty of ideas out there that will make your wedding reception entrance stand out.
It’s also essential to plan ahead for your grand entrance. Make sure everyone is dressed and ready before the big moment so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun.
Have your bridal party practice their entrance beforehand so that they know exactly what to do when it’s time for them to enter the room.
Here are some fun ideas for making the ultimate entrance into your wedding reception.
1. Piggyback Rides
Piggyback rides are often used as a way for children to be carried by an adult, but they can also be used between adults as well. Piggyback rides can also be a lot of fun, so why not add it as a wacky way of entering your reception.
Guests will love to see the bride and groom, or even the bridal party, entering the reception on piggyback rides. What a giggle!
2. Flash Mob Dance
A flash mob dance is a great way to make an entrance that your guests will never forget. Have your bridal party practice a choreographed dance routine ahead of time, and then surprise everyone with it when you enter the room. You can also have your guests join in on the fun and make it a group dance.
To organize a flash mob dance, you’ll need to find a choreographer who can help you create the perfect routine.
3. Grand Entrance With Props
If you want to make a grand entrance that will really wow your guests, consider using props. You can use anything from balloons and streamers to confetti and sparklers. Have your bridal party carry the props as they enter the room, and then have them release them when they reach the dance floor.
You can also use props to create a fun photo opportunity. Have your bridal party pose with the props before they enter the room for memories that will last forever.
4. Choreographed Dance
Choreograph a dance routine that your bridal party can perform as they enter the reception. This is a great way to show off your moves and get everyone in the party mood.
You can choose any type of dance you want, from a classic waltz to a hip-hop routine. Just make sure that everyone is comfortable with the moves before you start practicing.
To organize the dance, you’ll need to find a willing participant who will choreograph the routine or get a group if you collaborate. It’ll be worth it!
5. Horse And Carriage
If you want to make a grand entrance that will really wow your guests, consider using a horse and carriage. This is a classic way of entering your wedding reception and it will definitely make an impression.
You can also use the horse and carriage for a romantic photo opportunity with your bridal party.
A horse and carriage is a great way to add a touch of elegance and romance to your wedding reception.
6. Boat Ride
If you’re having an outdoor wedding, consider renting a boat for your bridal party entrance. Have them ride in style as they make their way to the reception.
This is a great way to add a touch of adventure and excitement to your wedding reception. Best avoid boats if anyone has motion sickness… heaven forbid the consequences!
7. Segway Entrance
Rent a few Segways for your bridal party to ride in on. This is a great way to make an entrance that’s sure to turn heads.
Imagine the photos you’ll get of your bridal party riding in on Segways. It’s certain to be a memorable entrance that your guests will never forget.
8. Bicycle Entrance
If you want to make an entrance that’s both fun and eco-friendly, consider having your bridal party ride in on bicycles. This is a great way to show off your style and make a statement.
You can also use the bicycles for a fun photo opportunity. Have them pose with the bikes before they enter the reception, imagine the laughs?
9. Motorcycle Entrance
Turn it up a notch from cycles, why not rent some motorcycles for your bridal party to ride in on. This is a great way to make an entrance that’s sure to be remembered, not for the fainthearted (or under 18s).
10. Hot Air Balloon Ride
Take your bridal party for a hot air balloon ride and have them make their grand entrance from the sky.
This is a great way to make an entrance that’s sure to be talked about for years to come. You’ll feel like the most important people in the world, arriving from the air. How exciting!
11. Fireworks Display
Light up the night sky with a fireworks display as your bridal party makes their grand entrance. This is a great way to add some extra sparkle and excitement to your wedding reception and wow your guests.
Be sure to issue a private warning to those with young children, so not to scare the little darlings.
12. Limousine Entrance
Why not add some luxury to your special day and rent a limousine for your bridal party to ride in on. This is a great way to make a unique entrance and feel like a million dollars for a day.
13. Helicopter Entrance
If you have cash to spare, why not rent a helicopter for your bridal party to ride in on. This is a great way to make an entrance and add some thrills to your arrival, especially if it’s a surprise.
14. Car Parade
Organize a car parade with your bridal party riding in the lead car. A Parade is a great way to make an entrance and show off your style.
You can also use the parade as a fun photo opportunity with your bridal party and have fun beeping at each other throughout the journey, (whilst safely watching the road, of course).
15. Switch Flowers For Kittens Or Puppies
Having your bridesmaids march into the venue holding puppies or kittens instead of flowers is a unique and memorable way to make your wedding stand out.
16. Marching Band Entrance
Hire a marching band to lead your bridal party into the reception. A marching band will add a fun and lively atmosphere to your entrance and will get your guests in the party mood.
The advantage of having a band is that they can play your favorite music as you make your grand entrance. What’s not to love?
17. Horseback Entrance
Rent some horses for your bridal party to ride in on. If you consider yourself a ‘horse whisperer’ then saddle up and add some ‘country’ style to your wedding entrance. Why not get your guest involved in some line dancing too?
18. Vintage Car Entrance
Who doesn’t love vintage cars? If you have your own classic cars or fancy hiring some, it’ll be sure to bring you some attention on your special day. Be prepared to be ‘upstaged’ though.
19. Motorized Scooter Entrance
A scooter entrance sure will bring some fun and laughter to your wedding reception. This is a great way to make an entrance if you’re looking for something a bit different.
20. Pedicab Entrance
Pedicabs are a great way to make an entrance and add some fun to your wedding reception. This is a great option if you’re looking for something unique and eco-friendly.
21. Golf Cart Entrance
Does the bride or groom love golf? Then arriving in a golf cart sure will be a special treat and your guests will enjoy the spectacle.
22. Jumping Chest Bumps
A jumping chest bump is a great way for two members of the wedding party to show their excitement and enthusiasm.
It’s an easy and fun way to celebrate the special day, and it can be done anywhere! All you need is two people who are willing to jump up in the air and give each other a big hug.
23. Snow Machine Entrance
If you’re getting married in the winter, you may dream of a snowy wedding, but can we trust the weather to deliver our desires? Not really!
So how about a snow machine? Snow machines are a great way to make an entrance and add some winter wonderland vibes to your wedding reception.
24. Switch Clothes
If your wedding budget is already bursting at the seams, and you can’t quite stretch to an elaborate entrance, why not just keep it simple.
Switching clothes for the entrance of a wedding can be a fun and unique way to make the event memorable.
It’s a great way to add some humor and lightheartedness to the ceremony, while also creating an unforgettable moment that will stay with everyone in attendance.
25. Photo Booths
Photo booth props are a great way to add some fun and excitement to any event. Whether it’s a wedding, birthday party, or corporate event, having props available for guests to use in the photo booth can make the experience even more enjoyable.
Props can range from silly hats and glasses to wacky signs and inflatable objects. They provide an opportunity for guests to express themselves in creative ways while capturing memories that will last a lifetime.
26. Balloon Drop
A balloon drop is a fun and exciting way to make an entrance at a wedding reception. Have your bridal party enter the room while hundreds of balloons are released from the ceiling.
This will create an unforgettable moment that everyone in attendance will remember for years to come.
27. Shots For Everyone
For the party animal bride and groom, why not have shots ready for the bridal party to get the party started. It’ll get your guests ready for the night ahead!
28. Karaoke Entrance
Organize a karaoke session for your bridal party to enter the reception. Everyone loves karaoke, right? It’s a great way to get the party started, and your guests will be sure to enjoy it.
If you manage to find some time amongst all the wedding preparations then why not practice a song with your significant other to melt the hearts of your guests as you enter your reception (assuming you’re not tone-deaf of course).
29. Laser Light Show Entrance
Hire a professional laser light show for your bridal party to enter the reception. Not only will it add a dramatic addition to your entrance, but it will also be a great way to get your guests in the party mood and get up dancing club style!
30. Fake/Raining Money
Making rain money is a great way to make an entrance at a wedding reception. It’s a fun and unique way to get the party started and show your guests that you’re ready to have a good time.
To make it rain money, you can purchase fake $100 bills that are designed specifically for this purpose. You can have members of the wedding party throw them into the air as you enter the reception area.
This will create an exciting atmosphere and give your guests something special to remember your big day by.
31. Confetti Cannon Entrance
Hire a professional confetti cannon for your bridal party to enter the reception. Confetti will be released from the cannon as your bridal party enters, creating a magical and memorable moment that will be sure to wow your guests.
32. Charlie’s Angels
The Charlie’s Angels pose is a great way to add some lightheartedness to any event. It can be used as a group photo opportunity or just for fun when entering a room. Whether you have two or twenty people participating, everyone can join in on the fun!
All that’s needed is for everyone to strike the same pose and smile for the camera! So if you’re looking for an easy way to make an entrance at your next reception, why not try out the classic Charlie’s Angels pose?
33. Add A School Theme
A school theme could incorporate things typically found at school, like mascots, poms etc. Guests will love being reminded of the old days and feel young for the day.
34. Dirt Bikes
The sight of the newlyweds riding in on dirt bikes is truly something special. Making it an unexpected surprise set the tone for a fun and exciting night. It will create an unforgettable moment that will be remembered for years to come!
Not a great idea for those who are a bit more traditional and scared of getting dirty (clues in the name) but if you’re looking for something unique and memorable, this is definitely the way to go.
35. Ride On Vehicle
Ride-on vehicles, or power wheels, are a great way to make an entrance at any wedding reception. Not only are they fun for the kids who may be involved in the ceremony as ring bearers or flower girls, but they can also be used by the best man and maid of honor for a unique and memorable entrance.
If you don’t have access to one of these vehicles, you can always purchase them for the wedding and then resell them afterward.
36. Special Actions
You can also consider having each member of the bridal party perform some kind of special action as they enter. This could include blowing bubbles, throwing confetti, or even doing a choreographed dance routine!
The possibilities are endless when it comes to adding drama and excitement to your wedding ceremony entrance.
You could combine these ideas to form the bridal party wedding ceremony entrance that best reflects your personality and interests. With just a few creative touches, you can make sure that your big day is one that will be remembered for a long time by all your friends and family.
37. Talent Show
A mini talent show is a great way to add some fun and excitement to your bridal party. It’s an opportunity for your bridal party members to showcase their unique talents and entertain the crowd.
Whether it’s singing, break dancing, or acrobatics, there are plenty of ways to make your bridal party stand out.
38. Add A Sports Theme
A sports theme is a great option for sports lovers.
Your best man can start by announcing the team name, which could be something like “The Bride’s All-Stars” or “Team Bride.” Then they can introduce each member of the bridal party one by one, just like an NBA announcer would do for their starting lineup.
They can give each person a nickname that reflects their personality or role in the wedding, such as “The Best Man” or “The Flower Girl.” This will add some humor and lightheartedness to your wedding ceremony and get everyone excited for what’s to come. Your guests will love it!
39. Add A Movie Theme
If you’re a fan of movies, why not incorporate your favorite movie into your bridal party’s entrance? There are several fun ways to do this.
For example, you could give them lightsabers and have them stage a short battle as they enter the reception (Star Wars). You could also recreate the hilarious wedding entrance from Jim and Pam’s wedding in The Office. This would be sure to get some laughs from your guests!
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No matter what type of wedding reception entrance you choose, it’s important to make sure that it reflects your personality and interests.
With a little creativity, a great sense of humor and some help from your bridal party, you can create an entrance that will be remembered for years to come. Happy wedding day!
Serena & Dominic are a married couple and parents to 3 wonderful children. They plan weddings, run multiple small businesses, and curate wedding events.
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