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If you’re looking for some truly epic wedding reception entrance dance songs, you’re in the right place!

groom carrying the bride while wedding party reception entrance song is playing

The moment when the wedding processional makes a grand entrance into the hall is truly a memorable one, especially when accompanied by the right music.

If you’re struggling to choose the perfect one, let me help you out. I curated a massive list of songs from every genre. Let’s check them out!

Don’t forget to also check our romantic wedding playlist including John Legend wedding songs!

50 Trendy Pop Wedding Party Reception Entrance Songs

For modern couples, trendy pop songs are the perfect choice for the wedding entrance. As the processional enters the wedding reception in a grand walk, you will need some amazingly beautiful songs to set the mood for the moment. Check out our suggestions. 

  1. Happy – Pharrell Williams
  2. Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader
  3. Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
  4. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
  5. You’re Still The One – Shania Twain
  6. I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
  7. Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
  8. Cheerleader – OMI
  9. Love On Top – Beyonce
  10. Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
  11. Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
  12. Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
  13. Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore
  14. Hey Ya! – Outkast
  15. Down – Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne
  16. Firework – Katy Perry
  17. Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
  18. Raise Your Glass – P!nk
  19. Classic – MKTO
  20. Ho Hey – The Lumineers
  21. Best Day of My Life – American Authors
  22. On Top Of The World – Imagine Dragons
  23. One Day Like This – Elbow
  24. A Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay
  25. Sugar – Maroon 5
  26. Perfect Day – Hoku
  27. A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton
  28. You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
  29. Everything – Michael Buble
  30. I Chose You – Sara Bareilles
  31. I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
  32. DNA – Little Mix
  33. No One – Alicia Keys
  34. 22 – Taylor Swift
  35. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
  36. Rewrite The Stars – James Arthur and Anne Marie
  37. Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera
  38. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  39. This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris, Rihanna
  40. Stand By You – Rachel Patten
  41. Hero – Enrique Iglesias
  42. Timber – Kesha, Pitbull
  43. Just Dance – Lady Gaga
  44. We Are Young – Fun ft. Janelle Monae
  45. Get The Party Started – P!nk
  46. Tik-Tok – Kesha
  47. Celebration – Kool & The Gang
  48. You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
  49. Dancing Queen – ABBA
  50. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!

CHECK MORE: Best Beatles First Dance Song

40 Classic Rock Songs for Your Wedding Party’s Entrance

Want to add rock music to your wedding playlist. These songs below set a tone for your wedding to reflect who you are and the love you share for this particular genre of music. Step away from the traditional songs for the wedding party’s entrance with our suggested list of rock songs.  

  1. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole
  2. Everything – Michael Buble
  3. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
  4. L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
  5. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston
  6. Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
  7. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) – Stevie Wonder
  8. I’m a Believer – The Monkees
  9. Love and Marriage – Frank Sinatra
  10. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
  11. Love You ‘Till The End – The Pogues
  12. You Can’t Hurry Love – Phil Collins
  13. Two Hearts – Phil Collins
  14. Bring Me Sunshine – Morecambe and Wise
  15. Heroes – David Bowie
  16. Burning Love – Elvis Presley
  17. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
  18. How Sweet it Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor
  19. We Will Rock You – Queen
  20. Nothing’s Going To Stop Us Now – Starship
  21. Do You Believe In Magic? – The Lovin’ Spoonful
  22. Little Bitty Pretty One – Thurston Harris
  23. You’re The One That I Want – Grease
  24. Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
  25. Beautiful Day – U2
  26. Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
  27. You Make My Dreams – Daryl Hall & John Oates
  28. Lovely Day – Bill Withers
  29. Perfect Day – Lou Reed
  30. Heaven Is A Place On Earth – Belinda Carlisle
  31. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams
  32. Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
  33. Eight Days A Week – The Beatles
  34. Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
  35. Total Eclipse Of The Heart – Bonnie Tyler
  36. My Girl – The Temptations
  37. Are You Ready For Love? – Elton John
  38. I Want To Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
  39. You Really Got Me – The Kinks
  40. Sway – Dean Martin

30 Hard Rock & Metal Wedding Party Entrance Songs

If plain old rock and roll isn’t fast enough for you, kick things up a notch with these hard rock and metal songs! If you want to play safe, you can also get the wedding band to play the instrumental versions of the songs. 

  1. Dancing In The Dark – Bruce Springsteen
  2. Love Shack – B-52s
  3. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  4. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  5. Nothing Else Matters (Metallica by Brooklyn Duo
  6. Everlong (Foo Fighters)” by Midnite String Quartet
  7. Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)” by William Joseph
  8. Mr. Brightside (The Killers)” by ELEW
  9. Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns N’ Roses)” by Midnite String Quartet
  10. Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)” by William Joseph
  11. In My Blood (Shawn Mendes and Bridgerton Soundtrack)” by Vitamin String Quartet
  12. A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)” by Daniel Jang & AMoney
  13. All Of Me (John Legend)” by Brooklyn Duo
  14. Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars)” by The Piano Guys
  15. A Million Dreams (The Greatest Showman)” by The Time-Keepers
  16. Lovely (Billie Eilish & Khalid)” by ItsAMoney
  17. Love Story (Taylor Swift)” by Alan Milan
  18. Rewrite The Stars (The Greatest Showman)” by The Piano Guys
  19. Stay With Me (Sam Smith)” by Brooklyn Duo
  20. Bless The Broken Road (Rascal Flatts)” by The Piano Guys
  21. Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)” by Vitamin String Quartet
  22. Halo (Beyoncé)” by Brooklyn Duo
  23. Without you (David Guetta Featuring Usher)” by The Piano Guys
  24. Señorita (Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes)” by ItsAMoney
  25. Lovely (Billie Eilish)” by Brooklyn Duo
  26. Perfect (Ed Sheeran)” by Andre Soueid
  27. Despacito (Luis Fonsi)” by Daniel Jang)
  28. A Million Dreams (The Greatest Showman)” by The Piano Guys
  29. This Is Me (The Greatest Showman)” by Brooklyn Duo
  30. All Of Me (John Legend)” by Daniel Jang

10 Country Wedding Party Entrance Songs

Country songs can be a great addition to your wedding playlist, especially for the wedding party entrance as the processional walks down the aisle. We have curated a wonderful list of country wedding party entrance songs that you can use. Check it out!

  1. I Love The Way You Love Me – John Michael Montgomery
  2. When You Kiss Me – Shania Twain
  3. Like I Never Loved Before – Phil Vassar
  4. Then – Brad Paisley
  5. I Do – Paul Brandt
  6. You Had Me From Hello – Kenny Chesney
  7. When You Say Nothing At All – Keith Whitley
  8. When Somebody Loves You – Alan Jackson
  9. The One – Gary Allan
  10. Me And You – Kenny Chesney

10 Unique & Funny Songs for Your Wedding Party’s Entrance

There’s no hard and fast rule that your wedding needs to be slow-paced and old-school. You can change the mood of your wedding ceremony with the help of unique and funny songs to which the wedding party can walk. If you don’t mind going off the beaten path, take a look at the amazing list of songs that we have created for your wedding party’s entrance. 

  1. You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
  2. All I Do Is Win – DJ Khaled
  3. Play That Song – Train
  4. I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness
  5. Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
  6. Wannabe – Spice Girls
  7. Milkshake – Kelis
  8. Uptown Girl – Westlife
  9. We Are Family – Sister Sledge
  10. Jump (For My Love) – The Pointer Sisters

Frequently Asked Questions

Our amazing wedding music playlists must have helped you choose the perfect song for the wedding party’s entrance. Do you still have questions about how to plan your wedding reception entrance? We might have the answers to some of your questions. Take a look at the solutions we have provided to some common queries.

How to choose a wedding reception entrance song?

Your wedding day is a happy occasion that needs upbeat and romantic tracks. So, at the time of choosing the wedding music for your reception entrance, look for songs that reflect your choice and bring out the joy of love, and togetherness.friends throwing confetti to the bride and groom

What is it called when the bridal party enters the reception?

When the bridal party makes its entry and walks down the aisle, it is called the wedding procession. It usually starts with the bridesmaids and ushers and ends with the bride. When the couple and the wedding party exits the ceremony, it is the recession.

What songs do the bride’s parents walk in at the reception?

When the bride’s parents walk in at the reception, you need a fun and upbeat song. You can choose tracks such as Aerosmith’s Walk This Way, U2’s Beautiful Day, Katrina & The Waves’ Walking on Sunshine, T.I.’s Bring Em Out, and many more. 

What are the best wedding party entrance songs for 2021?

For the wedding party’s entrance, you can curate a playlist with a mix of classic and modern songs that are still popular in 2021. Consider tracks like Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You, Shania Twain’s You’re Still The One, Pharrell Williams’s Happy, Beyonce’s Love on Top, etc.    

What are the best bridal party entrance songs?

For the bridal party’s entrance, you can add some fun and romantic songs to your playlist. Try tracks like Natalie Cole’s This Will Be (An Everlasting Love), Michael Buble’s Everything, Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me), etc. groom carrying the bride while dancing

Final Words

We hope that our suggested playlists will have you find the perfect wedding songs for the wedding party’s entrance and select the mood you want to set for the ceremony. If you are looking for other playlists – we have your back!

Don’t forget to check our suggested wedding songs to dance to, cake cutting songs, and other playlists.

bride and groom posing for pictures at the reception

Which one is your favorite wedding party reception entrance song? We’d love to hear it in the comment section below!

Andreea Juganaru
Andreea Juganaru

Andreea is a very passionate content creator and her purpose is to provide you with the most interesting articles, while constantly discovering new facts. She’s been freelance writing for the past five years and has created numerous articles and educational materials while managing her own blog.

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