The silver lining to your big day is a mind-blowing and energetic entrance to the wedding party. At this point, your bridesmaids and guests may be a little wound up from all the day’s proceedings, but this is your and your partner’s moment to show up and show out!
So, without further ado, below are the 51 best wedding party entrance songs to get everyone on their toes.
1. Love Story – Taylor Swift
Released in 2021, this song by Taylor Swift is an old one that she picked and re-recorded. This version is more mellow and ideal for a mature crowd. It is fun and super memorable.
2. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
“I’m Yours” is a song that’s so enchanting that your guests will be chanting the lyrics minutes after listening to the melodies. It yields a lighthearted mood and expresses your devotion to your partner as you enter the unknown world of the union.
3. Love Again – Dua Lipa
Almost all of Dua Lipa’s songs make excellent wedding party entrance songs. However, “Love Again” topples the rest if you are going for a fun, danceable tune that will get everyone showing their best moves.
4. Marry You – Bruno Mars
His edgy music and husky voice will have your guests in a trance during the entrance. “Marry You” is a romantic song with a lively vibe. You could never go wrong with such a song for your wedding celebration.
5. Perfect – Ed Sheeran And Beyoncé
Ed Sheeran is a gifted song composer and singer not only in the U.K. but across the globe. Combine him with Beyoncé, and you know, without a doubt, that their “Perfect” duet is a masterpiece. And what better song for your grand entrance than this beautiful number?
6. Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur
This 2016 song clinched the number-one spot on billboards for three weeks straight. It’s something about how appealing it is, making it the ideal pick for a first dance, wedding entrance, bride walking down the aisle, proposal, and pretty much all matters in a couple’s celebration.
7. Your Song – Elton John
Elton John’s versatility remains unmatched decades after his debut. All his songs are epic, and “Your Song” meets all your demands if you’re looking for a befitting song for your wedding entrance.
8. Shivers – Ed Sheeran
Another tune that hits the nail is “Shivers” by Ed Sheeran. This is one in a long list of his songs that sounds amazing, especially if you’ve got a live band performance, saxophonist, or a DJ at your wedding reception.
9. Crazy in Love – Beyoncé Featuring Jay-Z
This upbeat tune for a young couple not afraid to express themselves will instantly get people on the dance floor. For a song that topped all music charts across the globe, there’s little doubt that you’ll find anything but the reaction you expect when you reveal yourself at your wedding ceremony or reception.
10. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
The breathtaking lyrics and Christina Perri’s beautiful voice are an excellent concoction for the best wedding party entrance song recipe. “A Thousand Years” demonstrates the odds the couple had to beat to be together in union on this special day.
11. Kiss My (Uh Oh) – Anne-Marie And Little Mix
When all the oohing and aahing is over at the church while exchanging vows, it’s time to get down and dirty at the wedding reception. The best thing about “Kiss My (Uh Oh)” is that guests of all ages will enjoy dancing to it at the wedding party.
12. My Universe – Coldplay And BTS
When established artists like Coldplay and BTS come together, they create a first-class track that’s incredibly energetic. This song is perfect for you if an upbeat tune that has everyone feeling active is what you’re going for. Feel free to play the acoustic version for a slower, calmer version.
13. Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton
“Tennessee Whisky” is an addictive song that sounds just right. It’s a country song that everyone can find relatable and will give everyone at your wedding chills upon seeing you and your wedding party.
14. The Way That I Love You – Passenger
Passenger wrote this song for his girlfriend, apparently a few weeks before they parted ways. This shouldn’t take away from this slow tune’s sweetness and rich meaning. In the song, he promises to always be there for his girl. It’s the perfect number for a wedding.
15. Love Tonight – Shouse (David Guetta Remix)
Originally done by Shouse, “Love Tonight” was re-recorded as a remix with David Guetta, and the result is out of this world. It’s an exciting, lively beat fit for the club and definitely fit for your wedding party entrance.
16. All of Me – John Legend
Complete surrender to love is easy to feel but hard to put into words, but John Legend does it effortlessly. “All Of Me” is a song with over 2.1 billion views on YouTube alone and continues to rack up attention across different platforms. Indeed, the best wedding party entrance song of all time.
17. Take My Breath – The Weekend
The Weekend is the perfect blend of modern and classic. Nothing proves it better than “Take My Breath,” a song with an 80s feel complete with a live band rendition. It’s a tune that will get the dance floor packed in no time.
18. At Last – Etta James
It’s safe to say that no song is complete without “At Last” by Etta James. This is one of the few tunes in existence that grips your attention from start to finish. It makes you want to hold the one you love in a slow dance and never let go.
19. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
Black Eyed Peas excels at surprising listeners with the most unusual sounds that are hard to imitate or forget. “I Gotta Feeling” is one of the group’s best performers, topping several charts for weeks after its release. It’s definitely a fun song you should include at your wedding.
20. CINDERELLA, Pt. 2 – CHIKA
Most R&B songs have similar sounds and meanings. “CINDERELLA, Pt. 2” is a modern tune that has a familiar sound but tells a distinct love story. It’s soulful, smooth, and sensual. It’s a song you play for a fairytale-like wedding, and you want to get people sharing in your calm mood.
21. I Wanna Be Your Slave – Måneskin
This award-winning rock and roll tune is perfect for a rigorous wedding party entrance. The band’s lead singer’s husky voice keeps everyone in a trance, and suddenly, you can’t help but sing or move along to the beat.
22. This Is How You Fall In Love – Jeremy Zucker And Chelsea Cutler
In a lineup of animated wedding entrance songs, you need that one tune that can get everyone calm down in readiness for the speeches or whatever else you have planned on your wedding itinerary. “This Is How You Fall In Love” is a soft melodious tune that is super calming yet easy to dance to.
23. Amazed – Lonestar
Country music has a southern charm that makes everyone think about the simple things in life. “Amazed” by Lonestar is a gorgeous love song with so much meaning that everyone at your wedding will fall in love again.
24. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
This song gives a magical soft rock tune for the edgy, out-of-the-box couple that keeps on giving. After the first minute, the drums will get the guests swaying and nodding to the breathtaking sounds that hit you all at once.
25. When You’re Home – Tyler Shaw
Weddings should have a romantic feel determined by how the bride feels and how the venue looks. However, nothing spells romance better than a good song like Tyler Shaw’s “When You’re Home.” It’s a fantastic tune about the experience of building a home with the one you love.
26. Anyone – Justin Bieber
“You are the only one I’ll ever love, (I gotta tell ya, gotta tell ya), Yeah, you, if it’s not you, it’s not anyone.” This is a sample of the eye-watering lyrics in “Anyone,” a song that Justin Bieber dedicates to Hailey, his stunning wife.
27. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Al Green’s vocals are yet unmatched. “Let’s Stay Together” is a song with so much soul and demonstrates your zeal to enjoy the rest of your lives as a married couple. It effortlessly appeals to your guest’s hearts and is perfect for a bridal party entrance.
28. The Luckiest – Ben Folds
This tune is your best bet if you’re looking for a song that’s not too long, has a great melody, and has simple words that everyone will respond to.
29. Perfect – Ed Sheeran
“Perfect” by Ed Sheeran is what many refer to as a modern classic. A song that will continue to play on the airwaves decades after your wedding. It’s a beautiful track about finding ‘the one.’ It’s a terrific wedding number that can apply in different stages of the event, including the bridal party entrance and the first dance.
30. I wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston
A wedding party entrance is your excuse to dance yourselves to the ground and right back up. Whitney Houston’s lively allure and epic voice are all it takes to get you and your guests up on your toes to find somebody to dance with.
31. Don’t Go Yet – Camila Cabello
People of different races, backgrounds, and cultures can enjoy Latin beats and dance moves. “Don’t Go Yet” by Camila Cabello is a playful Latin tune perfect for the lively couple unafraid to dance and make merry together.
32. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
If you’re looking for the right track that everyone knows by word and sends a strong message, “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley is a song that gets everyone feeling right in an instant. It is a classic that never gets old, and an excellent pick if most of the guests at your wedding are cut across different ages, with the majority being middle aged or older.
33. First Times – Ed Sheeran
Remember your first kiss? “First Times” is a song that doesn’t struggle to get you and your guests back on a mental journey of their most romantic moments. Ed Sheeran has an edgy way of getting you to smile when you listen to the lyrics of this fantastic song.
34. Stand by Me – Ben E. King
Ben E. King is a renowned singer who gifted us this gem in the 60s. “Stand By Me” must be one of the most covered songs with different renditions from over a hundred talented artists. While the many covers and renditions showcase each singer’s vocal experience, no one does it quite like the original composer. This will get your guests swaying and singing along to your wedding party entrance as a prelude to what’s to come for the rest of the day.
35. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
The silent question at the back of everyone’s mind is whether or not the marriage will last. This song by Ellie Goulding bursts out boldly to ask, “How Long Will I Love You?” It narrates how love can be and the experiences you go through, and finally proclaim that the answer is ‘forever.’
36. Fall Into Me – Forest Blakk
If you can’t find the right words to declare your love to your partner, why not let this song do it for you? “Fall Into Me” is the perfect number for a couple looking to send a message about the love they share on their special day. It has an incredible guitar sound that no one will miss. In this beautiful ensemble, Forest Blakk mentions knowing that all would be well when one meets their partner.
37. The Joker and The Queen – Ed Sheeran Featuring Taylor Swift
You can never listen to enough Ed Sheeran songs, as revealed by this comprehensive list of best wedding party entrance songs. Right on cue, “The Joker And The Queen” is a slow song that sets the perfect mood for a laid-back moment when you enter your wedding party. The lyrics go, “And I know you could fall for a thousand kings, And hearts that would give you a diamond ring, When I fold, you see the best in me, The joker and the queen.” This track is for you if you’re a couple that seamlessly complements each other despite glaring flaws.
38. Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
“Truly Madly Deeply” is a song that takes you right back to the first time you heard it. Play it at your wedding, and all your guests will remember the fabulous time they enjoyed celebrating with you. It has an awkward tune, but once you get past that and listen to the lyrics, you’ll understand quickly what all the hype is about.
39. Party in the U.S.A. – Miley Cyrus
“Party In The U.S.A.” is a hidden gem from Miley Cyrus’ The Time Of Our Lives album, released in 2009. The lyrics go, “So I put my hands up, They’re playing my song… I know I’m gonna be okay, Yeah, it’s a party in the U.S.A.” What better number to get your wedding party going and your guest excited enough to flaunt their best moves?
40. Leave The Door Open – Bruno Mars, Anderson.Paak, And Silk Sonic
This song created such a stir on social media when it was first released, and when you hear it, it won’t take long to understand why. I mean, it’s Bruno Mars we are talking about here. Did you expect less? “Leave The Door Open” is a song that takes you back to the 70s. It’s an incredibly sensual and equally charming tune if you want to dance at your wedding party slowly.
41. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole
“This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” is an easy song to understand, especially if you’re having difficulty choosing a theme for your wedding party that everyone will relate to. Whether you play this while walking down the aisle, during your father-daughter dance, or at your wedding reception, your guests will have no choice but to either dance along or nod to the beat.
42. I’m Kissing You – Des’ree
Want to trigger nostalgia at your wedding? “I’m Kissing You” by Des’ree is a guaranteed home run. Everyone has a love story. Your wedding is a chance to either celebrate or remember that time when you were smitten. This song’s soundtrack is featured in Romeo + Juliet. If you’ve watched the film, your mind instantly goes back. By far, this is the best wedding party entrance song.
43. Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. And Pharrell
“No more pretending (hey, hey, hey) (uh-huh), ‘Cause now you’re winning (hey, hey, hey) (uh-huh), Here’s our beginning (hey, hey, hey) (uh-huh), I always wanted, You’re a good girl (everybody get up).” With lyrics like these, who wouldn’t want this song on their playlist at their wedding party? Robin Thicke is an incredibly talented artist with one of the smoothest voices. “Blurred Lines” is a 2013 tune that continues to receive attention in and out of weddings across the U.S.
44. Let’s Go Home Together – Ella Henderson And Tom Grennan
At your wedding, flashback memories of when you completely fell for your partner run through your mind randomly throughout the day. “Let’s Go Home Together” is a song that describes these first moments of falling in love, first kiss, first everything. Play the acoustic version of this song at your wedding party, and the guests will be ecstatic.
45. Leave Your Life – Ed Sheeran
Nine times out of ten, a long-distance relationship is doomed to fail. However, this song is for you if you just said your vows after a successful long-distance relationship. Ed Sheeran sings, “I’m never gonna leave your life, Even at times I’m miles away, You are always on my mind.” It’s an excellent slow dance song to play at your wedding.
46. Better Together – Jack Johnson
Everyone should use eerie and sentimental words to describe “Better Together” by Jack Johnson. This tune has a soft beat and triggers a smooth feeling for a wedding party that’s not too animated. It describes with such prowess how and why one finally feels what everyone in love talks about. Johnson narrates that chance love and chance encounters do happen.
47. Timber – Pitbull Featuring Kesha
Pitbull is a somewhat animated singer; it’s hard to believe he can sing a song befitting a wedding. But voilà, “Timber” is a 2013 song that swept across the globe because it makes the groom feel like they’ve just won the lottery by marrying such a gorgeous woman. Notable lyrics from this tune are, “It’s goin’ down, I’m yellin’ timber, You better move, you better dance, Let’s make a night you won’t remember, I’ll be the one you won’t forget.” Certainly, an unforgettable song.
48. Death Do Us Part – Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are the perfect Hollywood couple. “Death Do Us Part” gives us a peek into their union and serves as an epic love song to play at your wedding. Some nice lyrics are, “From a friend to a love to my wife.” It’s an unbelievably romantic song you want to choose for your first dance as a couple or a wedding party.
49. Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
Released in 2006 as one of the songs in The Fratellis’ Costello Music, this is not as emotional as other tunes on this list. Instead, it’s one you play during your wedding party because it’s easy to dance to, ignites the right mood, and puts the focus on the bride.
50. Cover Me In Sunshine – Pink And Willow Sage hart
Happy, addictive, and eye-watering is what you’ll feel when this number plays on your wedding day. It makes for a fantastic bridal entrance, first dance, or father-daughter song. P!nk wrote this tune, dedicating it to her daughter Willow Sage Hart. It never misses a beat and shows parents’ strong bond with their kids.
51. Best Day of My Life – American Authors
“Best Day Of My Life” is one of the songs featured on American Authors’ 2014 album, Oh, What A Life. Some of the lyrics that make this an epic tune include, “I’m never gonna look back, woah, I’m never gonna give it up, no, Please don’t wake me now (two, three, four), This is gonna be the best day of my life.” It’s a beautiful number that will bring back nostalgic memories whenever you hear it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the commonly asked questions about best wedding party entrance songs.
How many songs do you need for a wedding entrance?
You can have as many songs as you want for your wedding entrance. You need about three to five processional songs for when your bridal party enters. You may want to add more songs for moments such as the signing of the register, when you kiss the bride, and when your bridal party walks back down the aisle.
Who picks bridal party entrance songs?
Choosing your bridal party entrance songs is a good idea even when you have a wedding planner. It’s an opportunity for you to set the mood and insert a personal touch that showcases a bit of you and your spouse’s taste in music.
How long should a wedding entrance song be?
The bridal wedding party takes about 20 minutes to walk from the entrance to the dance floor or seats. A song that runs for an average of 3 minutes is long enough to accommodate the bridal party movements.
The bride walking down the aisle, exchanging vows, seeing the food at the reception, and meeting loved ones are breathtaking moments everyone looks forward to at the wedding. But what can you and your partner do to keep your wedding etched in your guests’ minds? Make a grand entrance with the songs on this list!
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