20 Best Wedding Entrance Songs to Get This Party Started

You did it! After all those months of planning every beautiful detail down to the last bloom and bulb, you’re officially married. Now it’s time to party with all the friends and family members you love the most. The best way to wow them one more time? Bang through those reception doors to a killer song that really speaks to who you are as a couple—whether that’s the theme song from a galaxy far, far away or a jam that makes you feel “good as hell.” We rounded up 20 of our favorite entrance numbers below for getting-down inspo.

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1. “i Gotta Feeling” By The Black Eyed Peas

There’s a reason this 2009 banger is still so prevalent in movies and on our “going out” playlists—the lyrics get you hyped for what’s to come! Consider “I gotta feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good night/That tonight’s gonna be a good night/That tonight’s gonna be a good, good night” and try not to sing along in your head.

2. “uptown Funk” By Mark Ronson And Bruno Mars

Because you and your partner are “too hot (hot damn),” someone’s gotta “call the police and a fireman.”

3. “can’t Stop The Feeling” By Justin Timberlake

When JT tells you to dance, you dance. When he sings the word literally 45 times in one song, you know he—and your wedding—mean business.

4. “crazy In Love” By Beyoncé Ft. Jay-z

Channel your inner Bey and Jay for this crowd-pleaser, because “your love can do what no one else can.”

5. “game Of Thrones” Main Title By Ramin Djawadi

The song’s title is seriously lacking in effect, but playing the theme to everyone’s favorite TV obsession of the past decade as you walk into your reception with your sun and stars will make you feel like royalty.

6. “bring Em Out” By T.i.

All of your guests will sing along with A+ entrance lyrics like, “I got the crowd yelling (Bring ’em out, bring ’em out).”

7. “good As Hell” By Lizzo

You should be feeling nothing but good as hell on your special day. Bonus points if you can play the flute.

8. “sexy And I Know It” By Lmfao

For the confident couple who knows they’re #goals.

9. “timber” By Pitbull Ft. Ke$ha

Mr. 305 and Ke$ha will have the whole party jumping when you walk in as they sing “You better move/you better dance.”

10. Main Theme From “star Wars” By John Williams

Because it’s grand, it’s dramatic and it’s your wedding, so you should geek out if you want to.

11. “i Like It” By Cardi B Ft. Bad Bunny And J Balvin

You certainly like each other and all of the planning that went into this moment so you should make sure everyone knows it.

12. “high Hopes” By Panic! At The Disco

Here’s to all of your high, high hopes being met for your wedding and married life!

13. “i Don’t Care” By Ed Sheeran And Justin Bieber

Because you won’t care what anyone else thinks of your song selection as long as you’re with your baby. Plus, you definitely fit in at this party.

14. “signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” By Stevie Wonder

Every good wedding has at least one true throwback song weaved into the mix, so why not start off your reception with an oldie but goodie like this Stevie Wonder classic that lets everyone know who’s yours.

15. “we Found Love” By Rihanna Ft. Calvin Harris

This title speaks for itself as an appropriate entrance song. It’s not easy out there, but you two found each other and now it’s time to celebrate.

16. “marry You” By Bruno Mars

A bit on the nose, but Bruno makes the list for a second time not only for his major party-starting skills but also for these sweet lyrics: “Is it the look in your eyes or is it this dancing juice/Who cares, baby, I think I wanna marry you.”

17. “higher Love” By Kygo, Whitney Houston

Who better to sing you onto your dance floor in front of all of your guests than the queen of ballads paired with a more modern beat? Try not to jump, arms raised, through the doors.

18. “pour Some Sugar On Me” By Def Leppard

For the ’80s-hair-band-loving couple (no judgment).

19. “love On Top” By Beyoncé

We can think of few things more appropriate for the start of your married life than traipsing into your reception hand in hand with your partner while Beyoncé belts out “Baby, it’s you/You’re the one I love/You’re the one I need/You’re the only one I see/Come on, baby, it’s you.”

20. “everybody (backstreet’s Back)” By Backstreet Boys

It’s been maybe an hour since you exchanged “I do’s” with your new spouse, but OMG, you’re back again. We dare you to find a better excuse to have the Backstreet Boys welcome you into a room full of your nearest and dearest.

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Ariel Scotti


From 2019-2020 Ariel Scotti held the role of Editor at PureWow covering trends, wellness and more.
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