May 17

Picking Your Reception Entrance Music

The vows have been said, the bride has been kissed and the ceremony has come to a close. Now it’s time to cut loose— starting with your grand entrance. A tradition meant to announce you for the first time as husband and wife, your entrance music should reflect who you are as a couple while getting your guests in the mood to get down on the dance floor, in your honor.

Choosing music for the many moments of your reception can be time consuming, so make sure to pencil in planning for how you will set the desired tone for your event!

Here are some things to consider to get you started:

  • Are you going to introduce your wedding party first? What will play during their entrance?
  • Consider your guests—will they recognize the song? If it’s something too unfamiliar, it may not resonate with the crowd and could leave the mood a little flat.
  • If you’re having trouble finding a starting point, consider yourselves as a couple. Where did you meet? What’s your favorite thing to do together? Can you put a song to these things? For example, at a recent wedding I attended, the happy couple entered into the reception to their college fight song. It was really cute, memorable and got everyone excited and moving around.
  • If a particular song holds great importance to you, it’s probably appropriate.
  • Don’t feel pressured to become the next YouTube sensation, but don’t be afraid to get creative! Choose a song that signifies the way you want your day to be remembered. Upbeat, romantic, unforgettable—the stage is yours.

If you need some inspiration, click here for a great reference, compliments of The Knot.

Have you chosen music for your entrance song? How did you decide how to make your grand entrance? We’d love to get your feedback!


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Hometown: St. Louis, MO Favorite Color: Pistachio Favorite Movie Wedding Moment: The airplane scene in The Wedding Singer Jessy is a Jr. Writer at Tiny Prints. When she was seven, she declared herself "Jessy" (from her given name, Jessica) because she wanted to be a little different. Which is exactly what led her to Tiny Prints-her love for all things unique, memorable and personal! Letterpress printing makes her swoon and she has an affinity for fresh designs with a hint of vintage. In addition to her passion for paper goods, Jessy loves dogs, llamas, autumn, farmers' markets, live music, skeleton keys, extra sprinkles, beating boys in sports, running, antique stores and a book that’s hard to put down.

2 thoughts on “Picking Your Reception Entrance Music

  1. Susan Ella

    I just got back a wedding where each person in the wedding party came in to a song that they got to choose themselves. I thought that was pretty interesting and fun! Songs ranged from “It’s Raining Men” to “It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Right” and they reflected each attendant’s own unique style and personality!


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