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Timing the Perfect Entrance!

The reception entrance is a moment of excitement and anticipation for newlyweds and their guests. It sets the tone for the entire reception and creates an atmosphere of celebration and joy. Choosing the perfect reception entrance song can be challenging, but it’s an opportunity to showcase your personality and style. Here are some tips to help you choose the perfect reception entrance song.

Consider Your Tastes

Your reception entrance song should reflect your personality and style as a couple. Think about the music you both enjoy and choose a song that represents you. Whether it’s a classic love song or an upbeat dance hit, choose a song you both love and will excite your guests.

Think about the Mood You Want to Create

The reception entrance song should create a mood of celebration and excitement. Consider the atmosphere you want to create and choose a song that matches. If you want a fun and energetic reception, choose an upbeat song. If you prefer a more romantic and intimate atmosphere, choose a slower and more sentimental song.

Make Sure the Song Fits the Occasion

The reception entrance song should be appropriate for the occasion. Ensure the lyrics are not offensive or inappropriate for guests or family members. If you’re having a formal wedding, consider choosing a classic or traditional song. If you’re having a more casual wedding, you can choose a more modern or contemporary song.

Consider the Length of the Song

When choosing a reception entrance song, it’s important to consider the length of the song. You don’t want a song that’s too short and ends abruptly or one that’s too long and drags on. Aim for songs segments that are less than 30 seconds for one couple or 10 -15 seconds for each couple annouced.


During the entrance, you'll want to hear your name. There is something special about hearing your names announced as a couple. You don't want this special moment congested by the vocals of a track. People recognize melodies more than vocals. Think of songs that catch attention using melodies or riffs. When you're driving in the car, you hear that recognizable melody, and it immediately catches your attention. You can leverage this opportunity with your entrance song.

Plan Your Entrance

Plan your entrance to match the song. Whether you want to walk in slowly and gracefully or dance your way in with your bridal party, make sure your entrance matches your chosen song. Practice your entrance beforehand to ensure everything goes smoothly on the big day. Also, make sure your bridal party, if announced, know right where to go and what to do. If they are dancing, or forming a line or tunnel, practice this in advance.

Choose the Right Time to Play the Song

Make sure the reception entrance song is played at the right time. Ideally, it should be played when you and your bridal party enter the reception space. Talk to your DJ or band beforehand to ensure they have the song ready to play at the right time.

In conclusion, choosing the perfect reception entrance song is an opportunity to showcase your personality and style as a couple. By considering your tastes, the mood you want to create, appropriateness, the length of the song, planning your entrance, and choosing the right time to play the song, you can create a memorable experience for you and your guests. Don’t be afraid to get creative and have fun with the process!

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