Your bridal party pays such an important role not only in your big day but in all the lead-up and preparations too. The chances are that your bridesmaids, in particular, have been with you every step of the way throughout the pre-planning since the moment he popped that engagement ring on your finger. Perhaps even earlier than that! Especially if you are childhood friends or you’ve chosen a sibling to be a bridesmaid. You may have been planning out both your big days together, keep a scrapbook or a Pinterest board full, of images of everything you want from dress and flower ideas to venues and menus!
Incorporate music than evokes magical memories
Did you think about what music you wanted though back then? Other than the tune you wanted to make your grand entrance to, what about the rest of the music. It’s your opportunity to wow your wedding crowd with some uplifting and awesome music as a precursor to getting the party started! Do you and your girlfriends have some favorite songs that sum up your friendship? Or bring back fun memories of the times you’ve all spent together? They might be memories that no-one else is aware of but that your bridesmaids will automatically recognize the importance of the minute the DJ drops the record!
The music you select can set the tone for your celebration.
Music is not only a great way of personalizing an event, but it can also add a lot of atmosphere and dictate the tone of various parts of the day. It is of course also a fantastic way of celebrating and giving a 3-minute homage to your unique bridesmaids for their duties and support throughout. Allow them momentarily to have all eyes on them, rather than you! After all, they look stunning too, and plenty of care and attention to detail will have gone into their dresses, hair, and make-up, so they deserve to have their moment in the spotlight. Let them bask momentarily in the wedding day glory! Plus, depending upon which tunes you pick, you could always try and embarrass them one last time for the bachelorette pranks they pulled on you!
It’s time to kick back and party!
So now that the formality of the wedding ceremony is over, it’s time for you to kick back and have some fun! When it comes to music, nothing is off-limits although it is always a good idea to play to your crowd. We’re not talking keep it safe and only play Big Band Swing tunes, but maybe steer clear of Techno House of Heavy Metal, especially if you want everyone to get up and dance! Use music to lighten the mood, add in some humor to the event, symbolize your love for everyone present or have some good old-fashioned fun!
Choose songs that match your Bridesmaids personalities.
You know your bridesmaids better than anyone and so here is your chance, via music, to personally thank them with a particular song dedicated just to them. What a lovely idea to try and incorporate a piece that has some special meaning to you all or that you’ve selected because it reflects their personalities or their loves of music. This is your opportunity to do something unique and will be guaranteed to get the reception off to a swinging start.
Fun Bridesmaids Entrance Songs (1-5)
The formalities are over; it’s time to celebrate! So usher in your Bridesmaids with a high energy, fun tune to celebrate.
“Raise your Glass,” by Pink
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” by Justin Timberlake
“Feel so Close,” by Calvin Harris
“Shut UP and Dance” by Walk the Moon
“Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars
Hip Hop Bridesmaids Entrance Songs (6-10)
Hip Hop might not be to all your guests’ tastes but it sure does kick off the party, and there might be just the tune here to represent your bridesmaids!
“Bring Em Out,” by T.I ft Swizz Beats
“OMG” by Usher
“Moment 4 Life” by Nicki Minaj
“Now That We’ve Found Love” by Heavy D & the Boyz
“Tootsee Roll,” by 69 boyz
Rock and Roll Bridesmaids Entrance Songs (11-15)
Keep them classic rather than dark and brooding. You don’t want to play something so obscure that no-one but you and tour bridal party even recognize the tune.
“Sweet Caroline,” by Neil Diamond
“I Believe in a Thing Called Love,” The Darkness
“Brown Eyed Girl,” by Van Morrison
“Viva La Vida,” by Coldplay
“Welcome to the Jungle,” by Guns N Roses
Party Vibe Bridesmaids Entrance Songs (16-20)
Get the party in serious swing and celebrate your Bridesmaids with them party tunes
“Sexy and I Know It,” by LMFAO
“24K Magic”, by Bruno Mars
“Party Rock Anthem,” by LMFAO
“Let’s Get It Started,” by Black Eyes Peas
“Cake by the Ocean,” by DNCE
Country Bridesmaids Entrance Songs (21-25)
Who doesn’t love a bit of Country music in the sly? Perhaps one or more of your bridal party are into a bit of the old booting stomping too!
“A Guy with a girl,” by Blake Shelton
“Somebody like you,” by Keith Urban
“Stuck Like Glue,” by Sugarland
“Here for the Party,” by Gretchen Wilson
“Setting the World on Fire,” by Kenny Chesney ft Pink
Upbeat Bridesmaids Entrance Songs (26-30)
Time for you all to slip into your dancing shoes for some serious fun times together with a classic, upbeat pop song filled with sentiments of love.
“Stand by You,” by Rachel Patten
“Cheerleader,” by OMI
“Happy,” by Pharrell
“Crazy In Love,” Beyonce
“Walking on Sunshine,” Katrina & The Waves
So there you have it, 30 ideas for Bridesmaid entrance songs that your guests will love and your Bridesmaids indeed thank you for. Now all that is left is for you all to get up upon the dance floor and enjoy the rest of your joyous celebration. Make sure the DJ has a top playlist that has something for everyone to keep everyone up on their feet until the carriages arrive at midnight!