The bridal party introductions are usually the first thing to happen at your wedding reception and signal that it’s time to get the party started. Most couples choose an upbeat song that allows their bridesmaids and groomsmen to dance and even goof off a little. We’ve selected our Top 10 picks based on our more than 13 years of experience in the wedding industry.
1. “Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Justin Timberlake
This 2016 hit is great for your bridal party to groove to as they enter the reception. Just check out these fun lyrics: “Nothing I can see but you when you dance, dance, dance/A feeling good, good, creeping up on you/So just dance, dance, dance, come on.”
2. “Bring Em Out” – T.I.
Hype up the crowd to “bring out” the bridal party with this 2004 song from rapper T.I. Plus it’s already been used as an entrance song: “Bring Em Out” was featured extensively during the 2006 NBA Finals as the theme song for the Miami Heat during player introductions.
3. “Forever” – Chris Brown
Popularized in a viral bridal party ceremony entrance video in 2009 (if you haven’t seen it, check it out), this song is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for both your bridal party and guests. It was also parodied in “The Office” during Jim and Pam’s wedding.
4. “I Gotta Feeling” – Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas released this party song a decade ago, but it’s still a fantastic choice for a bridal party introduction. The song was nominated for Record of the Year at the 52nd Grammy Awards and won the Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
5. “Here For the Party ” – Gretchen Wilson
Country music fans will love this introduction song! Lyrics include “You know I’m here for the party/ And I ain’t leavin’ ’til they throw me out/Gonna have a little fun, gonna get me some/You know I’m here, I’m here for the party.” After all, isn’t your bridal party “here for the party”?
6. “Raise Your Glass” – P!nk
Another great dance tune (and one from P!nk’s greatest hits album), “Raise Your Glass” sets the tone for the rest of your night and is also a great segue into toasts. The music video for the song even features a wedding!
7. “Sexy and I Know It” – LMFAO
Encourage your bridal party to strut their stuff with this confident tune from 2011. The song became LMFAO’s second No. 1 hit after “Party Rock Anthem” on te Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.
8. “We Are Young” – Fun
Your wedding reception is going to be one of the best celebration nights of your life. Enjoy it and have fun with this song that is bound to make guests of all ages feel young! Check out these lyrics: “Tonight, we are young/So let’s set the world on fire/We can burn brighter than the sun.”
9. “I’m A Believer” – Smash Mouth
“I’m a Believer” was originally composed by Neil Diamond and recorded by the Monkees in 1966. However, the song gained popularity again when Smash Mouth covered it in 2001 as part of the soundtrack to the movie “Shrek.” It’s a fun, playful song that is sure to please.
10. “Moves Like Jagger” – Maroon 5
Your bridesmaids and groomsmen can show off their “Moves Like Jagger” with this 2010 worldwide hit from Maroon 5. Turn up the heat by challenging the bridal party to a dance off!