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When you and your brand-new husband enter your wedding reception, it's the first time you'll be introduced as husband and wife. Pretty exciting, right?! Not to mention, your guests will be cheering you on as they get a good look at you as newlyweds, exuberantly joining the party. The song you choose to play for that big moment should be upbeat, energetic, and feature lyrics and a message centered on love. Because it's the moment between your bridal party's entrance and your first dance, the song doesn't have to be terribly long or emotional. That's why a lot of couples have fun and get creative with it!
We love the classics, like "Happy Together" by The Turtles and "For Once in My Life" by Stevie Wonder because they capture a universal kind of joy that couples have reveled in for decades. More modern tunes like Rihanna's "Umbrella" or Pharrell Williams' "Happy" are sweet ways to show off what a hip and fun bride and groom you are. And then, of course, there are some standard, more tongue-in-cheek selections that display some good humor on your part (think "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen) and general pump-up tunes like "Let It Rock" by Kevin Rudolf and Lil Wayne.
We compiled these, and plenty of other favorites, into a "Reception Entrance Songs" Spotify playlist that you can listen to below. It's got some classics and some other fun takes on this traditional moment in every wedding. Sit back, listen, and enjoy!