Once you have finished taking photos it is time for you to make your entrance into your reception. This is when we let guests know that you are now joining the reception and available to mingle with them. For the grand entrance we can introduce only the bride and groom, or we can introduce the entire wedding party and families. If you would like to introduce your parents, usually we recommend that we just have them stand up and be recognized at their tables (as usually they are already in the reception hall socializing with guests). For the grand entrance your DJ will ask all of the guests to be seated at their tables and then will start the introductions by introducing themselves, and then they will introduce your parents if you have opted to do so. After the parents, your DJ will then proceed with the bridal party introductions.
For the bridal party, music is usually played while the introductions are made. You can have your bridal party dance their way into the room if you so choose (or if they are feeling extra sassy). We will introduce each couple with a small pause in between each. The order usually mirrors that of your ceremony, but you can also shuffle the couples around if you like. Your DJ will go over final name pronunciations of each couple during your last planning meeting so that he gets everyone's names correct. The final couple is usually your Maid or Matron of Honor and Best Man, followed by the bride and groom. You can have one song for the bridal party and one for the Bride and Groom, or you can simply use the same song for each. The goal is to pump up the room and get everyone excited, so we recommend up beat popular music that most guests will know. Here is a list of some ideas for introduction songs:
Hall & Oates, “You Make My Dreams Come True”
Shalamar, “A Night To Remember”
Natalie Cole, “This Will Be”
Jagged Edge, ft. Run DMC, “Let’s Get Married (Remix)”
Kanye West, “Good Life”
Michael Jackson, “The Way You Make Me Feel”
K. Michelle, “V.S.O.P.”
The Darkness, “I Believe In a Thing Called Love“
Brune Mars, "Uptown Funk"
T.I., "Bring'em Out"
Chris Brown, "Forever"
Walk the Moon, "Shut Up and Dance"
U2, Beautiful Day
Heavy D & The Boyz, "Now That We Found Love"
Rihanna, "We Found Love"
Survivor, "Eye of the Tiger"
Pink, "Raise Your Glass"
DJ Snake ft. Lil John, "Turn Down For What"
Stevie Wonder, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered"
Beyonce, Crazy in Love
American Authors, "Best Day of My Life"
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