Now Announcing… The Happy Couple!

Now Announcing… The Happy Couple! 909 631 adam Michaels

You did it! You got married! You’ve walked down the aisle, exchanged those heartfelt vows, and sealed the deal with a kiss. The cameras have flashed, the guests have mingled (and taken the opportunity to have a cheeky little cocktail and hors d’oeuvre), and now it’s time to eat, drink, be merry, and get your groove on! But in order to do that, you have to actually walk into the room where all your guests are eagerly awaiting that oh-so-special announcement: 

“Now announcing, for the first time, as (insert the description that works best for you and your partner), the new Mr./Mrs. & Mr./Mrs.___!!” 

Doors burst open! You’re there! It’s celebratory! Fun! Magical! THE official start of The Party. 

Please tell us there’s a song playing in your mind as that happens. While some couples choose to enter the room in relative silence, you did the smartest thing ever and hired our live wedding bands to play the most fun, toe-tapping, groove-thang-shaking bops around to get your guests excited and ready to dance the night away in celebration of your love! Which means, of course, that one of the fun moments you get to pick out music for is this: the Reception Entrance Song

Let’s dive into why choosing the perfect reception entrance song is an absolute must. First things first, it’s all about setting the tone. Your entrance song isn’t just some background noise; it’s the opening credits to the blockbuster movie that is your wedding reception. Whether you want to kick things off with a bang, set a romantic mood, or get everyone grooving on the dance floor from the get-go, your song choice sets the stage for the entire evening. Think about it – do you want your guests to feel like they’ve stepped into a fairytale romance, a high-energy dance party, or a feel-good celebration of love? Your entrance song sets the tone for the entire night ahead.

Now, let’s talk personalization. This isn’t just any old party – it’s YOUR party. Your reception entrance song is a chance to showcase your personalities, your style, and your love story. Whether it’s a timeless classic that holds sentimental value, a modern hit that gets everyone pumped, or a quirky tune that’s uniquely ‘you,’ your song should scream ‘this is us!’ It’s a reflection of your journey together, your shared interests, and the love that brought you here today. Plus, let’s be real – who doesn’t love a good opportunity to show off their impeccable taste in music?

But hold on, we’re not done yet! Your reception entrance isn’t just about you; it’s about your guests too. Your song choice sets the vibe for the entire room, getting everyone hyped up and ready to celebrate. So why settle for silence when you could have your guests cheering and dancing along from the moment you walk in? Your entrance sets the pace for the rest of the evening, and a killer song choice ensures that the energy stays high and the party keeps rocking all night long.

Now, we know some of you are the “shy and retiring” types who don’t want a big entrance – and we get that! But we have news – on your wedding day, you’re the center of attention no matter what. Your guests are going to be waiting with baited breath for you to enter the reception and all eyes will be on you no matter what. Do you want your entrance to be silent, save for the clapping of your guests, or do you want a song to distract them and get them moving and grooving? Keep in mind, wedding dresses are not typically the lightest or easiest to maneuver in, so for those of you wearing one or walking with someone wearing one: take the time it would ordinarily take you to walk into a room and double it. In great news, Around Town’s live bands are exceptionally clever: for your entrance we’ll generally play the catchiest hook, verse and chorus for whatever song you choose, so the whole moment feels seamless and effortless! 

Of course, we couldn’t possibly leave you hanging without some suggestions to get your creative juices flowing for your epic and magical entrance! Choosing this song is a deeply personal choice, reflecting your unique personalities, preferences, and desired atmosphere for your celebration. So, without further ado, we’ve curated a list featuring both timeless classics and contemporary hits that could serve as fantastic options:

  1. “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake
  2. “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole 
  3. “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
  4. “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas
  5. “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z
  6. “You Make My Dreams” by Hall & Oates
  7. “Love on Top” by Beyoncé
  8. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” by Stevie Wonder
  9. “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
  10. “I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles
  11. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  12. “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles
  13. “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina & The Waves
  14. “I Do” by Colbie Caillat
  15. “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors

It’s important to consider various factors such as tempo, lyrics, and overall vibe to ensure the chosen song perfectly complements your vision for your entrance. But don’t forget to consider songs with personal significance or that capture the sheer joy and excitement of the moment. Ultimately, the ideal song is one that resonates deeply with both of you, creating a truly unforgettable entrance to your reception.

In short, your reception entrance song is the ultimate mood-setter, the perfect expression of who you are as a couple, and the key to kicking off the party of a lifetime. So don’t leave it to chance – crank up the volume, let the music speak for you, and get ready to make a grand entrance that nobody will ever forget!