It’s officially time to get the party started! You might be asking…what are the best wedding reception entrance ideas for the bridal party?
I have photographed over 500 weddings and have seen some amazing wedding reception entrances.
Most of the photos below were taken by me and will definitely give you some great entrance ideas for your bridal party and wedding party
Here are some of the things that we will cover in this article:
Wedding Entrance Ideas For The Wedding Party
Here are some of the best and most unique wedding reception entrance ideas I have seen:
Ride-on vehicles (Power Wheels)
If you have access to a ride-on vehicle, these power wheels make amazing reception entrance props.
And they are just as awesome when used by the best man and maid of honor!
If you do not have access to one, you can buy them for the wedding and then resell them. People are always looking for these cars and trucks so they sell fast.
Break Through A Paper Sign
Have a few members of your wedding party make/hold a paper sign with the couple’s name on it and then have the couple come through it like they do at sporting events
The Wedding Party Tunnel Reception Entrance
A fun and easy wedding reception entrance that I have seen many times is where the wedding party makes a tunnel, and then the couple runs through it for their grand entrance.
This is a fun entrance that doesn’t cost you anything (except maybe a sore back the next morning).
Show some school spirit
This couple hired their college mascot (Penn State Nittany Lion) to help them with their wedding reception entrance.
They handed out pom poms with their school colors and played “We Are Penn State”
The Office inspired wedding reception entrance
This is the perfect wedding reception entrance idea for any fan of the hit show The Office.
Check out the video below. If you are viewing this on the phone, you might have to use this YouTube link instead: The Office Wedding Party Entrance
And you can see the original below (If viewing on a phone and the video below does not show up, here is the direct YouTube link: The Office Wedding Entrance
Let it snow
This couple worked with their DJ to set up snow machines for their grand entrance. It was such a fun idea for their winter wedding. And as you can see, it results in amazing photos!
You will definitely want to get permission from your wedding venue before booking these snow machines.
Some venues are very particular about what they will and won’t allow on their dance floor. It’s always best to ask ahead of time to save yourself stress later on in the planning process.
Make it rain money
We love this idea! Use this to make it rain fake $100 bills during your grand entrance (you can also use this for the dollar dance, the last dance, or pretty much any other time during the wedding reception).
Get 2 of them and have members of the wedding party make it rain money during your big entrance!
Give each other a jumping chest bump
This is a fun and easy idea for any two members of the wedding party.
This wedding party played a quick game of Leapfrog as they entered the wedding reception.
This was one of the most awesome wedding entrances we have ever seen.
The bride and groom rode into the reception on matching Honda dirt bikes.
It doesn’t get much cooler than that!
A Game of Flip Cup To Start The Party
This wedding party played a game of Flip Cup to make sure the reception started with a bang!
A really fun idea is to have one of the bridesmaids and one of the groomsmen switch outfits for the entrance.
Giving birth to a beer
This funny idea for a pregnant bridesmaid cracked us up!
Bring the entire wedding party in at the same time
If you want to save time on your wedding entrance but still want it to be fun and exciting, play one upbeat song and bring in the entire party together in one big dance party.
Riding in style in an old antique car
The bride and groom entered their outdoor reception in an antique car.
Have a dance-off
These two brides entered their reception dancing and showing the guests who had the best moves.
Another fun and simple way to enter the reception is the do the Charlie’s Angles pose. This can work with any amount of people but the original pose was 3.
These two brides had their bridesmaids enter first to get the party started.
The brides entered the reception room and poured shots for all of the bridesmaids.
It is a really fun entrance that you should check out.
If you are on a phone and are having trouble viewing the video below, you can see it directly on YouTube here: Bridal party introductions
Photo Booth Props
If you have a photo booth, ask the attendant if you can borrow a few props for your entrances.
Big Head Funny Masks
These big head masks are such an awesome prop to use for the wedding party entrance (we recommend getting the bigger 18-inch versions)
These also make great props/gifts for a bridal shower, bachelor party, bachelorette party, birthday party, or any other event where you want to make people laugh.
This is our favorite place to get these props (most companies only sell the 12-inch head):
Epic Dance Moves
There are so many fun dance moves that the wedding party can walk into the reception to.
The running man, the cabbage patch, the sprinkler, hammer dance, house party kick, The Roger Rabbit, The heel-toe, Thriller, and the list goes on and on.
If you want some more ideas (and a good laugh), check out this amazing video of 50 epic dance moves. This guy will make you smile.
If you are trying to watch this on a phone and the video below is not loading, you can view it here on YouTube: 50 Epic Dance Moves
50 more wedding reception entrance ideas for the bridal party
If you are still looking for more ideas, we found this awesome video of 50 different wedding reception ideas for the bridal party to enter to. If you are on a phone and having trouble viewing this video, here is the direct YouTube link: 50 wedding reception entrance ideas
More Wedding Planning Resources
Here are a few more articles that you might find helpful when planning your wedding day:
- How to introduce the wedding party at a reception (tips)
- Our favorite send-off ideas for the couple at the end of the reception (or after the ceremony).
- A guide to your wedding reception order of events.
- How to plan a wedding (step by step)
- Right after your grand entrance, it will be time for your first dance. We put together an awesome list of the best first dance songs.
- 40 songs to use for the ring bearer entrance
- Songs that are perfect for the flower girl entrance
- Over 100 songs to use for the bridal processional
- Wedding ceremony ideas that are fun and unique
- Bridal shower games like He Said She Said
- Funny bridesmaid captions to use on your Instagram posts