Creating an Unforgettable Grand Entrance
So… you’ve said your “I do’s,” you’ve signed the official paperwork, and your ceremony has come to a close, now it’s time to party! While your ceremony is every bit as important (many would say, the most important), your wedding reception is where you get to let loose and celebrate your nuptials in whatever way you so choose!
So, whether you and your fiancé are planning a cocktail style reception, a fancy sit-down dinner, or maybe even a beach party, making your grand entrance will help to set the tone for your celebration and can help get your guests in the mood to party!
To that end… are you and your new spouse hoping to make an over-the-top, surprising, jaw-dropping entrance, or are you planning something a little simpler, traditional or meaningful? No matter what you decide to do, and what your comfort level is, there are lots of options, the only limit is your imagination! After all, this is going to be your first introduction as a married couple. Why not make it a little extra special? Here’s a few ideas for inspiration!
Start The Reception With Dancing!
You can have your DJ or MC announce your grand entrance, and play one of your favorite ‘get-the-party-started’ dance songs! For extra wow-factor, you could even choreograph a little dance for you and your bridal party! If you’re always ready to bust a move and shake your groove thang, then this option may be for you!
Reception Dance Train! All Aboard!
Maybe you want to enter the room with your bridal party conga line style! You could create a winding path through the room, picking up all of the guests along the way! The Conga line will be over when every guest is up! Then once everyone is on the dance floor, your DJ or MC can officially introduce you as a married couple, to the huge cheers and applause of your guests! And, what a photo worthy moment!
Mariachi Time! Or, Marching Band!
Whether you are planning a destination wedding and want to embrace the local culture, you want to celebrate and embrace your heritage or that of your new spouse, or you simply love mariachi music, you’re sure to bring the party with this grand entrance! Or maybe you want to enlist some members of a local marching band to lead you into the room! Or maybe a Bagpiper! The sky’s the limit with this musical grand entrance idea!
Descend as Newlyweds!
If your reception space has a beautiful staircase, be sure to utilize it! You can dress them up with overflowing bouquets, greenery or flameless candles, or keep things simple if you prefer, so that you and your new spouse are the main focus. Either way, a grand entrance down a grand staircase is sure to draw all eyes to the two of you as you enter the venue for the first time as a married couple. You’re sure to feel like the romantic leads in your very own romcom! Just go slowly and practice a couple of times during your site visits!
About the Author
Jake Nissen is a charismatic and refreshingly down to earth DJ who exudes good vibrations. A lifelong music and pop culture fanatic, and natural people person, Jake is passionate about teaming up with you to make your celebration amazing. Jake started his DJ journey while he was earning his Media Arts degree, and DJ’ing at local bars […]