Wedding Planning Guide


Make a splashy entrance and kick off the party with a memorable reception entrance song. After all, it’s the first time you’ll be introduced as newlyweds, so choose a song that’s upbeat and energetic—something that will set a lively tone for the rest of the reception. If you’ve booked a DJ for your wedding, we love the idea of creating a custom mashup of your and your spouse’s favorite songs. Or, if you’ve hired a band, take advantage of the horn section by choosing a song with a lot of fanfare. Whatever song you select, make it one that will put your wedding guests in a dancing mood. Here’s a list of high-energy, attention-grabbing songs that will help get your wedding reception off to a great start.


  • “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars
  • “Stayin' Alive” by Bee Gees
  • “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer
  • “Tell Me Something Good” by Chaka Khan and Rufus
  • “Superfly” by Curtis Mayfield


  • “Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  • “The Dog Days Are Over” by Florence + the Machine
  • “The Walker” by Fitz and The Tantrums
  • “Sweet Disposition” by Temper Trap
  • “Electric Feel” by MGMT
  • “Such Great Heights” by The Postal Service
  • “Just Like Heaven” by The Cure
  • “Something Good Can Work” by Two Door Cinema Club
  • “Young Folks” by Peter Bjorn and John
  • “Walking on a Dream” by Empire of The Sun
  • “Tongue Tied” by Grouplove
  • “My Body” by Young the Giant
  • “Life’s What You Make It” by Graham Colton


  • “Let's Dance” by David Bowie
  • “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake
  • “Marry You” by Bruno Mars
  • “The Way You Make Me Feel” by Michael Jackson
  • “SexyBack” by Justin Timberlake
  • “Love Shack” by The B-52s
  • “We Go Together” by Olivia Newton-John
  • “One More Time” by Daft Punk
  • “Hey Ya!” by Outkast
  • “Firework” by Katy Perry
  • “Hey Soul Sister” by Train
  • “Sing” by Ed Sheeran
  • “Say Hey (I Love You)” by Michael Franti
  • “Booty Swing” by Parov Stelar
  • “Levels” by Avicii
  • “Sun Models” by ODESZA
  • “Mouthful of Diamonds” by Phantogram
  • “Happy” by Pharrell


  • “Crazy In Love” by Beyonce and Jay-Z
  • “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye
  • “Adore” by Prince
  • “Diamonds” by Rihanna


  • “Viva la Vida” by Coldplay
  • “We Will Rock You” by Queen
  • “Howlin' for You” by Black Keys
  • “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” by Jet
  • “Dancing in The Dark” by Bruce Springsteen
  • “Don't Stop Believing” by Journey
  • “Song 2” by Blur
  • “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen
  • “Simple Song” by The Shins
  • “Everlasting Light” by The Black Keys


  • “I'm Coming Out” by Diana Ross
  • “I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James Brown
  • “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher” by Jackie Wilson
  • “For Once In My Life” by Stevie Wonder
  • “You're The First, The Last, My Everything” by Barry White
  • “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)” by Stevie Wonder
  • “Hallelujah I Love Her So” by Ray Charles