15 Bridesmaids and Groomsmen Entrance Ideas That Will Bring Your Ceremony to Life
Add extra dazzle to your big day with one of these incredible wedding party entrances
You’ve found your soulmate, you’ve chosen your bridesmaids and groomsmen, and now it’s time to plan a wedding party entrance that’ll leave your guests buzzing with excitement. If you’re looking to add some pizzazz to your big day, then we’ve got a host of bridesmaids and groomsmen entrance ideas that’ll transform your wedding ceremony into a showstopper. So let’s look at 15 creative (and sometimes crazy) concepts for unforgettable wedding entrances.
Charming and romantic entrances
1. Balloon bonanza
Create a sweet and celebratory feel by giving your bridesmaids and groomsmen beautiful balloons to carry as they enter. Make sure that the balloons match your wedding color themes or, for extra pizazz, include transparent ones filled with hearts, glitter, or confetti.
2. Flower power
Having your bridesmaids and flower girls sprinkle pretty petals along the aisle will create an ethereal atmosphere. Why not choose symbolic flowers that represent your hopes and dreams for the future? Or for a more unique flower-themed entrance, you could have your bridesmaids pass flowers to guests at the end of the aisles and even tie a love poem or trinket to each flower.
3. Confetti or candy cannons
Surprise your guests with festive confetti cannons that shoot colorful paper into the air as your bridal party enters. For a more classic wedding feel, choose all white confetti, or for extra razzle-dazzle, go for gold. And if you’d like your wedding party entrance to be extra fun, get your bridesmaids and groomsmen to fire candy cannons instead.
4. Sparkler magic
Planning a nighttime wedding? Then give your bridesmaids and groomsmen sparklers for a mesmerizing entrance. Your guests will be enchanted by the sight of their faces lit up by a magical glow.
Striking themed entrances
5. Hollywood red carpet extravaganza
Roll out the red carpet and give your bridal party the star treatment. Have your bridesmaids and groomsmen dress to impress as if they were attending a glamorous Hollywood event. You can even hire a photographer to capture their entrance, just like paparazzi snapping photos of celebrities.
Add some velvet ropes and stanchions for that true VIP feel, so that you and your partner can feel like the stars of the show on your big day.
If you’re planning a vintage-themed wedding that celebrates an era like the 40s, 60s, or 80s, then make sure your entrance reflects this. Just imagine your bridesmaids sashaying down the aisle to a Madonna song while wearing 80s tutus, or your groomsmen grooving in 50s rock ‘n’ roll outfits while Elvis blasts out.
7. Movie magic
Choose a movie wedding theme and have your bridal party enter dressed as characters from the film (to the accompanying soundtrack, of course). Whether your best-loved movie is Star Wars, The Greatest Showman, Harry Potter, Labyrinth, or The Lord of the Rings, you can have a lot of fun with this idea. Let your imagination run wild!
8. Fairytale fantasy
Create a whimsical fairytale wedding entrance by dressing your bridesmaids as princesses and your groomsmen as either princes or knights in shining armor. Make sure to accompany this entrance with medieval-style chamber music (or even a Disney soundtrack).
And don’t forget to pin adorable fairy wings to your bridesmaids, plus give them sparkly wands that they’ll love waving around as they twirl down the aisle. A captivating variation on this theme is a dramatic royal-themed wedding entrance, ideally with trumpeters.
9. Destination dream
If you and your partner love to travel, then why not celebrate your favorite country by having your wedding party wear its national dress? From Scottish kilts to Spanish flamenco outfits, you could add fun and color to your wedding with this idea. It would also be a great way to express your family heritage and ancestry.
10. Superhero spectacle
Unleash your inner superhero and have your bridal party enter as various caped crusaders. From Batman to Spiderman to Wonderwoman, let your bridesmaids and groomsmen show off the secret champions that they’ve been hiding inside of them. For added fun, you could get them to invent their own superheroes that express their personalities.
Showstopping theatrical entrances
11. Masquerade mystery
Give your wedding an intriguing Venetian atmosphere by having your bridesmaids and groomsmen wear masks. Make sure to choose a theme and color palette that compliments your wedding style. As they walk down the aisle, the masks will create an air of mystique and anticipation, adding drama to your ceremony.
12. Dazzling dance-Off
If they’re game, then a dance-off between your bridesmaids and groomsmen will kickstart your celebration with some lively moves (just make sure to give them plenty of rehearsal time). West Side Story, anyone?
13. Lip sync battle
Host a lip sync battle with your bridal party for a hilarious and entertaining entrance. Classic lip sync songs include ‘Respect’ by Aretha Franklin, ‘Vogue’ by Madonna, and ‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’ by Beyonce. Or just imagine the guys clicking their fingers to ‘My Girl’ by the Temptations, then the gals replying with a sassy ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ by Cindi Lauper.
14. Musical memories
For a melodic twist, have your bridesmaids and groomsmen sing or play musical instruments as they enter. Classic wedding party entrance songs include ‘When a Man Loves a Woman’ by Percy Sledge and ‘Unchained Melody’ by the Righteous Brothers.
15. Crazy costume props
Want to add a bit of comedy to your ceremony? Funny bridesmaids and groomsmen entrances are the way to go. Why not kit your bridesmaids and groomsmen out in oversized glasses, wigs, and mustaches for a hilarious effect? You could even include some slapstick Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, or Groucho Marx moves. This entrance is definitely going to create some wild wedding photos to remember.
Ready for Your Big Day?
Your wedding day is all about expressing your unique style, and these bridesmaids and groomsmen entrance ideas will do just that. It’s time to get creative and let your personalities shine as you celebrate the best day of your life. Plus while you’re busy planning your entrance theme, don’t forget to think up a unique wedding send-off too.
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