Our brides and grooms love us because of our knowledge and experience with many different music genres. It's natural for Indian wedding couples to seek our advice on what would be the best fit for them for all of the key wedding moments. Half of the Indian weddings we DJ are with both the bride and groom being of South Asian descent (Hindu, Christian or Muslim). The other half of the weddings we do are mixed or fusion weddings where one person is from South Asian descent and the other is not (White, Black, Hispanic or Asian).
In 1994, we did our first Indian wedding. Who would have guessed that 24 years later, the company would grow into a team of 12 amazing DJ's that travel around the world making memories for couples. We are truly blessed to do what we love and love what we do. Thousands of couples have trusted us with the biggest and best days of their lives. We wanted to figure out a way to help couples during various parts of their journey from getting engaged to being married. The first part of our blogs focused on Venues, followed by Vendors, and now it's time for Music.
We have seen the importance of Sangeets grow tremendously over the last few years. For some cultures its more important and fun than the reception. Some of our Hindu Gujarati couples that used to have Garbas the night before have moved to either having a Sangeet instead or a combination of Garba and Sangeet mixed together. These events start with performances, followed by garba, rass and then open dancing with mostly Bollywood music.. Sangeets have always been a huge part of our Hindu Punjabi couples' wedding weekend. The evening starts with performances and ends with lots of dancing consisting of mostly Bollywood and Bhangra music. Our Ismaili couples see the biggest change when it comes to pre-wedding events. The festive event used to be a Pithi and then over the years it has become a combination of a Pithi/Sangeet. Traditional ceremonies followed by performances and ending with an open dance floor with mostly Bollywood music. This is usually the most fun night for these couples because they have more dancing on this day verses other days. Other Muslim couples have a similar event with the Mehndi night having performances followed by open dancing. For some Muslim couples, this is the only night with dancing. We love this night because we help people have fun and it gives us a chance to understand what the crowd will like the next day.
When coming up with the Top 8 Sangeet Entrance Songs for Brides, we based it on the following::
- We have seen many brides either use these songs or consider using these songs.
- We wanted to give you many options so you can use the best one for you and your second favorite for your wedding party that is making an entrance right before you if you didn't want to share a song with them (most people use the same song).
- We kept a fun night in mind that needed an energetic entrance.
- Focus on listening to the song and not watching the video. Don't overlook the perfect song because you don't like the video. No one will see the video, they will all be watching you.
The following Top 8 Entrance Songs for Brides are ranked based on what we have seen used most often within the last few years.
1) Desi Girl - Dostana
The Top 8 Sangeet Entrance Songs for Brides begins with the most popular pro-girl song. In the last few years, we have seen this used the most often. Don't be surprised to see Priyanka Chopra use this for her Sangeet entrance when marrying Nick Jonas. Dharma Productions knows how important music is for their movies. Often people still listen, dance-to, and enjoy their music years after the movies are released. Fill out the form on this page and we will send you an email with all these songs on a playlist. If you need instrumental music for your ceremony entrance, check out our blog.
2) London Thumakda - Queen
With close to 80 Million views, this Kangna Ranaut song, barely missed the first position on the Top 8 Sangeet Entrance Songs for Brides list. This song was made for weddings and when you hear it, it just makes you want to dance. Fill out the form on this page and we will send you an email with all these songs on a playlist. If you want a Indian wedding ceremony entrance song with words, check out our blog.
3) Radha - Student Of The Year
This song became an instant hit and many brides wanted to use this song for their Sangeet entrances (another Dharma Production). Initially I thought this only worked for girls named Radha. But the popularity of this song helped it clinch the third place on the Top 8 Sangeet Entrance Songs for Brides list. Most girls use it because they like the song, had danced to it, and felt that it brought the right energy and feel. Fill out the form on this page and we will send you an email with all these songs on a playlist. If you are looking for ceremony entrance for a groom, check out our blog.
4) Drama Queen - Hasee Toh Phasee
Dharma Productions does it again. This is not for every bride. Its one of the more tongue and cheek songs from the Top 8 Sangeet Entrance Songs for Brides list. Some people take literal meaning to all songs. Most people feel pick songs based on the beat, overall feel and the hook of the song. Listen to all the songs on the list and pick the one that you can imagine yourself dancing into. Fill out the form on this page and we will send you an email with all these songs on a playlist. If you are looking for ceremony exit song (Vidai), check out our blog.
5) Radha - Jab Harry Met Sejal
Radha makes a second appearance on the Top 8 Sangeet Entrance Songs for Brides list. This is not a typo (although, you might find a few of those too). Its the same title but a completely different song from another movie. We have picked parts of the songs where we feel most brides would like to use. Make sure you pick a DJ that won't play every song from start to finish. The right song played in a wrong way can ruin a key moment of your wedding. If you still need a DJ, contact us here.
6) Cutie Pie - Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
The fourth and final Dharma Production song on the Top 8 Sangeet Entrance Songs for Brides list. Similar to London Thumakda, this is also shot for a wedding setting and is a fun upbeat song. As much as we tell couples not to watch the videos and instead listen to songs without looking at the screen, sometimes its hard for them to do that. Which means Bollywood songs shot in a wedding scene will get used more often. Fill out the form on this page and we will send you an email with all these songs on a playlist. If you need a entrance songs for your bridesmaids at your Indian wedding ceremony, check out our blog.
7) Banno - Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Both Anushka Sharma and Kangana Ranaut make two appearances each on the Top 8 Sangeet Entrance Songs for Brides list. Banno was another instant hit. There was a time you would hear it at every wedding. It would be used more often for entrances if it didn't have the word sexy (or as they say Saaaxy) in it. I don't think most people mind, but again if lyrics are your thing, this may not be for you. If you are a relaxed bride that wants to have fun, this will work for you.
8) Pallo Latke - Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana
The Top 8 Sangeet Entrance Songs for Brides list ends with a classic Bollywood song remade. Bollywood music works in waves. If someone does something and people like it, expect for it to happen over and over again. It happens with singers and types of songs. Think about how many Himesh Reshammiya songs you knew the words to (you know you did) or how many times you sang Yo Yo Honey Singh (aaaaaa). Don't feel bad, we all did it. Bollywood kept spitting out Item Numbers (Munni, Sheila, etc). Currently we are in a phase of remakes and rap. I feel like I hear a new remake every week and almost any type of upbeat new song Bollywood song has a rap on it. Some remakes are good and some are bad. Some raps are horrible and some are decent. With over 160 Million views, they are doing something right. Most of these views are people figuring out steps for their performance but it shows you how popular this remake has become and you can use it for your entrance.
A wedding is the happiest moment in your life and you should choose music that you love. Over our 24 years of bringing joy to thousands of couples, the DJ Riz Entertainment team has helped many couples find the songs that help them create memories for a lifetime. The Top 8 Sangeet Entrance Songs for Brides list was made to help busy brides that don't have time to find the best music for their big wedding weekend. If you or a friend needs an Indian wedding DJ that will take the time to understand what you need and help make your wedding weekend perfect, contact us here for more information on our services.
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