• Ajay Manaktala

Best Bride Entrance Song for an Indian Wedding

Updated: Dec 15, 2019

Indian and South Asian weddings are elaborate, memorable and truly in a class of their own.


Although the glitz and glam often takes most of the attention of the big fat wedding weekend, the reason we're all there is of course the wedding ceremony to celebrate the love of two people. And one of the most important parts of that very important function is the bridal entrance.



Best Indian Wedding Bride Entrance Songs


Seeing your wife, daughter, sister as the bride walk down the aisle to meet her future is an insanely emotional moment. The entire thing lasts about 2 minutes but wow, the right son can make or break how guests and yourself remember your wedding.


A great entrance song makes great photos, great videos and most of all a great experience.


Do yourself a favor and pick one of these songs so it's one less thing to worry about on the day of your big fat Indian wedding!



Can you guess which one?


1. Radha - Jab Harry Met Sejal


I've become your lover...in your dreams and more...


One of the best Bollywood songs from 2017 is fast paced and fun if that's what you'd like to enter on!






2. Din Shagna Da - Jasleen Royal


I met my soulmate...


Another video with Anushka Sharma but this song by Jasleen Royal is slow and steady and more emotional for an entrance song.



3. Madhaniyan - Neha Bhasin


As the stands on the threshold, ready to fly, out of her fathers home...


A slow Punjabi folk song that even has a wedding entrance in the music video. Popular entrance song choice at Punjabi weddings.



4. Laal Ishq - RamLeela


My name is love and so is yours...


Arijit Singh brings this soothing classical track to our ears which is lovely to set the tone for a beautiful elegant entrance...




5. Shubhaaram - Kai Po Che


I have cut...


This Gujarati song is about when somebody cuts another persons kite down during the kite festival games often played back home...has sentimental feels.




6. Navrai Maajhi - English Vinglish


My new bride has been gifted by God...


The late Sridevi is a star of many great movies and also this movie was just fabulous. Indian weddings in America are all about remembering your struggle moving to a new country, working at gas stations, paying your dues and starting over. Part of that struggle was getting comfortable with English and this song plays on those feels which will both make you and your parents cry. Plus the beat and melody is my personal favorite.





7. Tum Jo Aaye Zindagi - Once Upon A Time in Mumbai


As you entered my life, it all became complete...


Ajay Devgn & Kangana Ranaut lit up the screen in this slow yet uptempo song which is a great choice. Given the song is from 2010 we don't hear it as much which also means you won't hear it another wedding any time soon, so it's a good song and a safe choice.




8. Raabta - Agent Vinod


They say that for everyone in this word, God has made someone for him or her...


A nice slow duet type of song. Lyrics are pretty obvious too right?



9. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha - Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga


Look at that girl...how she looks...(walking down the aisle)...


Wow, the classic, the best, and a remake now? You can't go wrong. India and Bollywood love blending the old with the new (and paying royalties). This song is a top choice Ek Dum Amazing bro!


Original movie was 1942 A Love Story....



The original one from 1942 a love story, not the remix! (But we love the remix if you're under 30).

10. Perfect - Ed Sheeran


I found a love for me....darling just dive right in...follow my lead...


Yes, we hear this song at Indian weddings all the time.






11. Gazab Ka Hai Din - Dil Junnglee


Today I have met you...this was not for no reason...


Lovely song from T-Series and it's a nice slow beautiful duet. We get requested for this once in a while.



12. Jogi - Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana (Female Version)


I want to remain with you forever...


Beautiful movie, beautiful song, beautiful actors who are super talented...what's not to love from this 2017 song? Slow and steady beat.




13. Arziyaan - Devangi Chopra - Hinglish


One look at you, my whole life falls in line...


This song was originally created custom for the wedding of Bipasha and Karan and then people enjoyed their wedding video so much that Vishal from the Wedding Filmer had to release it again. Read the comments, see how many people were waiting for this hit.


If you want that Vidya Vox type of feel but on an original track, here you go!



14. Jag Ghoomeya - Sultan


I never found anyone like you in this world...


Salman Khan and Anushka light up this video in this Yash Raj movie that is both romantic, slow and great for older and younger folks alike.



15. Where Have You Been - Rihanna


Lyrics are fairly obvious again, but where have you been all my life?


A little too fast for my taste as an entrance song but a lot of younger brides like it, so if you do to, go for it and pump up that energy!


Then get ready to sit down for a bit at your ceremony!



16. Samjhawan - Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya Unplugged


Don't want to live without you...


I really enjoy this track and the chorus type of layered vocals they have. From a movie starring Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt with lyrics by Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal.



17. Girls Like You - Maroon 5


Because girls like you run around with guy's like me....


My sister-in-law's favorite song and a top choice in 2018 and 2019 for best bridal entrance song.




18. Kabira Encore - Yeh Jaawani Hai Deewani


My darling daughter is leaving for her in-law's house...


These two former boyfriend and girlfriend lit up the screen in this song which is about celebrating love and marriage and also about a fresh take on modern relationships that was appreciated by critics and fans alike. A beautiful movie!



19. Love Story - Taylor Swift


We were both young when I first saw you, I close my eyes, and the flashback starts...


Another very popular song for Indian wedding bridal entrances is Taylor Swift, the queen of pop and for good measure!



20. Halo - Beyonce (Or other cover versions)


I found a way to let you win, But I never really had a doubt...


They're so many great versions of this song out there, if you don't like the original because you feel it's played out then maybe you can find many more covers by less known artists which will really impress your crowd also!



21. Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran


And darling I will be loving you 'til we're 70, And baby my heart could still fall as hard at 23...


A perfect song for weddings, just see the thumbnail for yourself.



22. Canon In D - Pachelbel


The classic is still the king in this instrumental song that has stood the test of time, over and over and over again...




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23. Nahin Saamne - Taal


I'm calling your name here...you're also thinking about me now...


This movie was sad and although this song might seem so, it's a nice song to enter on from the king of music A.R. Rahman. A very old movies also.



24. Jiya Dhadak Dhadak Jaye - Kalyug


Have to live this life, only with you...my heart beats only for you...


This song is like Bollywood meats some hip indie pop track, and it might be good for you if you want that modern sun downer type of vibe to enter your shaadi on.



25. Piya Re O Piya - Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya


You've touched my eyes with your lips...


A lovely duet for 2012 that feels like old evergreen Bollywood.



26. Mast Magan - 2 States


Your musky eyes keep me up at night, my crazy heart...


A cute movie about two college sweet hearts from different parts of India, which sometimes is very relatable in Indian society as a Patel marries a Singh, etc..






27. Manwa Laage - Happy New Year


My heart is interested, interested (in you), O loved one...


While you may not have liked this movie, the song became a popular choice for wedding entrance music.




28. Tu Tu Hai Wohi (Unwind Mix) - Jonita Gandhi


You are the one selected by my heart.


This is a modern rendition of an old song, so it will please young people and older folks alike.



29. Mangalayam - Saathiya


This is a lucky thread which is essential for my long life...


All about weddings, all about marriage. Why not a perfect choice?



30. Main Rang Sharbaton Ka - Phata Poster Nikhla Hero


You're the dream, I'm the sleep, when the two meet it becomes a complete night...


Atif Aslam is also one of the best singers in the Bollywood community.





31. Chal le Chal - Devangi Chopra


Come take it and go..


The Wedding Filmer strikes again with an original production and we're so happy he did. Not a lot of people know about his original productions and event though he did Virat Kholi and Anushka's wedding, he is low key an indie artist at heart.


Enjoy!



32. Nachdi Shira - StutterDown Version - Jasleen Royal


I dance wild and free, I lost my identity to you.


Love this version, and it's even marketed as a bridal entry song. Quite nice and also featured in a movie by Aamir Khan where the lead is trying to be a singing sensation in the country.




33. Tujhko Jo Paaya - Jonita Gandhi

I've started to live without myself...I've started to flow in your breeze.




34. Sanam Re - Shirley Setia


On wet roads I wait for you...


Shirley Setia has made a big name for herself singing these cover songs and here is a small EDM twist on an old favorite.



35. Lohri - Girl in the City - Punjabi


A small series that had this Punjabi song as part of it's soundtrack. A hidden gem in my opinion.



36. Rang Dey - The Wedding Story


Another custom made song for a wedding (Do I spot a trend here?)



37. Lae Dooba - Aiyaary


I have drowned in your love..


A modern big city love story which might be relatable to both of you, complete with coffee shops and MacBooks?



38. Sab Tera/Soch Na Sake (T-series mixtape)


I didn't live life for an instance to be away from you....


Another great collaboration and live studio session from T-series mix tapes makes for a great bridal entrance song.



39. Main Teri Ho Gayi (Female Version)


I have become yours..


A super sweet cover that might resonate with you that not a lot of people select but more should!



40. Afreen Afreen (Coke Studio)


Her beauty is an alluring song, we have never seen such beauty...


One of my favorites for any entry song and it would be yours too. Watch this video and see for yourself! Can't really put it into words except Coke Studio really knows how to pick winners.



41. Dilbaro - Raazi


The daughter's that are wed, don't come back...


This song is also a good song for a bidaai (or vidai) and although Alia Bhatt was an undercover spy in this movie role, the intentions and love is still there about a daughter growing up!



42. Sun Mere Humsafar - Badrinath ki Dulhaniya


Listen my co traveler, I'll be there all my life...


A recent hit hit the last few years!



43. Kuch Toh Hai Tujhse Raabta - Raabta


They say that for everyone in this world, God has made someone else....


Did you notice something about this song and another in this list? If you did comment below and we'll review your wedding hotel contract.




45. Tere Sang Yaara - Rustom


I'll be yours, if you just give me a sign...


A lovely romantic number from a nice time period movie.



Recap


So what are the best entrance songs for a bride at an Indian wedding? As of December 2019, they are:


  1. Radha - Jab Harry Met Sejal

  2. Din Shagna Da - Jasleen Royal

  3. Madhaniyan - Neha Bhasin

  4. Laal Ishq - RamLeela

  5. Shubhaaram - Koi Po Cho

  6. Navrai Maajhi - English Vinglish

  7. Tum Jo Aaye Zindagi - Once Upon A Time in Mumbai

  8. Raabta - Agent Vinod

  9. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha - Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga

  10. Perfect - Ed Sheeran

  11. Gazab Ka Hai Din - Dil Junnglee

  12. Jogi - Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana (Female Version)

  13. Arziyaan - Devangi Chopra - Hinglish

  14. Jag Ghoomeya - Sultan

  15. Where Have You Been - Rihanna

  16. Samjhawan - Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya Unplugged

  17. Girls Like You - Maroon 5

  18. Kabira Encore - Yeh Jaawani Hai Deewani

  19. Love Story - Taylor Swift

  20. Halo - Beyonce (Or other cover versions)

  21. Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

  22. Canon In D - Pachelbel

  23. Nahin Saamne - Taal

  24. Jiya Dhadak Dhadak Jaye - Kalyug

  25. Piya Re O Piya - Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya

  26. Mast Magan - 2 States

  27. Manwa Laage - Happy New Year

  28. Tu Tu Hai Wohi (Unwind Mix) - Jonita Gandhi

  29. Mangalayam - Saathiya

  30. Main Rang Sharbaton Ka - Phata Poster Nikhla Hero

  31. Chal le Chal - Devangi Chopra

  32. Nachdi Shira - StutterDown Version - Jassen Royal

  33. Tujhko Jo Paaya - Jonita Gandhi

  34. Sanam Re - Shirley Setia

  35. Lohri - Girl in the City - Punjabi

  36. Rang Dey - The Wedding Story

  37. Lae Dooba - Aiyaary

  38. SabTera/Soch Na Sake (T-series mixtape)

  39. Main Teri Ho Gayi (Female Version)

  40. Afreen Afreen (Coke Studio)

  41. Dilbaro - Raazi

  42. Sun Mere Humsafar - Badrinath ki Dulhaniya

  43. Kuch Toh Hai Tujhse Raabta - Raabta

  44. Tere Sang Yaara - Rustom






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Conclusion




Your wedding day culminates in your entrance. We put this list together so you don't have to. All of these songs are important and I've personally seen bride and their families get emotional to all of them.


Ajay Manaktala is one of the best Indian Wedding DJs in America who has personally DJ'd and produced over 1000 Indian weddings in his 20+ years of being in the sound and lighting business. Him and his company blog extensively on South Asian events on this blog as well as on Quora.