Your big day is almost here and there’s one big decision you still haven’t made – what your bridal entry going to be like? You might think it’s pretty straight-forward but with the options available to the 2019 bride, you should have a look at this comprehensive list before you make your pick.
You have 4 decisions to make –
- Who do you want to enter with? Your brother, parents, nieces, bridesmaids…
- How do you want to enter? Sitting in a palki, under a pretty phoolon ki chaadar design or on a bike – these are just a few examples of the otherwise endless options you have!
- What elements can you add to make it extra special? Dancing, with pandits chanting or people showering you with petals are a few options.
- What’s your bridal entry song going to be? Romantic, filmy, English or a dance number.
Here are some of the best ideas we’ve spotted at real weddings in recent years –
- Cutest Bridal Entry Ideas (With Signs!)
- Traditional with a Twist
- Dance Bridal Entry Ideas
- Ultra-Cool Bridal Entry Ideas
- With The Special People In Your Life (parents, men in your life, bridesmaids, your brother and the whole family!)
- Go Solo
1. Cutest Bridal Entry Ideas (With Signs!)
Send your niece or nephew in front of you holding up a sign that says “Here Comes The Bride”
Or “Here Comes The Love Of Your Life”
Or a “Just Wait Till You See Her!” sign
Your Bridesmaids Can Stand Together Like This Before You Step Out
NEW IDEA! With bridesmaids carrying “trip down memory lane” placards
The bride’s besties carried black and photographs of the couple’s dating period (with the year written on each photo). Then, the bride’s sister stepped out holding a sign that said “The Best Is Yet To Come” and finally, the bride walked out under a gorgeous baby’s breath phoolon ki chaadar held by the men in her life.
This is also a great way to include all your bridesmaids and “bridesmen” in the entry!
2. Traditional with a Twist
Walk out as a procession of pandits leads the way
With aarti lamps lining your path
Sitting on a boat
ProTip: For added drama, hold up your dupatta-veil as you step off the boat!
In a carriage-style palki that has bells & cold pyros going off!
ProTip: We loved this idea of a palki that has wheels so that it can easily be rolled on the ground!
3. Dance Bridal Entry Ideas
Dancing under the phoolon ki chaadar
You can choreograph a specific routine with your female and male friends, siblings and cousins! Or just break out into an on-the-spot dance when you enter.
ProTip: Inform your videographer what you have planned so they can place their team at the right spots to capture it from all angles.
With your own baraat!
This bride entered her wedding sitting in a decorated auto, that was led by dhol-walas! She stepped off and danced to the tunes of the dhols (while wearing LED light sneakers!)
4. Ultra-Cool Entry Ideas
Sitting on a bike
Or a scooter that your brother is driving
Vintage car (because why should it always be the groom who rides one?)
ProTip: Make your entry even cooler with your bridesmaids riding scooters before your car!
Driving a Jeep
5. With The Special People In Your Life
a) With Your Parents or Whole Family
Walk under a phoolon ki chaadar with your parents
Or just your father
#ProTip: If it’s a night wedding, you can walk out with your father while cold pyros go off around you
Or holding your father’s arms while your sister & mother walk behind you
b) With all the main men in your life
Father & uncle
Father & brother
c) With Your Brother
With him riding a rickshaw
Or a scooter…
Or holding up an umbrella for you to walk under…
Or all your brothers holding up paper umbrellas…
Or simply step out with him under the phoolon ki chaadar
d) With Your Sisters And/Or Bridesmaids
With your bridesmaids holding the phoolon ki chaadar…
Or fabric umbrellas (that match your outfit!)…
Or paper parasols…
Or your nieces wearing floral tiaras and holding diyas before you
6. Go Solo
If it’s a small wedding affair where only a small number of your closest friends and family is present, you can do what Anushka Sharma did at her wedding. She walked the short aisle alone as Din Shagna Da played in the background and it looked just beautiful!
Do I Have To Pick Only One Idea?
NO! You can absolutely mix and match a number of elements to find your ideal bridal entry.
For example, you can start off with having your bridesmaids hold up a sign that says “Just Wait Till You See Her” followed by your nieces walking out in floral tiaras throwing petals around (like little flower girls) and then you walking out under a beautifully designed phoolon ki chaadar holding your father’s hands!
Any Good Ideas On How To Make An Entrance On Other Wedding Functions?
Yes, how you enter on your Mehendi function is also a “thing” now! Here are the best Mehendi entry ideas for brides.
If you’ve found your bridal entry idea, go pick your bridal entry song!
Or help your husband-to-be find his groom entry idea.