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Creative Wedding Recessional Songs for Your Ceremony Exit

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The moment when you walk back up the aisle as a newly married couple deserves the perfect soundtrack. Check out this list of top wedding recessional songs!

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The wedding recessional happens at the end of the ceremony when the newly-married couple and wedding party walk back up the aisle. After your officiant pronounces you and your partner officially married, what better way to complete your ceremony than with a celebratory song! Your wedding recessional song is the first sound you’ll hear as a newly-married couple, so it deserves some thought to make a meaningful choice.

Picking a recessional song may not be a priority when it comes to wedding planning, but, as with other musical selections, it’s something you shouldn’t overlook. Each song for the day is always carefully chosen, and choosing one that you and your S.O. get to share is important, because it sets the tone for the start of your life together. 

Wedding Recessional Song Ideas to Walk Down the Aisle

Your wedding recessional is the perfect opportunity to make a beautiful, romantic exit as newlyweds – but choosing the right song can be tough! Whether you want something classic or modern, slow or upbeat, there are many great options. To help you narrow down the choices, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite recessional songs. Take a look and see if any of these strike your fancy!

Let’s Fall in Love by Frank Sinatra

A traditional song for the classic couple, one that is exciting and simple, a beautiful song to start marriage to. A sweet reminder when looking back on one of the happiest days of your life. 


Love Me Harder by Ariana Grande

One that is fun, upbeat and easy to get up and dance to as you strut down the aisle. Your guests will enjoy themselves as they cheer on this new chapter in your life. 


10,000 Hours by Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber

For the Justin Bieber fans out there, this song could be for you. A sweet remembrance of the love you two share, and the commitment to one another. The song was written to show dedication to Justin’s wife, always wanting to learn more about her. 


You Are the Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne

This is a sweet song to dance down the aisle to with your new significant other. This song is warm-hearted with a kind message that is sure to melt everyone’s hearts.


You Make My Dreams (Come True) by Daryl Hall and John Oates

These two singers made a song that is fun and uplifting. This song just had to be written for a couple to dance down the aisle to, right? It’s just full of joy and perfect for the occasion.


Home by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

A song about two people in love, more than anything the world could offer. The lyrics invoke a feeling of love and commitment, a beautiful testimony to the love story that is about to start for newlyweds. 


Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys

Good vibrations is one that will get everyone up on their feet to dance and cheer as they welcome the new couple back down the aisle. A fun song for the couple that is ready to dance the night away. 


Multiplied by NEEDTOBREATHE

For the couple that desires a faith-based start to their new life together, this song demonstrates God’s love and commitment towards everyone, a sweet reminder for the couple as they are now one under God. 


You’re the One That I Want by John Travolta, Oliva Newton-John

An upbeat song to get the crowd ready for the night and a fun start to life with a song everyone knows and loves. Another song that can be added to the reception playlist, and a fun memory that guests will forever remember. 


Millionaire by Chris Stapelton

This song was written in the early stages of a relationship for Chris Stapelton, singing how riches in love are more important than riches in money. As newly married, everyone may agree, making this song a sweet and timeless remembrance for the couple to share. 


Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours by Stevie Wonder

This song is a triumphant way to strut down the aisle as spouses after exchanging your vows. It says to the world, “We did the dang thing!” and made it official. Plus, it’s just plain jazzy and fun to dance to.


Wedding Recessional Song Selection Tips:

There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing your recessional song.

First, consider the overall tone of your wedding. Is it a formal affair or a more relaxed gathering? The recessional song should match the tone of the rest of the wedding.

Another thing to consider is the lyrics of the song. Since the recessional is such a joyous occasion, you’ll want to choose a song with positive, uplifting lyrics. Steer clear of songs with sad or depressing lyrics, as this will bring down the mood of the moment.

Finally, make sure to choose a song that you and your spouse both love. This is a moment that you’ll remember for the rest of your life, so it’s important to choose a song that has personal meaning for both of you.

We hope these recessional song choices have your creative juices flowing for the wedding day!

Choosing the right wedding recessional song is an important decision. After all, this is the song that will play as you and your new spouse walk back down the aisle as partners for life! The recessional song should be meaningful and reflect the joy of this momentous occasion.

Have you been successful in finding a recessional song for your wedding? Which pick is your favorite? Join us in our community to talk about all things music choices and more!


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