Wedding Recessional Songs to Exit Your Ceremony

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There is a song for everything at your wedding! If you’re getting stressed about finishing your wedding songs list, this list will help you find the perfect wedding recessional song for your exit of your ceremony!

90+ Best Wedding Recessional Songs

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The wedding recessional song is the song that is played after you are announced married, and the song that will play as you walk back down the aisle. Sometimes its referred to as your Wedding Exit Song as well.

There are no rules when it comes to choosing a song, but if you would like a fun and upbeat song that showcases your personalities, or a slow romantic song that shares your thoughts on the relationship, you can’t go wrong!

The best choice for your Recessional Wedding Song is one that is personal to you and one both you and your fiancé love.

Our list is broken up into main categories to make it a bit easier to find what you are looking for. All links and photos are clickable, so you can listen to a sample of the song, if you aren’t quite sure what it sounds like.

Grab a drink or dessert, and sit down with you fiancé as you go through this list to pick out your favorite song to end your ceremony!

And check out our other song lists while you’re at it! Might as well knock out a few while you’re making your list!

Songs to Walk Down The Aisle

First Dance Songs

Father Daughter Dance Songs

Mother Son Dance Songs

Bouquet Toss Songs

Romantic Songs

If you’re looking for a sweet romantic song that shares how you both feel about each other, a beautiful love song could be the answer!

I Choose You {The Wedding Song} – Ryann Darling

Her – Issac Carree

Wouldn’t It Be Nice– The Beach Boys

All Of Me – John Legend

Smile – Uncle Kracker

No Matter Where You Are – Us the Duo

From This Moment On – Shania Twain

Love On Top – Beyonce

I Choose You – Sara Bareilles

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Forever Now – Kristian Bush (Say Yes To The Dress theme song)


Modern songs from todays day and age tends to help us move straight back to a memory. These Modern Wedding Recessional Songs could do just that!

From The Ground Up – Dan And Shay

Marry You – Bruno Mars

Unconditionally – Katy Perry

XO – Beyonce

Better Together – Jack Johnson

Brand New – Ben Rector


Exiting your ceremony is when you get the party started! So if you’re ready to pump up the music and get into a dance mood, these songs can help you get it going!

I Love My Life – Demarco

Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake

Paper Rings – Taylor Swift

Forever – Chris Brown

Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

Happy – Pharrell Williams

I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers

True To Your Heart – 98 Degrees

Beautiful Day – U2

Gimme All Your Lovin’ – ZZ Top

Hold My Hand – Jess Glynne

September – Earth Wind & Fire

Paradise – George Ezra

Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon

Movie Related

If you and your fiancé have a favorite movie, why not choose a favorite song from the movie (or TV show!). These songs are popular with movie lovers.

I’m a Believer – Smash Mouth

Happily Ever After – Jordan Fisher/Angie Keilhauer

You Make My Dreams (Come True) – Hall & Oats

A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes – Cinderella

Grow Old With You – Adam Sandler – The Wedding Singer

Into the Unknown – Panic! at the Disco

All I Want Is You – Barry Louis Polisar

Accidentally In Love – Counting Crows

Main Theme – Jurassic Park

Kiss The Girl – Samuel E. Wright – The Little Mermaid

Star Wars Theme Song – John Williams & London Symphony Orchestra

Faith of the Heart – Star Trek Enterprise

Love Is An Open Door – Kristen Bell & Santino Fontana – Frozen

Married Life -Michael Giacchino – Up

You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Toy Story

Country Songs

Of course country songs are always very popular and some of the most searched, and for good reason. Country songs can get to the heart of love and that’s why we like them!

Heartbeat – Chris Young

You Make It Easy – Jason Aldean

With You I Am – Cody Johnson

Simple – Florida Georgia Line

Head Over Boots – Jon Pardi 

Happens Like That – Granger Smith

This Is It – Scotty McCreery

I’ll Name The Dogs – Blake Shelton


You can’t go wrong with a classic! These songs hold up past the trends and hits of todays music.

L.O.V.E. – Nat King Cole

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor

Overture From The Royal Fireworks – String Quartet

This Will Be An Everlasting Love – Natalie Cole

Dancing in the Moonlight – King Harvest

Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

You’re My Best Friend – Queen

Got To Get You Into My Life – The Beatles

I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown

Lovely Day – Bill Withers

Forever Young – Rod Stewart

Is This Love – Bob Marley

Burning Love – Elvis Presley


Pick a unique song not everyone plays! These songs below were sent to us as recommendations, and it was the first time we saw them on the list.

Honeybody – Kishi Bashi

I Love You Will Still Sound The Same – Oh Honey

Good Day – Nappy Roots

Best Day Of My Life – American Authors

Jackson – Johnny Cash

Taking On The World Today – O.A.R.

Nothings Going to Stop Us Now – Starship

Sweet Emotion – The Kooks

I’ll Follow You Down – Shinedown

I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness

Anything Can Happen – Ellie Goulding

Sunday Best – Surfaces

Capital Letters – Hailee Steinfeld


Of course you could always opt for a funny song to close out your ceremony. Your guests will really enjoy the humor in these!

Hey Look Ma I Made It – Panic! At The Disco

Let’s Hear it For The Boy – Deniece Williams

All I Do Is Win – DJ Khaled

Celebration – Kool & The Gang

Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) – Stevie Wonder

I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas

I Do – Jeezy, Jay Z, Drake, and Andre 3000

Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley

Fooled Around And Fell In Love – Starship

All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey – Christmas Wedding

Again, choosing your wedding songs should be fun and not anything to stress about. Play a few a day, start flipping on the radio to hear some new ones, and start a list in your notes on your phone so it becomes an easy task when the time comes!

Sara, a seasoned expert in wedding planning and date ideas, brings a wealth of experience to our couples blog. With a background in the television industry and hands-on involvement in a dozen weddings, including working as a wedding assistant on "My Fair Wedding with David Tutera," Sara has an innate understanding of the magic that makes weddings truly special. Growing up with four sisters has given her unique insights into the dating world, making her a go-to source for practical and heartfelt dating advice. Her knowledge and enthusiasm make her the perfect guide for couples seeking to infuse their relationships with creativity and love.

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