36 Wedding Recessional Songs You’ll Love


Throw that bouquet up – it’s official!

Picture this: It’s your wedding ceremony, you and your fiancé have just been announced as husband and wife, you share a passionate kiss, and your family and friends ring out in cheers and applause. What’s next? The recessional walk! If you’re in the midst of planning your wedding, don’t forget to select the perfect recessional song to narrate your first steps as a married couple! Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, the Mike Staff Productions DJs breakdown the top wedding recessional songs; traditional and modern!

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Spotify Playlist: Traditional Wedding Recessional Songs


  1. The Wedding March (Recessional) by California DJ
  2. Hallelujah Chorus by The Priests
  3. Concerto in E Flat Major K. 495 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  4. Coronation March, ‘Crown Imperial’ by US Marine Band
  5. Trumpet Tune (& Air ‘Bell interlude’) by Henry Purcell, Canadian Brass
  6. Concerto grosso in D Minor by Antonio Vivaldi
  7.  Canon in D Major, P.37 by Johann Pachelbel, English Chamber Orchestra
  8. Trumpet Tune by Henry Purcell, Prague Brass Soloists
  9. Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in E Major by Antonia Vivaldi, Nigel Kennedy
  10. Water Music: Suite No. 2 in D Major by George Frideric Handel
  11. A Midsummers Night Dream, Op. 61: IX Wedding March by London Symphony Orchestra
  12. The Marriage of Figaro Overture, KV 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Spotify Playlist: Contemporary Wedding Recessional Songs

  1. Beautiful Day by U2
  2. You Make My Dreams by Daryl Hall & John Oates
  3. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) by Stevie Wonder
  4. You Are the Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne
  5. First Day of My Life by Bright Eyes
  6. Best Day of My Life by American Authors
  7. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) by Natalie Cole
  8. 1, 2, 3, 4 by Plain White T’s
  9. Sweet Creature by Harry Styles
  10. You’re My Best Friend by Queen
  11. All You Need is Love by The Beatles
  12. I Choose You by Sara Bareilles
  13. Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  14. First Day of My Life by Bright Eyes
  15. Marry Me by Train
  16. Better Together by Jack Johnson
  17. Everything by Michael Buble
  18. Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles
  19. Lucky by Jason Mraz, Colbie Cailet
  20. Bright by Echosmith
  21. At Last by Etta James
  22. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) by James Taylor
  23. For Once In My Life by Stevie Wonder
  24. The Best is Yet to Come by Frank Sinatra

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