Wedding Recessional Songs You’ll Love

Wedding Recessional Songs You’ll Love

*Playlists updated for the 2022 wedding season

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 professional wedding 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
  13. Best of My Love by The Emotions
  14. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Felix Mendelssohn
  15. Hymn by O’Neill Brothers
  16. 1812 overture
  17. Water Music Suite No. 2 in D. Major
  18. Vivaldi-Spring by Black Violin 
  19. Concerto in E-Flat Major K. 495

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
  25. Could You Be Loved by Bob Marley
  26. Let My Love Open The Door by Pete Townshend
  27. I Melt With You by Modern English
  28. Is This Love by Bob Marley
  29. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Frankie Valli
  30. Best of My Love by The Emotions
  31. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) by Natalie Cole
  32. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) by Stevie Wonder
  33. Faithfully by Journey
  34. Riptide by Vance Joy
  35. Starlight by Muse
  36. Love Never Felt So Good by Michael Jackson
  37. She Loves You by The Beatles 
  38. Proof of Life by Brian Fallon
  39. Into the Mystic by Van Morrison
  40. Still the One by Orleans
  41. Let’s Stay Together by Al Jarreau
  42. Real Love Baby by Father John Misty

Spotify Playlist: Modern Wedding Recessional Songs

These are songs that are certainly on the newer end of the spectrum and would be a fun sing/dance-along choice for your wedding recessional. The younger people at your wedding will certainly appreciate these choices. And if you are looking for something a little outside of the expected norm, these are perfect choices. These songs capture the moment of love and celebration so well, it may be tough choosing only one!

  1. Love On Top by Beyonce
  2. Sugar by Maroon 5
  3. Love Never Felt So Good by Michael Jackson featuring Justin Timberlake
  4. Best Day of My Life by American Authors
  5. Crazy in Love by Beyonce
  6. I Do by Colbie Caillat
  7. Boom Clap by Charlie XCX
  8. Treasure by Bruno Mars
  9. Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men
  10. Feeling Good by Michael Buble
  11. Everlasting Light by The Black Keys
  12. Home by Phillip Phillips
  13. Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding
  14. Everything by Michael Buble
  15. I Like Me Better by Lauv
  16. On Top Of The World by Imagine Dragons
  17. Good Life by One Republic
  18. Forever by Chris Brown
  19. Better by Khalid
  20. Yours by Russell Dickerson
  21. Home Sweet by Russell Dickerson
  22. Lover by Taylor Swift
  23. This Is It by Scotty McCreery
  24. Forever To Go by Chase Rice
  25. Anyone by Justin Bieber
  26. Real Love by Tyler Rich
  27. Africa by Brooklyn Duo 
  28. Dancing in the Moonlight by Jubel  (feat. NEIMY)
  29. Better Together by Luke Combs
  30. Millionaire by Chris Stapelton
  31. Came Here for Love by Sigala, Ella Eyre
  32. You and Me by Lifehouse 
  33. Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root
  34. Home by Edith Whiskers
  35. Always Be My Baby by Brooklyn Duo
  36. Mirrorball by Taylor Swift
  37. Gravity by John Mayer
  38. Higher Love by Whitney Houston/Kygo
  39. Paper Rings by Taylor Swift
  40. Come and Get Your Love by Redbone
  41. God Gave Me You by Blake Shelton
  42. You’ve Got the Love by Florence+Machine
  43. Be My Forever by Christina Perri & Ed Sheeran
  44. Good Day for Marrying You by Dave Barnes
  45. On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons
  46. Daylight by Matt and Kim

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