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Top 120 Wedding Recessional Songs


Wedding recessional songs accompany a pretty magical moment: when you first walk back down the aisle as a newly married couple! So it’s important to choose a song you really love. Fortunately, we are here to help you make that big decision with our hand-selected recommendations…

At Encore Musicians we’ve helped thousands of couples choose their wedding music, so we’re experts at picking out the very best wedding walk-out songs. 

Whether you’re into gospel, a capella, organ music, punk rock, swing and jive music, or just some piano covers, we can sort you out. So what are you waiting for, let’s dive in!

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Most Popular Wedding Recessional Songs

This hand-picked list of the best wedding recessional songs features all the crowd favourites. From the oldest to the youngest, these songs are guaranteed to make everyone smile and cheer!

  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder

  • You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Randy Newman

  • Love You I Do – Jennifer Hudson

  • Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV 1046: 1. – Bach

  • On This Day – David Pomeranz

You can listen to the rest of the playlist here: 

Traditional Wedding Recessional Songs

If you’re after some old school classics then this list of traditional wedding music will help! Add a nod to the past and the heritage of marriage with these amazing songs…

  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
  • One Hand, One Heart – Bernstein

  • Coronation March from Crown Imperial – Sir William Walton

  • Wedding Song – Noel Paul Stookey

  • Ave Maria – Schubert


You can listen to the rest of the playlist here: 

Upbeat Wedding Recessional Songs

Dance your way down the aisle to these upbeat tunes. Even your grandparents will dance to these!

  • Bel Air – Lana Del Rey

  • The Best of Me – Cliff Richard

  • Accidentally In Love – Counting Crows

  • I Was Born To Love You – Freddie Mercury

  • All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

You can listen to the rest of the playlist here: 

Instrumental Wedding Recessional Songs

Walking back down the aisle is a special moment, so add these instrumental songs to your wedding playlist and create that chilled out vibe you’ve been wanting!

  • You’ve Got A Friend – Joanna Wang

  • I Believe In A Thing Called Love – Branches

  • Here Comes The Sun – Imaginary Future

  • Crazy In Love – Daniela Andrade

  • 2U – Landon Austin and Chelsea Hope

You can listen to the rest of the playlist here: 

R&B Wedding Recessional Songs

Turn your wedding day into a wedding party with these old-school R&B tunes. Haven’t you always dreamt of having Marvin Gaye at your wedding ceremony?

  • You Are Everything– Stylistics

  • Chaka Khan – Aint Nobody

  • Snoh Aalegra – Whoa

  • Daniel Caesar & H.E.R. – Best Part

  • Miguel – Sure Thing

  • Lauryn Hill – Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You

You can listen to the rest of the playlist here: 

Funny Wedding Recessional Songs

No wedding is complete without some laughter. So make your friends and family giggle as you dancing down the aisle to these funny wedding songs!

  • Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John ft. Kiki Dee

  • Wannabe – Spice Girls

  • Bad Romance – Lady Gaga

  • Gold Digger – Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx

  • Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Christian Wedding Recessional Songs

What better way to send you off to the wedding reception of your dreams than some of your favourite bangers…

  • Come Down O Love Divine

  • Say I Won’t – MercyMe

  • He Is – Crowder

  • Amazing Grace

  • Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer

  • Great Is Thy Faithfulness

  • On Our Way – MercyMe feat. Sam Wesley



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Matt Venvell

Matt is a recent Music Graduate of Oxford University. He now splits his time between being a freelance drummer/percussionist and a content writer. In between these, Matt loves to learn about how the world works, enjoys the outdoors, and is always looking for more music recommendations.

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