Recessional Songs

The music played as the newlywed couple descend down the aisle followed by their guests.

  • 1
    The Beatles
    From 72 votes
  • 2
    Stevie Wonder
    From 67 votes
  • 3
    Bela Banafalvi & Budapest Strings
    From 41 votes
  • 4
    Harry Connick, Jr.
    From 24 votes
  • 5
    Hall & Oates
    From 20 votes
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  • 8
    U2
    From 18 votes
  • 9
    Barrymoore Chamber Orchestra
    From 17 votes
  • 10
    Joseph Williams, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella & Jaso
    From 16 votes
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Top 5 Wedding Songs

  • 1
    Aerosmith
    From 605 votes
  • 2
    Pachelbel Orchestra
    From 561 votes
  • 3
    Lonestar
    From 465 votes
  • 4
    Charlene Soraia
    From 393 votes
  • 5
    Etta James
    From 293 votes
After the nuptials have been read, the register has been signed and the couple have been pronounced husband and wife the celebrations can begin. The newlywed couple will walk out of their wedding ceremony to a recessional song or piece of music that is usually upbeat and happy. The recession song chosen by the bride and groom should reflect on their relationship, and can be something they associate their lives with, or something more traditional, but familiar to their wedding guests. Some couples choose to walk out of their wedding ceremony to a love song, or a song where the words have a meaning to their relationship. It would be advisable at this point to choose a recession song that is a little bit longer than the other songs chosen during the ceremony. During the recession it’s not just the bride and groom that need to leave the ceremony, but all of the guests will follow them out of the church or ceremony room, making this song choice one that needs to keep flowing.