Awesome Recessional Songs

The recessional. After your vows are said, the “I do’s” are done, the kiss is over, and you are announced as a married couple for the first time. Next comes the walk back down the aisle together, looking out into the faces of your loved ones, and stepping into your future together. I personally think the recessional song is fairly important, wouldn’t you agree? I love recessional songs that are upbeat and fun, and send the message, “we’re super excited that we just did that!” and also, “let’s go get the party started!”

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Here are a list of some fantastic songs for the recessional. No matter your style or music preferences, there’s something for everyone in this list. Most importantly, they are all romantic, upbeat, and exciting. Enjoy!

Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra

You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates

What I Like About You – The Romantics

We Found Love – Rihanna

God Only Knows – The Beach Boys

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Marvin Gaye

Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap

Why Can’t I Be You – The Cure

I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas

Now That We Found Love – Heavy D & The Boyz

Accidentally In Love – The Counting Crows

Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

Good Life – Kanye West

Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder

The Sweetest Thing – U2

I’d Rather Be With You – Joshua Radin

This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole

Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown

Sunshine Goodtime – The Minnutes

You’re My Best Friend – Queen

We’re Going To Be Friends – The White Stripes (or Jack Johnson)

Forever – Chris Brown

Marry You – Bruno Mars

Everyday – Buddy Holly (or Rogue Wave)

All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti & Spearhead

I’m A Believer – The Monkees (or Smashmouth)

Beautiful Day – U2

Happy Together – The Turtles

Love Story – Taylor Swift

(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You – UB40

For Once In My Life – Stevie Wonder (or Frank Sinatra)

Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves

Let My Love Open The Door – Peter Townshend

Rhythm Of Love – Plain White T’s

She Loves You – The Beatles

Joy To The World – Three Dog Night

Lovely Day – Bill Withers

Wouldn’t It Be Nice – The Beach Boys

I Melt With You – Modern English (or Modern Romance)

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

Love And Marriage – Frank Sinatra

Good Life – OneRepublic

Do You Realize??? – The Flaming Lips

Somebody To Love – Queen

Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis

Gimme Some Lovin’ – The Spencer Davis Group

Crazy In Love – Beyonce

The Best Is Yet To Come – Tony Bennett (or Frank Sinatra)

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What do you think? Feel free to share others that I missed.

Becky - February 7, 2012 - 12:18 am

I love this list!!! Do you think you could do a similar one for pop songs that could be used as processionals? That would be amazing and so useful, since I’m currently stuck on the processional choice. Thanks!

Jess - February 7, 2012 - 5:21 am

It made me happy that Frank Sinatra was at the top of the list… we had “I’ve got the world on a string” play.

This is a great list…

Emma - Aphroditeswb - February 7, 2012 - 9:35 am

A fantastic list – you make my dreams come true is an awesome one!!!

bree [capitolromance] - February 7, 2012 - 4:04 pm

omg HOME – obsessed, that song would be a PERFECT recessional song. Love the “God Only Knows” suggestion too – We exited to a song by The Sounds called “24 Hours” – the lyrics are awesome, there are some bells in the song, and it was just a fun, upbeat rock song to get the rest of our day going with!

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