Wedding Recessional Music is the music which is performed at the Very End of a Wedding Ceremony, right after the Bride & Groom have the “Big Kiss”! The Recessional Continues as the Bride & Groom walk from the Altar exiting up the aisle (followed by the Bridal Party and the Parents and Grandparents). The Recessional Music is usually Very Upbeat, Rhythmic, & Joyous! Most Brides pick 1 Song for their Recessional Music, and then perhaps another song (the Postlude) as the Guests are exiting the Ceremony area, Church, or Synagogue.
Some traditional songs that are popular for a Wedding Recessional are “Wedding March” by Mendelssohn, “Ode To Joy” by Beethoven, “Hornpipe” from “The Water Music” by Handel, and “Te Deum” by Charpentier.
You can listen to Brides’ Favorite Traditional Recessional Songs HERE.
These days, modern songs have also become very popular as Wedding Recessionals. They are often played by live instrumental groups or even by a DJ. Popular Modern Recessional Songs include “Here Comes The Sun” by The Beatles, “All You Need is Love” by The Beatles, “Signed Sealed Delivered” by Stevie Wonder, and “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay.