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Top Wedding Recessional Songs (Playlist)

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The processional walk down the aisle may be one of the most anticipated moments for a couple on their wedding day, but it’s important not to overlook the significance of the recessional as well! After the “I Do’s”, make your first walk down the aisle together as newlyweds count by choosing a celebratory song to accompany you.

We’ve put together some favorites in our "Top Wedding Recessional Songs" playlist on Spotify, listen below:


  1. Rather Be - Clean Bandit, Jess Glynne
  2. Firework - Katy Perry
  3. Best of My Love - The Emotions
  4. Marry You - Bruno Mars
  5. All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
  6. Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars
  7. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) - Stevie Wonder
  8. You Make My Dreams - Daryl Hall & John Oates
  9. Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
  10. Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
  11. Valerie - Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse
  12. Love Never Felt so Good - Michael Jackson, Justin Timerlake
  13. Take On Me - a-ha
  14. Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
  15. Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
  16. Celebration - Kool & The Gang
  17. I'm So Excited - The Pointer Sisters
  18. Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader
  19. Hey Ya! - OutKast
  20. Happy - Pharrell Williams

Modern Wedding Processional Songs (Playlist)


The wedding processional is a very special moment during the big day ceremony. Traditionally accompanied by an organ or string quartet playing classical songs, the music selection during this part of the ceremony helps amplify the moment’s significance.

It’s fun to think outside of the box and choose songs that are important to you, even if they break away from tradition. Follow Downbeat LA’s "Modern Wedding Processional Songs" playlist on Spotify for unique picks or listen below to find your best soundtrack for walking down the aisle:


  1. Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova
  2. Your Hand In Mine - Explosions in The Sky
  3. River - Leon Bridges
  4. Sparks - Coldplay
  5. Till Forever - Joy Williams
  6. Wild Horses - The Sundays
  7. How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
  8. Skinny Love - Birdy
  9. You and I - Ingrid Michaelson
  10. What Kind of Love - Childish Gambino
  11. I Know Places - Lykke Li
  12. Sweet Creature - Harry Styles
  13. Latch (Acoustic) - Sam SMith
  14. Wanted - Hunter Hayes
  15. I Choose You - Sara Bareilles
  16. I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
  17. With You - Waxahatchee
  18. A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
  19. All of Me - John Legend
  20. Make You Feel My Love - Adele
  21. Marry Me - Train
  22. Can't Help Falling In Love - Haley Reinhart
  23. Why I Love You - MAJOR.
  24. She Is Love - Parachute
  25. Sajna - A.R. Rahman