Recessional Songs - Wedding Ceremony Songs
Walking to the altar from behind wedding guests to start the wedding ceremony is customarily set to music. The people walking down the isle could include as much as the entire wedding party to as few as the bride herself. This is known as the processional. In addition, the same can be said for the exiting of the wedding party and all guests, the recessional. However, the bridal couple starts the recessional after the announcement of the new married couple to their guests from the minister. Then, the wedding party exists followed by the wedding guests from front to back rows.
Recessional Songs are played at a wedding ceremony after the bride and groom have been announced husband and wife. Recessional songs play while the bride and groom walk down the aisle after the ceremony is complete; away from the alter. The song can continue to play as the wedding party also exit down the aisle. If you have a special recessional song that you think we should add to our list, please add your song suggestion through the comment section below.
Tradiional recessional songs listed below include Ode To Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven, Trumpet Tune by Henry Purcell and Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel. Recessional songs signal the end of the wedding ceremony. Therefore, you can also choose fun songs for the recessional such as the Star Wars Theme by John Williams, Celebration by Kool & The Gang and How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) by James Taylor.
Please Note: Many songs listed below can be found with vocals and as instrumentals. If the link is for vocals, please search on Amazon.com and iTunes for what you are looking for and visa versa.
Being former wedding DJs, we've calculated a list of our favorite recessional songs. If you have a special recessional song that you think should be added to one of our lists, please add your song suggestion through the comment section below. Be sure to also check out the recessional song lyric link to find song relevance to what you want for in your song choice. Once decided, we provided a link to iTunes to purchase and Amazon.com to purchase and listen to a sample of each song.
* Recessional Songs list is updated periodically throughout the year. If you have a song that you think should be included, please add your song suggestion through the comment section below.
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