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7 Amazing Ceremony Exit Songs

Hey everyone, it's me DJ Kamayo here with another music tips blog post.

wedding ceremony exit recessional song

So you've just said your "I Do's" and it's time for you to both walk back down the aisle.

You also just kissed so magic & love is in the air.

Now you need a song to set the tone after the officiant pronounces you two.

Here are some great songs to choose from for the ceremony exit, also known as the recessional:

(in no particular order)

1. Bruno Mars - "Marry You"

This is probably the exit song I've used most the past couple of years. It's upbeat, happy and pretty much was made for weddings.

2. Stevie Wonder - "Signed, Sealed, Delivered"

This Stevie Wonder song is an all around wedding classic that is also great to playing during dancing. For the ceremony exit this is a surefire hit to get everyone clapping and moving as you walk back down the aisle.

3. Avicii - "Levels"

One of the biggest EDM songs ever is also a great way to close out the ceremony. If fun & high energy is what your looking for, this song is for you.

4. The Turtles - Happy Together (Jet Boot Jack Remix)

The original "Happy Together" was released way back in 1967 but this upbeat remix by Jet Boot Jack is my favorite version of this song. Makes for a great recessional song as well as something to play during dancing.

5. Ray LaMontagne - "You Are The Best Thing"

This is another all around wedding classic that I've used time and time again for the ceremony exit, first dance or during dinner.

6. Marvin Gaye - "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You"

This timeless wedding song a great fit for any ceremony exit. This song was originally released in .... 1964!

7. Beyonce - "Love On Top"

"Baby It's You! Your the one I love." The lyrics in the chorus of this massive Beyonce anthem make this a great ceremony exit song for anyone.


So there you have it, 7 great songs that would work great for any ceremony exit (recessional).

I've personally played all of these songs many times at weddings in San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara during the ceremony exit (recessional) so I've seen first hand the power of these songs.

Have fun finding the song for you :)

Here's a link to the Spotify playlist i've made with all of these songs:


Some things you should also consider when choosing the ceremony exit song:

- Do you want a fast/upbeat song or a slower, more traditional song?

- Most times the wedding DJ will start the song at the chorus or the main part of the song rather than the beginning of the song.

- The song will play for around 1-2 minutes unless there are a lot of people in the bridal party.


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