Walking to the altar from behind wedding guests to start the wedding ceremony is customarily set to music. The people walking down the aisle 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 wedding recessional. However, the bridal couple starts the recessional after the announcement of the newly married couple to their guests from the officiant. Then, the wedding party exists followed by the wedding guests from front to back rows.
Wedding Recessional Songs are played at a wedding ceremony after the bride and groom have been announced husband and wife. Wedding recessional songs play while the bride and groom walk down the aisle after the ceremony is complete; away from the altar. The song can continue to play as the wedding party also exit down the aisle. If you have a special wedding recessional song that you think we should add to our list, please add your song suggestion through the comment section below.
Traditional wedding recessional songs listed below include Ode To Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven, Trumpet Tune by Henry Purcell and Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel. Wedding 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.
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Wedding Recessional Songs
The wedding recessional songs signify the end of the wedding ceremony. After the recessional song is played, many bridal couples start a receiving line to thank each guest for coming.