Modern, Upbeat
Recessional Wedding Songs

If you tired of lists of traditional, classical recessional wedding songs, then maybe something more modern and upbeat is just what you are looking for. Something less boring and more celebratory!

The list below contains some more modern (as in not classical or traditional), upbeat recessional wedding songs for your walk back down the aisle as a newly married couple.

This is a time for celebrating the fact that you are married as your guests shower you with confetti, bubbles and joy, and the song you choose for this moment should reflect that joy.

upbeat recessional wedding songs

Below Itunes widget (where you can listen to the songs) there is also a list of the songs.

25 Upbeat Recessional Wedding Songs:

  1. I Do -  Colbie Caillat
  2. Beautiful Day – U2
  3. You Are The Best Thing - Ray La Montagne
  4. We Found Love – Rihanna
  5. I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas
  6. Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti & Spearhead
  7. I’m A Believer – The Monkees (or Smashmouth)
  8. One Love (People Get Ready) - Bob Marley
  9. Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
  10. Rhythm Of Love – Plain White T’s
  11. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
  12. Here Comes The Sun‬ - The Beatles or The Burning Souls
  13. Forever - Chris Brown
  14. Joy‬ - ‪Apollo 100 (instrumental but really great)
  15. Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
  16. Yes!‬ - ‪Chad Brock
  17. Celebration - Kool & the Gang
  18. How Forever Feels‬ - Kenny Chesney
  19. Celebrate - Mika ft Pharrell‬
  20. I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
  21. All I Want Is You - Barry Louis Polisar
  22. Love You Madly - Cake
  23. You And Me Song - The Wannadies
  24. It's The End Of The World As We Know It - REM
  25. Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours! - Stevie Wonder

If you want to use any of these songs (or any other song for that matter) for your wedding, I would recommend downloading it from a legitimate site like Amazon MP3 or Itunes (you can do so directly from the widget above).

Downloading from torrents or other sources is unreliable as you are never sure of the sound quality or the version that they offer (not to mention viruses).  For important moments in your wedding it is always better to have copies of the songs on hand on the wedding day as you never know. Perhaps the DJ's copy does not work, or is the wrong version, or the band forget their sheet music.

If you don't want to use Itunes, you can also search for your wedding music on the Amazon MP3 store:


More Recessional Song Ideas:

The list above is by no means complete. There are soooo many great songs that would make really fun wedding recessionals. If you have a suggestion for us, please leave us a comment below.

For some more ideas on both modern and traditional songs as well as themed and genre recessional choices, have a look at the following:

Beach Wedding Processional

Recessional music for a beach wedding.

Country Wedding Processional Music

Country style recessional songs

More ideas on traditional, instrumental and contemporary recessional wedding songs.





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