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Wedding Recessional Music

The recessional music is played after your kiss and it carries you and your wedding party as you leave the altar. It should be similar in style to the processional music, but more upbeat with a "happy" sound. This music should be the most joyous. Consider some of these tunes to carry you down the aisle!

Traditional Selections
Trumpet Tune : Henry Purcell
Wedding March : Felix Mendelssohn
Ode to Joy : Beethoven
Praise We Sing To Thee : Franz Joseph Haydn
Alleluia Chorus : George Frederick Handel
Hornpipe ( From Water Music) : George Frederick Handel

Contemporary Selections
The Prayer : Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion
I Feel Good : James Brown
Beautiful Day : U-2
Walking on Sunshine : Katrina and the Wavers
Celebration : Kool & The Gang
I Want To Hold Your Hand : The Beatles
The Best Is Yet To Come : Judy Garland

What have YOU selected for your recessional music? I'd love to hear more ideas and share your selections on our website!

Comments

Danielle said…
We are choosing 'This Will Be' (an everlasting love) by Natalie Cole
It is upbeat and celebrates a uniting of love between two people just married.....Good Luck To All!!
Danielle

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