16 unique recessional songs for your offbeat wedding #Ceremony Advice#music#recessional#wedding songs Updated Mar 15 2021 (Posted Feb 22 2021) Offbeat Editors Photo by Meagan Rinck If you want to be traditional, you'll have "Here Comes the Bride" (aka Wagners' "Bridal Chorus") for the processional at your wedding and Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" for the recessional. But if you don't want to be traditional, we've got ideas for you! As an Offbeat Bride, you have plenty of alternatives to "Here Comes the Bride." But what about finding a unique recessional song? You don't want Mendelssohn, but it's not as though there are lots of obvious alternative choices for recessional songs. In fact, what's a recessional song? When you come into your wedding space, you process. This part of the wedding often gets a lot of thought. Will someone walk you down the aisle, and if so, who, and how do you want to finesse the giving away symbolism? Will you walk to your partner or with your partner? Will you even walk? Maybe a shimmy is more your style. But when you recess, you're walking out of the space. This will traditionally be a walk back down the aisle with your partner, out of the ceremony venue. Not every wedding will have an actual recessional, though. You might stroll to the other side of the room and sit down for dinner, you might stay and dance, or you might move on to a special unity ceremony. This might be the time to mingle, and you may be planning to stay in one room till the cows come home. If you're going to recess, though, a unique recessional song or instrumental should create just the right feeling. You want something happy — even triumphant — that wraps up the ceremony. This should be music that lets guests know that it's time to head outside so they can throw rice or blow bubbles, or whatever you have cooked up for your departure. The tempo should allow an energetic pace. That doesn't mean you have to have organ and trumpets. The list of recessional songs below includes sweet songs, grand symphonic pieces, and great dance music. One of them will be just right for kicking off your life together with the support of your friends and family. 16 unique recessional songs "Accidentally in Love," Counting Crows "Love You in the Fall," Paul Westerberg "Love You Tll the End," The Pogues "Here In Your Arms," by Hellogoodbye Legend of Zelda Main Theme "Victory Fanfare," from Final Fantasy XII "I Believe in a Thing Called Love," The Darkness "Glad All Over," by the Dave Clark Five "Bittersweet Symphony," by the Verve "Do You Realize," by Flaming Lips "Raiders March," by John Williams "Best Friend," by Weezer "All I Want is You," from Juno by Barry Louis Polisar The Muppet Show theme "Dog Days Are Over," by Florence + The Machine "Wake Up," by Arcade Fire More recessional inspiration Photo by Steven Rosen Photography The happy couple can stride out together, flanked by their guests tossing birdseed or confetti, and drive away to start their honeymoon. But that's not the only option. Check out some real weddings that did something different: One Aussie couple put on skis for their recessional. A Seattle couple handed out kazoos and asked their guests to play along to their Star Wars theme recessional. A Canadian couple got the whole wedding party to dance out with them. A Denver couple brought in bagpipes for their recessional. At a Pennsylvania amusement park, one couple rode out of their wedding on a haunted house ride. A New Jersey couple paraded their way out of the venue with a marching band. Related Post Seven rice tossing and send-off alternatives for a very dramatic exit Looking for alternatives to rice throwing at the end of your ceremony or reception? Glad you asked. Here are some bitchin' ways to give your guests a reason to throw… Read More PREVIOUS What can I wear instead of a wedding dress? Non-dress wedding outfits NEXT Rainy renaissance downpour wedding… with a prosthetic leg garter removal! Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] die Musikauswahl der songs für Hochzeiten ist echt super! thanks for the Music inspiration! 😀 Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.