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13 Recessional Songs to Close Your Ceremony on a High Note

You'll look forward to wrapping up your "I do"s with these ultimate picks for walking up the aisle.

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Photography by: Mr. Haack

The music you play after exchanging vows doesn't just celebrate your newly-minted status. It's also the official kickoff to your party. The best recessional songs get people tapping their toes in the first few bars, whether you're having a black-tie affair (we're looking at you, Ol' Blue Eyes) or a rustic outdoor celebration (may we suggest Florence + The Machine?). Here, a few of our faves.


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1. "You've Got the Love" by Florence + the Machine


2. "When Love Takes Over" by David Guetta


3. "Love And Marriage" by Frank Sinatra


4. "On Top of the World" by Imagine Dragons


5. "Say Hey (I Love You)" by Michael Franti & Spearhead


6. "You Make My Dreams" by Daryl Hall and John Oates


7. "Best of My Love" by the Emotions


8. "End of Time" by Beyoncé


9. "Everlasting Love" by Carl Carlton


10. "Keep the Car Running" by Arcade Fire


11. "You're The First, The Last, My Everything" by Barry White


12. "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys


13. "Home" by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros