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  • Writer's pictureCelia Rose

Walking Into Forever: How to Choose the Perfect Recessional Song

As you walk down the aisle as newlyweds, the joy and excitement of your wedding day culminate in a beautiful moment known as the recessional. This is the moment when you and your partner make your triumphant exit, hand in hand, ready to embark on the journey of marriage together. Choosing the perfect recessional song can enhance this magical moment, leaving a lasting impression on you, your guests, and setting the tone for the celebration ahead. Here are some tips to help you select the ideal soundtrack for your grand exit.

  1. Capture the Moment: The recessional is a celebratory moment filled with happiness and love. Look for a song that captures the joyous atmosphere of this special occasion. Upbeat melodies, lively rhythms, and uplifting lyrics can all contribute to creating an atmosphere of excitement and celebration as you make your way back up the aisle.

  2. Reflect Your Style: Your recessional song should reflect your unique style and personalities as a couple. Whether you're into classic elegance, modern romance, or something entirely different, choose a song that resonates with you both. Consider your favorite genres, artists, and musical preferences to find a song that feels like a perfect fit.

  3. Consider the Venue: The setting of your wedding ceremony can influence your choice of recessional song. If you're getting married in a traditional church, you may opt for a timeless hymn or classical piece. For outdoor ceremonies or more contemporary venues, you might choose a modern pop song or an upbeat instrumental track.

  4. Think About the Tempo: The tempo of your recessional song sets the pace for your exit. Consider whether you want a fast-paced song that will have everyone clapping along or a slower, more romantic melody that allows for a leisurely stroll down the aisle. Whatever tempo you choose, make sure it complements the mood you want to create.

  5. Personalize Your Selection: Infuse your recessional song with personal meaning by choosing a song that holds significance for you as a couple. Perhaps it's a song that played during a memorable moment in your relationship or one that you both simply love. Adding a personal touch to your recessional song will make the moment even more meaningful.

  6. Coordinate with Your DJ: Work closely with your wedding DJ to select the perfect recessional song. Your DJ can offer valuable insight and suggestions based on their experience and expertise. They can also ensure that the song is cued up and ready to play at the precise moment you make your exit, ensuring a seamless transition.

  7. Practice Makes Perfect: Just like with your first dance, practice walking to your recessional song to ensure everything goes smoothly on the big day. This will help you feel confident and comfortable as you make your grand exit, allowing you to fully enjoy the moment.

Choosing the perfect recessional song is an exciting part of the wedding planning process. By following these tips and trusting your instincts, you can select a song that sets the perfect tone for your grand exit, leaving you and your guests with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

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