Wedding Prelude Songs

It’s your wedding day, you’re walking up the aisle & making a great entrance with heaps of panache to a carefully chosen song.

Then, you and your love tie the knot in a heartfelt ceremony and back up the aisle you go on your recessional walk with more sweet tunes. So now what…?

Guests are beginning to stand around but what are they listening to? Don’t leave your wedding songs to chance or even worse, have silence!

You’ll definitely want to think about some postlude wedding songs for wedding guests who choose to linger and chat after your ceremony to help get them in the mood for an epic reception party!


Here are some upbeat wedding postlude songs


You’ve Got the Love by Florence + The Machine

You might recognise this as the famous ending notes to “Sex and the City,” but the British band remakes this spiritual song into something really fitting for wedding exit songs. It’s soulful and danceable, but you wouldn’t feel bad for simply swaying either. A definite crowd pleaser, for sure.


Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Tammi Terrell & Marvin Gaye

Is there any expression of pure joy more poignant than young Tammi Terrell and Marvin Gaye crooning about the natural wonders they’d cross for love? Nope, there isn’t.

You Make My Dreams by Daryl Hall & John Oates

Most of your guests will recognise this often played hit. Even the ones who secretly hate it won’t be able to contain their joy for this upbeat song.


We Found Love by Rihanna

A danceable techno-inspired beat matched with RihRih’s textured vocals make “We Found Love” so magical. Treat your guests to this classic tune before cocktail hour.


I’m Yours by Jason Mraz

This stripped down bop is a really versatile wedding song. In addition to being one of the great wedding exit songs, the melody fits for a first dance song or its good for the cake-cutting as well.


Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield

Sweet, but filled with heart, this is perfect for symbolising your new course in life as newlyweds.


Soldier by Gavin Degraw

Transition from the slower songs of the recessional to the more pop reception songs with this chord-heavy jam.


Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake

Sorry but I couldn’t help this one,…you didn’t think I could let you exclude this soulful crooner from your wedding, did you? “Can’t Stop the Feeling” is all about dancing and loving your dance partner and is so completely perfect to get your guests in the mood.


Love on Top by Beyonce

No one sings her love or enthusiasm like Queen Bey, which makes this throwback-sounding groove great for celebrating the high notes of your relationship.


For Once In My Life by Michael Buble

This jazzy singer turned up the tempo for this upbeat remake of Stevie Wonder’s 1968 hit about finally finding love. Guests of all ages will recognise the lyrics, which makes this one of the most awesome wedding exit songs.

Boom Boom Pow by The Black Eyed Peas

Save this high-tech banger for one of the last postlude wedding songs you play because there’s no turning down once The Black Eyed Peas come to the party.


Happy by Pharrell Williams

If there’s one emotion you and your guests will feel on your wedding day, it’s a boatload of happy. Celebrate your emoji smiley experience with this cheery chirpy sing along song!

Pamela McDonald | Sunshine Coast Wedding Celebrant

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