Your wedding recessional music will be the first soundtrack you hear as a married couple so it absolutely needs to be an extension of the two of you and match your personalities perfectly! It sets the tone for the celebrations that are to commence and will get everyone into the party spirit!
Today, Janni Knox, a bespoke Celebrant from Northern Ireland shares her favourite wedding recessional music ideas for your fabulous exit as a newly married couple!
Livin’ la Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
Janni says; "Okay, hands up, I readily admit that this is my favourite exit song, living the crazy life for couples looking for something a bit more out of the ordinary. I simply love the exuberance and the joy of it. It’s almost impossible to listen to this without moving your body, and what a great segue into the next part of the wedding celebrations. Couples choosing genre-leaping arrangements have a bright and happy exit guaranteed!"
Signed Sealed Delivered ~ Stevie Wonder
Janni says; "I love this song, and it always brings a grin to my face, it seems to be the absolutely perfect choice to celebrate being married!"
Haste to the Wedding ~ The Corrs
Janni says; "This is a traditional jig and seems perfect for couples wanting to celebrate their Irish heritage, but its joyful melody is great for anyone who would like something a little different for their wedding recessional music. One theory is that it was played for the bride marching to her wedding, but it definitely gets my vote for a memorable leaving tune too."
Must Be Love ~ Labi Siffre
Janni says; "Whilst this song might be better known by Ska band Madness, I think hearing it by the original artist is an absolute treat for wedding guests, and the lyrics are so full of love and wonder. This is definitely an unusual and beautiful choice for happy endings, “Nothing more, nothing less, love is the best”. "
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) ~ Natalie Cole
Janni says; "Whenever I see that this has been chosen, I am always delighted as it’s such an upbeat and happy song to end with, full of love and happiness. “Hugging and squeezing, and kissing and pleasing, together forever through ever whatever” - it has a great pace for the happy couple to leave by too!"