After your wedding ceremony has come to a close and you've officially said "I do," it's time to get the party started! And what better way to kick off the celebrations than with a killer first kiss song to accompany the start of your marriage? We've pulled together a list of our favorite ceremony first kiss songs that will set the tone for the festivities to come. Whether you want something classic and soulful or a modern hit to get everyone up and out of their seats, you're guaranteed to find a closing ceremony song that's right for you.
"Can't Help Falling In Love" by Elvis Presley
This Elvis classic is a mellow and romantic wedding recessional song choice. It's one of our favorites that is sure to have your guests crying happy tears.
"You Send Me" by Aretha Franklin
Put an old-school spin on your recessional song with Aretha Franklin's cover of "You Send Me" by Sam Cooke.
"Head Over Boots" by Jon Pardi
Are you wearing cowboy boots at your wedding? If so, then we bet you'll love this country song by Jon Pardi. It has an "old-school country" vibe to it, not to mention lyrics that are fitting for any rustic couple: "You're the rock in my roll / You're good for my soul, it's true / I'm head over boots for you."
"Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" by Stevie Wonder
We can't think of a better addition to our list of wedding recessional songs than this Stevie Wonder classic. It's guaranteed to get everyone on their feet and dancing!
"No One" by Alicia Keys
Take your first steps as newlyweds with this R&B favorite. From the piano notes to the lyrics to Alicia's soulful voice, this recessional song is all about romance.
"Sky Full of Stars" by Coldplay
Jump on the celestial wedding trend with this playful song by Coldplay. It's simple yet sweet, with lyrics like "'Cause you're a sky, you're a sky full of stars / Such a heavenly view / You're such a heavenly view."
"You Make My Dreams" by Hall & Oates
If you're an '80s kid, you'll want to add this to your list of possible wedding reception songs ASAP. "You Make My Dreams" is an upbeat crowd fave that's a perfect ending to your wedding ceremony.
"I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz
"I'm Yours" is a bubbly and uplifting song to set the mood for your first steps as newlyweds. There's nothing sweeter than these lyrics: "So I won't hesitate no more, no more / It cannot wait, I'm sure / There's no need to complicate / Our time is short / This is our fate, I'm yours."
"Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tennille
This kitschy '70s tune is one of the best recessional songs if you want something offbeat and playful. It might even result in an impromptu singalong by your guests!
"I Choose You" by Sara Bareilles
This gets our vote for one of the cutest first kiss songs not only because of the lyrics, but also because of the music video—Sara Bareilles helped two couples get engaged and captured it all on film!
“The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson
Indie couples probably already know that this Ingrid Michaelson song captures the whole meaning of marriage: loving each other for who you really are. For that reason alone, it's one of our top picks for your first kiss song!
"Halo" by Beyoncé
Queen Bey never fails to disappoint. This power ballad is also romantic and meaningful with the lyrics, "Everywhere I'm looking now / I'm surrounded by your embrace / Baby, I can see your halo / You know you're my saving grace."
"Walking On Sunshine" by Katrina & The Waves
When it comes to feel-good songs, "Walking On Sunshine" is second to none. Everyone knows the lyrics and your guests won't be able to resist getting up and dancing as you walk down the aisle. Turn this one up loud to get the party started!
"(What A) Wonderful World" by Sam Cooke
This song is for anyone who loves the golden oldies. The King of Soul sums it up best: "But I do know that I love you / And I know that if you love me too / What a wonderful world this would be."
"Dancing in the Moonlight" by Toploader
The best wedding recessional songs make you feel in love and on top of the world. "Dancing in the Moonlight" is an instant mood booster (as if you weren't already having the best day ever!) and will get everyone excited for your wedding reception.
"Another Love Song" by Ne-Yo
If you want to skip the mushy-gushy moments and head straight to the party, Ne-Yo's new song is the perfect choice to kick off the celebration!
The first kiss is an important moment in any wedding, so make sure this is a song that shows the love you have for one another and gets everyone in the mood to celebrate your special day.
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