The recessional is played while the happy couple walks back down the aisle together, and while the bridal party leaves. Below are some suggestions for pieces to be played during this part of the ceremony.

Wedding March (Mendelssohn)

Spring, from The Four Seasons (Vivaldi)

Autumn, from The Four Seasons (Vivaldi)

Ode to Joy (Beethoven)

Bourree, from Fireworks Music (Handel)

La Rejouissance from Fireworks Music (George Frederick Handel)

Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Felix Mendelssohn)

Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke/Purcell)

Allegro, from Water Music (Handel)

Finale, from Water Music (Handel)

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach)