Grand Exit Wedding Songs: What Song Should Play During Your Wedding Send-Off?

Pick one of these tunes for your final send-off!

No matter how you choose to depart your wedding reception, you'll want the soundtrack to fit with the magical moment.

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It’s been a long and magical day, but your wedding is coming to a close. Though you don't want the wedding reception to end, you're about to embark on your life as husband and wife! Your guests are invited to cheer and perhaps wave sparklers as you head back to your suite. Maybe you’re jetting off to your honeymoon early in the morning, maybe you’ll see your nearest and dearest at the morning-after brunch the next day, or maybe you’ll even join all of your loved ones at the after-party in an hour. Either way, you want to make sure your wedding send-off has the proper soundtrack, maintaining the spirit of the celebration.

The below wedding songs would make wonderful options for your grand wedding exit, depending on what you want to convey. From continuing the loving vibes from your ceremony, sending a message to your beloved guests to thank them for being part of the best wedding day, or showcasing your sense of humor with a winking nod to the occasion, these wedding exit songs will be perfect for you and your sweetheart.

happy newlyweds during sparkler grand exit, bride in ball gown with her jaw dropped

Photo by Shaun Menary Photography; From Real Wedding: A Festive New Year's Eve Wedding at an Art Deco Venue in Dallas

What Is a Good Exit Song for a Wedding?

Take a look at a small list of some choices for wedding exit songs to consider. Of course, you'll want to choose the song that's right for you and your beloved, but we hope these songs for the wedding exit will help get your creative juices flowing! As with anything wedding-related, there's no one-size-fits-all choice for a wedding song – especially when it comes to the very last song of your wedding reception; however, these song ideas for your grand exit and wedding send-off are a good place to start!

"All You Need is Love" - The Beatles
Almost everyone likes The Beatles, and what better song for wedding playlists than one titled "All You Need Is Love" to end the best day of your life with your love by your side? See more wedding songs by The Beatles!

"Take Me Out" - Franz Ferdinand
This is a great one for fans of indie rock, and it's not what your loved ones will expect for your wedding send-off song! For those who liked our list of unique first dance songs, this tune may be a good choice!

"Firework" - Katy Perry
If you and your beloved are having your grand exit lit up by fireworks or sparklers, Katy Perry's hit "Firework" can provide a welcome literal soundtrack to the unforgettable special moment.

"Happy" - Pharrell Williams
We love a great feel-good tune at a wedding – best songs for this occasion are often upbeat ones that make your guests want to celebrate, after all! This song will certainly illustrate how you feel at the end of your wedding: happy!

"We Found Love" - Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
This is another great song that's an ode to what you and your beloved have found: love. If this song was at the height of its popularity when you started dating or fell in love, it'll make it even more meaningful to you both!

"(I've Had) the Time of My Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
This famous tune from Dirty Dancing is one of the most popular songs on wedding playlists of all sorts – and if you decided not to do the famous lift for your first dance, it's a great fun-loving tune for your send-off!

"Sugar" - Maroon 5
Even if Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine didn't come to your wedding – for those who haven't seen it, he crashed a few real weddings in the music video for "Sugar" – you can still play his hit song for your grand exit!

"Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey
This song is a popular choice for closing down bars, so why shouldn't it be on our list of songs to close down the biggest party you'll likely ever throw?

"Don't Stop Me Now" - Queen
Here's another song idea that will have your friends and family dancing all the way until you leave the venue in your getaway car. It's fun, upbeat, and a great way to end the night.

"Dancing in the Moonlight" - King Harvest
We love this choice – especially if your grand exit is taking place outdoors with a view of the moon! It's a classic that will never go out of style.

"December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)" - The Four Seasons
Another great way to bid adieu to your wedding celebration is by playing a tune that will sum up the feeling everyone has from the fête: "Oh, what a night!"

"Signed Sealed Delivered (I'm Yours) - Stevie WonderThe perfect end to a perfect day, this classic by Stevie Wonder will help you feel so good as you walk out of your venue as husband and wife: "Here I am, baby. Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours!"

"Beautiful Day" - U2
This is another cute choice that will certainly describe how you feel about your wedding – in just the title alone!

"What a Wonderful World" - Louis Armstrong
This is a bit of a slower choice for those couples who want to continue the romantic feel that was felt at their ceremony. It will always be a classic, making it a great choice for those celebrating a timeless, traditional wedding.

"You Make My Dreams (Come True)" - Hall & Oates 
Here's another upbeat tune that will keep the energy up until the very last minute of your wedding reception. We love it for all sorts of celebrations regardless of style, venue, or season!

"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - Tammi Terrell & Marvin Gaye
While these lyrics may be more fitting for a couple who either is or was long-distance, it's a classic choice for a send-off whether you're taking the words literally or figuratively!

"Come Fly With Me" - Frank Sinatra
Our list wouldn't be complete without a choice from this classic crooner. It's especially fitting for couples who are heading to the airport and taking off right away on their honeymoon!

For more ideas, discover fun and exciting ways to make your grand exit, be inspired by these song ideas for your wedding highlight reel, and see inspirational photos for a sparkler send-off