Upbeat Songs For After The Wedding Ceremony

March 5th, 20243 min

By the time you’re walking back down the aisle, you’re officially married! After your grand exit as newlyweds (check out our Wedding Recessional Songs Playlist for tips on getting the party started), it’s now time for your guests to transition from your ceremony to your cocktail hour. Before we dive into some of our favorite ceremony postlude songs, let’s discuss why having music for after your ceremony is so important.

Your Wedding Postlude Songs will help your guests transition from ceremony to party!

Why You Need Music After The Ceremony

Despite all of the excitement, the transition from ceremony to cocktail hour can often feel a bit awkward. While there’s lots of energy, there isn’t anything to do quite yet. Playing upbeat songs can help move guests along more quickly, encouraging them to connect with each other and get them in the mood to celebrate that two of their favorite people just got married! With this in mind, we’ve put together a playlist of 15 of our favorite songs for after the wedding ceremony and why we love them.

Our Favorite Songs For After The Ceremony

01. We Are Family By Sister Sledge

This song will immediately help guests from both sides and all walks of life connect over the fact that now that you’re married, they are family!

02. Walking On A Dream By Empire Of The Sun

This upbeat song will have your guests grooving to cocktail hour.

03. Happy by Pharrell Williams

Your guests will be clapping along to this song because they’re so HAPPY you’re married!

04. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

If you want your postlude music to reflect the vows you just made to each other, this sweet duet is perfect!

05. Just The Way You Are By Bruno Mars

And so is this well known love song your guests are sure to sing along to.

06. On Top Of The World By Imagine Dragons

Everyone will be feeling on top of the world after watching you say “I do”!

07. Dog Days Are Over By Florence + The Machine

The build of this song makes for a perfect transition from sitting to celebrating.

08. I Do Colbie Caillat

If you want to stay on (wedding) theme, this lovely song encompases the joy of saying I do. 

09. Love Somebody by Maroon 5

Your guests can sing “I really wanna dance the night away” as they get excited for your reception!

10. I Like Me Better by Lauv

This hip song reflects the newlyweds feelings for each other.

11. Can’t Stop The Feeling! by Justin Timberlake

This song will remind your guests to keep dancin’ as they move to the after party.

12. Unwritten By Natasha Bedingfield

This popular song reflects the new chapter in your life. Today is where your book begins after all!

13. Ho Hey by The Lumineers

This catchy folk song celebrates the newlyweds belonging together.

14. I’m A Believer by The Monkees

Popular from the movie Shrek, this song will have guests of all ages excited about your love story.

15. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers

This peppy song will have your guests willing to walk 500 miles just to celebrate you!

Postlude Wedding Songs Playlist

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