The Best Bride & Groom Exit Songs for the End

Have you gone through wedding exit songs? As the night draws to a close, it’s time for the newlyweds to exit their reception and onto their wedding night. Choosing the perfect song to accompany your grand exit can be a task in and of itself.

Traditionally, this is a time when all the guests are still at the reception. This is where guests used to throw rice or bird seed. These days, couples want to stay and dance until the end and it’s mostly their close friends and family who blow bubbles while they leave for their wedding night.

With so many options to choose from, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. However, we’ve got you covered with some of the best bride & groom exit songs that are sure to make your big day even more memorable.

Again, we are here to present some first-step suggestions for your option. You will hear many different styles here and from our full suggestion list in the Spotify playlist at the end of this page. Here are a few we singled out with an explanation. Enjoy!

Some Popular Bride and Groom Exit Songs to Consider

“Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey

For a classic upbeat anthem that everyone knows and loves, “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey is a great choice. The tempo and inspiring lyrics will have everyone singing along and cheering as you exit your reception.

“You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne

This romantic song is the perfect choice for a couple who loves a little soul and a lot of happiness. The catchy tune and heartfelt lyrics will have everyone clapping and cheering as you make your way out of the reception.

“Forever” by Chris Brown

For a more contemporary feel, “Forever” by Chris Brown is a great option. With its fun and playful melody, it’s sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. Plus, the lyrics are all about love that lasts forever, which is exactly what a wedding is all about.

“Sugar” by Maroon 5

For a whimsical and modern feel, “Sugar” is a great choice for an exit song. You can picture your guests dancing and clapping their hands while you leave the reception and begin your new life together.

Considering the fact that lyrics really don’t matter at the point of exit songs, you’ll want to listen to our Bride and Groom Introduction Songs for more examples.

“Shut Up and Dance” by WALK THE MOON

This song’s tempo is infectious and the crowd seeing you two off will be dancing along. It’s a very light and upbeat song. The lyrics are less important as the feeling it gives.

“Beautiful Day” by U2

The tempo build up by this song is well-known and anticipated by listeners. The tune has an upbeat and driving force and the title chorus of “It’s a beautiful day!” is the perfect rendition for such a perfect day.

“Pony” by Ginuwine

This old-school hip hop song doesn’t really mean anything, but it will make your friends laugh and dance to this one. If most of your guests have left at this point of the night, you have less to worry about as far as appropriate song is concerned.

“No Place” by Backstreet Boys

This surprising selection has a more mellow vibe than the other examples. If you grew up with the Backstreet Boys, this could be a great song to say goodbye to. See how it feels to you.

“Bye Bye Bye” by *NSYNC

The same goes for this song as with the Backstreet Boys song above. The lyrics are definitely not suitable for the situation. But if your friends grew up with the song, and love the dance that goes along with the song, you may care more about their fun filled reaction.

“(Na Na Hey Hey) Kiss Him Goodbye” by The Nylons

This one is a classic goodbye song that your guests will have a lot of fun with. They’ll be singing and bouncing along to this upbeat tune as they literally say goodbye to the newlyweds.


Choosing the perfect song for your bride & groom exit can be a fun and exciting task. With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to hear something that works for you.

Here’s our full inspirational list of songs for you to hear and capture the vibe you are looking for:

Last Updated: February, 2023


Rick T

Rick T

Rick has been consulting with and performing for brides and grooms on the right music for their wedding day since (gulp!) 1987.

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