Best End of Ceremony Songs for Indian Weddings (Recessional)
One of the most overlooked moments when Indian wedding planning is once the wedding ceremony is over. Normally couples in traditional Indian weddings used to pose for 100 pictures in their mandap and then awkwardly bounce to go change for their reception.
However now couples from all cultures think about the best wedding recessional songs to play as this is basically how they walk down the aisle post marriage.
Usually we think about couples in Western weddings only walking down the aisle and into the decked out luxury car with the "Just married" decal but in modern Indian weddings music is also a new star of the show.
So what are the best End Of Indina Wedding Ceremony Songs? As of September 2019, they are:
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Best Day Of My Life - American Authors
Afreen Afreen - Coke Studio
24K Magic - Bruno Mars
Kabira (Reprise/Encore) - Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Home - Edward Sharpe
Nashe Si Chadh Gayi - Befikre
Tu Meri - Bang Bang - Bang Bang
Navrai Maajhi - English Vinglish
Beautiful Day - U2
Wedding Qawalli - Bombay Dreams
Mubarak Ho Tumko Ye Shaadi - Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya
Aaj Mera Jee Karda - Monsoon Wedding
Gal Mitthi Mitthi Bol - Aisha
Something Just Like This/Channa Mereya - Vidya Vox
And many more listed below! Check out each song and see why these might be perfect for you. A good recessional or end of wedding song will celebrate the new love that the couple is about to embark on and keep all the guests tapping their toes in anticipation for a bomb diggity reception!
Best Recessional or End of Ceremony Songs to Play After an Indian Wedding
1. Rather Be - Clean Bandit
That one song you never knew the name of but instantly recognize is also a great exit song after the shaadi!
2. Best Day Of My Life - American Authors
This title should be pretty self explanatory!
3. Afreen Afreen - Coke Studio
An instant classic that any fan of Coke Studio would recognize!
4. 24K Magic - Bruno Mars
5. Kabira (Reprise/Encore) - Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
A modern take on an emotional yet elegant goodbye for the bride. This can also be used during the Vidai.
6. Home - Edward Sharpe
This is a perfect post marriage track that talks about going into your new home together.
7. Nashe Si Chadh Gayi - Befikre
An upbeat track about the intoxication of love. Perfect for flirty carefree brides & grooms.
8. Tu Meri - Bang Bang - Bang Bang
This track is up beat but has soft breaks which is great for a high energy recessional.
9. Navrai Maajhi - English Vinglish
This song is all about an Indian woman who comes to America and struggles with adapting.
It literally refers to the bride in several instances regarding her as a gift from god.
For many mothers at Indian weddings in America, when they hear this song as their daughter or son walks away newly married...well, they gonna cry! Instantly relatable bro!
10. Beautiful Day - U2
Again, title should be pretty self explanatory!
11. Wedding Qawalli - Bombay Dreams
A royal feel for an elegant shaadi exit... the lyrics literally translate to"Congratulations! My darling is like gold"
12. Mubarak Ho Tumko Ye Shaadi - Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya
A 90's classic which congratulates the bride and groom on their Shaadi (Wedding).
13. Aaj Mera Jee Karda - Monsoon Wedding
The congratulatory song which talks about how this day is the start of a new life. Great for a Punjabi feel.
14. Gal Mitthi Mitthi Bol - Aisha
This track also delivers a punjabi feel but directly refers to the groom saying "Let me take you to the wedding, let's get married."
15. Something Just Like This/Channa Mereya - Vidya Vox
A great track for multi-cultural weddings. Vidya Vox has take a strong lead in the mashup of east meets west and gained a pretty strong hold on the live Indian wedding band scene.
This song should explain why.
English and Hindi keeps everybody happy after the shaadi is done!
16. Tere Mast Mast Do Nain - Dabangg
A timeless classic that has a royal feel.
Performed by the legendary Rahat Fateh Khan with poetic references to love and how the enchanting eyes of their partner have them breathtaken.
17. Ishq Sufiyana - Dirty Picture (Female)
Don't let the name of the movie fool you.
This is a great song with a female voice which makes many metaphors about love (Ishq).
18. Life in Technicolor - Coldplay
Sounds like a Sitar but it isnt.
If you love Coldplay this could be perfect for your wedding especially if you are trying to balance Indian & American music at your wedding. Perfect for multi-cultural weddings and or Coldplay fans.
19. Adventure Of A Lifetime - Coldplay
My son loves this video, I love the song and you'll love walking away from your mandap or altar with this fun upbeat track that isn't too heavy!
Great to set the tone for instant sundowner cocktails or refreshments after your one hour ceremony!
20. Bahara - I Hate Love Stories
An upbeat airy track referencing love and spring and the beauty of both in season. Perfect for outdoor weddings.
21. Sweet Disposition - Temper Trap
A super eclectic classic you may not know where you heard it.
I think I heard it on the 500 Days of Summer soundtrack, which is one of my personal favorite Rom-Com soundtracks ever!
22. Without You - Piano Guys (David Guetta Cover)
This is hands down one of my favorite instrumentals to play after a wedding, and the first 40 second gets me crying every time.
Did somebody cut onions here? I guarantee you, play this and it's the perfect tone setter.
Probably one of my favorites on this list.
23. Wah Wah Ramji
The classic from Hum Aapke Hain Kaun is recognizable for anyone above 25 and great for a mainly Hindu audience. E.g. You wouldn't want to play this track at a Muslim, Pakistani or Non hindu wedding.
What are your favorite walk down the aisle as a newly wed couple songs?
Usually at Big Fat Indian weddings after the wedding is over, the couple breaks for photos and mingling, and then changes into another outfit for their reception.
Others do a reception the next day and just call it an early night.
Regardless, if you pick a song from this list you should be more than sorted and then be able to focus on other planning aspects of your big fat Indian wedding!
How'd we do? Let us know in the comments!