The Most Epic Songs for Your Wedding Exit

From the getting-ready playlist with your 'maids to the fun cake-cutting songs during your reception, these are all special moments to play your all-time favorite tunes. But as the night comes to a close with you and your hubby's last dance, don't set your sights on the impending honeymoon just yet, because it's time for the grand finale — your wedding reception exit! So fire up the sparklers and pull out the iPhones, because we've curated a seriously epic mix of songs that will make your newlywed exit truly grand.

See more: 64 Perfect First Dance Songs

Your wedding reception exit is all about going out with a bang, and Arcade Fire's "Wake Up" might just be the most recognizable, out-of-this-world, movie-ending closer of the past 5 years. Seriously, can't you just envision your getaway with your hubby in tow, walking through a sea of waving sparklers during that swelling, billowy chorus? We're getting chills just thinking about it. We included other modern classics like The Killers' "All These Things That I Have Done," Ellie Goulding's "Anything Can Happen," and Coldplay's "A Sky Full of Stars" — all heavy-hitting songs that build up to huge choruses that are absolutely unforgettable. If you're considering ending the night on a nostalgic note, you're going to love Bruce Springsteen's booming "Born in the U.S.A.," Tom Petty's infectious "Don't Do Me Like That," and Stevie Wonder's feel good "Signed, Sealed, Delivered."

Other fun songs we added to the mix are perfect for a wedding party exit with your 'maids and groomsmen. Cue the soul train and get silly with Outkast's "Hey Ya," The Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling," or Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" as you and your wedding party make your way out of the dance floor for an epic finale.

Ready to pick out your wedding exit song? Grab those headphones and press play — because according to The Black Eyed Peas, we have a feeling that your wedding night is going to be a "good good night."

Give a Subscription to Brides Magazine as a Gift

Get personalized planning advice, exclusive offers and must-read wedding news.

Thank You
for Signing Up!

Check your e-mail inbox for the latest updates from