Post # 1
Hello My Fellow Bees~
So, I was going through the Summer 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, and there was a section in there about choosing music for your wedding. One of the options for a bridal processional song was “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles, and this really caught my attention.
For some reason, it never occurred to me to walk down to anything other than Wagner’s “Here Comes the Bride” or Pachelbel’s Canon in D, but now that this idea has entered my head, I can’t seem to get over it.
Basically, what I wanted was to hear some of your opinions on this matter. I really love the idea of walking down the aisle to the Beatles song “Here Comes the Sun” (here is a youtube video of it with poor audio quality, but you can get the gist of the song for those who do not know exactly what I am referring to~link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6tV11acSRk), but I was wondering if that would be tacky and too non-traditional. I ran it by my Fiance, and he’s okay with it since he knows I’m not the “traditional” type. However, I would really like to know what the general opinion would be on this matter.
Also, to try and keep things somewhat traditional, I was planning on having the rest of the bridal party walk down to classical songs (I was thinking Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21~Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df-eLzao63I).
I’d appreciate any opinions on this matter. Thanks!
Post # 3
The Beatles and “tacky” should NEVER be used in the same sentence together. 🙂
To answer your concern though, I think you can do no wrong by putting your own personal touch into your wedding. This will stick out to your guests, and make it personal for you. Obviously it caught your attention for a reason, and I think you should do what you want to do, not what people think you should do or what “tradition” says. I personally love the Beatles, along with gajillions of others, so you and you’re guests will surely be pleased!
And, well, I may be a little biased because I ,too, am walking down the aisle to a Beatles song. 🙂
Post # 4
I’d maybe do an instrumental, but that’s just my taste – I think either way would be fine. I sure hope it’s not tacky, we have a Beatles cover band for our reception!
Post # 5
the beatles are classic!!!!! do it. i wish we could but we have rules with our parish. but to tell you how much we love them our cocktail room will have the entire soundtrack of beatles playing! do it!!!! that would be fantastic!!!
Post # 6
- Wedding: January 2011 - Gardens of the World
I walked down the aisle to Here Comes the Sun, so I dont think it is tacky at all 🙂 I thought it was very romantic.
Post # 7
My sister got married 2 years ago and all the ceremony music was Beatles. I can’t remember exactly what songs each group walked too, but it was beautiful! I think the recessional was All you need is Love. Last year at my wedding we all walked to Beach Boys songs. My husband and groomsmen walked to Good Vibrations. My girls walked to California Girls (cause they are!) and I walked to to God Only Knows. I say, if you like it, do it! So not tacky!
Post # 8
Love Here Comes the Sun!
To offer an alternative to the Beatles version, I walked in to Colbie Callait’s cover version – maybe something to think about?
Post # 9
Not tacky at all, IMO. I had a harpist playing ‘In My Life’. I’ve been a Beatles fan for many years. It was the perfect song for us. ‘Sun’ is beautiful, and you should choose whatever is right for you.
Post # 10
I LOVE THE BEATLES!
Just saying. I think you should definitely do it. In no way are The Beatles EVER tacky! 🙂
The first song me and FH ever danced to was ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’, and obviously, my username is from one of their songs too 🙂
Post # 11
I’m using all Beatles songs for our processional and dances. Fiance and the bridal party is walking down to Good Day Sunshine, I’m walking to Here comes the Sun, recessional is All You Need Is Love, First dance is Across the Universe, Daddy/Daughter is In My Life and Mother/Son is Love Me Do.
I grew up hearing the Beatles (my mom is a die hard fan) so it only seemed fitting to use their music. Our wedding is black tie, so I’m breaking the seriousness with some fun music. Also, the music will be live (piano and flute), so it will be a little different.
Post # 12
I had an instrumental of my favourite song- I say GO FOR THE BEATLES!
I had “In My Life” (Beatles) playing during our register signing, and I loved it : )
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
I hope not cuz I did it!!! 🙂
My bridal party walked down to Here Comes The Sun and I walked down to In My Life and then we recessed to All You Need Is Love! So, no, I do not believe it is tacky at all. The Beatles are classic and span generations, I say go for it!
Post # 14
Looooooooooooove The Beatles. Thought about doing this myself. 😀
Post # 15
I agree with everyone that the Beatles can NEVER be tacky!
Love them and plan on using one of their songs in our ceremony. Plus my very talented cousin will be playing the guitar and Beatles songs sound great as instrumentals.
If it makes you feel better I am walking in to Tesla’s Love Song!!
Post # 16
@caseylynn19: I wholeheartedly concur!
Eehkay, I think choosing “Hear Comes the Sun” for your processional would be lovely. All the music I’m using for my ceremony are Beatles songs, so I definitely say go for it.