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The Beatles Wedding Songs: From the Processional to Special Dances

The popular band The Beatles has many tunes perfect wedding songs for your celebration.

The band’s massive popularity means their songs tend to be crowd-pleasers. As such, tunes from the “Fab Four” can be great selections to use throughout your wedding day.

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There aren’t many bands as iconic as The Beatles. Though they were really only active for 10 years, they were incredibly prolific by today’s standards, releasing 13 full-length albums in a period of seven years. Each album had several hit singles, and they are the best-selling band in the world.

How does this relate to weddings? Well, the band’s massive popularity means that The Beatles' songs tend to be crowd-pleasers. As such, tunes from the “Fab Four” can be great selections to use throughout your wedding day for various wedding songs. Perhaps you and your future spouse don’t have similar taste in music; however, there’s a good chance you both still enjoy music and songs by The Beatles.

Did you grow up listening to The Beatles because your parents loved the band? Consider Beatles wedding songs for the father-daughter dance or mother-son dance. If you'd rather keep one of The Beatles' love song options in your wedding music soundtrack special for the two of you, by all means choose a Beatles song for your first dance at your wedding reception! The options for your wedding music are endless, so do what's best for you and your love story to personalize your wedding!

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Photo by Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography; Floral Design by The Hidden Garden

If you and your beloved are both big fans of The Beatles' songs, you might decide to have each major moment of your wedding day feature The Beatles as the soundtrack, which are sure to be crowd pleasers. Whether these songs by The Beatles cover your whole wedding celebration or just a particular wedding tradition, your friends and family will certainly enjoy mingling at cocktail hour to the sounds of the band or watching you sway to the tune for one or all of your special dance songs.

We have listed below some of our favorite tracks by The Beatles – from the biggest hits to lesser-known tunes. Perhaps one or two – or all of the songs by The Beatles listed – will prove to be the right choice for various aspects of your big day.

Wedding Ceremony Processional:

“Blackbird”
"Blackbird" makes for a great wedding-processional song, as it's calming and serene – especially with the sounds of the birds in the background. If you want an indoor wedding to have an outdoor vibe, this may be the choice for you!

“And I Love Her”
What better way to start out your wedding ceremony than with the song called "And I Love Her" by the famous band? It's the perfect sentiment to walk down the aisle to as your friends and family witness your love during the wedding ceremony.

“Two of Us”
While this is a sweet love song, the lyrics don't necessarily lean towards a wedding day; however, it's a beautiful melody for your guitarist or string quartet to play as you walk down the aisle towards your beloved.

Wedding Ceremony Recessional:

“Here Comes the Sun”
This song is one of the most popular by the band, and for good reason! "Here Comes the Sun" is uplifting and lovely. It'll set the tone beautifully for having just exchanged vows, been pronounced husband and wife, and walking up the aisle hand in hand.

“All You Need is Love”
This joyful tune is another great option for walking up the aisle with your newly minted spouse! "All You Need Is Love" carries a beautiful message – and it's also a great option for fans of Love Actually as it was featured in the movie's wedding scene!

“When I’m 64”
Weddings are all about celebrating the love between the person you've chosen to grow old with, so the lyrics from "When I'm 64" will ring true: "When I get older losing my hair, many years from now, will you still be sending me a Valentine, birthday greetings, bottle of wine. If I'd been out till quarter to three, would you lock the door? Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm sixty-four?"

First Dance:

“Here There and Everywhere”
If you're looking for a first dance song, this one is a great option! The lyrics are sweet and romantic, perfect for swaying with your spouse: "I want her everywhere, and if she's beside me, I know I need never care. But to love her is to need her everywhere."

“I Will”
While this song is about finding a lost love, some of the words of the song still ring true for a romantic first dance song: "Love you forever and forever. Love you with all my heart. Love you whenever we're together. Love you when we're apart."

“Something”
If you're including a few songs from the Fab Four in your wedding, consider adding "Something" for your first dance. It's one of those romantic love songs that are for a certain type of couple, and you'll have fun swaying with each other to the fun tune.

Parent Dances:

“In My Life”
This popular song is perfect for either a mother-son dance or father-daughter dance. "In My Life" is a retrospective tune that will have a few of your guests reaching for their handkerchief. It isn't too sappy, but it's a great option for the sentimental bride or groom!

“Hey Jude”
While this song doesn't have the happiest of lyrics, it is uplifting and would make for a great father-daughter or mother-son dance song if you want something different – or you and your parent have always loved the tune!

“I’m Happy Just to Dance With You”
While the words of the song are more about dancing with a romantic partner, the tune makes for a unique parent dance – the song doesn't always have to match the moment perfectly, and these ring true: "If somebody tries to take my place, let's pretend we just can't see his face. In this world there's nothing I would rather do, 'cause I'm happy just to dance with you."

For more wedding inspiration, discover Disney songs for your wedding and how to make your first dance stand out

Opening photo by Aevitas Weddings; Planning & Design by Bluebell Events; From Real Wedding: Rooftop Ceremony & Ballroom Reception with English Garden Theme