If you’re looking for wedding ceremony music that will take you and your guests back to a simpler, sweeter time and place, there’s no better decade to choose music from than the sixties. Guests of all ages will appreciate the nostalgia of this “peace and love” generation. There are so many beautiful, romantic classic love songs from the sixties that are perfect for wedding processionals.
While we generally think of pop love songs when we think of music from the sixties, but there were also many songs that made social and political statements. In the second half of the decade, music reflected the growing hippie culture. In addition to psychedelic music, there was also radio-friendly pop music and harder rock that helped make album sales rise in importance.
During this period, television networks tried to attract a younger audience by featuring rock musicians performing their hits. American Bandstand, the Ed Sullivan Show and other TV variety shows featured rock bands popular in the day.
Obviously, The Beatles dominated the record charts with 6 of the top 10 albums during that decade and 21 of the top 100 singles. Elvis Presley, in comparison, had 9 of the top 100 singles and 4 of the top 100 albums.
The best sixties music is generally thought of as produced by musical artists from England coming to the United States, called “The British Invasion”.
Sixties Songs for Brides Processional
When it comes to choosing music to suit a bride’s processional, there are so many choices of great music from the sixties. Since the bride’s processional is the quintessential moment of every lady’s wedding day, this is frequently the song that gets the most thought from brides because she needs the perfect song to walk down the aisle to. While many brides opt for traditional music, a large number of today’s brides are choosing more contemporary love songs or one of the beautiful songs from the sixties.
Some our couples’ favorites for the bride’s processional that we love to play too include:
- Crazy (1961)
- And I Love Her (1964)
- Can’t Take My Eyes of You (1967)
Sixties Songs for the Bridesmaids and Wedding Party
With each lady handpicked by the bride, the bridesmaids’ entrance music should be extra-special. We believe bridesmaids’ entrance should be honored with a unique song that will show just how special these ladies are to the couple. Some of our favorite songs for bridesmaids and wedding parties are:
- Here, There and Everywhere (1966)
- What A Wonderful World (1967)
- All You Need is Love (1967)
- Can’t Help Falling in Love (1961)
- Unchained Melody (1965)
While some of our brides carefully select every song they want for their prelude, recessional, unity ceremony and recessional, choosing your wedding music can be as simple or involved as each couple wants. The main things we suggest to them when selecting wedding processional music, is that it’s important that the music reflects the mood of your wedding, your personalities and your feelings about your relationship.
If you know of a song from the sixties that is special to you and your fiancé and it fits the mood of your wedding, we would love to play it for you. Please contact us today to discuss your ideas!