Post # 1
It’s really important to us, but I can’t figure out a way to do it! Fiance & the groomsmen are wearing kilts, but that’s where it ends.
I had my heart set on a bagpiper, but that doesn’t look like it’ll happen – we’re getting married at the RH, with cocktail hour & reception immediately following. I know normally the piper plays at the church/ceremony area as guests are coming in and leaving (I think?) but since we’re not having it at a church, I don’t know if it’s worth it to hire a piper for like the 2 minutes in between ceremony and CH.
I don’t want an overly Scottish wedding, no thistles or tablet or anything like that. Is there anything else we can do? Or any other way we can have the piper play?
Post # 3
@AbeeCee123: You could play bagpipe music when you enter the reception, even if you don’t have a live piper.
Post # 4
@AbeeCee123: Can you do a traditional ceilidh dance? It’s a great way to incorporate Scottish elements and get your guests involved, as well. 😀
Post # 5
With a maiden name like McDonald, I LOVE Scottish weddings! A friend of mine had an absoulutely beautiful wedding with a Scottish theme. Her hairpiece was made out of the same ribbon as the ribbon on her dress and the same fabric as the kilt her husband wore. I would LOVE to see pics of your wedding!
Post # 6
We’re getting married in Scotland (we live there now) and while neither of us are Scortish I was not make sure its got a Scottish twang to it. Some of my current ideas:
MAYBE groomsmen in kilts (FI might have a costume change into a kilt for the dancing)
Piper (or piper music/Celtic)
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
@AbeeCee123: As an Irish descendant (close, right?) and a whiskey drinker, it would be cool to have some scotches for people to sample. Like, small, small, samples, because scotch can be expensive, but it would be cool to do. Like the size of a thimble.
Post # 8
I’m Scottish born and bred and we had our piper (incidentally, one who played at JFK’s Funeral – so we wanted to use him as best we could) play as I made my entrance in to the hotel where we married and he also piped us out. I also had him play at that very long and boring point between the meal and the reception. Everyone loved it!
We had traditional Scottish stovies and oatcakes for our food at night for the evening guests and small bottles of scotch for the men to take away (favours).
All the gentlemen wore heather on their jackets as well.
I suppose you could pop some tartan in places that would work for you as well.
Post # 9
My Fiance is from Scotland and we’re getting married in Glasgow. We are wrapping the bouquets and button holes in his tartan, the guys cuff links will be the tartan. We’re having the tartan anthistles on the cake. Our favors will be tablet with a tartan bow on the box. Button holes will be thistle and heather. I even got custom ballet flats made in FIs tartan for the reception -we’re having a ceilidh and a piper 🙂