(Closed) How to incorporate Scottish elements?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
46256 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@AbeeCee123:  You could play bagpipe music when you enter the reception, even if you don’t have a live piper.


Post # 4
2055 posts
Buzzing bee

@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
70 posts
Worker bee


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
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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:

Scottish shortbread

Scotch whisky

MAYBE groomsmen in kilts (FI might have a costume change into a kilt for the dancing)



Piper (or piper music/Celtic)

Post # 7
2656 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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
1037 posts
Bumble bee

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
3992 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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 🙂

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