(Closed) bagpiper AND string trio?

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 3
938 posts
Busy bee

Could you have the piper pipe you into the reception?

I want a cellist or string trio for our ceremony, but we also want to incorporate the pipes as Fiance is scottish. This is what we’re thinking of doing.

Post # 4
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We had both, but we were married in a church, so the bagpiper played there and the trio played during cocktail hour. You could have the bagpiper playing as guests arrive. Then have the trio start as your ceremony is about to begin?

Post # 6
2419 posts
Buzzing bee

Bagpipes can sound lovely … outdoors. Do you happen to know what kind of pipes he plays? If they are smallpipes or uillean pipes, that’s a little more workable for an interior space, but if it’s a full set of Highland pipes, I would figure out a way to accept his (lovely, wonderful, gracious!) offer by having him play outside the church/ceremony site as you’re arriving/leaving, unless it’s an outdoor wedding. If you have the bagpipes indoors, unless it’s a HUGE room it’s going to be absolutely deafening and you won’t be able to appreciate the beauty of the music.

Post # 8
27 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

How far is your reception from the ceremony?  Perhaps the piper could start playing after the recessional and can lead the guests to the reception.  A piper looks splendid in motion and it would be a festive way to start the receptiion.  

Post # 10
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I am so jealous lol I LOVE bagpipes

I have usually only seen them outside, like outside the church  or outside the reception venue… I would have him play the recessional and skip the trio doing that part since it is outside.  Deffinately go with him though! That will make it very memorable

Post # 11
3073 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@HaveGroomWillTravel:  That sounds GREAT, do you best to find a way to use the piper.

I’d love to attend a wedding with strings. Being of Scottish heritage I attend a fair number of event swith pipers, and htye are nice, but string too–lovely.

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