- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
Bees, I need your help!
My fiance, who is Irish, has always talked about how much he would love to have bagpipes at his wedding and funeral. After we got engaged, he stopped mentioning it because I know he knows it doesn’t fit into the budget.
Well, after my original wedding gift idea fell through and I did some brainstorming, I decided that hiring a bagpiper would be the PERFECT gift for him and would completely surprise him like nothing else ever would!!
Here is where I need your help…
My original plan was to have the bagpiper come around the corner playing when the pastor announces us Man and Wife (our ceremony is at the country club gazebo on site… so pretty), surprising absolutely everyone there. My other idea was to have the bagpiper at the reception and when they announce us and we walk in, surprising the pants off of my fiance but allowing the guests to be in on it by then.
When I talked to a potential bagpiper today, he mentioned that he typically needs 10 minutes to warm up (obviously not a quiet task) and he typically plays for 20-25 minutes as guests walk in.
What do you guys think? How can I maximize the performance, get everyone excited and enjoying having the bagpiper there, while still somehow surprising my fiance at some point!?
(At this point, the only people I have let know about my surprise plan are the wedding coordinator and photographer! NO ONE else knows! )