(Closed) Bagpipes?!?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - University of Toronto Faculty Club

I actually love bagpipes and wish we could have them at our wedding, but I know they’re definitely not for everyone.  I can also see how it could be awkward for you if that’s something he included at his previous wedding.  Maybe if they make you really uncomfortable or you really can’t stand them you could let your FH know this and you could also point out that this was something he already had the chance to include in his last wedding. 


Good luck with whatever you figure out!

Post # 4
617 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We are going to have the bagpiper come to play while guests are arriving and exiting.  He offered to play the processional and recessional but I haven’t decided on the recessional yet. 


What about Scotland the Brave?  This song pumps me up.  I love it.



Post # 6
708 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I absolutely love the bagpipes and we are having them as the recessional at our wedding. But if you are still not feeling it, might you think about a trumpeter? This might be a good compromise, and it will give it a different feel then his first wedding. Just a thought

Post # 7
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I had a bagpiper at my scottish wedding. He only piped us to and from the church – inside we had a harpist, which was a lot more appropriate for the ceremony. I think some people opt to have the piper play at the ceremony too on ‘small pipes’, but this is up to you I think. It was really lovely and my family adored it. He was in his highland getup and looked the part too! Before the ceremony he serenaded me under the window of the room I was getting ready in, which was great – sort of like ‘the bride is getting ready, come to the wedding’. I also loved that when he was walking us to the church, I knew my fiancee would be inside and hear the bagpiper from far away, announcing the approach of the bride and heightening the anticipation…

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