Post # 1
My FH is part Scottish. He wants bagpipes playing to walk us out of the church. I am Italian – and really wanted to walk down the aisle to something more beautiful. Has anyone seen this? Please tell me it’s not half as bad as I am imagining. The absolute WORST part of this is that he did this before with his last wedding. UGH.
Post # 3
- 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
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 # 5
@knitting: I had the whole conversation about the fact he did it at his last wedding. He told me at the last wedding it was the ONLY thing he had any say it, so he still thinks it’s his thing, so it’s okay. It’s not a hill for me to die on. And I did tell him ALL the music was his, so it’s not fair for me to tell him he’s responsible for the music – he interviewed several jazz quartets for our reception,, booked one and is working on the music for the wedding – and then tell him we’re not doing it. I think I’ll just let this one go. I did get my chocolate fountain, and the confetti and streamers at midnight.
Post # 6
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
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…