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Wedding Bagpiper

As your wedding piper I can play at various times during your wedding day, from prior to the Bride’s arrival until introducing the Bride and Groom to cut the wedding cake. See the tabs below showing the different parts of your wedding day when I can play as your Wedding Bagpiper, and choose your options on the Bagpiper Booking Form.

Edinburgh Bagpiper at Wedding Ceremony
Your Wedding Ceremony

These are the parts of the Wedding Ceremony when a piper is traditionally called upon to play. I also offer the Scottish Small Pipes to pipe you Up the Aisle to, and during the Signing of the Register.

  • Ceremonial Full Highland Dress
  • Play for guests’ arrival
  • Bride and Bridal Party’s arrival
  • Play the Bride up the Aisle
  • Small Pipes during Signing of the Register
  • Bride and Groom down the Aisle
  • Available for photographs

These are suggestions only. I’m more than happy to play whenever you would like. I do recommend you check out the Small Pipes!

Wedding Bagpiper Prices
Your Wedding Reception

At your Wedding Reception I can play at the following times. When all your wedding guests are seated I will play you both to your seats, and in time honoured tradition perform the Piper’s Toast before piping my way out of the Dining Hall.

  • Ceremonial Full Highland Dress
  • Bride and Groom’s arrival at the Reception
  • Pipe in the Top Table guests
  • Pipe the Bride and Groom to the Top Table
  • Perform the Piper’s Toast to the married couple
  • Available for photographs

As with the Wedding Ceremony, these are my suggestions only.

Wedding Bagpiper Price
Wedding Bagpiper Extras

There are a number of other times during your Wedding Day when it’s appropriate for me to play. If you’re holding your Wedding outdoors, you may wish for your Wedding Party to be piped to the location – up a mountain or along a beach, I’ve done both!

  • Playing the Scottish Small Pipes
  • Piping the Wedding Party from one venue to another
  • Pipe in the married couple to announce their cutting of the Wedding Cake
  • Pipe Band Recital during the evening’s entertainment
  • Highland Dancing Display during the evening’s entertainment

If you have any suggestions or requests, it’s YOUR day and I’m more than happy to accommodate when possible.

Wedding Bagpiper Uniform

You deserve the finest standard of piper to play at your wedding, and you must have the most finely attired piper to appear in your wedding photographs. I put special effort into acquiring the finest uniform and historic regimental uniform accessories. Take my Bagpiper Uniform Tour to see what I wear.

The Scottish Small Pipes

For no extra cost I play the Scottish Small Pipes for parts of the wedding ceremony; playing the bride up the aisle and for background music during the Signing of the Register.

The Small Pipes have a lovely, mellow sound which is particularly suited to the more restrained parts of the ceremony. They are ideal for smaller indoor venues.

Wedding Piper Scottish Small Pipes

Some Registry Offices do not allow the Highland Bagpipes to be played inside where there may be more than one wedding ceremony taking place. The volume of Small Pipes is perfect for these venues.

Many in your wedding party will not have heard this type of bagpipe before.