WEDDINGS - How should I best use a Piper at my Wedding?

I am often asked this question by couples who wish to add the bagpipes to their special day.


From the Church to the Reception

If the Church and Reception Hall are close by, many couples opt to have

a parade with your bagpiper leading the guests thru the local streets to the delight of passersby. 

At the Reception

You may want to consider a Grand Entrance by having your bagpiper play the couple into the reception during their introduction to the guests. 

How early should I book BagPiper Bill ?

As soon as you have decided to book, please don't delay. Many of the more popular times of the year book fast, so to avoid disappointment and future regret, early booking is always recommended. 

If I book BagPiper Bill, are you the Piper who will show up at my wedding?

YES. Unlike some unscrupulous wedding service providers, I NEVER book a wedding and send someone else in my place. When you book BagPiper Bill, you get BagPiper Bill and you can rest assured that I will be the one performing.


On the Steps of the Church

I can play a selection of tunes as your guests arrive and at the conclusion of the ceremony as your guests exit the church and await your departure. This is perhaps the most common performance request that I receive and it is very effective at pleasing your guests.

Many couples are choosing to include the Pipes in the service itself, with excellent results. Here Comes the Bride, Canon in D, Highland Cathedral, and Mhairi’s Wedding are a few suggestions that work wonderfully. 

** Note. If you are considering this option, please consult with Clergy and receive permission to have me perform at their church.