Weddings currently make up the majority of the bookings for Piping Services Scotland, especially during the summer months. The partners and musicians used by piping services have vast and varied experience performing at weddings.
There are many different types of Wedding and different formats for the running order of a particular day, but all origins are catered for.
There are traditional Scottish Weddings, either at Churches, Registry Offices or in Hotels, then there are the slightly rarer Humanist and Spiritualist Weddings, usually held in Hotels or in the great outdoors. Piping Services Scotland also cater for Asian Weddings, including Muslim, Sikh and Hindu Weddings.
At traditional Scottish Weddings and Humanist or Spiritualist Weddings the Guests can be welcomed, then the Bride can be piped into the Ceremony. Following the Service itself, the Bride & Groom can then be piped out to wherever their photographs are being taken. Later in the proceedings, the Top Table can be piped into the reception room, followed by the grand entrance of the newly married couple.
At Asian Weddings, the format is usually slightly different, but Piping Services Scotland can provide solo pipers or a combination of pipers and drummers for both the Walima Reception and the Wedding Reception. A nice touch can be for the piper to be accompanied by a dhol player, ideal for the entrance of the Bride, or both the Bride & Groom, depending on the type of Reception.
Solo pipers carry out most of the Wedding bookings, however we have also provided additional pipers, drummers, mini-bands or full pipe bands on various occasions.
The majority of our Wedding bookings are still located in Scotland, however we have played at, or have priovided local pipers for, a number of Weddings in England, Wales, Ireland and even further afield into Europe and the United States of America.
All Wedding bookings are individually tailored to meet the requirements of either the couple or the families. Specific requests are welcome and Piping Services Scotland will endeavour to meet the requested criteria wherever possible, or at worst, recommend a suitable alternative.