Before the ceremony
A piper can announce the arrival of the bride and march down the aisle playing a tune or two. Highland Cathedral or Amazing Grace are good tunes to use and I have played these tunes accompanied by the church organ with great effect.
During the ceremony
Playing during the ceremony, this can be nice and kept short and sweet. One tune during the signing of the register.
At the end of the service
The piper can play outside the church when the guests are leaving for approximately 15 minutes. The piper can play a fast and lively tune while the bride and groom enter the limo.
Playing at the reception
During the cocktail hour a solo piper can blend into the room or gardens and provide background music for your guests. When your guests are seated, it is nice to have the piper escort the bride and groom to their seats while playing, “Marie’s Wedding”, which is a good tune.
Choice of music
The piper will have a good selection of tunes that he will play. Ask if you have a special request. A waltz played while the bride and groom dance by themselves is a popular option.