Bagpipes add grandeur and atmosphere to any wedding. The piper traditionally plays in full Scottish dress at the door of the wedding venue as the many guests arrive. After the wedding ceremony, he then leads the couple from the venue back to the wedding car. Sometimes the whole wedding party will walk through the streets from the venue to the reception with the piper in the lead.
At the reception, after the initial celebrations, the piper will play whilst the Bride and Groom receives their guests for their meal. The piper will then pipe them both up to the top table to take their seats as Man and Wife.
The Highland Wedding is a very popular tune played at most Scottish weddings.