Over the years I have been very fortunate to play at a large number of weddings ranging from small events at registry offices to large weddings with the associated receptions held at 4 star hotels.
Typically the piper may play at various parts of the wedding celebration such as :-
Piping outside the groom's house (Hindu weddings)
Leading the groom as he departs from his house (Hindu weddings)
Piping as the guests arrive at the wedding venue
Piping as the bride arrives at the wedding venue
Piping as the groom arrives at the wedding venue (Asian weddings)
Piping the bride up the aisle
Playing during the signing of the register
Piping the bride and groom down the aisle
Piping as the bride and groom exit the wedding venue building/room
Piping whilst the photographs are being taken
Piping as the bride and groom leave in the bridal vehicle/carriage
Piping as the bride and groom arrive at the reception (normally appropriate where the guests and the piper have time to arrive and prepare to greet them on arrival)
- most common when they arrive by horse and carriage
Piping during the drinks reception
Pipe the bride and groom to their table for their wedding breakfast.
I have played my pipes for all of the above situations, but not all at the same wedding !
I will be piping for YOUR wedding and so will liaise with you as to your particular preferences.