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This page will give you a few suggestions as to what I usually do for weddings and funerals. Please don't hesitate to call or e-mail me to talk about your ideas.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

Pictures of Pascal & Grace's wedding on June 29, 2002 (left: the groomsmen / right: the bridesmaids)
 
 

 
WEDDING
 
 
Prior to the ceremony: I usually play for 30 to 40 minutes while guests are arriving and being seated.
 
 
Processional: There are two ways that I usually do it: I either lead the bride in playing the bagpipe or I play next to the altar while the bride walks down the aisle.
 
 
Recessional: Once again there are two ways that I usually do it: I either lead the bride and groom out playing a "happy" tune or I stand next to the altar playing while they exit the church
 
 
After the ceremony: I usually play for another 20 to 30 minutes while guests are going back to their cars.
 
 
Reception: I usually lead the bride and groom in the reception area. A lot of times I also play a few sets while people are eating or immediately after the meal is over.
 
 

 
FUNERAL (Memorial Service)
 
 
Prior to the service: I usually play for about 20 minutes while relatives and friends are arriving.
 
 
During the service or immediately after: I usually play Amazing Grace.
 
 
After the service: I usually play for about 30 minutes while relatives and friends are exiting the church.
 
 

 
FUNERAL (Gravesite Service)
 
 
Prior to the service: I usually play for about 20 minutes while relatives and friends are arriving.
 
 
Arrival of the casket: I usually play Flowers of the Forest when the casket is taking out of the hearse.
 
 
During the service or immediately after: I usually play Amazing Grace. (A lot of families request that I start playing the tune next to the tent and slowly march off to a distance).
 
 
After the service: I usually play for about 30 minutes while relatives and friends talk and share memories.