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The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory CVO, CBE, FRSE, FRSA, MA, CA - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE.    Read More

The Night Before Your Wedding

Your mind is bound to be racing the night before your wedding and it’s totally normal that the excitement will prevent you from nodding off – but the consequent dark circles, puffy eyes and dull skin are probably the the last thing you’d want on your wedding day! The time spent planning your wedding can feel like a whirlwind at times, so it's important to take time to relax the evening before you tie the knot to ensure that you can cherish every moment of your big day...

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Top Tips: How to Remember your Wedding Day

Ask any married couple and they’ll tell you – your wedding day goes by in a flash! While waiting for your wedding day can feel like it’s taking an eternity, the reality is that time will go very quickly on the big day itself, just when you most want it to slow down. For the savvy couple planning their nuptials, it’s worth thinking about how you’ll remember your day in advance of celebrating to ensure your memories last a lifetime. Here’s our guide...

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Breaking the Ice: Wedding Games

One of the joys of any wedding is that it brings together two families and groups of friends to celebrate, but for some couples planning their nuptials, the mere thought of this can be a concern! If your wedding guests come from different social groups, backgrounds, or parts of the country, then it can often help to include some wedding games or icebreakers to kickstart a conversation between guests who haven’t had the opportunity to meet before…

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Our Guide to... Hidden Wedding Costs

While an extra £25 here or £50 there might not seem much in the grand scheme of your wedding budget, these smaller expenses can add up quickly! Here's our guide to some of the hidden wedding costs you might encounter when planning your big day...

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Hiring a Wedding Planner

If you’re recently engaged and in the early days of wedding planning, you might find that the reality of trying to bring your dream wedding to life can often be a little overwhelming! It’s no wonder, with the average wedding taking over 100 hours to plan and often involving an intimidating to do list. If it all starts to feel too much for you, it may well be worth considering hiring a wedding planner. While many people dismiss hiring a planner as an unnecessary luxury given the price tag attached, there are plenty of others who find that it’s an expense worth paying.  This might be particularly true if you don’t haven’t previous experience of planning an event, and the thought of dealing with on the day emergencies fills you with a sense of dread…

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Wedding Planning: Looking after your Mental Health

When we talk about weddings, we speak of couples having the happiest day of their lives, where everything goes perfectly for them as they embark upon married life. Is this realistic? The evidence would suggest perhaps not. With 96% of couples stating they were stressed out by wedding planning, it seems that the pressure of living up to the fairytale gets to almost everyone. Wedding planning is widely considered to be a stressful task at the best of times but for the 1 in 5 of us who experience mental health issues, this pressure can be suffocating. Of course, your wedding should be a happy occasion, and to make sure you experience it as such, it’s vitally important to look after yourself while planning. To mark World Mental Health Day, we thought we’d share some tips on how to do just that…

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The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory CVO, CBE, FRSE, FRSA, MA, CA - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE

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HRH The Prince Charles,
Duke of Rothesay, Patron

with Founders, Sir Brian and Lady Ivory and the Lord Provost Bob Winter on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Opening of The National Piping Centre.

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