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    Weddings and Events

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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

Our Guide to... Wedding Music

Music is an essential part of every wedding ceremony and, if you’re recently engaged, you’ll have no doubt thought about the soundtrack for your walk down the aisle or the song you’d like played for your first dance. Picking the right music can help set the perfect tone for your big day, so there’s a lot of pressure to get it right! With an abundance of options to choose from, there can also be a lot of questions - should you book a live act or will a DJ be better? Or should you save the money and curate a playlist? Our guide will help you find the answers that are right for you…

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Top Tips for Brides: Getting Ready on your Wedding Day

With the UK currently marking National Spa Week, we thought we’d share some of our top tips for brides getting ready on their wedding day! The hours leading up to the ceremony are emotionally charged, as you spend time with those closest to you, get dressed up together, and prepare to walk down the aisle. It’s only natural to experience pre-wedding nerves, but with a little careful planning, the memories you make during this time can be among the most cherished from your wedding day.

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Entertainment for your Wedding

Do you want your guests to have the time of their lives at your wedding? Of course you do! One way to guarantee that your guests enjoy themselves throughout the day and into the night is to include some top quality entertainment. Here are some of our favourite ideas to help make sure that yours is a wedding to remember…

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Our Guide to... Planning your Second Wedding

If you've been married before, then you're likely to have a good idea of what to expect when tying the knot for the second time. But while second (and third) marriages are increasingly common, concerns about what may or may not be appropriate can still be a major source of anxiety for couples planning their big day. Here’s our guide to navigating some of the issues and questions you might face…

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Choosing your Wedding Venue: A Hidden Checklist

What does your dream wedding venue look like? Is there a perfect archway to hold the ceremony under? A garden that would be ideal for a drinks reception? A feature wall that makes for a stunning backdrop? While the special details of any venue will be the ones that draw you towards making a booking, there are a whole host of less glamorous factors that you should take into consideration before committing to a venue for your big day. Here’s our guide…

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Top Tips: When Things Don't Go to Plan...

This week’s wedding news included the story of a woman whose beach wedding was ruined by a storm, until a total stranger saved the day by offering to host the wedding in her beachfront home. There have also been stories of an owl ringbearer that caused chaos at a wedding after turning on a groomsman once he’d delivered the rings, and the sunbather in Adelaide who didn’t move as a wedding took place next to her. It got us thinking – how do you deal with it when things don’t quite go to plan?

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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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