Can you be a surprise at the wedding?
There are degrees of "surprise". I've been a "surprise" many times, and I'll gladly do it again, but there are a few things to work out.
Surprises can be fun for everyone and be "stress breakers" with lots of smiles and fun. Surprises can also be the "straw the breaks the camel's back" and result in tantrums, mistrust, tears and anger.
There are issues of "to whom will the piper be a surprise" and "when will the surprise occur". I'll try to present these in a matrix.
|Numbers indicate the Level of the Pipers Anxiety!||
To whom will the piper be a surprise?
|Guests||Wedding Party (excluding Bride or Groom)||Bride OR Groom (not both)||Bride AND Groom|
|Announcement at Reception||1||1||1||3|
|Receiving Line/Departure from Church||1||1||2||4|
The numbers also correspond to the following comments:
One way to have the piper attend the rehearsal without raising suspicion is to have them photograph the proceedings. I'm a decent amateur photographer and personally enjoy this. I also provides me with all the information I need for the next day and provides the families with decent photos.
Please contact me for more information on this subject.
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