Irish Wedding Toasts

 

You may be wondering how an Irish toast differs from normal toasts given at a non-Irish wedding.  Well there aren’t many differences unless you are of Irish decent, then in that case you would know the Irish tongue and not have any problems with the pronunciations of some of the blessings.

 

 

But if you are making a toast for someone who is of Irish decent and had an Irish wedding you will probably want to add in a little Irish tradition to your toast.  You will want to start the toast like any other toast, announcing yourself and how you know the newlyweds.  But something different than most toasts you will want to add in is a Irish blessing.  There are many of these around if you want to just use one of the follow, but they basically are what you wish for them I their married lives together.  For instance, take this blessing:

 

Irish Marriage Blessing

May God be with you and bless you.
May you see your children's children.
May you be poor in misfortunes
and rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
from this day forward.

 

If you feel up to it, you could try writing your own.  You are basically just telling them what your wishes are for them put together like a poem.  Make a list then of what you hope their marriage will entail, all good things of course then put each on at the end of, “May you …

 

  • …have a marriage of endless love

  • …always remember this day

  • …always live happily hand in hand together

  • …be blessed with many children and grandchildren

  • …always have a loving home

  • …be poor in misfortunes

  • …be wealthy in luck

  • …always remember to never go to bed angry

  • …love without uncertainty

  • …forgive and forget

  • …have lots of patience for one another

  • …never forget the events of today

  • …never forget the love you feel for each other today

 

As you can see there are many options for making your own Irish blessing to bless the newly married couple on their wedding day.  This makes for a beautiful toast with an added splash of their traditional background.  Check here for more on Irish toasts.

 

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