55 Irish Wedding Toasts and Blessings

by Julie Hebert - Updated July 9, 2024

Wedding Poems   |   Irish Wedding Toasts and Blessings

If you're at a wedding, Irish or not, and want to share toasts and blessings with an Irish touch, you're in the right place. Here, we have Irish wedding blessings, traditional toasts, funny ones, and more.

You might be curious about how Irish toasts differ from those at non-Irish weddings. Well, there aren't many distinctions unless you're Irish yourself. In that case, you'd be familiar with the Irish language and pronunciation. However, if you're toasting at an Irish wedding for someone of Irish descent, adding a touch of Irish tradition can make your toasts special. Start like any other toast, introducing yourself and your connection to the newlyweds.

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    Irish Wedding Blessing To Toast The Happy Couple

    Offer a heartfelt  blessing / toast to honor the newlyweds, to wish them a lifetime of joy, laughter, and love. In the spirit of Irish tradition, let these toasts express your thoughts for their journey ahead.

  1. May this day feel like you're dreaming.
    May you feel like the world revolves around you.
    May the only interruptions come from the one you will marry.
    May only good things see you through.

  2. Wedding Toasts

  3. May your hearts be forever bound in love, growing stronger with each passing day.
    May your days be filled with laughter, and may you find joy in the simple moments.
    May your home be a haven of warmth and kindness, where love is the foundation of every interaction.
    May your union be blessed with a lifetime of happiness. Cheers to a life filled with love, laughter, and endless blessings.

  4. May your love be strengthened over time.
    May your love never waiver through difficult times.
    May your love be true to both of you.
    May your love always be your glue

  5. 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.

  6. May your mornings bring joy and your evenings bring peace.
    May your troubles grow few as your blessings increase.
    May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
    May your hands be forever clasped in friendship.
    And your hearts joined forever in love.
    Your lives are very special, God has touched you in many ways.
    May His blessing rest upon you and fill all your coming days.

  7. May your love be as endless as the Irish rain, but may your arguments be as rare as a sunny day in Dublin!
    May your marriage be as strong as an Irish coffee and as sweet as a pot of gold.
    May your days be filled with more smiles than a leprechaun's mischief, and may your nights be filled with more warmth than a cozy Irish pub.
    Here's to a lifetime of love and laughter, with just the right amount of Irish luck to keep things interesting.

  8. Here's to [Bride] and [Groom],
    May your hearts beat as one in the rhythm of a joyous Irish reel.
    May your days together be blessed with the warmth of a cozy Irish hearth and the brightness of a sunlit meadow.
    May the road of life twist and turn like an enchanting Irish folk tale, leading you to moments of pure happiness and shared laughter.
    May your love story be written in the stars, with each chapter more beautiful than the last. Sláinte to a lifetime of love, luck, and everlasting bliss!

  9. In the dance of life, may your steps be as lively as an Irish jig, and your hearts as in tune as a traditional Irish melody.
    Wedding Blessings and Prayers

  10. Traditional Irish Wedding Toasts and Blessings

    May one of these toasts or blessings help you find what you would truly love to toast to the newlywed bride and groom.

  11. May the sun shine all day long.
    Everything go right, and nothing wrong,
    May those you love bring love back to you,
    And may all the wishes you wish come true!

  12. Let us drink to their health and prosperity;
    May they have a joyous bridal trip
    May their journey through life be over a pleasant road without any embarrassment that energy and love cannot easily overcome.

  13. May you live a long life full of gladness and health,
    With a pocket full of gold as the least of your wealth.

  14. May the dreams you hold dearest be those that come true,
    And may the kindness you spread keep returning to you.

  15. May your mornings bring joy,
    And your evenings bring peace.
    May your troubles grow few,
    As your blessings increase.

  16. May the saddest day of your future,
    Be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
    May your hands be forever clasped in friendship.
    And your hearts joined forever in love.

  17. Your lives are very special,
    God has touched you in many ways.
    May His blessing rest upon you,
    And fill all your coming days.

  18. Come in the evening, or come in the morning;
    Come when you’re looked for or come without warning;
    A thousand welcomes you’ll find here before you,
    And the oftener you come here the more I’ll adore you.

  19. May the sound of happy music,
    And the lilt of Irish laughter,
    Fill your heart with gladness,
    That stays forever.

  20. May you enjoy the four greatest blessings;
    Honest work to occupy you.
    A hearty appetite to sustain you.
    A good woman to love you.
    And a wink from the God above.

  21. May your pockets be heavy,
    Your heart be light,
    And may good luck pursue you,
    Each morning and night.

  22. These are the hands of your best friend, holding yours on your wedding day as you pledge your love and commitment from this day on.
    These are the hands that will work alongside yours as together you build your future and share your innermost secrets and dreams.
    These are the hands that will love you and cherish you through the years.
    They will hold you tight as you struggle through difficult times - comfort you when you are sick, console you when you are grieving.
    These are the hands that will give you support as you encourage each other to chase down your dreams.
    Together, everything you wish for can be realized.
    May you see these hands as healer, protector, shelter, and guide.

  23. May many blessings find their way to you,
    May love overflow from your heart,
    May your wishes be heard and carried out,
    May your union never fail to be strong.

  24. May the gentle breeze bear witness to this union and carry its message to all lands.
    May the sun warm their hearts and its ever-burning fire fuel their desire for each other.
    May the sea provide for them from its bounty and comfort their souls with her sounds.
    May the earth lend its strength, and reveal its mysteries.
    May you will feel no rain, for each of you will be a shelter to the other.
    May you feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other.
    May there be no loneliness for you;
    Though you are two persons, but there is one life before you.
    May you go to your dwelling place to enter into the days of your togetherness.
    And may your days be good and long together.

  25. May you always have four walls for the winds,
    A roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
    Laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
    And all your heart might desire.

  26. May you have warm words on a cool evening, A full moon on a dark night, And a smooth road all the way to your door.
    Wedding Blessing Poems

  27. Short Irish Wedding Toasts / Blessings

    Let these short  wedding toasts and blessings express the charm of succinct Irish wit and warmth for the newlyweds

  28. May your wedding and marriage be blessed every morning you wake up next to each other.

  29. May the good Lord bless you with many opportunities, carry you when times get tough and celebrate with you in times like these!

  30. May good fortune follow you all your days, and never catch up with you.

  31. Here’s to the marriage certificate – the strongest bond on the market.

  32. Here's to the happy couple – may we all live to be present at their golden wedding.

  33. Here's to the bride and groom, may your love be as timeless as an Irish melody.

  34. May your marriage be a journey of joy, laughter, and endless luck.

  35. Sláinte to the newlyweds, may your days be filled with the warmth of love and the brightness of Irish sunshine.

  36. To love, laughter, and a lifetime of shared moments—may your marriage be the greatest adventure of all.

  37. Here’s to the marriage, an institution where one person undertakes to provide happiness for two.

  38. 	May your marriage be as strong as the walls of an Irish castle, and your love as enduring as the ancient hills.
    Wedding Day Poems

  39. Funny Irish Wedding Toasts and Blessings

    Sometimes the perfect wedding toasts or blessings are the funny ones. Here are some suggestions that would be great to add to your wedding toasts to bring a smile to everyones face.

  40. May your glass be ever full.
    May the roof over your head be always strong,
    And may you be in heaven half an hour
    Before the devil knows you're dead.

  41. May there never be a fight that cannot be fixed with a roll in the hay.

  42. As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point the wrong way.

  43. May the good saints protect you and bless you today and may troubles ignore you each step of the way.

  44. May the Good Lord take a liking to you and your union - but, not too soon.

  45. May your love be as unbreakable as a stubborn Irish donkey and your arguments as short-lived as an Irish summer!

  46. May your marriage be as long and happy as a night in an Irish pub with no closing time – filled with good company, laughter, and a bit of mischief.

  47. May your love be as enduring as the Irish rain, but may your disagreements be as rare as a leprechaun spotting.

  48. May your life together be as harmonious as an Irish folk band and your adventures more epic than a quest for the perfect cup of Irish tea. Cheers to a marriage filled with laughter and a touch of Irish luck!

  49. May the sound of happy music, and the lilt of Irish laughter, fill your heart with gladness, that stays forever after.

  50. May all your ups and downs be under the sheets!

  51. May your marriage be as smooth as a pint of Guinness and as full of surprises as finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
    Funny Wedding Poems

  52. Irish Toast Quotes

    Quotes that make a great blessing or toast

  53. To the blushing bride,
    And the glowing groom,
    May this marriage be a match made in heaven,
    And continue to blossom and bloom.
    Julie Hebert

  54. A thousand welcomes to you with your marriage kerchief,
    May you be healthy all your days.
    May you be blessed with long life and peace,
    May you grow old with goodness, and with riches.
    Rev. Donald MacLeod

  55. I-rish you a very nice place to live,
    I-rish God’s greatest gifts he’ll give.
    I-rish you health, and wealth, and more,
    I-rish your smiling face were at my door!
    Robin C. Burns

  56. Irish Wedding Toast / Blessing From The Best Man

    This toast offers blessings for the newlyweds.

  57. Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention as we raise our glasses to honor the couple of the hour. Today, we celebrate more than a union; we celebrate a match made in Irish heaven.

    To [Bride] and [Groom], may your love be like a well-aged whiskey – smooth, full of character, and always leaving you with a warm glow. May your days be filled with as much laughter as an Irish pub on a Saturday night, and may your troubles be as rare as a four-leaf clover.

    [Bride], you've found a man whose heart is as expansive as the rolling hills of Ireland, and [Groom], you've found a woman whose spirit is as fiery as our beloved Irish whiskey.

    Here's to love, laughter, and a lifetime of happiness. May your journey together be filled with more joy than a jig and more adventures than a leprechaun's treasure hunt. Sláinte to [Bride] and [Groom] – may your marriage be the greatest story ever told, with each chapter more magical than the last! Cheers!

  58. I raise my glass to the Bride and Groom with wishes for:

    A marriage be as smooth as a perfectly poured pint of Irish stout, as sweet as Irish whiskey, and as enduring as the rolling hills of the Emerald Isle.
    A lifetime of love, laughter, and adventures together.
    May your journey be filled with more joy than a traditional Irish jig and more love than words can express.

    Sláinte to the happy couple!

    Sláinte to the happy couple!

  59. Irish Wedding Toast / Blessing From The Father Of The Bride

    The Father of the Bride blesses the marriage and offers a toast for his daughter's married life

  60. Ladies and gentlemen, if I may ask for a moment of your attention. Today, I stand before you not just as the father of the bride but as a man filled with pride, joy, and a touch of sentimental Irish spirit.

    To my daughter [Bride] and her wonderful groom [Groom], may your marriage be as enduring as the Cliffs of Moher and as full of life as a lively Irish jig.
    Today, we witness the merging of two families, and I couldn't be happier to welcome [Groom] into our clan.

    [Bride], from the first moment I held you in my arms, I knew this day would come.
    You've grown into a woman of grace, and today, as you start this new chapter, I entrust you to [Groom]'s care with a heart full of love.

    [Groom], you've won the heart of a remarkable woman, and I have every confidence that together, you two will create a love story that even the bards in Ireland would envy.

    So, here's to love that's as enduring as the Irish spirit, to joy that echoes through the hills, and to a future filled with the warmth of true companionship.
    May your journey together be blessed with laughter, understanding, and a love that deepens with each passing day.
    To [Bride] and [Groom], Sláinte!

  61. Ladies and gentlemen, please join with me and raise your glasses to celebrate this joyous day for the newlyweds,

    May your union be as strong and enduring as the cliffs along the Irish coast.
    May your days together be filled with the warmth of Irish sunshine and the gentle embrace of a soft Irish breeze.

    To my daughter and her new husband, may your love be a source of endless happiness
    May your journey together be as magical as a moonlit night in the Irish countryside.

    May your hearts forever dance to the melody of love.

    May your hearts forever dance to the melody of love.

  62. Write Your Own Wedding Toast / Blessing

    If you feel up to it, you could try writing your own toast or blessing. You are basically just telling them what your wishes are for them put together like a poem. Make a list of what you hope their marriage will entail, all good things of course, then put each on at the end of...May you... They don't have to rhyme, but if you'd prefer then rhyming always is a nice addition.

  63. May you...(choose 4 or more of the following)

    ...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

    ...live for one another and not just for yourself

    ...find blessings each day of your married life

    ...never to take the other for granted and always treat each other with love and respect

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