If you didn't already know, and I wanted to incorporate as many (there are TONS) Irish Traditions as I could into my wedding Ceremony. Here are a few things we are doing.
- It is an Irish Tradition to ring a bell for the dead (no it isn't morbid), you read their names and ring a bell to signal there spirit to this place.
- I have a bagpiper
- My future sis-in-law will be reading the Irish Wedding Blessing during the lighting of the Unity Candle.
- Dave and I will see each other before the wedding believe it or not, that is good luck in the Irish culture.
- I will be carrying my baby bonnet, that with the snip of a few stitches turns into a hanky!
A few Traditions that we decided to skip:
- If the bride's mother-in-law breaks a piece of wedding cake on the bride's head as she enters the house after the ceremony, they will be friends for life.
- When leaving the church, someone must throw an old shoe over the bride's head so she will have good luck
Here is one for you:
"Slainte," pronounced SLAWN-cha, is a familiar Irish toast!