Getting married so close to St Patrick's day? lucky you! St Patrick's Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festivities, so you'll be having a great celebration within your own celebration! Here are a few tips and ideas to inspire a festive & lucky St Patrick's Day themed wedding!
First and foremost, start by switching from the common colors to green to mark this wedding a St Patrick's day themed wedding. Green can go into anything: invitations, menus, sitting charts, chairs, flowers, bridesmaid dresses, wedding cake, banners and ribbons. Your guest will notice right away there is a theme!
These days St Patrick's Day is all about the festivities and of course – drinking! Why not make it the center part of your celebration as well? Irish beer, liquor, and green cocktails can be served in decorative festive stations your guest won't be able to resist. If you feel like it, you can even play a few drinking games at the after-party like St. Patrick Says, Blarney's beer pong and Shot Potato. Everybody loves drinking games!
Shamrock being the most recognized symbol of St Patrick's Day is a wonderful addition you can incorporate into your wedding to add more meaning. Use them as part of the bride or groom outfits, wedding décor or as wedding gifts. If you ask us, we recommend using them as cake toppers, groom's cufflinks, and even backdrops if you’re feeling really crafty. Just make sure its extra sparkly!
Irish music and dance are a must on this themed wedding! Get your guest excited with the music and enjoy the traditional set dance with its fun and lifting moves. Even though not everybody has easy feet and can join this footwork let's all remember this is only for fun. Finish your reception with some popular and loved St Patrick's Day songs like "Dirty Old Town", "Molly Malone" and "Drunken Lullabies".
According to tradition, this is a day full of luck. You should take advantage of it and try to get as much good fortune as possible. Even though the Shamrock is the most famous token of good luck you can also add horseshoe coins and bamboo to your decoration and theme. Inspiring luck quotes, sayings and catchphrases can be a nice change from the repeated ones you see everywhere. What a great way to be unique!
With all the festivities, excitement and thrill of planning a themed wedding, it's hard to remember what the most important thing is… a dress that will fit both your body and soul! Let us help you find the perfect gown at a privet relaxing meeting at one of our gorgeous boutiques. Cheers!
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