Irish/Celtic Wedding Theme

If you are Irish, what a better way to pay tribute to your cultural traditions. Make your day special by honoring your Irish history.

Even if you're not Irish, you may find inspiration in Celtic music and folklore, you may want an Irish Celtic wedding to express who you aspire to be. The dress, the rings, the invitations, the vows, the music, the decor, even the honeymoon can all be a journey deeply rooted in the charm of an Irish Wedding.

Irish wedding tradition is bursting with the sentimental charm and superstitious nature of medieval Irish folklore. And even though Irish wedding customs sometimes seem whimsical, it's easy to adapt many of them to modern times to make your wedding special and ensure that you will make memories that last a lifetime

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Attire- Wedding Invitations - Wedding Favors - Wedding Centerpieces - Wedding Decorations

Irish Wedding Attire

An Irish Wedding can be as formal or as informal as you wish. In Ireland it was customary for the wedding to take place outside, but many traiditon Irish Weddings are large and formal with church wedding ceromonies and large receptions and lots of traditional Irish food.

The Irish Wedding should reflect the beauty and the symbols of Ireland.

The Bride

The Birde may wish to reflect the beauty of the heritage of Irelands great lace makers. A long dress with a beautiful Irish lace overlay. The veil may be trimmed with Irish lace bringing just a touch of the beautiful lace work.

Accessories

Feel like a princess with a celtic tiara or go with a beautiful Irish cloak and hood.

If you are wearing a totally country gown, you will want to pick western style or pinoneer style footwear as well. White cowboy boots or pioneer type lace up boots would be an excellant choice.

Wedding bouquets can be made with fresh garden flowers or a mixture of roses and garden flowers.

Irish Wedding Invitations

You can easily make your own Wedding Invitation with a little imagination and few supplies. If you're a do-it-yourselfer, consider an invitation that reflects Irish Culture. Intricate knots in a border. Subtle shades of green, the Irish Shamrock.

Consider our Easy as 1 , 2, 3 Do It Yourself Wedding Invitation Kits.

Celtic Wedding Kit Download

Plus Lots of Extra Templates in The Celtic Theme

A simple Irish themed invitation tutorial follows below. Keep in mind that your invitation should reflect who you are and the theme of the wedding. The invitation is the first indication to your guests what type of wedding you are having and is the first impression you will leave.

Below is a tutorial for making a country western themed wedding invitiation yourself.

Irish Wedding Invitation Tutorial

Materials Needed:

Graphics Program Or Word Program

Card Stock color of your choice

Irish Graphics

1. Open a graphics program. Make your invitation whatever size you wish. We made our 5.5 "x 8.5" 150 pixels per inch. Select a color for the background. We used green. Fill with color.

2. Add a second layer . Select the area you wish to fill with the contrasting color and fill. Type your message on this layer. Add borders and other graphics if you wish. Save the invitation.

3. Print.

There you have it! A personalized Irish invitation.

For an extra special touch you may want to seal your invitation with an embossed seal.

Irish Wedding Favors

Keeping with the theme of the day, you want your wedding favors to inspire thoughts and memories of Ireland. Think of Ireland and open meadows and all the symbolism with Celtic or Irish Traditions . Favors do not have to be expensive, you can create your own wedding favors simply with little expense.

Some ideas for Irish or Celtic Favors that you can do yourself.

Wedding Favor Bag

You will need a the free gift bag template found here.

Put the template into a graphics program and design the front portion of the template with your own themed graphics and write your name and date of your special day on the front.

Print and cut out the template onto a light weight card stock. Fold on the dashed lines and cut on the heavy lines.

Assemble your favor bag and finish the bag by wrapping with raffia ribbon.

You can fill these little favor bags with a couple of chocolates, mints, wrapped candy, rose petals, lavender petals, irish favors or any other Irish related favor.

For this bag we used a pre-made bag template out of the Irish Themed Wedding Printables Package and then just added our name to the front before printing.

Lifesaver Candy Roll Wrappers

You will need a graphics program and some themed graphics to design your own Lifesaver Wrapper. You should make your new image 2.45" X 2.10" . Add your background and graphics. Print out.

Cut your wrappers and glue around your lifesaver roll. Tie with a ribbon or raffia.

For this Irish design wrapper we used a pre-made template out of the Irish Theme Wedding Printables Package.

It is a good idea if you are wrapping candy or chocolate bars to leave the original label on underneath your own wrapper.

Pillow Box Favor

Download the free matchbook template here and save to your computer.

Put the template into a graphics program and design the front portion of the template with your own Irish themed graphic and write your name and date of your special day on the front.

Print and cut out the template onto a light weight card stock. Fold on the dashed lines and cut on the heavy lines.

Assemble your pillow box. On your printed card stock you must score the curved lines first so that the ends of box wll fold in nicely after.

Glue the box together along the flap. Fold in the scored ends.

FInish the box by tying a ribbon around the entire favor box.

You can fill these little favor box with a couple of chocolates, mints, wrapped candy, rose petals or whatever you wish to give your guests.

For this box we used a pre-made box template out of the Irish Theme Wedding Printables Package and then just added our name to the front before printing.

Small Sachet Package Wedding Favor

Download the free box template template here and save to your computer.

Download the free template and create your own graphics in a graphic program and add to the template.

Print out the template and cut and fold where indicated.

Glue the sachet package together where indicated and wrap with raffia . You can add anything you like inside the little sachet. Dried rose petals, a tea bag, a couple of small mints or chocolates.

For this sachet we used a pre-made template out of the Irish Theme Wedding Printables Package and then just added our name to the front before printing. .

There are many online store that carry a wide array of Irish Themed wedding favors and here are some of our favorites.

Irish Wedding Centerpieces

Decorate your tables with inspiration from Ireland. Small pots filled with green and white ballons. White tablecloths with sprarkles of shamrocks scattered around.

Claddagh stickers on white candles surrounded by ivy in the center of the table.

A simple arrangement of garden roses in a clay pot would make a lovely centerpiece for an Irish Wedding.

Try some green bells of Ireland in a simple vase in the middle of each table.

Wedding Decorations

You can decorate your table using the flowers or Ireland, including hydrangeas and Bells of Ireland.

Irish Unity Candle - At the reception, use claddagh-ensconced candles at the tables as centerpieces. Also, it is easy to find champagne glasses with the claddagh symbol engraved into them for toasting to the good fortune of your marriage!

Rent fake, potted leafy trees. Place around the room and string with small, white lights.

Drape lengths of fake ivy in front of the main tables and secure with large green and white bows. You could also use tulle as your draping material.

Irish/Celtic Themed Wedding Favor Printables.

This downloadable package has an Irish Theme. Irish roses on a cream background. It has 4 pre-made templates: a wedding favor bag, a wedding sachet favor, a lifesaver roll cover and a pillow box favor. These come with no writing on the label. Each template has graphics and are ready for you to insert your name and wedding date either by using a graphic program or hand writing in calligraphy and print and cut.

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Choose claddagh rings for your wedding bands. These traditional Irish rings, when worn on the ring finger of the left hand with the heart facing in, tell the world your heart is taken forever.

The Claddagh is an Irish symbol from the 16th century. The heart is symbolic of love, the hands around it symbolize friendship, and the crown represents everlasting loyalty.

The veil was eastern, in origin and was introduced into Europe by returning crusaders. Eastern women wore it to ward off the 'Evil Eye'. It was not taken off until after the wedding ceremony and a sign to the groom that his bride was pure. Purity has continued to be associated with veils.

Throwing Rice originated in the Orient where having rice means having a full pantry. So the newlywed couple was showered with rice, grains or nuts to wish them abundance and good luck in their new life together.

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