Irish Wedding Toasts To Say Cheers

Bring Irish charm into your wedding day speech to get the party started, choose these one liners to raise a glass and celebrate the moment

Bringing Irish traditions into a wedding will certainly bring good luck!  Incorporating Irish charm into your wedding day speeches to get the party started will ensure smiles, laughter and a night of merriment.  In this part of the series of wedding traditions, we take a quick look at those one liner sayings to be sure to bring the ‘luck of the Irish’ to you and your guests:-

Irish Wedding Toasts – One Liners

1.  There's no cure for love except to marry.

2.   May the soft winds freshen your spirit

3.  May you always have money in your pocket a woman to love and a smile on our face.

4.   May the sunshine brighten your heart

5.   May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you

6.  A man's best friend is his mother until he meets his wife.

7.   May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow

8.   May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light

9.   May good luck pursue you each morning and night

10.And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love

And if you want to include some Irish dialect into your wedding toasts, try these:

  • Céad     míle fáilte romhat - Welcome, everyone
  • Grá go     deo - Love Forever
  • Grá,     dílseacht, cairdeas - Love, Loyalty, Friendship
  • Is tú     mo rogha - You are my chosen one
  • Sláinte! - Cheers!
  • Sláinte     chuig na fir, agus go mairfidh na mná go deo.
  • Pronounced Slaw-in-cheh chwig nah fir, og-uss guh mir-hig nah mnawh guh jo) - Health to the men and may the women live forever

For your guide to more wedding traditions to bring good luck, check out our other blogs in this series

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Written by
Amanda-Louise Knight

Amanda-Louise is the creative director of her UK award winning business, Amanda-Louise Knight Weddings Proposals & Events. She provides advice to modern couples who want unforgettable weddings that set the tone about their celebrations and love.

Amanda-Louise is a current celebrant, and has been involved in the events industry for over 30 years. Her love for logistics, she is wedding and marriage proposal planner in the South West of England. A dog lover herself, she is owner of Somerset Wedding Day Dog Chaperone Service ensuring furry babies are included or cared for by her team.

She is mentor to other celebrants and venue consultant to her corporate business clients dedicating her time to helping them grow their own businesses.

And it all starts with making a date with Amanda-Louise!

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