Following Irish Traditions for a St. Patrick’s Day Wedding

When it comes to picking a wedding date, looking to holidays is natural. If you’re of Irish descent, the temptation of a St Patrick’s Day wedding might prove too tempting to resist.

St. Patrick’s Day is an excellent choice for a wedding date. Not only is it a happy holiday, but it’s also considered a lucky one. In Ireland, it’s the luckiest day of the year for you to get married. Everyone, even the happiest of couples, can use a little luck as they embark on a new life together.

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If you’re interested in a traditional St. Patrick’s Day wedding, you might want to rethink your dream wedding. Brides who chose to wed on St. Patty’s Day aren’t supposed to wear a  white wedding dress. Blue is the preferred color, preferably a pale blue that looks a little bit like the sky. It’s an innocent color that looks flattering against most skin types. The idea of wearing a white  wedding dress is a relatively new concept originally introduced by Queen Victoria (who chose white because it was economical). Prior to her wedding, the Irish felt blue was the color of purity.

While wearing your hair down and loose about your shoulders might be tempting, you should resist. Irish brides prefer braids. The braid is considered the symbol of feminine power. In addition to the braid, you should also think about adding some wildflowers to your hair, instead of donning a veil. The flowers will give you a youthful appearance, and also allow people to see your face.

One of the Irish traditions that’s making a comeback, particularly in St. Patrick’s Day weddings is hand fasting. Hand fasting was one of the pagan ceremonies that managed to wind its way into Christian services. It fell out of fashion for a while, but more and more brides have started to include it in their ceremony.

 

 

 

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