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Irish Wedding Toasts: Humorous & Religious Variations


A wedding toast can make or break the mood of a wedding reception, so make sure you research and find the wedding toasts, blessings, or prayers that give the right message for the occasion. It can be difficult to find the perfect words that express love, marriage, and a strong message for the happy new couple. If you’re stumped on what you’d like to say then turn to the Irish! There are countless Irish wedding toast quotes that will leave any crowd of people with tears in their eyes and love in their hearts.

Humorous Toasts
If you’re looking for funny wedding toasts, the following is one of the most popular Irish quotes that’s ideal for any wedding reception.

There are 4 things you must never do: lie, steal, cheat, or drink.
But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love.
If you must steal, steal away from bad company.
If you must cheat, cheat death.
And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away

The next Irish toast is more humorous than heartfelt, but great nonetheless.

Here's to you and yours and to mine and ours.
And if mine and ours ever come across to you and yours,
I hope you and yours will do as much for mine and ours
As mine and ours have done for you and yours!

Religious Toasts
Another option is to use an Irish wedding prayer like these below:

By the power that Christ brought from heaven,
mayst thou love me.
As the sun follows its course,
mayst thou follow me.
As light to the eye,
as bread to the hungry,
as joy to the heart,
may thy presence be with me,
oh one that I love,
'til death comes to part us asunder.

Another common Irish religious toast:

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon the fields.
May the light of friendship guide your paths together.
May the laughter of children grace the halls of your home.
May the joy of living for one another
trip a smile from your lips, a twinkle from your eye.
And when eternity beckons,
at the end of a life heaped high with love,
May the good Lord embrace you
with the arms that have nurtured you
the whole length of your joy-filled days.
May the gracious God hold you both
in the palm of His hands.
And, today, may the Spirit of Love
find a dwelling place in your hearts.

Regardless of what quote, prayer, or famous saying you choose, it’s important that you relate to it. It’s one thing to say someone else’s words, and another to believe them. If you truly relate to the quote you choose, the bride and groom will know that the message is coming straight from your heart.

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