Irish traditions to respect at the wedding
It is said that those willing to respect traditions are more like spiritual persons, those who care about origins and proudly want to continue in this style. In fact it is all about continuity through generations. So Irish wedding traditions are for some the must include in the wedding concept. But there shouldn’t be a burden from this point of view since such traditions are more like spiritual side ones and won’t impose too much trouble or effort.
Irish traditions and old beliefs
There are so many things you can include but that depends maybe on each one’s preferences. If it is to take the classic style Irish wedding traditions mention about:
The claddagh ring. That’s the symbolic ring with two hands holding a heart and a crown above all which symbolize love, friendship and loyalty too. The way a lady wears this ring symbolizes her posture of single lady, engaged or even married.
The wedding bells. It is said that ringing the bell will vanish the bad spirits so during the ceremony, before after or even at the exchange of vows moment the bells must ring.
Tie the knot, literally. During the religious ceremony the hands of the bride and groom are tied for a moment to symbolize in the real meaning of the world what means this union.
The horseshoe is also a long story. Aimed to bring good luck this must be carried with the “u” shape up otherwise you’ll face the bad luck. Also shamrocks with four leaf are known to be symbols of luck too.
Irish traditions in the wedding theme and plan
It would be quite awkward not to have anything in common with Irish culture and want to follow the Irish wedding traditions. But at the same time there some which approach to others cultures and to improve let’s say the concept won’t be any problem. For example the wedding bells the majority of cultures have it as a tradition and just a special design will be more like Irish representative.
And if not with such origins then at least the place, the wedding location to have something in common with Irish land and beliefs. Some prefer just to get inspired or the wedding theme hence the traditions value more than this so it would be sad not to respect in the real meaning of the word such things.