Irish Wedding, what to expect

Have been invited to an Irish Wedding, well here is what to expect!

Ah, the Irish wedding! A beautiful blend of whiskey, laughter, and enough tears to fill the River Shannon. If you're lucky enough to be invited to an Irish wedding, hold on tight, because it's going to be one wild ride. But what exactly makes for a good Irish wedding, you ask? Well, let me tell you, there's a lot more to it than just green decorations and shamrocks.

First and foremost, a good Irish wedding must have whiskey. And not just any whiskey, but the good stuff. You know the type, the one that makes your eyes water and your tongue dance. It's the drink of the gods, the liquid gold that brings people together, especially at weddings. A good wedding is not complete without whiskey flowing like the River Liffey. And don't worry, there's always enough to go around.


Next up, we have the music. A good Irish wedding is nothing without music that will make you dance until you drop. The fiddles will be flying, the bodhráns will be pounding, and the accordions will be pumping. There's nothing like the sound of traditional Irish music to get your heart racing and your feet moving. And don't be surprised if you find yourself joining in a rousing chorus of "Whiskey in the Jar" or "Danny Boy". That's just how we do it in Ireland.

Of course, a good Irish wedding must have food. And not just any food, but the good stuff. You'll find yourself feasting on traditional Irish dishes like colcannon, bangers and mash, and, of course, corned beef and cabbage. And let's not forget the dessert! You'll be in sugar heaven with a slice of Irish soda bread or a piece of Bailey's Irish cream cake.

The speeches are also a key component of a good such a momentous event. The father of the bride, the best man, and the groom will all take turns sharing tales of woe, laughter, and love. And if you're lucky, you might even get to hear a poem or two recited with the lyrical elegance that only the Irish can achieve. Just don't be surprised if the speeches turn into a bit of a competition, with each speaker trying to outdo the other in terms of wit and humor.

And what about the dancing? A good Irish wedding is nothing without a good old-fashioned ceilidh. This is the time when everyone gets to let their hair down and dance the night away. From the Gay Gordons to the Waltz, there's a dance for everyone. And don't worry if you don't know the steps, because a good Irish wedding is all about having fun, not about being perfect.

And of course the bride and groom will take great pride in performing a spectacular wedding dance to impress their guests. Here are some tips on how to achieve a stunning wedding dance choreography if you are not dancers.

Of course, no Irish wedding would be complete without a touch of the supernatural. Legend has it that the banshee, a fairy woman who wails when someone is about to die, makes an appearance at every Irish wedding. Don't worry, she's just there to bless the union. And if you're really lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of a leprechaun or two, dancing a jig and granting wishes.

And let's not forget the ring exchange. This is the moment when the bride and groom exchange rings and make their vows to each other. It's a beautiful and emotional moment that will bring a tear to your eye. And if you're anything like me, you'll be reaching for your whiskey to help ease the pain.

Finally, a good Irish wedding is all about love and laughter. The love between the bride and groom, the love between friends and family, and the laughter that comes from the joy of the occasion. 

Looking for inspiration for the music to your Wedding Dance? Read our tips about picking the right song for you.