Irish Wedding Toasts

Your wedding day will likely be one of the most significant days of your life. Make sure that when the moment comes for you and your guests to raise a glass, you give a memorable wedding toast.

The Irish are known the world over for having the gift of gab. If you haven’t been blessed with a silver tongue, fall back on one of the many beautiful Irish blessings and Irish toasts that convey love and good cheer.

An Irish Blessing

Short version:

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 your fields.
And, until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Long version:

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 your 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.

An Irish Wedding Blessing

May God be with you and bless you.
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.

Irish Wedding Toasts

May you both live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live.
May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings, slow to make enemies, and quick to make friends.
May the saddest day of your future be no worse, than the happiest day of your past.
May those that love us, love us; and those that don’t love us, may God turn their hearts;
if he can’t turn there hearts, then may he turn their ankles, so we’ll know them by their limp.

May your neighbors respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And heaven accept you.

May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.