Many couples choose to get married on a particular holiday and St. Patrick's Day brings a wealth of fun opportunities to present your guests with a lovely assortment of Irish wedding favors.
For those of you planning an Irish wedding theme (unrelated to any holidays), these bridal favor ideas will be a perfect compliment to your theme celebration. We even have some Irish sayings that you can include on your favor tags too!
Give your guests a key chain that brings a wealth of luck with it, such as a rabbit's foot, a horseshoe or a shamrock.
Paint a 2" terra cotta pot green. Decorate the rim with gold paint or small shamrock stickers. Seal the pot with acrylic spray sealer. Place small piece of florist foam in bottom and glue in some Spanish moss on top. Paint a few wooden four-leaf clovers for each pot and add your names and wedding date to one and glue the clovers to wire or thin wooden dowels and insert into the foam.
Buy small cauldrons or buckets at a craft store. Paint them in a pewter color. Fill each pot with small gold-foil covered candies or chocolate coins. Wrap in clear cellophane to hold candies in place.
Give your guests a selection of your favorite Irish music burned on a CD. Create your own CD labels and covers for the cases.
Fill Irish theme chocolate molds (either on a sucker stick or as individual chocolates) and wrap them in green cellophane with a green curly ribbon as decoration. Some chocolate mold ideas are: leprechaun hats, leprechaun figures, shamrocks, Irish derby hats, lucky horseshoes, rainbows, chocolate coins, and/or a lucky rabbit's foot.
Shamrock Three 3 Leaf Clover Metal Cookie Cutter
Lucky Four Leaf Clover Metal Cookie Cutter
St. Patrick's Day Lucky Chocolate Coins
Don't forget to add a thank you tag to your Irish wedding favors. Here are a few Irish sayings and blessings that would be appropriate:
Wherever you go and whatever you do,
May the luck of the Irish be there with you.
May your day be touched
by a bit of Irish luck,
brightened by a song in your heart,
and warmed by the smiles
of the people you love.
Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!
May your heart be light and happy,
May your smile be big and wide,
And may your pockets always have
a coin or two inside!
May you have all the happiness
and luck that life can hold
And at the end of all your rainbows
may you find a pot of gold.
May you get all your wishes but one,
So you always have something to strive for.
May the love and protection St. Patrick can give
Be yours in abundance as long as you live.