The most interesting thing about Irish wedding favors is that they represent several ideals and values. For some couples, the Irish wedding favors are meant to represent Ireland as part of the bride’s or groom’s (or both) heritage or cultural beliefs. Some choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by getting married on or around date of March 17. The shamrock is widely used in America to represent Ireland or good luck as well as association with the Irish holiday St. Patrick’s Day. Other couples combine Irish wedding favors and plain green wedding favors to create a well-rounded reception.
An Irish-themed wedding reception should be one of both class and style. White is a frequently used backdrop to help contrast dark green wedding decorations and wedding favors. Consider using shiny garland around the edges of guest table edges that are covered by a starch white table cloth. Quality fabric will give a frugal accent to the not so ritzy and rather tattered, garland. A table’s centerpiece draws the most attention at a wedding party so using a large bowl, and fill it with green stones purchased from a craft store. Then add a bouquet of your favorite Irish flowers.
Often around St. Patrick’s day, or any day from wedding favor vendors, you can find shamrock shaped trays or plates. These are perfect for creating an Irish-themed table at your wedding. They also make wonderful Irish wedding favors to give to your guests. Add a little honey to the pot by filling these fun plates and trays with foil candies featuring a clover. Use as cake plates as well to avoid a large cleanup if renting a reception hall or church. The guests can simply take their cake plates home.
Celtic wedding favors can also be used in Irish-themed weddings as well as any other theme. The rustic charm that a set of Pewter Celtic wine goblets gives a table something unmanageable by other wedding decor. It familiarizes with ideas of dining in medieval Europe, drawing the influence of Ireland and other countries into a modern gathering. Most Celtic wedding favors feature the beautiful Trinity Love Knot in some way. Cake toppers, goblets, and candles are all commonly used items to find with the Knot, so use any for a truly authentic feel.
The horse shoe is another symbol for good luck in Irish ideology. Real horse shoes could of course be given to guests as gifts of thanks. You could even have them personalized. Or you could visit any wedding favors vendor like David’s Bridal or Americanbridal.com and find horse shoe key chains, magnets, and photo frames that will make great Irish wedding favors.