Whether you are planning your reception to be a wild celebration with alcoholic beverages or a refined and classy event, Irish wedding favors are adaptable for any type of wedding party. From shot glasses to cloth napkins embroidered with shamrocks, wedding favors from Ireland are enticing decorations and will be appreciated by guests as well.
Considered lucky by the Irish, think green when selecting your wedding favors. For an easy do-it-yourself wedding favor, cut green felt into squares. Attach two squares by using a hot glue gun on three sides, forming a pouch. Use a fabric pen to outline the pouch in gold, white, or whatever color you like. If you are bold, draw a shamrock outline with the fabric pen and you have the perfect homemade Irish favor that can hold candy, cookies, or confetti.
Mostly around Christmas time y0u can find cheap green plastic cups or martini glasses at most dollar stores. Take advantage of these to use as wedding favors. Fill them with mints to provide your guests with a refreshing after-dinner token. Or for a comical effect, use Lucky Charms cereal instead. Your guests will surely get a kick out of eating cereal at a wedding reception!
Spread the luck of the Irish by personalizing a set of shot glasses to hand out as gifts of thanks. A great way to break these little gifts in is to serve Irish whiskey at your wedding party. Of course, some folks may not use them at all, but the personalization will be a nice memento of your wedding.
Who doesn’t love cookies at a wedding? Serve up shamrock-shaped cookies on large green or silver platters for everyone to enjoy. The great thing about community-style serving? Hardly any left over, of course. However, if you are on a budget and want to let your guests know that it is one cookie per guest, use a place card holder to display a message like “Thank you so much for attending our wedding. Please take a cookie.”
Perhaps one of the most elegant and refined wedding favor out there is the candle. Though there are candles available with a shamrock on them, green and white candles can also serve as wedding favors that are Irish. Use a gold ribbon to tie one green candle and one white candle together as a classy wedding favor.