Irish Wedding Traditions
It’s March, and that means two things – Spring is just around the corner, and so is St. Patty’s day! Now here in Cedar Rapids, St. Patty’s day is kind of a big deal. We have a huge parade, and downtown is a zoo with all sorts of people.
With spring, comes the wedding season and all the planning. Now planning for me is often times very different than a bride and groom planning for their wedding. I am checking gear, looking at new configurations that I cam up with over the winter, etc….But for my Brides and Grooms, they are often looking at what types of traditions they want to incorporate, and what they could do to have that extra special day.
I often times get asked what traditions are there that could be incorporated. So I did some digging on Irish Wedding Traditions (since it’s March, and it is St. Patty’s day) and found a great article that lists all sorts of Irish traditions.
Some traditions are nothing more than a wives tale or superstition. Some are kinda fun (“when leaving the church, someone must throw an old shoe over the brides head so she will have good luck”) – have fun picking the shoe and picking who will throw it. And some are very telling – (“The wedding party should always take the longest road home from the church”) – this explains why the wedding party is always arriving last.
If you are going to be in Cedar Rapids this year on St. Patty’s day, the parade is downtown and usually starts around 1 pm. Come down and have some fun.