Irish Wedding Toasts and Wishes

Because my Irish Wedding toasts and Wishes list is growing fast, I have decided to give them their own page. These free wedding toasts below should help you strike the right note on the big day.

But if you don't find what you are looking for here, have a look at our Irish Wedding Blessings and our main Irish Toasts page as well as the Pages related to Irish Wedding Toast Page.

You really should visit our Irish Love Poems and Irish Wedding Poems pages for poetry, verse and songs of love, many translated from Gaelic.

 

Irish Wedding Toasts

Irish Wedding Toast
Irish Wedding Toast
-photo courtesy of
scjody

Health to the men and may the women live forever

Sláinte chuig na fir, agus go mairfidh na mná go deo.
(Pronounced Slaw-in-cheh chwig nah fir, og-uss guh mir-hig nah mnawh guh jo)

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Health during your life,
A wife of your choice to you,
Land without rent to you,
A child every year to you,
And the light of heaven after this world for you.

Sláinte go saol agat,
Bean ar do mhian agat
Talamh gan chíos agat
Leanbh gach bliain agat,
Is solas na bhflaitheas tar éis an tsaoil seo agat.

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There's no cure for love except to marry

Níl aon leigheas ar an ngrá ach pósadh.
(Pronounced Neel ane lie-ass er on nraw awch(k) poe-sah
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May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings,
Slow to make enemies,
Quick to make friends,
But rich or poor, quick or slow,
May you know nothing but
Happiness from this day forward.
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Here's to you both, a beautiful pair
On the birthday of your love affair
Here's to the husband and here's to the wife
May yourselves be lovers for the rest of your life
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May you always have money in your pocket
a woman to love
and a smile on your face.
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May all your troubles be little ones
and all your little ones be trouble free.
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Here's to you and yours and mine and ours,
And if mine and ours ever come across you and yours,
I hope you and yours will do as much for mine and ours,
As mine and ours have done for you and yours.
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If you lie, may you lie only to keep a friend
If you cheat, may you cheat only death
If you steal, may you steal your lover's heart
If you drink, may you drink deeply of the joy of your new life together.
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May all your ups and downs be under the sheets.

(I think that this may be a fairly modern Irish Wedding saying and one I would be very careful about using. Don't want to cause offence!

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Good luck to you both

Go n-eirí an t-ádh libh
(Pronounced Guh nye-ree on taw liv)

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May you live all the days of your life.
— Jonathan Swift

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May you live and may you wear it out

Go mairir is go gcathair
(Pronounced Guh mah-rir is guh gaw-hir)

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May you enjoy your new life.

Go maire sibh bhur saol nua.
(Pronounced Guh mah-reh shiv voor say-ol nu-ah)

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May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings, slow to make enemies and quick to make friends. And may you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.

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May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.

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May there always be work for your hands to do,
May your purse always hold a coin or two,
May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane,
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain,
May the hand of a friend always be near you,
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

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Always remember to forget
The troubles that passed away
But never forget to remember
The blessings that come each day

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May a mouse never leave your meal bag with a tear in its eye!

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Love is blind but marriage restores eyesight!

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May your troubles be as few and as far apart as my Grandmother's teeth
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May you have warm words on a cold evening,
A full moon on a dark night,
And the road downhill all the way to your door

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May you live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live.

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A man's best friend is his mother until he meets his wife.

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May the roof above you never fall in,
And those gathered beneath it never fall out.

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May you be poor in misfortune,
rich in blessings,
slow to make enemies,
quick to make friends.
But rich or poor, quick or slow,
may you know nothing but happiness
from this day forward.
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I drink to your health when I'm with you,
I drink to your health when I'm alone,
I drink to your health so often,
I'm starting to worry about my own.
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May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.
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Pages Related to Irish Wedding Toasts

Visit our Irish Love Poems and Irish Wedding Poems pages for poetry, verse and songs of love, many translated from Gaelic.

Irish Wedding Blessings

Irish Sayings about Love, Weddings and Marriage

On the main Irish Toasts Page and Irish Blessings Page you may find other toasts and blessings suitable for weddings too. There are few strict guidelines in using either. The important things is to communicate the right message in the right tone.

Find out about Irish wedding customs and traditions and visit our wedding superstitions page for some far-fetched beliefs.

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