(Closed) St. Patricks day wedding… how to avoid the cheesyness?!??

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
7581 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@galen27: Use green, but don’t use 4 leaf clovers or leprechauns. You could have a green signature drink, but not every beer needs to be died green. I was in a St. Pat’s day wedding a couple of years ago and it was really elegant with just simple touches of the holiday. She also served a traditional cornbeef as one of her choices, but offered lots of other things as well. Granted by the end of it turned into what you expect to see at a bar on St. Pat’s but people still talk about what a great time it was.

Post # 4
3942 posts
Honey bee

I probably wouldnt have green as one of your main colors, but I think you can incorporate the holiday in small ways. Shamrock shaped cookies for the favors, Lucky Leprochon signature drinks…small things like that.

Post # 5
3942 posts
Honey bee

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@mwitter80: hahahahah. I guess we have different tastes 🙂

Post # 6
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Sunset Harbour

A fried of mine asked me the same thing for her St Pats wedding, I recomended throwing four leaf clovers instead of rose petals down the isle. 

Post # 7
3367 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Have you googled St. Patty’s Day wedding ideas?  I just found a ton of images…

Post # 8
3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I say do Green accents instead of doing an overwhelming amount of green. Accents of Gold Metals.

Nothing wrong with playing off it for inspiration but I wouldnt have a leprachaun make a surprise appearance or anything.
Maybe for you guest book you could ask people to make their “wishes” for you and then have them write them on paper cut in the shapes of 4 leaf clovers.

Oh I love these cufflinks!

Post # 9
13094 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think use green as an accent color throughout.  Maybe have a signature drink/green beer related to the holiday (with other non-holiday themed choices too).

Post # 11
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My mom and stepdad got married on St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate Mom’s Irish heritage. They had a bagpipe player walk in front of them (they walked arm in arm to the vow site, which was a little bridge overlooking a small stream). Mom’s wedding cake was a beautiful white two tiered cake with green ribbon around it. My poppy (Mom’s stepdad) sang “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” to them. It was very cute, sweet, tasteful, and very them. What I think worked is that they didn’t ignore the holiday, but didn’t go overboard with decorations.

Post # 12
3367 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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@Badass Bride:  That sounds so beautiful! 

Post # 13
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

How about orange bridesmaids dresses instead of green?  Still St. Patrick’s day like but without the green overload. 

Post # 14
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Hello date twin!!!!


First, unless you and all of you guests are protestant I’d stay away from orange. If you are familiar with Irish history you know that going with orange as your color is hurtful and offensive on this day.


I am embracing the date I chose without making it childish.  My colors are 2 shades of green and cream. My centerpieces will have Bells of Ireland included… and there will be pots of shamrocks here and there.


My favors are going to be the little cauldrons you find on halloween with candy gold coins, a rainbow ribbon and an irish blessing attached.


My candy buffet will be shades of green.


I will have some music by an Irish rock band I adore (The Prodigals).


My cake will include some shamrocks but not in you face (some inspiration below)



I will be serving green beer. My dinner will be stations and one appetizer will be corn beef sliders.


People enjoy celebrating St Pat’s so why not embrace it? You don’t have to make it childish with leprechauns and rainbows everywhere.. but you can make it elegant fun! If you want to exchange ideas feel free to PM me!!!

Post # 15
20 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

 @CindyRelly:  +1  – Everything looks great!!  NO ORANGE!!


Post # 16
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@CindyRelly: I love all the ideas for your wedding.  It’s a great way to incorporate the holiday without going overboard. 

Guest will probably have fun with the day as well…men with thier green ties and women with green touches as well.

And, great date for a wedding all you March 17th brides!!!  (it’s my birthday and I have always loved it…every anniversary you will be guaranteed a big party)

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