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

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@jjmomma:OMG that is STUNNING!

 

 

@gwynth:Thank you!!!  FH actually has 2 sets of aunt/uncles with the same anniversary. I always loved Patty’s day and we figure it’s  very easy to remember.. plus it’s typically a sad blah time of year for us so.. yay!

 

What a great day for a bday!!!

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

A few ideas mainly aiming to for Ireland-inspired things more than Shamrock-Shake-Beerfest-American-St.Pat’s-inspired things…

Skip

…the brightest color of green sold.

…leprachauns, pots of gold, or other cartoonish things that would make someone in Ireland cringe.

…green beer.

Go for

…celtic themes…like love knot designs on the cake or borders of paper stuff.

…fresh shamrocks and mossy base covers in floral.

…bag pipe processional for your party (I LOVE bag pipes)

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Melini:Not being argumentative but now I was shamrock shakes at mine!! LOL!  I seriously forgot those and LOVE THEM!

 

Then again I’m cheesey and my friends/ family would expect nothing less LOL!

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@CindyRelly:  I love them too, and would love them at your wedding (w/ wiskey added..lol)  (They are part of the commercial American side of the holiday that inspires my “real” Irish friends to make fun of me though.)

OP, I forgot to add to my list…good irish booze:  Guinness, Bushmills, and Irish coffee.  ๐Ÿ™‚  

Also, themey isn’t necessarily a bad thing…  St. Pat’s is a fun theme!

 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Melini:I’m real Irish and love me some shamrock shakes and green beer.. LOL!

 

OMG whiskey in a shamrock shake? I think you and I could have fun drinking together LOL!

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The bagpipes that someone mentioned are a great idea, although I associate them more with Scotland. Harps are associated with Irish Celtic music and are also a great choice for weddings.

I like the idea that someone mentioned of the Celtic knots, you could go with a “tying the knot” theme throughout your stationery.

I think that you should avoid doing only green and white or green, white, and orange because it will be too on the nose adding other colors will help steer it away from to theme-y.

http://www.theperfectpalette.com/2011/04/spring-i-dos-palette-of-chartreuse.html

http://www.theperfectpalette.com/2011/05/chartreuse-gray-white.html

http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/photogallery/perfect-palette-emerald-and-aqua?

You could incorporate a pattern plaid that doesn’t have to be traditional in the groomsmen’s ties.

Incorporate thistle in the centerpieces.

I think that the favor would be a good place to actually play up the St. Patricks day theme by giving some sort of lucky charm.

Wear a San Patrick dress (jk).

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Irish coffee and harps… ahhh I want it!

Green would be nice, but zusie thistles are also scottish!

Don’t know if you have your rings yet or would be interested but celtic wedding bands are lovely, I wanted one my whole life til I picked something different haha.

I did not know that about orange!

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

How about using Celtic knot type decor or something with the Claddagh.You can even look up Irish wedding traditions.

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Melini:  Yes, yes, yes… you are sooo right!

 

Though I don’t think you have to avoid any colors at all… if you want green and white or orange or anything… just choose the colors you like (although I personally think ou must have green… it’s Irish and it’s pretty)… but try to keep it looking wedding and not St Paddy’s at the bar, if you know what I mean… If you’ve got to have a leprechaun, put him the bathrooms… lol

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

For the record, I wasn’t trying to be insulting or anything.  I was just going with the colors of the Irish flag. 

Post # 28
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Keep it authentic Irish!

Post # 29
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Helper bee

It’s Irish tradition I think that it is good luck to get married on St Patricks.. Don’t know if anybody else has mentioned it, so I just wanna say your pick of date is cute and fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

And as for the theme, well, some green accents would be lovely, like in florals, maybe dark green print on the invitations.. small green ribbons on placecards… it is nice with the natural pressed four leaf clovers, they look totally different than you would think ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Hope it turns out ok with your weddingplanning! <3

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@everalwaysrealtrue:I didn’t think you were implying anything but the colors of the flag. Most people who aren’t Irish or who aren’t familiar with Irish history have no idea of the significance of the “orange”…

 

I understood the suggestion and didn’t take offense ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 31
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Helper bee

@CindyRelly: What does the orange mean?? I  now got curious. I don’t dare to ask anyone here.. I live in Dublin, Ireland..so you can be so kind to answer. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry for the offtopic question!

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