10 Things You’ll See at Every Irish Wedding this Summer

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If you’re anything like me your summers have become distinctly less festival and way more wedding based as more and more friends jump on the knot-tying bandwagon like it’s going out of fashion (it’s not). And if you’re getting married yourself you’re probably more than acquainted with a lot of these things we think you’ll be coming across at various wedding celebrations this year*.

1. Groomsmen in Various Geeky/Nerdy Getups

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We’re seeing an abundance of Lego boutonnieres, Marvel Comic socks and several caped Page Boys. 

2. Someone in the Same Dress as You

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Ireland is small, and there’s only so many dresses on ASOS to choose from. 

3. Yourself, Wasting Away waiting for Food between the Ceremony and Reception

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Surely these pints will tide me over until the dinner bell…?

4. Judgy Aunties

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Has nobody told Aunt Miriam that crop tops are a staple nowadays?

5. Someone Ruining Your Current Favourite Box Set with a Massive Spoiler

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Did you say ‘dread weddings’ or ‘RED wedding’?! *Runs away with fingers in ears*

6. Every Woman Chucking their Heels Away at Approximately 9pm.

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And if you’re lucky you MAY see a basket of complementary flip flops to change into. But don’t quote us on that.

7. A Very Funny yet Incredibly Serious Dance-Off

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It’s just not an Irish wedding without hysterical dancefloor antics.

8. Everyone Horsing the Evening Food into themselves like they’ve Never seen a Sausage Roll before.

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BUT you’ll be happy to hear that evening food at Irish weddings has significantly improved over recent years.

9. Nobody Leaving the Rezzy B before 4am

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One for the road. This is the last one now lads. Sure he still has half a pint left… Do you know what song I LOVE… 

10. Beards

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We’re not complaining. Beards are hot.

Main image of Samantha & Jaco’s wedding by Yvonne Vaughn photography, which actually wasn’t a typical Irish wedding by any means (the couple are from Texas for a starter!)

*Of course we say ‘every’ with tongue firmly in cheek!

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