Claddagh Rings, bag pipes, Irish lace, love knots and Jameson- nothing is more fun than an Irish wedding! The Irish know how to dance and celebrate until the sun comes up. But beware of superstition! In the 18th and 19th centuries, the Irish believed that if the sun shined on the bride it would bring good luck to the newlyweds. Moreover, it was cautioned to not marry in May or August for it could bring bad fortune to the marriage. Below is the Irish saying, who knows maybe some couples still abide by it!
"Marry when the year is new, always loving, kind, and true.When February birds do mate, you may wed, nor dread your fate.
If you wed when March winds blow, joy and sorrow both you'll know.
Marry in April when you can, joy for maiden and for man.
Marry in the month of May, you will surely rue the day.
Marry when June roses blow, over land and sea you'll go.
They who in July do wed, must labor always for their bread.
Whoever wed in August be, many a change are sure to see
Marry in September's shine, your living will be rich and fine.
If in October you do marry, love will come but riches tarry.
If you wed in bleak November, only joy will come, remember.
When December's rain fall fast, marry and true love will last."