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Irish wedding customs are deeply rooted in folklore and superstitions. For example, before the wedding there is one custom that suggests the bride’s family is to invite the groom over for a cooked goose. It is also considered lucky for a bride to wear a horse shoe. More recently cloth horse shoes have become a popular item to carry instead of the real iron horse shoes which was common centuries ago. The bride is supposed to wait till the morning of her wedding before doing the last stitching on her dress. Still, if the dress rips, it is considered very good luck. In medieval times an Irish wedding would also have the tying of the hands were bride and groom’s hands are tied together, this is where the expression “tying the knot” came from. This has become a popular trend in Irish weddings today to have their hands ties together. In medieval Ireland white wedding dresses were not

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in style. Most gowns were elaborate in color and, depending on your economic status, adorned with different jewels. It is considered bad luck for the bride to wear green and adversely it is good for a bride to wear blue, which represents purity. If you still want to be a traditional bride and wear a white wedding dress, a blue trim could be added to bring the old with the new. To complement the dress many brides used to wear a wreath of wildflowers in their hair. The most popular style of dress for a traditional Irish wedding is called Iona. It has long flared sleeves, is floor length, and usually has delicate lace work throughout. Nothing really makes an Irish wedding like the music. During the ceremony the sounds of a Celtic Harp will definitely help to send the bride, groom, and the assembly into a state of Irish bliss. Some places around the United States have Irish folk bands, but if

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