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After the first dance it is then time to make the toasts. The best man and maid of honor should be prepared with Irish toasts. Some may be as simple as “may your home always be too small to hold all of your friends” or they can be more traditional like “health and long life to you, land without rent to you, a child every year to you, and death in Old Ireland.” If you wanted to go the more religious route there are many available proverbs and sayings from the Irish culture that are centered on religion. One simple one is “may God hold you in his hand, but

never close His fist too tight.” However, some people prefer to take the light route with more humorous toasts “may the sun shine warm upon your face, but not after you’ve had too much to drink.” Then there is always the epitome of any wedding: the food. It is tradition to have an Irish Whiskey Cake as the standard wedding cake. If the couple wishes the top tier can be Irish Whiskey Cake and the rest a different kind. The whiskey cake is to be saved for the christening of their first child. No Irish wedding can be complete without the serving of Meade. It is a traditional honey wine. The recipes for making mead run from simple to very complex. Like with any wine, making mead takes a few days at the least, it may be much simpler to order it. Lamb is a traditional selection for meat in an Irish wedding. Working with

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