Celtic Wedding Ceremony

Celtic Wedding ceremony is known for extended celebrations. In fact, Celts are popular for celebrating weddings for a number of days. They love to feast. Wedding festivities are centered on eating, dancing, and drinking. It is interesting to learn more about Celtic Weddings. 

There are traditions during a Celtic Wedding Ceremony. A lot of details come into mind when the Celts plan their wedding. 

Music

Music plays a significant role. The bagpipe is one of the most used instruments. To ensure that the wedding is festive, the wedding procession, music during communion, and recessional is often conducted by a piper. A Ceileigh band or musicians are part and parcel of wedding receptions at this day and age. 

Wedding Attire

Celts follow a tradition with respect to wedding attires. Wedding dresses are popular and rich in color, fabric, trimming, and embellishments. These may be informal, formal, one-piece in style or a simple dress overhung by silk linen. For the soon-to-be bride, the gown is full in design with unique boutique works. 

The groom may dress formally with tunic pants, shirt with full designed sleeves, and a bold collared neck. To further adorn the attire, a velvet coat, waist coat or jacket with a silken neck tie and broad leather belt may be worn. Should the groom want to sport a traditional Celtic outfit, he may opt to wear a bright colored silk or velvet long cloak, long sleeves, kilts, tartan, and sporran with vivid designs

Destination

Celts also consider the destination for their wedding whether it be a traditional church wedding or an outdoor wedding. 

Clergymen or Preacher

It is essential that clergy in charge of the ceremony is familiar with the traditions of the Celts. 


  • Parts of the Wedding
  • CeremonyCasting and consecration of the circle
  • Presentation of the Bride and Groom
  • Statement of the Bard concerning marriage
  • Declarations of the Bride and Groom
  • Exchange of rings
  • Binding of hands
  • Passing of light
  • Thanksgiving and Oath
  • Blessing and opening of the circle

Horseshoe

For good luck, carrying of a horseshoe is associated with a Celtic Wedding. 

Grushie Custom

The custom of tossing a handful of coins at the guests by the groom is part of a Celtic Wedding Ceremony. 

Barefoot brides and grooms

This symbolizes their union and communion with the earth. 


A Celtic Wedding Ceremony has fun, interesting, and enjoyable traditions worth remembering by the couple and their guests. 




Leave Celtic Wedding Ceremony and go back to Wedding Ceremony

Go Back To Wedding Ideas



Do You Love Diamonds?

I Know I Do!! If you are looking for amazing and stunning diamond rings, diamond stud earrings or diamond pendant necklaces – James Allen has the best selection. They also offer a nice selection of wedding bands and gemstone rings! Check it out today!
James Allen

Do You Love To Cook?

Do you love to cook or would you just like to learn how to cook better or learn more recipes? Let me help you with that! I sell well over 100 Kindle Cookbooks that you can find on Amazon! If you do not have a kindle you can download the kindle app for your phone, tablet or PC. Check out my Kindle Cookbooks – I am sure you will find something that interests you!
Great Kindle Cookbooks