Below is a collection of short wedding toasts. These may be offered “as is”, or included as part of a toast you decide to write on your own.
May you both live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live.
May there always be work for your hands to do.
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane.
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
May you be poor in misfortune, Rich in blessings,
Slow to make enemies, And quick to make friends.
As you slide down the banister of life,
May the splinters never point the wrong way.
May brooks and trees and singing hills Join in the chorus, too.
And every gentle wind that blows Send happiness to you.
May the joys of today Be those of tomorrow.
The goblets of life Hold no dregs of sorrow.
May the luck of the Irish Lead to happiest heights
And the highway you travel Be lined with green lights.
May your troubles be less And your blessings be more.
And nothing but happiness Come through your door.
May the saddest day of your future be no worse
Than the happiest day of your past.
May your glasses be ever full.
May the roof over your heads be always strong.
And may you be in heaven half an hour
before the devil knows you’re dead.
May all your ups and downs
Come only in the bedroom.
Here’s to you and yours
And to mine and ours.
And if mine and ours
Ever come across to you and yours,
I hope you and yours will do
As much for mine and ours
As mine and ours have done
For you and yours!
For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.
May your right hand always
Be stretched out in friendship
And never in want.
May the roof above you never fall in,
And may you both never fall out.
Let us toast the health of the bride
Let us toast the health of the groom,
Let us toast the person that tied
Let us toast every guest in the room.
May there be a generation of children
On the children of your children.
May your neighbours respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And heaven accept you.
May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.