Whether you and your betrothed are Irish-Americans, or you just love the fun of St. Patrick's Day, consider having as your wedding theme "The Luck of the Irish." But don't run the risk of letting your theme run amok with kitschy décor, you want this to be classy. Here are five ideas to get you started in the right direction.
A Pot Of Gold At The End Of The Rainbow
Choose gold-toned flatware from your party rentals provider. Pair it with golden chargers and gold- rimmed chinaware. Use gold-toned vases for your flower centerpieces, and rent matching candelabras to cast a beautiful golden glow over your table settings.
You May All Be Seated
Complement your gilded place settings with rented gold Chiavari chairs and barstools. They will be sure to add a touch of elegance to your inspired nuptials. Ask the rental store if they have any other gold-toned furniture and accessories.
Lovely Linens And Irish Lace
Consider choosing a vibrant emerald green as the base color of your tablecloths and napkins. You can then add white or ivory Irish lace overlays and runners. If your party rental company handles vintage linens, you can mix and match for an even more charming table!
No Irish wedding would be complete without plenty of authentic libations. You'll need to rent beer mugs for all your ales and stouts. You'll need Irish coffee glasses to serve with your Irish crème flavored wedding cake, and when the dinner is over, let the party get started with an assortment of Irish whiskeys freely flowing in rented whiskey stemware.
Baubles, Beads, And Jewels
Your venue, whether it is a rented party tent or a nondescript banquet room, will need some Irish bling to pull the look together. Hang strings of shiny green and gold glittering shamrock garland from the ceiling. Drape the walls with sparkling gold fabric curtains. Hang Celtic crosses and golden horseshoes on the walls. Create or purchase signs that say things like "Lucky In Love." Add fresh greenery in the way of vines and ivy plants. You can also consider simple golden pots planted with grass for your table centerpieces. You can even get green and gold edible candy jewels to put in dishes.
When you contact your event party rental center, let them know that the theme for your wedding is an Irish wedding. They may have other ideas and specific rentals that might further help bring your concept to life.