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What are some ideas for Celtic wedding blessings?

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One Celtic wedding blessing is "May you both live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live." Celtic wedding blessings reveal the unique Celtic view of love and are often somewhat humorous as well as sensitive. They tend to be short and sweet.

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Other Celtic wedding blessings with humor include "May you marry an orphan," which implies a happier union without in-law problems. Another blessing to the husband hopes that his wife does not send him to the doghouse during their marriage. Yet another blessing directed at the husband hopes he does not marry a whistling woman, which was thought to be evil. A druid's blessing affirms the couple's sacred vow as they pledge to stand together hand in hand.

The blessing "Longtime Sun" hopes for the sun to shine on the couple's union forever. One of the most well-known Irish wedding blessings begins with "May the road rise to meet you." It continues with blessing the couple with God's favor, among other wishes. The smaller portion with the previously mentioned line is part of a much longer poem that begins"May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow." However, the part used for weddings is usually just the shorter portion.

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