But I might be kind of offended if people incorporated borrowed cultural traditions just "for fun." I don't know; you say your fiance is interested in Irish culture, but there's a difference between feeling connected to it and just having a fetish/interest. Irish guests might have fun or might feel mocked.
And your signature says you got engaged this January -- and you're planning a wedding two years from now! Whatever works for you, works for you, and everyone has different timetables. But if I had to wait however many years for my e-ring and then ANOTHER two to get married, I'd seriously be investigating upgrades *before* the wedding
May the road rise up to meet you....(as the Irish saying goes)
at our engagement party, we got a signature book which had that phrase: may the road rise to meet you".... and about 10 other lines on the front....
soontobemd: when is your wedding? i would like to order save the date cards too which has a shamrock on them! the reason why i say i'm hoping for the date is a couple of reasons:
1) the commonwealth games are held in melbourne, where i'm from, at the same time.. i think i saw somewhere they are the 15th-20th of march 2006... might have the dates wrong, but i know that the 17th of march is smack-bang in the middle of the games.
2) it's a friday night and my mum is saying that people will be put off because they will have to work that day, even though i guess i wouldn't have the ceremony until 5pm, which isn't that bad for people working anyway. the wedding may be in the city, and a few people work in the city so they could come straight from work.
onlooker: i don't think irish people would feel mocked if we had some irish tokens in the wedding... we don't know any full-blooded irish people anyway... yes we've been together for 5.5 years, but my fiance is still at uni, doesn't finish until june this year... we would like him to be working for a while before we get married, even though we are looking to build a house at the end of the year or the start of next year, if someone will give us a loan!