September 13, 2021

Wedding Bells are Ringing | An Irish Wedding Tradition

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Giving a bell as a wedding gift to your guests is a fun Irish tradition. As they believe that the chime of bells is supposed ward evil spirits off.   The ringing of the bells also reminds the newly married couple of their sacred wedding vows.

A sweet and fun modern twist on this ancient tradition is to give tiny bells to your wedding guests, including instructions for them to ring as the couple ‘ties the knot’ or when they exit the church down the aisle.  This is a great alternative to throwing confetti, esp in a venue with strict regulations on confetti use in the ceremony space.


Small bells attached to ribbon
Photo by Morning Light


Check out these adorable ribbon streamers with bells attached that a client recently used at her wedding.  AND, you can easily purchase similar ones here via Amazon Friends!



Giving guests wedding bells to ring is a great alternative to confetti as a wedding exit idea.


  • I just made these today for my November 3rd wedding! I used dark purple ribbon and different types of lace. They are beautiful and very inexpensive!

  • How do you make these?! This would be perfect for our wedding!

  • I hope everyone kept there bells and ribbons they looke beautufil for Erica & Sean

  • Just made these for my daughter’s wedding in March–used several different shades of purple and a variety of different laces–they are amazing and so easy to make!

  • Awesome! We are so glad to hear you tried them out. They are always a hit!

  • I wonder if the bells are distracting during the solemn parts of the mass. Would love to have these at my daughters wedding. Do they make enough to be heard during an applause after vows?

  • Will be making these for my wedding using clover green and navy blue with varying different bits of lace.

  • Would love to know how to make these for a McDonald-Malone wedding. !!

  • Hi Cindy, I just added a link to a provider! 🙂

  • Hi Sarah! Would you be willing to give me the link on how to make these??? My daughter is getting married in the Keys on June 4, 2016. It is at a restaurant, so there are many limitations on what to do as the newlyweds leave! No sparklers, wish lanterns,… These would be perfect! Thank you soon much!!! ps, we are part Irish!!!

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