A Scottish ritual is the sashing of the bride where the bride is presented with a sash in her husband’s tartan, by her mother in law. If wearing a tartan sash it should be worn on the right shoulder – the wearing of a sash on the left shoulder is reserved for clan chiefs of wives of clan chiefs.
Traditional blessing In Gaelic:
Mìle fàilte dhuit le d’bhréid, Fad do ré gun robh thu slàn.
Móran làithean dhuit is sìth, Le d’mhaitheas is le d’nì bhi fàs.
Translation in English:
“A thousand welcomes to you with your marriage kerchief,
may you be healthy all your days.
May you be blessed with long life and peace,
may you grow old with goodness and with riches.”
Attributed to the Rev. Donald MacLeod, minister of Duirinish, Skye, Scotland c. 1760.