Greek Wedding Practices

Posted on: December 13th, 2023 by Cathy Caldwell No Comments

When planning a bridal in Greece, a couple has consider various things into consideration. For instance, a bridal is hardly held during the week preceding or following Christmas or Lent, as these are considered sacred times. Couples should also make sure their chosen date does n’t fall on a full moon, as this is seen as a bad sign. Other essential components of the bride include wearing azure, avoiding odd amounts, and having a few other rituals that assure the bride and groom’s happiness and success.

The most important element of a Greek ceremony is the service itself. After the Koumbaro and princess’s relatives give their gift, the couple exchanges jewels that are adorned with vegetables for as parsley and thyme symbolizing fertility and cleanliness. These are given by the preacher who also blesses them three times, indicating that they are now betrothed to one another in the name of the Holy Trinity.

As part of the ceremony, the pair is given a glass that they will sip from together to depict their upcoming union as husband and wife. They are also given a wreath made of blossoms to hang, which is symbolic of their delight and enjoy for each other.

When it comes to the bride, there are a few traditions that are carried out at the time of her getting dressed. In certain areas, her koumparas may help her put on her footwear and she will write the labels of her single friends on the bottom of her shoe. If any of the labels wash off by the end of the night, finally that one friend may getting married soon!