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nadellii

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Registries are not a common phenomenon in Greece, and I’m not too sure why. Ever since I’ve been going to weddings, people wil just for envelopes of cash or checks. This is super normal in Greek culture and is considered much easier than either but gifts that people don’t need or setting up an entire registry. On top of that, many older Greek people are not super tech savvy and it would be difficult for them to navigate an online registry. Just something to know when attending any Greek weddings!
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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You put your bank info at the bottom of your invitation and people either deposit money there, or as you said, they give you an envelope with money in it - usually €100
 
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nm1999

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You put your bank info at the bottom of your invitation and people either deposit money there, or as you said, they give you an envelope with money in it - usually €100
Agreed, depending on if you're going to be attending the reception or not, the amount of money you will pay may vary. Of course, depending on how close you are to the couple and how much you are able to afford yourself will play a big role.
 

k_tsoukalas

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It is interesting how different the cultures are! I didn't realize people would give their bank account info and then wedding guests would deposit money. That's pretty cool, though!
 

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