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mj_toronto8

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I am in research mode. My wedding is next year and I feel like I am behind. I am not Greek or an Orthodox Christian, but I love Greece and the culture. Are there any traditions that it might be fun if I incorporate into the ceremony or the celebrations? I am not sure where to start!
 

ellinasgolfer0320

Well-known member
When the priest says something like "the wife should fear her husband" the bride is supposed to step on the groom's foot to show she's not afraid.
 
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k_tsoukalas

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When the priest says something like "the wife should fear her husband" the wife is supposed to step on the groom's foot to show she's not afraid.
That's amazing! I love that!

I'd like to add.. If you have single bridesmaids, there's a tradition where they write their names at the bottom of your shoe. At the end of the wedding, the bride announces who will get married first. Usually, it's the name that rubs off the shoe first.
 

mj_toronto8

Member
These are some great ideas! I think I might do both of them. Thanks, guys!
 

Vera Muller

New member
These are some great ideas! I think I might do both of them. Thanks, guys!
Are you planning your wedding ceremony in Greece? What location have you chosen? Or planning to choose. Just look for some ideas for future :)
 

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