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francescool

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Greek weddings can get pretty pricey, especially if you have a lot of guests and you're planning on getting married in the peak summer season. The best thing you can do is start planning your wedding early, so that you have time to shop around and see which vendors and venues will be the cheapest. Your wedding dress and suit will definitely be much cheaper if you buy it from Greece, so I do suggest that you get it there if you're able to get it done in time for the wedding. Outdoor venues also tend to be a lot cheaper indoor ballrooms. My last tip of advice, it's going to the destination that isn't so popular. If you want to get married in Santorini or Mykonos, your budget is definitely going to be much bigger in comparison to the mainland or Crete for example. Let me know if you have any more tips and if this helps!
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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If you do a wedding at a "κτήμα/ktima" (can be inside or outside) then it'll be more expensive than a "αίθουσα/ethousa" (always indoors). Weddings at an ethousa can cost €19-€35 per person, and at a ktima it will start at €30+ per person.
 

blopez34

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If you do a wedding at a "κτήμα/ktima" (can be inside or outside) then it'll be more expensive than a "αίθουσα/ethousa" (always indoors). Weddings at an ethousa can cost €19-€35 per person, and at a ktima it will start at €30+ per person.
Wow that is so much cheaper than most areas of the world...good to know! Does this price apply for most areas of Greece? And does it include food? Thanks for your insight :)
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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Wow that is so much cheaper than most areas of the world...good to know! Does this price apply for most areas of Greece? And does it include food? Thanks for your insight :)
I should be more specific.. This is around Athens and this is for the food only. The dj might be about ~€500 (we paid €300), and a band could cost €800+ depending on who you want. Decorations are probably €2000.
 
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redsoxdw_

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I should be more specific.. This is around Athens and this is for the food only. The dj might be about ~€500 (we paid €300), and a band could cost €800+ depending on who you want. Decorations are probably €2000.
Great advice, thank you!! :)
 

k_tsoukalas

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I should be more specific.. This is around Athens and this is for the food only. The dj might be about ~€500 (we paid €300), and a band could cost €800+ depending on who you want. Decorations are probably €2000.
This is helpful, and it still sounds less expensive than other places in the world. And with the Euro currently being closer to the dollar it's even better, if you are coming from the United States.
 

Translating a few lines from English to Greek

Can anyone possibly help me translate a few lines into Greek? I used to be able to read and write Greek when I was a child, but these days I can barely read at all.

I have a few lines of Greek dialogue in a book I'm writing, and even though Google Translate does a reasonable job of translating English to Greek, from what I can make out, the translation doesn't look correct in the way a normal Greek would casually say the words - the translation just looks a little too formal. Could someone possibly take a look for me - it would only take a few minutes to read through the 3 - 4 lines?

Thanks

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Learning About Greek Orthodox Religion

I am of Dominican descent and my husband and I had an Orthodox wedding, but I didn't convert. I want to learn about the religion more to better connect with him and his side of the family ... what types of things should I look at? I found this link online and found it informative. How should I learn about Greek Orthodox?

Tips for Learning Greek While in Greece?

Now that I am getting older, I realize how important my Greek heritage is. So, I've made it my mission to learn more about it. One of the things I want to do is get better at Greek. And sure, I know I can use language programs - but it seems to me that learning it while in the country might be a little easier. I know that a 2 or 3 week trip won't make me fluent, but I bet it can give me a really good head start. Do you guys have any tips for how I can immerse myself in the Greek language while I am in the country?
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