GREEK WEDDING

1) Koumparo/Koumpara
The koumbara (for a woman) and koumbaro (for a man) are similar to the maid of honor and best man, but more specifically, they’re sponsors of the wedding. There might be only one sponsor, and whomever that is, has highly symbolic responsibilities during the marriage ceremony. Traditionally, this person is also selected as the godparent for the couple’s first child.

2) Stefana
The stefana is the focal point of the ceremony, symbolizing that the couple is now the king and queen of their castle. It also represents the official union of marriage. Similarly to the ring exchange, the stefana, or wedding crowns, are blessed by the priest and passed between the almost-newlyweds three times before being placed on their heads.

3) Koufetta
fresh almonds with a sugar coating—will be present for some part of the wedding. The bittersweetness symbolizes the good and bad parts of any marriage, but the sugar coating is meant to balance it with happiness.

4) Greek wedding dress
Wanna look like a Greek goddess? Choose a Grecian-styled wedding dress!

5) Olive bouquet!

6) A donkey!

7) Barrels!

8) Wedding invitations!

9) Greek food!
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10) Greek wedding hairstyles!
The stefana is the focal point of the ceremony, symbolizing that the couple is now the king and queen of their castle. It also represents the official union of marriage. Similarly to the ring exchange, the stefana, or wedding crowns, are blessed by the priest and passed between the almost-newlyweds three times before being placed on their heads.

1)Koumparo/koumpara

2)Stefana

3)Koufetta

5)Olive bouquet!

8)Wedding invitations!

6)A donkey!

7)Barrels!

9)Greek food!

10)Greek wedding hairstyles!