Some people are starting to plan their weddings for 2015. Last year we were invited to several Weddings in the Tri-State area and we had lots of good times serving the guests and couple. We also loved how the couples incorporated traditions into their reception.
5 Traditions for the wedding
We’re a traditional family and as Greeks we have many traditions we incorporate into planning a wedding. Even if you aren’t Greek, these traditions go beyond culture; it’s to always bless the marriage between two people.
Here are five of the many we think you should know about:
- Krevati: The traditional Greek Marital bed making ceremony is done by the bride’s friends. This includes decorating the bed to the groom’s liking and adding money, rice, and a baby(doll) of the gender they would like to have first.
- Koumbaros/Koumbara: Wedding sponsors of the couple before the church and in charge of several important details during the ceremony most notably putting the stefana or crown on the couple’s heads.
- Wedding shoe: This is similar to throwing the bouquet at the American ceremony. Write the name of the single friends and the person’s name who lasts the entire night on the shoe will be getting married next
- Bounbouniera: These are small souvenirs given out to the guests. An odd number of hard shelled candies preferably five to signify health, happiness, fertility, wealth, and a long life. Odd numbers are also distributed in other decorative candy boxes to signify the indivisibility of the couples marriage and love for each other.
- Uncle Gussy’s Food Truck: You will have tons of gyros, souvlakia, doner, greek salads, spanakopita, tiropita, penerli or whatever the couple desires on the day of the wedding.
We’ll work with you on delicious menu for all to enjoy!