(Closed) My Big Fat Greek Wedding! In real life!!!

posted 5 years ago in May 2013
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

hi ! I am armenian although I am athiest and not having a traditional Armenian ceremony. 

On attending Armenian Orthodox ceremony’s, it is important to note that they are about 1 hour and all in Armenian. My suggestion is to somehow incorporate English or your own personal vows- SOMETHING that non speaking Greek’s can connect with. Or even cut the ceremony short. 

Congrats on your engagement ! ! 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m Eastern Orthodox Christian (Russian/Slovakian, but our church service is in English) getting married May 25, 2013 too! In NJ though. My Uncle is an Orthdox priest and he’s doing our ceremony. I’m so nervous too, because my fiance is Catholic along with the rest of his family so I don’t know what they expect! I’m here to talk to at any time!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Just wanted to say my cousin’s name is Alethia… kind of like your username! I think it means truth in Greek. 

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m Greek Orthodox!! Welcome! In my church out here the groom just has to be baptized they don’t have to convert.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

@Orchd12:  Same here! We’re just getting a document that says he’s baptised. Hi other Greek brides!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

No he doesn’t have to convert or be babtized, and I’m not pushing him too even though it would be nice. We went for the counseling and do think because we’re in agreement that our future children will be babtized and raised orthodox that was good enough for them. Plus my fiancé does go to church with me too so he’s comitted. My cousin got married two years ago and her husband didn’t convert either, but they also agreed that their kids will be raised orthodox, so I’m wondering if as long as the priest is confident you’re secure in your faith then you can get married in the church? 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Out of curiosity does either your maid of honor or the best man have to be orthodox for you? I was told that one had to be.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

@MrsMSmith:  I was told that too but I’m gonna go ahead and say screw that! I don’t know ANYONE else who is greek orthodox!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I decided to have 2 maid of honors and 2 best men so that one of those 4 is Orthodox, lol. PLUS it helped me not having to choose between my twin sister and best friend as maid of honor, so it actually made my life a little easier.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@Alytheia:  Hi! I got married in February in a Greek Orthodox ceremony in Greece.  I’m british, so the pappas offered to speak to the mitropoli about doing at least some parts in English so that my family and friends could understand.  In the end he was able to do around half of it in English with the official translation given to him by the mitropoli. I absolutely loved the ceremony – it was so spiritual.

The whole craic of choosing stefana, goblets, etc was a new concept to me and I absolutely loved it, although I didn’t have a clue what I was looking for! 

Are you going to dance to “Wraia einai i nifi mas” in the reception?  Laughing

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