Which Stefana would you choose?

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Which do you like? :)
    Set #1: Large gold leaves : (31 votes)
    51 %
    Set #2: Small silver/white : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Set #3: Smaller gold leaves : (29 votes)
    48 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @Footballwife:  

    I like number 3 best. Less in your face that number 1, but doesn’t get lost like number 2. 🙂

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Love the first ones! I wish I was Greek!!!

    Post # 5
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I was MOH for my friend’s wedding. She also had a koumbara who was Greek bc I couldn’t do it (I did offer to convert lol). She asked me if I would be comfortable splitting the cost with the koumbara/koumbaro. I had no problem doing it – I paid for half the stefana and lambades. I also designed the lambades for her and had them custom made with a seller on etsy (let me know if you want a recommendation, she did an excellent job and I can show you the lambades if you’d like). Even though I didn’t get to actually stand up there and be a part of the ceremony, I stood up on the side with the rest of the BMs and considered it as part of my gift to her.

    That said, I like the last ones best.

    Post # 8
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

     Ours are white pearls but I like the third one.  What’s the dress look like? Unfortunately, the koumbari must be Orthodox.  

    Post # 10
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Seeing the dress I think two or three would look good.  I think number 1 looks to big/bulky.  

    Post # 11
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Footballwife:  I was really picky with my friend’s lambades, which is funny considering I’m not Greek! LOL But I wanted them to be bigger/fatter and have a bit of bling and tulle and then some peonies on them. The seller did an amazing job. I thought the koumbara/koumbaro was supposed to be someone who isn’t a relative? I don’t think it will be a problem recognizing who the MOH vs koumbara is – I was announced as MOH, walked in with the best man (koumbara was announced as koumbara, walked in with koumbaro) and we each made a speech – she was introduced for the speech as the koumbara, I was introduced as the MOH. And I’m sure the only people who knew that I contributed to things like stefana, lambades and the cost of the church were the bride/groom and whomever is immediately close to them that they told, but I was honored and happy to contribute to that part of her ceremony, even if I wasn’t the one doing the crowns/rings part. I do want to say that the Greek ceremony is beautiful – you’re lucky you get to pick such pretty things for your ceremony, like the stefana and lambades!!

    Post # 12
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    The first one is very Julius Ceasar to me. I’d go with the third.

    Post # 14
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I will have something like no.2, but I like 3 a lot too.

     

    With the koumbara thing it seem t be a bit diffirent over there. Guess you are all americans/getting married in usa? We are getting married in greece and niether me or my koumbaraes are orthodox (bapitzed in the swedish church which is protestant), its up to our priest (priests we have 3).

    Also they are not paing for anything, even if they “should” acording to tradition. Here they usually pay for all decorations of the party and chuch + stefana, lambades and the wine thingis (sorry Im swedish and dont always frind the english words ;)) and all that things for the ceremony. But we felt that it was not right sense I know they dont have the best economy. Its more then enough that they have to fly to greece. But I dont think our koubaro (which is greek) wil alow us to buy the stefana and this things so thats probebly what he will pay in the end (after som fight with my fiance as alwasy here;)).

    Seems to be quite a lot diffirens between a american greek wedding and a greek greek one. But its really fun to learn about and nice to see more greek brieds. 

    Post # 15
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Footballwife:  that sounds beautiful! my colors are also pink and gold (and mint). i guess it’s my friend’s tradition, maybe from her island or something, she said she couldn’t have a relative be a koumbara/koumbara, but luckily she had a close friend who is greek orthodox. maybe it was just her preference! lol good luck with all the fun stuff now 🙂

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