(Closed) Any Greek Orthodox brides? I have so many questions!

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 17
17 posts
  • Wedding: April 2013

You can order the candles and crowns online..just google it..there are several sights. Or someone from the church may make them

Our tray was just from either macys or nordstroms…just a nice silver tray

Post # 18
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2022 - Greece

If you have any questions, ask away. I’m Greek (& Greek Orthodox) older, have been married before in G.O. Cathedral & going to marry Greek man in Greece this time around.

@LovelyLee: The wedding service is long, but I think you are being mislead a bit – it’s an hour (some are half hour longer if priest is slow) In US it’s normally spoken in Greek & English (most everything said 3 times for Trinity)I would suggest to have programs for your guests to follow the different parts of sacrament, they will enjoy it more.

Bride, Groom & Koumbaro (bestman) have to be baptised christians, with Koumbaro & either bride or groom being orthodox. Church will not marry christian to non-christian. You will need to have baptismal certificate – they will verify with church (won’t take your word for it) because they need paper copy to send to Archdiocese.

It used to be (out of respect) you had to have your shoulders covered, some priests still have this requirement, others don’t for weddings.

Post # 18
5 posts
  • Wedding: May 2017

Hello! I know this is an old thread, but I have a question for your Greek and Eastern Orthodox brides out there.  I grew up Catholic and my fiance and I are in the early stages of planning our wedding in the GO church.  I have a major surgery coming up in July, but we still would like to try to get married in the Spring of 2017.  We will only have a short time to plan, so I was curious if any of you knew if Greek Orthodox churches perform weddings on Fridays or Sundays?

Post # 20
1 posts
  • Wedding: June 2017


I’m a British Christian, and my girlfriend is Russian Orthodox. I know that the the Russian Orthodox church will not allow us to marry, but I’m wondering if the Greek Orhodox church would marry us?


Does it matter that she’s Russian Orhodox, not Greek?





Post # 21
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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LovelyLee :  my friend had a Greek Orthodox wedding and they take a while because the ceremony is done 3 times. 

Post # 22
1 posts

this is very interesting as i have very little knowledge of orthodox weddings and am genuinley curious.

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