(Closed) Any Greek Orthodox brides out there?

posted 10 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am new to the orthodox faith and was wondering if there are any other Greek Orthodox brides out there that can offer up any advice.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hello!!! I’m not a Greek Orthodox, but my Fiance is. We’re getting married in his church in Cyprus. I think it’s a very special service and have read quite a bit about it. Laughing

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2004

I am/was! It’s a beautiful ceremony. If you have any questions, please let me know (here or via PM or email: [email protected]). 🙂

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hey! I’m not Greek, but my fiance is, and we’ll be getting married in a Greek church. It’s all very new to me and a bit scary! I’m so afraid I’m not going to understand the priest and do something wrong or burst out laughing.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m not Greek, nor is my Fiance, but his parents religion is Greek Orthodox and we are getting married in their church.  We attended his cousin’s wedding in the same church last November and at first I was taken aback by the ceremony – particularly the no spoken vows (I’ve only ever been to Christian/Catholic ceremonies) but then grew to see how beautiful and meaningful it is.  

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@mallenbz Wow a cermony is Cyprus sounds beautiful.  That is where my Fiance family is from, I have seen pictures what a beautiful place.

@MrsMcGyro I feel the same way about not understanding what the priest is saying and doing something wrong.  As if I won’t be nervous anyway.

@HunnyBear I have been to my soon to be SIL wedding cermony and it was beautiful.  Very different from what I’ve seen, but all the parts of the cermony have a very speacial meaning and it is very meaningful.  Since I am a convert I just hope my family will be able to appreciate and understand what is going on.

Are any of you ladies making programs to explain the cermony to the non-orthodox guess?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2004

I did a program that explained the meaning behind each step of the ceremony (crowns, wine, walking around the table, etc.) in a little booklet–people seemed to really appreciate it (my husband’s family is mostly Catholic). I got a lot of comments about how much people enjoyed it, and appreciated the booklet. I also explained the reasoning behind everything being done in sets of three… I think that helped people expect a longer ceremony than they might be used to. 🙂

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Stacey, my name is Stacy, and I’m a Greek Orthodox bride-to-be as well! My Fiance is Catholic, and planning on converting before our wedding next year. He loves that the Orthodox church has stayed traditional. 🙂

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Not Greek..but Orthodox.^^  I’m Canadian (OCA), but currently attend a Greek-tradition church in Korea with Divine Liturgy in Korean (and separate Slavonic and English services for those communities in the chapel on certain Sundays).  We’re having Korean and Canadian ceremonies for our families, but our church wedding is on June 13th.  We don’t plan on having a program detailing the ceremony as the only people in attendance will be part of the church community in Seoul.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My Fiance and I are Greek Orthodox, my dad and uncle are priests presiding at the wedding along with my godfather who is the Archbishop of South America AND the local archbishop too!

We are using a program that my dad wrote up. I’m happy to share the info with you if you want. Our wedding is July 10!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Joygirl- I would love to see what your program looks like, my email is [email protected].  Thank you so much.  I hope your planning is going well!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yep right here, am I too late? Lol. 

did you have your wedding yet?

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

@kermitandpiggy: The last post on here was 3 years ago. Lol.  The OPs wedding was in 2009.

 

But I am a Greek Orthodox Bride! We can revive it! 

 

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