I’ll help revive this post! Greek Orthodox bride here marrying a Greek Orthdox… and as I like to say, I didn’t plan on marring a Greek man but he swooned me!
We are getting married on August 23, 2014 in my dad’s hometown in Greece 🙂 I am beyond excited as a good number of my family continues to live in Greece. We have pretty much have all the planning done!
Let’s see we have done the following:
1. wedding website
2. booked church
3. booked venue and confirmed dinner menu
4. secured reduced rate at the hotel that attaches to the venue for guests
5. wedding attire is all purchased (from outfit to shoes)
6. flower girl dresses purchased
7. DJ booked
8. photographer booked
9. videographer booked
10. flights purchased!
11. STD have been mailed
12. wedding invitations prepared (only need to be addressed and mailed)
13. Koumbari present
14. Cake topper
15. Some decoration stuff
16. wedding bands
17. seating chart purchases (I found a map of the world where you can scratch off cities). I plan to scratch off the cities that are guest are arriving from — we have guests from all over North America, London, Switzerland and Australia attending 🙂 and of course Greece. I will then pin to it their table number 🙂
18. registry (I was torn about this as I am having a destination wedding, but my mother urged me to — I am having a shower party, which has already been planned)
Stuff that has been planned but executed upon my mom’s arrival in Greece in June
1. speak to the local bakery for dessert, cake and jordon almonds
2. order alcohol (so happy we can bring our own alcohol!)
3. ring bear outfits and shoes (growing boys, so waiting until June to purchase)
4. flower girls shoes (waiting until closer to ceremony as they too are growing gals)
5. flower girls present
6. ring bear present
7. decorations — believe it or not we are going to Ikea in Patra to buy all the stuff — just getting a whole bunch of candles and laterns as it is an outdoor reception
8. flowers — very minimal (afraid they will wilt in the hot weather)
When I arrive, I will be seeing a hairdresser and makeup artist ASAP to have a runthough and see if I will retain her services for the wedding.
Also my jewelry is tenatively dealt with — my bestfriend has graciously offered to take me shopping and buy them for me. She used to be in the jewelry business and plans to take me to a local artist that can custom make whatever you ask for!!! She unfortnately can not attend the wedding due to unavoidable circumstances 🙁 She still is planning my bachlorette party ~ she’s pretty amazing 🙂
That is pretty much it I think… FYI we are not having a wedding party — in Greece it is traditional to only have flower girls. They do not do bridesmaids. Our Koumbari are Greek so they are getting the stuff they need to get — i.e. stefana and loumbades