(Closed) Greek Orthodox – Questions About the Koumbara’s Role

posted 8 years ago in Interfaith
Post # 3
1506 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hey! My Fiance is Greek too. Our Koumbara is my Future Sister-In-Law and our koumbaro is her husband. They are not wearing the same outfits as the rest of our wedding party. My BMs are wearing yellow and the Groomsmen are wearing charcoal suits. The koumbara is wearing a silver dress and her husband is wearing a grey suit. Basically, they’ll GO but they won’t be wearing the same outfits. Koumbaro will get a bout though and koumbara will get a corsage.
They’ll be at the front of the church with my Fiance and the Groomsmen during the processional, but the koumbara will be on the “girl’s side” of the altar.
Both the koumbara/o will be driving over with my Fiance and the Groomsmen. They won’t be traveling with me or the BMs.
We’ll be taking a formal picture with just them during the cocktail hour, but they won’t be included in the formal shots of the wedding party.
I’m also not inviting our koumbara to my bachelorette. We’re not close, and I’ll be having it out of state with my friends from my hometown. I probably would have invited her if I was having it closer to where she lives though.

I don’t know if this is what is NORMALLY done, but it’s what we’re doing. Hope it helps!

Post # 5
6 posts
  • Wedding: March 2013

Geekily – if you are still around I am curious what you ended up doing!!  I am the Greek one in the relationship, so our koumbari are going to be my two older cousins.  Neither is married, and I can’t include one without including the other, so it is a bit non-traditional, but that is how we decided to do it.  I already have 7 bridesmaids, though, and don’t know if the koumbara should be dressed as one (thus having essentially 8 bridesmaids – so many! eek!  but on the other hand also an even number).

I would be very interested in hearing what you ended up doing!

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