Post # 1
My fiance is GO and I am in the process of converting. Our Koumbari (sponsors) are my fiance’s cousin and his wife. His wife is a good friend of mine and I actually stood up in her wedding this past year and I would have asked her to be a Bridesmaid or Best Man if we hadn’t asked them to be our koumbari. Also, her husband will serve as both best man and koumbaro.
My question is, should she wear the same dress as the bridesmaids? What do you think about her possibly wearing a similar dress in a slightly different color? I was also going to have her carry a bouquet like the BMs for pictures and get her a coursage for the reception.
Does anyone have any thoughts? Thank you!
Post # 3
So, I’m Russian Orthodox rather than Greek, but I like your idea of having her wear a similar dress in a slightly different color. Or, wearing a different style dress in the same color. Having her carry a bouquet would be really nice and just giving her the chance to stand out as someone special.
Post # 4
Hi! i’m Greek Orthodox.
I agree with 2PeasinaPod- Its nice to have the koumbara wear a different dress, but one with either the same color or style as the bridesmaids, so it all looks cohesive somehow.
Post # 5
Thanks for the reply!
I thought of the different style/same color, but all my bridesmaids will be wearing a different style dress.
Are there any other ideas you can think of to help her stand out? Also, I don’t know if I should do anything for my Maid/Matron of Honor to stand out. She’s been my best friend for 10+ years and I don’t want her to feel like she isn’t as special to me because the koumbara is standing out.
Post # 6
My koumbara is going to wear a different dress. But we are not having a Maid/Matron of Honor or Best Man. At my sister’s wedding, her koumbara wore a similar shade but different style:
From what I remember, when i’ve gone to Greek weddings in Greece, the koumbaro and koumbara never really matched the wedding colors so they really stood out but at the same time, they don’t really have bridesmaids and groomsmen so they will stand out anyways.