(Closed) What can I do?!

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Go out on a date with your Fiance, and have no wedding talk!  You’re way ahead of the game – relax! πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I get married about a month after you….I started with buying things my favors this week—-because you are marrying a Greek (and I am too) you should consider using Jordan almonds—its a tradition.  This is the poem that goes with it:

Five sugared almonds for each guest to eat

To remind us that life is both bitter and sweet.

Five wishes for the new husband and wife —

Health, wealth, happiness, children, and a long life!

 

I am putting my almonds in a small 2.25 inch birdsnest and then wrapping it in an organza circle and securing it with a ribbon in our wedding color with a tag that has the poem on it.  It actually is turning out to be VERY cheap—roughly $1.00-$1.25 per person—not bad at all!!  I wont be able to finish this project until a couple of months before the wedding because I dont want the jordan almonds to get stale…but I wanted to shop around for a good deal early on the rest of the supplies!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We are looking into getting a Greek band, but they are pretty pricey!  Our first dance is going to be to one of our favorite Greek songs, and I am going to make sure there is some zeibekiko–with or without the Greek band!!  We went to a bouzoukia night up in Cleveland for our engagement, and I ended up doing this dance myself—wow, pressure!  It was great though, and I wouldn’t feel right not having it at our wedding here (even though there will be plenty of it at the wedding in Greece!)  Our colors are blue and white (just so happens to be our fav colors anyways) and we will be placing framed pictures of several of the beaches from his island on the tables at the reception.  I have yet to look into the pastries, which now I’m thinking will be a must πŸ™‚  I figured since we are having 2 weddings, each of our cultures/traditions will be represented accordingly in each.  Oh, and ouzo.  Can’t be complete without ouzo.  Love it! 

 

Your favor boxes sound great—I was considering that too…but since our cake topper are lovebirds and we have a birdcage for the wishing well, I figured the nests just tied in perfectly πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am from Ohio, and it is predominantly Greek and Italian around here.  I know the Greek pride thing, but I don’t let it get to me.  Sometimes I think it is cute, sometimes I roll my eyes a little, but being an Anthropologist, I usually just accept it and appreciate it for what it is.  Most of my FI’s family has lived here at one point, but now his parents, his sisters, his nieces and nephews and their kids all live in Greece.  He still has several cousins and a few uncles here…roughly 50 relatives or so, which will be nearly half of the reception (we’re having a small wedding comparatively here—in Greece it will prob be at least 150-200, though his niece had 500-600 at her wedding there).

I didn’t really run into issues with not being Greek because I grew up around my Fiance, in fact he was my brother’s best friend and his niece was my best friend.  So his parents already loved me.  His mom said she remembered holding me as a baby.  So I was lucky in that department, because they are VERY traditional.  There have been a few off-hand comments and such, but nothing major.

As far as ziebekiko…well, I LOVE to dance all kinds of dances, and we had a couple glasses of wine at that point.  Not enough to even feel remotely drunk, but enough to not give a crap about who saw me.  It was a public event though—so there were a lot of strangers watching, but I figured, hey, its our engagement party, I’ll do what I want.  I have to admit I wanted to punch a few Greek girls in the face that night, because when we were doing the traditional dances, some of them gave me an awful look and wouldn’t hold my hand.  So there was this weird gap in the circle.  What a bunch of B—-s.  So sorry I’m blond and not a Greek and that my Fiance is a Gorgeous Greek that they can’t have, but not my problem lol.  Oh well, I guess you’ll get that.  On a lighter note, isn’t it great when you see your Fiance do zeibekiko?! 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Just PMed you!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Start thinking about music??

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh, and think about anything you’re DIY’ing and start collecting! I’ve collected jam jars for our outside tealights and have loads now but it took me months to collect them πŸ™‚

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