How to survive a greek wedding

Foreign friends of mine always say that they found “My big fat greek wedding” hilarious. My response is “This movie is so true”. And even though they take my answer as a joke… I am not joking.

Autumn started with a greek wedding and I gathered 9 tips to help you survive it if you go to one.

  1. Dress up! The dress code is usually formal so you shouldn’t be surprised to see people dressed for a red-carpet event. Jeans are not allowed and if you are a female this is your chance to go all in.
  2. Pre-wedding traditions. Find out if there are any pre-wedding traditions you need to participate it! Every region has their own ones.
  3. Church. It will be “all greek to you”. Ancient greek to be precise. That is the language the ceremony will be on so good luck with that!
  4. Do not spit on the couple (JESUS). There is a rumor that you have to spit on the couple during greek weddings… well we don’t do it. Spiting is considered rude unless it happens by your grandma in a very discreet and subtle way. However you can throw rice to the couple.
  5. Prepare for a food coma. Well we Greeks like to eat and what we like even more is spoiling our guests. You will want to eat everything so avoid tight dresses or trousers.
  6. Do not underestimate the power of water. Except for eating we like our wine. Greece can be really hot during summer and autumn so make sure you stay hydrated.
  7. Bring a pare of comfortable shoes along. While we love dressing up during weddings we love dancing also and we can dance for many many hours. Everyone is bringing a comfortable pair of shoe to do so.
  8. It does not matter if you don’t know the steps. I mean I get it, you want to look like Zorba but Greeks love any foreigner trying to dance the greek dances, just go for it and do not insult the couple by saying no to have a dance!
  9. Have fun! Some things might look weird to you but at the end of the day everyone will be there to have fun!
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15 Comments

  1. Anna
    September 29, 2019 / 10:19 pm

    Don’t spit at the couple 😂😂😂 I love this. Wish someone had told me this

  2. Karina
    September 29, 2019 / 11:31 pm

    Omg you are such a beautiful girl 😮

  3. Alex Christian Mayer
    September 29, 2019 / 11:34 pm

    My beautiful Greek godess! 🔥

  4. DIMITRA LEONARDOU
    September 29, 2019 / 11:38 pm

    Laughed so much with the spitting part 😊💯 someone did this during our wedding 😑 I never told them. I will send them this post 😂 you look amazing 💯

    • Nikolina Blogs
      Author
      October 14, 2019 / 9:54 am

      Hahahahahha!

  5. JENNIE
    September 30, 2019 / 12:29 am

    Have been to 2 Greek weddings. We had a blast both times. You Greeks really know how to throw a party. The food amount was insane and everyone looked so elegant. Great times.

    • SARA SVART
      September 30, 2019 / 8:33 am

      You look stunning. Who are you wearing?

      • Nikolina Blogs
        Author
        October 14, 2019 / 9:54 am

        Thank you! I am wearing Sandro Paris.

  6. Χαρούλα Ποιμενικού
    September 30, 2019 / 8:37 am

    Πανέμορφο κορίτσι σαν σταρ του σινεμά 😍

  7. Χαρούλα Ποιμενικού
    September 30, 2019 / 8:42 am

    Από που πήρες το φόρεμα?

    • Nikolina Blogs
      Author
      October 14, 2019 / 9:54 am

      Sandro Paris

  8. Χαρούλα Ποιμενικού
    September 30, 2019 / 8:43 am

    Και τα γυαλιά τέλεια και τα παπούτσια 😍

    • Nikolina Blogs
      Author
      October 14, 2019 / 9:55 am

      Γυαλιά quay

  9. Anna Maiken
    September 30, 2019 / 9:04 pm

    Girl you look amazing 🔥

  10. Silje
    October 6, 2019 / 7:05 pm

    The dress, you, Greece 😍

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