Dating and marriage customs in greece
In Greece, the parents, friends, and relatives typically pitch in to give the young couple things such as linens for the home, furniture, or even an entirely furnished home for their dowries.Remember in when Toula’s parents bought the new couple a house?The ceremony is beautiful and filled with symbolism.Prior to the wedding day (depending on where you live) the Church may require that you take a marriage class.Asking the Parents Asking the parents, particularly the father, for permission (if you are a man asking a woman to marry him) is a traditional practice that spans several cultures.It is also standard practice amongst traditional Greek families in the United States.They spend the time getting ready with their family and friends who will help them get ready.There’s usually music, food, and celebration during these preparations.
Home to the all important erotas (love, passion, romance) Greece is a land that comes alive at night, where no one whos anyone goes out before midnight, nor to bed before dawn. As a woman, I have come to the sad conclusion that there is little respect for women as people in Greece.Check with your priest well in advance so you can be prepared.Wedding Reception Finally, after the ceremony, friends and family meet for a grand reception.Then, the couple is reunited at the church at the wedding ceremony.
Marriage Ceremony Traditionally, the wedding ceremony takes place in the Greek Orthodox Church.
Not only that, but families have taken their customs to the United States where they expect they will still be adhered to.