Greek weddings are tremendously an excellent celebrity affair. Beginning with the traditional ceremony the charm of Greek wedding lasts for many days. The Greek weddings are organized at the Greek Orthodox Church. The greek themed weddings are steeped in traditions, and every ritual has its own importance and meaning.
Popular greek wedding traditions include friends and family helping the couple set up their home, with the bride and her single friends making up the marital bed with money and rice thrown on the bed, that is symbolic for prosperity and putting down the roots.
If you are attending a Greek Wedding first time, in the beautiful whitewashed villa of Santorini then you must know what to gift to a happy couple. If you are looking for greek wedding gifts, the first thing you need to know is that a wedding gift should be thoughtful and expressive.
Moreover, the greek wedding gifts should be traditional if you are attending an ultra-traditional Greek Wedding. Also, you can personalize them.
We have listed a few unique Greek Wedding gifts that you can give to newlyweds. But, before jumping right to the greek wedding gifts, first, check out the guidelines for deciding how much to spend. No matter how well you know the bride and groom, deciding how much you can spend on their wedding gift can be tricky. Here are some tips.
Once you finalize the budget for the gift for the wedding couple with which you are comfortable, it’s time to select the present.
Gift token amount as a wedding present
No matter where the ceremony is held, gifting money in Greek wedding is always appreciated. Guests will pine up the money on the bride and groom’s wedding dresses during the reception. Furthermore, at some places in greek weddings, a “money pinning” ceremony is held at the reception where guests pin money on the couple’s dresses. Money pinning is one of the most traditional Greek wedding gifts, a form of gifting which preserves an ancient Greek wedding gifting practice.
You also can give cash or cheque inside the wedding envelope as one of the best greek wedding gifts.
Another trendy gift for Greek Weddings is jewelry. You select necklaces with cross pendants, pearl sets, and charming bracelets with a Mati (eye) – to ward off the evil spirits. It is a small blue eye often known as “Evil Eye” – commonly seen on greek bracelets, earrings, and necklaces. Other jewelry range includes greek key pendants – has a geometric design consisting of a continuous line of interlocking rectangles and traditional ivory beads.
Stop at a traditional Greek bakery shop and purchase some cake, cookies and sweets – a reasonably traditional option. Moreover, at a greek wedding, there is a vast pastry table where everyone accompanies their sweet gifts. This is mainly seen in every Greek wedding, so volunteer to bring the traditional pastry or cake as part of your gifts.