The final stuf for my "dressings" are ready! Yipiiiii!

I love sharing wedding stuf with all the wonderful PW ladies so bear with me as I share odd details of my wedding planing even if it's "all Greek" to you. LOL


I got the handmade traditional straw basket called "tsesto". We use this for the "dressings". It is covered with an embellished cloth and inside we place the brides/grooms shoes, the accessories, the perfume, the veil, anything that completes the bridal look and also the red cloth that I mentioned on a previous post. The basket is then held by the close friends that dance with it under traditional wedding music. Then the MOH puts the shoes and the veil and the accessories on the bride.


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I also got some fans that we will give to the ladies that will attend the "dressings" to fight the heat.


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And got the tray that with the thinks that will de used in the ceremony almost ready for the church


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In it we place


1) the common cup,


2) a smal bottle of sweet red wine,


3) the stefana that will be placed on a pillow like the ring pillow in American weddings,


4) a silver plate for the wedding bands that have a piece of red ribbon tied on them


5) and a silver plate for the wedding bonbons (odd number) that also have a red ribbon. These are given to the single ladies after the ceremony and folklore tradition says that, if they put them under their pillow that night, they will dream who they will marry.  


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The tray is on display during the dressings and then is carried to the church by the mother of the bride.


All I need is to arrange the food for the people attenting..


Having this ready makes me feel like I'm so ready! 19 days to go! Yaaayyyyy!

Posted on June 24, 2013 at 10:32 am
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Canooknic
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'Its all Greek' - you're so funny!!

This is all wonderful, 19 days is sooooo soon!!!
Posted on June 24, 2013 at 10:57 am
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Wow! Its been wonderful watching your wedding come together and everything is so close now I'm excited for you!!!

Posted on June 24, 2013 at 1:02 pm
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This is so neat, thanks again for sharing this stuff. I love it!!

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 2:21 am
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I never knew about this tradition! Looks like you did a lovely job!

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 3:54 am
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Thanks ladies! Glad you like this stuf!


Krissie no wonder! The tray is being used in greek-orthodox ceremonies. The rest are Cypriot traditions that go back centuries. The dansing of the thinks in the basket originates from the times that they were puting on display the brides and groom's dowry. Now we do it for keeping the traditions alive and for the fun of it! The songs that play during all of this is also very-very old and the words are very mooving. 

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 4:33 am
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I love reading about your traditions and thank you for sharing all of this with us!! I am so very excited for your wedding and can't wait to see how beautiful everything is going to be.  :-)

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 4:35 am
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Wooop! Thanks for sharing!

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 11:41 am

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