Greek Brides?? Back
Olgaki Posted: Mar 25, 2003 11:42 PM+
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Greek Brides??

I'm getting married in Sept 2004 - but my FMIL is going down to Greece on Sunday - is there anything I should DEFINETLY have her bring back from Greece for the wedding??? I don't know when the next relative will be going down. Any ideas?
deby Posted: Mar 26, 2003 12:59 AM+
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I was the koumpara for a wedding in Greece last year... from what I remember, Greece has great-and cheaper-koufeta (candy-covered almonds), the stefana (crowns) are also great and there's a better selection there, and they have nice display cases for you to put your stefana and/or bouquet after the wedding. I dont know how much you trust their taste for the stefana and the case...

I'll let you know if I think of anything else.

By the way, have you chosen a greek band yet? any suggestions?
Olgaki Posted: Mar 26, 2003 10:20 AM+
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thanks! I've gotton some suggestions from The Knot.com - this is what she gave me
hi olga,
yes, they are all greek bands..........
i have the remaining phone #'s at home and will get them tonight.

the band that i chose - Somethin' Special is really good. they only
advertise by word of mouth, and they are excellent. their american is
awesome, and their greek is awesome.........they are a little pricey though
- they are in the $5K range. their repertoire is limitless (i have their
song lists - american and greek - and they have tons). if you call, speak to
Horatio and tell him that you are a friend of Harriet's (my wedding is
October 11, 2003).

the trouble that i find with greek bands is that their american singing is
terrible.
i saw VIPS at my friends wedding and didn't like them at all. ever since
their lead singer died 3 years ago, they have gone downhill.

alpha is a good band. they do both greek and american well. they were booked
for my wedding.

acoustics i'm not a big fan of. they are too 'rock and roll' for me. i was
looking for something more traditional and not too dj-ish.

also, mylos entertainment i hear is good, but they don't sing in american.
this is olympia and her husband savva. they actually live 2 blocks from me.
they provide you with a dj who takes over when there is no greek singing. i
wanted a live band for the american.

the trojans are old style, and their american music is limited. they cannot
do many songs.

there is also a group called grigoris maninakis and the microcosmos
orchestra (they just did my friend's wedding). they too, don't do american
very well.

stan wiest is an american band that hires out greek - he is extremely a
professional band - he too was booked for my wedding. he does big events
like the hellenic times dinner dance, etc. he is pricey.

there's a group called the caleps - they are really, really good. they are
an italian band, but have done many greek weddings. they are very pricey -
about $8K.

keep in mind though, music is a matter of taste. i'm extremely picky when it
comes to greek bands. there are few that are really good. it's a tough
decision to make. it's also what you envisioned seeing.

i can only give you my opinion.
hope this helps.

--harriet
deby Posted: Mar 26, 2003 11:47 AM+
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Thanks!


Oh, by the way, Greece has great (and cheaper) silver stuff also, like silverware, favors, cake cutters, and stuff for your house. - - I dont know if the prices are as good now with the Euro...
Olgaki Posted: Mar 26, 2003 11:58 AM+
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Hrmm cake cutters and that stuff may be a good idea... I'm definitly looking into that =))
junebride04 Posted: Mar 27, 2003 04:08 PM+
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Hi Olgaki! I'm a greek bride too. Have you check out Powerstation for your band. That's who I am having at my wedding. You should def. get stefana and stefanothikes from Greece. They have a much nicer and wider selection. If you need any help let me know!!
LnP2003 Posted: Mar 27, 2003 06:47 PM+
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Hi Olga.... another Greeky here.... anyway - I would definitely ask her to pick up your stefana in Greece... only thing is - you don't have a choice then... Why don't you take a ride to Steinway and go do a run on them yourself.... FH and I did & it worked out best for us doing it that way since we were able to pick out stefana that we both liked!

P.S. For the koufeta - why don't you just go to a Bakaliko and get them when it gets closer to the wedding?
Olgaki Posted: Mar 27, 2003 10:00 PM+
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That's what I'm thinking of doing actually. PAPASTEFANOU IS BOOKED FOR MY DAYYYYY =((( Don't remind me =(( I'm thinking of the Acoustics - heard anything good about them??
junebride04 Posted: Mar 27, 2003 10:14 PM+
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He's booked already for your day??? WOW!!!!!!!!! and I thought I booked him early.
Olgaki Posted: Mar 27, 2003 11:21 PM+
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HIS COUSIN BOOKED HIM grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
junebride04 Posted: Mar 28, 2003 03:50 PM+
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What church are you getting married at?
Olgaki Posted: Mar 28, 2003 05:36 PM+
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St. nicks - u guys???
junebride04 Posted: Mar 28, 2003 05:56 PM+
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st. demetrios in merrick
Olgaki Posted: Mar 28, 2003 06:28 PM+
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It's so pretty there!!!! How is the whole greek wedding planning going - I feel planning these things take so much time!!!
deby Posted: Mar 28, 2003 06:29 PM+
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Olgaki Posted: Mar 28, 2003 06:34 PM+
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Hey Deby - where are you having your reception? My cousin might soon be getting married at st. D's and is wonder how far is the outer limit for having her wedding.
deby Posted: Mar 28, 2003 06:43 PM+
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Olgaki Posted: Mar 28, 2003 07:13 PM+
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Ok I'm the first bride of the day - but the church books weddings an hour and a half at a time. What are you doing about church decorations? Did you talk to the other person getting married that day to split costs or something?? Or is it correct etiquette to talk to the other bride of the day?
deby Posted: Mar 28, 2003 07:18 PM+
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I havent been to the florist yet so I have no clue how the church is even supposed to be decorated.

To be honest, I didn't know that you can share the church flowers until I read it on the boards a few days ago. I am not really sure. It would be great if I could do that, assuming the girl before and/or after does not have cheezy taste-- I might give the lady at the church my phone number and ask her to tell the other girls to call me if they're interested in sharing. That way I wont put anyone on the spot. What are you going to do?
Olgaki Posted: Mar 28, 2003 09:09 PM+
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NO IDEA!!! Someone else who got married at St. Nicks told me that the church says its up to US to find the person and talk to them - they don't get involved! UGHH CHURCH LADIES. I'm going to mention it - I'm sure she hates me cause I'm before her and might cause her to be late (the priest I asked to come is known to be constantly late!) but ugh.. LET ME KNOW!!!
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