What really happens at a Big Fat Greek Wedding?

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“Hey Angelo,” people often shout at me in the street, “what really happens at a big fat Greek wedding?”*

“Glad you asked, random stranger,” I always reply with a tip of my hat. “Glad you asked…”**

So, by popular demand, here is my guide to big fat Greek weddings.

The Dressi-

Actually, wait a sec.  Before I begin, let’s get one thing out of the way.

We don’t smash plates.

Seriously.

Sorry to be the one to ‘shatter’ (see what I did there?) that particular illusion, but that’s just how it is.

Anyway, for anyone who has ever wondered, here is a guide to what really happens at a big fat Greek wedding…

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The Dressing Ceremony

This is a very old tradition, although not everyone does it.

In fact I don’t think anybody in Cyprus even bothers with this anymore, let alone anywhere else.

Basically, on the morning of…

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