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Re: Wedding Protocol

Postby Baggieboy » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:04 pm

Thanks once again. We actually asked the father of the groom whether money was still pinned and he said yes - but we'll plan for both options.

Also, thanks for the information re. the koumbaro/koumera system. Really wouldn't have known about this so very grateful for the info.

Really looking forward to seeing the new year in Paralimni too!
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Re: Wedding Protocol

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:36 am

Baggieboy wrote:Good afternoon all,

We are honoured to have been invited to a Cypriot wedding in December and we want to ensure that we observe all traditions properly.

Could anyone provide advice, tips etc - especifically the gift. It is a traditional wedding apparently, with the money pinned to the dress, so could I ask what would be seen as a "correct" amount to give.

We're genuinely touched to have been invited and would not want to offend our Cypriot friends.

Thanks in anticipation,

Richie.


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Re: Wedding Protocol

Postby Baggieboy » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:48 am

Lol! - good tip!
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Re: Wedding Protocol

Postby B25 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:06 am

Baggieboy wrote:Lol! - good tip!

Unless she is smoking hot :D :D
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Re: Wedding Protocol

Postby yialousa1971 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:10 pm

Get Real! wrote:
bill cobbett wrote:Yes, would go along with the above very sound advise (apart from GR's, who is obviously a skinflint)...

:lol:

A wedding in the UK would probably have 200 guests max but a wedding in Cyprus could have between 1,000 and 5,000 people (mine had about 2,000) so guests don’t gift as high as they would in the UK because most are not relatives.

I kid you not but we even got 4-5 anonymous envelopes that contained wrapped up toilet paper! Probably from old age pensioners who couldn’t afford anything. :lol:


I thought you might of needed it to wipe your bum. :wink:
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Re: Wedding Protocol

Postby Get Real! » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:42 am

yialousa1971 wrote:
Get Real! wrote:I kid you not but we even got 4-5 anonymous envelopes that contained wrapped up toilet paper! Probably from old age pensioners who couldn’t afford anything. :lol:

I thought you might of needed it to wipe your bum. :wink:

I’ve already used them but if you need to go I’ll give you the envelopes! 8)
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Re: Wedding Protocol

Postby bill cobbett » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:48 am

Get Real! wrote:
yialousa1971 wrote:
Get Real! wrote:I kid you not but we even got 4-5 anonymous envelopes that contained wrapped up toilet paper! Probably from old age pensioners who couldn’t afford anything. :lol:

I thought you might of needed it to wipe your bum. :wink:

I’ve already used them but if you need to go I’ll give you the envelopes! 8)


:D ... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Wedding Protocol

Postby Kankouros » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:15 pm

Lol!! Yea it happened to me this fat gypsy lady and her kids came trying to steal the loukoumia.
We found an envelope with expired lottery tickets from 2 years prior. we guessed it was them.

It brought us so much laughter it was amazing
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