Weddings used to be a more colorful occasion in Koufonissi in the old days.
The matchmakers would set to work and the engagement would follow. Then preparations for the wedding would start.
The bride’s and the groom’s relatives would contribute their products in equal quantities (meat, sweets, traditional sesame and honey bars, dumplings) and would go out and invite people on the wedding day. They would first enlist the musicians, then the best man and woman, and finally the bride and groom and would all enter the church together. The feast lasted for two days. Eight days later the feast was repeated – the occasion being named “anti-wedding.”