When it comes to getting married in Greece, one of the most beloved part of the festivities is to get the marital home prepared for the bride and groom. In the past, this was a gesture made by the friends and family to help make the bride and groom feel welcome in their new home together, and it also gave them the opportunity to bless their marriage with prosperity and fertility, as well as presented them the opportunity to bestow them with gifts. These days, many couples live together before they are married, but this doesn’t stop friends and family from still executing this tradition!
“To Krevati”, or the art of decorating the marital bed, is an offshoot of this. While friends and family get together to prepare the home for the newlywed couple, they take extra care in blessing the marriage by decorating the bed in a special way. Here’s more information about it: