by Lily Macrakis
Although weddings in Crete are less elaborate than they once were, much
of the tradition is still maintained." Thus for the families involved,
the marriage negotiations have the quality of participation in a kind
of ritualized contest " where boy meets girl, intermediaries get involved,
marriage contracts are drawn,
courtship and engagement follow, and finally the wedding
ceremony takes place.. ......
In Crete in earlier generations.......
Once information is at hand....
After the first pleasantries...
the main parts of the marriage contract are agreed on....
see more in the guide book !