If you are Greek and have seen the film you will know that as comical and as over exaggerated as it may seem, the film was actually scarily accurate!!
380 were invited to my first marriage in 1993 and that was considered a small wedding at the time with the average wedding being around 600 people! How is that even possible?!?!?! Parents and Grandparents would invite anyone and everyone. Literally! From close friends and family, to Maria who they only say hello to every Sunday in Church or Tasos the local butcher!
Announcing to my Greek family that I was getting a divorce several years later is another story for another day!
I remember my mother’s first words to me were ‘Oh no.....What will people think?’
(Thanks for the moral support mum!)