My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – Best way to pick your ‘Padrinos’ and ‘Madrinas’

AA58_FP_00529R_CROP With the upcoming release of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 on March 25, we started thinking about family, traditions and wedding! Weddings are always fun and sentimental, but nonetheless a PARTY!! Just like the Portokalos family, we Hispanics like to get down when it comes to weddings or any family celebration and one tradition we have is madrinas and padrinos. To celebrate the release of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, below you will find a few ways to choose your madrina and padrino for any major event in your life along with a list of roles typically filled by padrinos and madrinas.

  1. Choose your godparents – They’re already a major part of your life, why not continue the journey together.
  2. Ask a close family friend – Someone who is near and dear to your family and is part of the family is a great way to keep the connection alive.
  3. Someone you look up to – Choose a mentor, teacher or family advisor who will help you along the way.


There are various roles and responsibilities for a Madrina and Padrino. Here are a few:

Wedding, Church, Lazo, Cojines, Bible and Rosary, rings, cake, and flowers.



BW2_1SHT_FRM_1221_RGB_1_WEB  Synopsis

Gold Circle Entertainment and HBO present a Playtone production of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, the long-awaited follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time.  Written by Academy Award® nominee Nia Vardalos, who stars alongside the entire returning cast of favorites, the film reveals a Portokalos family secret that will bring the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.

Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee, Waking Ned Devine) directs the next chapter of the film that will be once again produced by Rita Wilson and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman.  Paul Brooks and Steve Shareshian return to executive produce alongside Vardalos and Scott Niemeyer.  Universal Pictures will distribute the comedy domestically and in select international territories.

AA58_D028_00228R_WEB Genre: Comedy

Cast: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Gia Carides, Joey Fatone, Elena Kampouris, Alex Wolff, Louis Mandylor, Bess Meisler, Bruce Gray, Fiona Reid, Ian Gomez, Jayne Eastwood, Mark

Margolis, Andrea Martin, Michael Constantine

Directed by: Kirk Jones

Screenplay by: Nia Vardalos

Produced by: Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Gary Goetzman

Executive Producers: Paul Brooks, Scott Niemeyer, Steve Shareshian, Nia Vardalos

Have a date night on March 25th, don’t forget to share and follow along using the hashtag #MyBigFatGreekWedding2.


Have you ever been a Madrina or Pardrino to a wedding? What was your role?

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