This is a discussion on how much for wedding hong baos? within the Home Life, Relationships & Finance forum, part of the You and Your Family category; my hubby have been invited to a wedding by a chinese friend of his. he was told that hong bao ...
my hubby have been invited to a wedding by a chinese friend of his. he was told that hong bao content have to be at least $80. can anyone give me a rough idea whats the minimum amount to be given and how much do you normally give at chinese weddings? any difference in amount wether wedding is held at hotel or restaurant? we havent decided on going cos being muslims we might have certain issues with the food.
if you dont't want to be shortchanged, best is to call up the rstn and ask how much is per table then divide by no. of pax sitting @ the table and you know how much is the per head cost then you just give equivalent or slightly more.
but if you are not attending the dinner than its actually okay to give slightly lesser since you are not consuming the food. but of course if your husband is quite friend with the couple then its alright to give more.
Depending on how well I know the couple.
If acquaintances I will give $80. Think that's the bare min. For very good friend I will give up to $200.
As for food, usually if the couple invite muslims for chinese dinner, they should cater for their halal requirements. That's what I did for my muslim guests at my wedding dinner. They were still seated with other chinese friends just that they had specially catered for halal food.
For me, it really depends on how close the friend is and location. Minimum I will at least give $68. Maximum I gave before for good friend was $288.
Yes like what diymummy mentions, the couple invites you sure will arrange for halal foods for you all. For me, i also will note down how much my friends give me then will give maybe $10-20 more back to them For Restaurants, i give about ($60-80), for Hotels ($80-120) Depends how well i know the couple.
i will normally give $60 for restaurants, $80 (3star), $90 (4star) $100 (5star) for hotels haha~~~ For best friends/buddies will be different rate
for restaurant, i will give 60-100 bucks, hotel 80 - 120 bucks.. depending which hotel/restaurant and hw close we are.. if super close friend, of cos will give more than the above mentioned amount
I guess it depends on the location & how close you are to the person.
But I will always make sure to give at least enough to cover their cost otherwise quite paiseh.
The amount I give is based on how close I am with the couple. Minimum is $80 onwards.
But yup it's true that some resturants although not very new, but they have wedding dinner menus that are like $800 or more per table. Of course the dishes offered will be of more expensive items as compared to a table in a hotel that is $800 per table.
thanks all mummies. at least now i can suggest to my hubby how much to put in the red packet. since the amount is per pax, i guess i wont be going even if my hubby decides to go. can save money.. hee.. cheers everyone!
how much to bao for own siblings?
for, e.g if per pax for these special guest is $80, and the cost per table for usual guest is $800 per table, and have 3 special guests, then the couple have to pay $800 plus ($3x $80) = $1040 for the 10 guests per table.
so acutally it is an honour for botht he couple and the special guest when the couple invite them as they pay for them
For chinese, if they have invited both you and your spouse, even if one turn up, you still have to pack red packet for 2 pax. BUT, usually when chinese couple do invitation, they will usually ask you whether you can make it. If you are avail then they will extend the invite o you, else they won't. So when they ask you, must inform if both of you are gg or only yourself.
Just my 2 cts worth. All about the chinese wedding i kow.. not sure about Indians and malays' wedding.. hehe...
Any sharing on this ?
hmm, usually also depends on your afforadability and how much 'xin' you have for that sibling of urs.
My bro gave me $500.. hehe..
I'm pretty close to my bro. So if he gets married, I'll give him $1k if I can afford it.
My bro younger than me so he didn't need to give me red pkt for my wedding.