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Q: Wedding Gift etiquette ...

I haven't been to many weddings, and never been to one in China, so I thought  would throw this topic out there for discussion.  One of my Best Friends is getting married and I want to get her a gift.  What do u guys think of the standard 红包 ?  This is what I'm thinking of.....   Hong bao for ¥888.

It's not really a Chinese Wedding though,,,,  they are getting hitched in England, but she is Chinese, and I'm friends with her,,,, not him,,,   sooooooo,,, I was thinking Hong bao.....   what do u guys think?

 

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I'd go with the Hongbao. When you stick to tradition you can't go too far wrong I reckon and anyway, these days people seem to prefer money over a new toaster or sheets for the bed or whatever cos let's face it, not many newly weds are setting up a home for the first time now.

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I'd go with the Hongbao. When you stick to tradition you can't go too far wrong I reckon and anyway, these days people seem to prefer money over a new toaster or sheets for the bed or whatever cos let's face it, not many newly weds are setting up a home for the first time now.

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Lpl sadly im on my way back in September for my wifes nephews wedding...any luck i don't get a visa

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It took me a few minutes to see the humor in photo. Getting dense as I get older. Anyway, about 5 years back I went to my best buddy's wedding in China and just gave the Hongbao. I forgot how much I gave - maybe 2000. I was best man so it involved a lot of toasting and baijiu drinking. Don't remember much after that.

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I would get them a dog or a cat. An actaul dog or a cat. Not a toy.

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A: Going to HK would be the best bet I reckon, especially if you were loo
A:Going to HK would be the best bet I reckon, especially if you were looking for a church wedding. Chinese weddings are pretty grim IMO - you go to a barren govt dept with souless officials and navigate red tape so some guy can give you a red stamp and a marriage book. You get expensive pictures taken of you both posing in places you'd never go to in everyday life that is somehow supposed to represent your wedding, then a while later it's off to a restaurant where a game show host kind of guy makes sure it's as tacky as possible while the guests eat as fast as they can so they can leave as soon as they finish eating and gave you money. Hell, I'd go to Thailand or the Philippines and get married in Paradise.   -- Stiggs