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Wedding Hong Bao guidelines 2018

Posted: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 4:34 pm
by the lynx
Bumping up this thread to stash this helpful link here: http://www.weddingangbao.com/

Very handy. Especially now that I've been getting more and more wedding invitations of late...

Posted: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 4:45 pm
by JR8
the lynx wrote: Very handy. Especially now that I've been getting more and more wedding invitations of late...



Ahh..... feeling the pressure yet sister?

Hey.... how meny husber you allow ah

Queue oso can issit?


;;;

Posted: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 5:10 pm
by the lynx
JR8 wrote:
the lynx wrote: Very handy. Especially now that I've been getting more and more wedding invitations of late...



Ahh..... feeling the pressure yet sister?

Hey.... how meny husber you allow ah

Queue oso can issit?


;;;
I'm afraid you'd still need to get a voucher while you're queueing.

:devil:

Posted: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 5:16 pm
by sundaymorningstaple
Hey Lynx! Excellent find! Been looking for something like that for a while. Ta.

Posted: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 5:18 pm
by sundaymorningstaple
the lynx wrote:
JR8 wrote:
the lynx wrote: Very handy. Especially now that I've been getting more and more wedding invitations of late...



Ahh..... feeling the pressure yet sister?

Hey.... how meny husber you allow ah

Queue oso can issit?


;;;
I'm afraid you'd still need to get a voucher while you're queueing.

:devil:



Probably a lot of truth in that! ;-)

Posted: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 5:22 pm
by the lynx
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Hey Lynx! Excellent find! Been looking for something like that for a while. Ta.
Should make this a sticky. They even have rates for every type of wedding imaginable. I mean EVERYTHING!

Posted: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 5:47 pm
by sundaymorningstaple
Done. Excellent idea. :cool:

Also gonna add it to my 'links' page! :wink:

Posted: Tue, 09 Jul 2013 4:57 pm
by the lynx
Bad, bad bride!

In Huffington Post last week:
Last weekend I attended a wedding of a not-close friend with my boyfriend and as a gift we gave $100 cash. This was generous considering my financial situation. I just finished university with $40,000 in student loans, and have only found part time (12-18 hrs per week) minimum wage work. I gave as much as I could and attended to show my support.
Today I received a rude and condescending message from the bride via Facebook messenger: "Hi Tanya, how are you? I just want to know is there any reason or dissatisfaction of Mike's and I wedding that both you and Phil gave 50$ each? In terms of the amount we got from you both was very unexpected as a result we were very much short on paying off the reception because just for the cocktail + reception alone the plate per person is 200$ (as per a normal wedding range with open bar is about) and Mike and I both have already paid for everything else including decor, photography, attire etc and didn't expect we had to cover that huge amount for reception as well. As I know you both live together and work, so I did not see any reason for that amount, when it comes to your wedding hopefully you'll know what I mean. I hope for the best as from what we receive is what we will give back. Anyways, good luck on everything." [all sic]

It's infuriating that she had the nerve to make assumptions about my finances, and assume that I or my boyfriend had an extra $400 lying around. Those $100 were hard-earned and she didn't show an ounce of gratitude for what she did receive. That money didn't grow on a tree. If she had a minimum gift requirement, she should have specified it...or asked everyone for income statements before inviting them.
More laughs in the comments here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/0 ... 35780.html

Posted: Tue, 09 Jul 2013 5:43 pm
by sundaymorningstaple
Defo the bride from hell! I feel sorry for her husband. But some are very correct in their statements. People have lost sight in what the reception is supposed to be. If you cannot afford it, don't do it.

Re: Wedding Hong Bao guidelines 2013

Posted: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 2:34 pm
by ray88
the lynx wrote:Bumping up this thread to stash this helpful link here: http://www.weddingangbao.com/

Very handy. Especially now that I've been getting more and more wedding invitations of late...
Wonderful link!
Thanks

Posted: Fri, 30 Aug 2013 5:06 pm
by the lynx
If only someone can come up with the guideline for funeral money (also known as "white gold" or "bai jing" in Chinese)...

Posted: Fri, 06 Sep 2013 8:30 am
by OrchardWarrior
wouldnt white gold be bai jin, not bai jing in Mandarin?

Posted: Fri, 06 Sep 2013 8:51 am
by the lynx
OrchardWarrior wrote:wouldnt white gold be bai jin, not bai jing in Mandarin?
Whatever, Chinese is not my main language and I fail to see the difference with or without the 'g'. Probably those with sharp ears to the pinyin would know.

Posted: Fri, 06 Sep 2013 5:22 pm
by sundaymorningstaple
Now we got a pinyin spelling nazi as well. :lol:

Posted: Sat, 07 Sep 2013 8:59 pm
by the lynx
Should drag in zzm9980. He's got ears for those :P