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Please advise how much money to give in a Wedding Red Packet

Post by Kate2 » Wed, 23 Mar 2005 3:25 pm

I am to attend a local chinese wedding and are curious - how much money is customary to put in the red envelope for the bride and groom???
The brides parents are distant relatives who I see on a regular basis.
Please help me out as I am new to Singapore.


Post by zZZz » Wed, 23 Mar 2005 3:35 pm

That will hav to depend on WHERE the dinner is. eg, in a 5star hotel, naturally it 'costs' you more, in compare.. eg going to a Hawker Centre...

Also, How much the menu costs that that place.. Say, a meal there for one will cost $100.. so you should at least try to 'foot you own bill' by putting that amount in the red packet.. you know wad i mean?

Gd luck!



Post by Head » Wed, 23 Mar 2005 4:43 pm

About $60 per head, if you're a couple going then perhaps $120. But if the location is Ritz Carlton then it has to be more say about $100 per head.

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Post by Tulip » Wed, 23 Mar 2005 9:01 pm

Where is the dinner going to be held?

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Post by Oceanworld » Thu, 24 Mar 2005 7:55 am

You'll never go wrong with $999 :D

:) $88 or $99 should do it.

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Post by jpatokal » Sat, 26 Mar 2005 1:03 am

Rule of thumb is indeed the cost of the dinner. Figure on S$80-100 for a fancy reception in a fancy hotel (which seems to be pretty much the norm among the Chinese, gotta have face!). Ask anybody else you know who is going, they'll be glad to advise you.

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