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Advice on wedding

Post by Asdracles » Mon, 28 May 2007 3:08 pm

Hi everybody. I have been invited to a lunch wedding, and as quite new in this side of the world, dont know anything about traditions and costumes on weddings here.

As the lunch is in one of best singaporean hotels, I can guess that dress code should be suit. Usually tie too?

What about presents? What is usual to bring there? Any other suggestion/advice?

I have still not all the information about the invitation, but I dont want to wait until last minute for preparatives, lol.

Thanks in advance: Alberto
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Post by riversandlakes » Mon, 28 May 2007 3:14 pm

Chinese wedding? afaik, no presents, but angpow. amount ranges, depending on how well you know the couple.

suit is fine with or without tie. you want to be on-time, but be prepared for it to miss by 1+ hour hehe

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Angpow?

Post by Asdracles » Mon, 28 May 2007 3:45 pm

I can guess thats money. Amount? The man is my boss (only for the 2.5 months Im here) and I have never seen the girl before.....

I will try to get more information about that from my colleagues. Thanks anyway

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Post by riversandlakes » Mon, 28 May 2007 4:06 pm

WAHAHA your boss? Then $50 will do it. I've done that to all marrying bosses.

They know how much you are paid and that's a good time to send the 'i need more pay' message. Seriously.
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Post by ScoobyDoes » Mon, 28 May 2007 4:19 pm

Asdracles wrote:I can guess thats money. Amount? The man is my boss (only for the 2.5 months Im here) and I have never seen the girl before.....
Angpow is the Red Envelope (with money inside) required for all special occassions. Handed over to either the reception counter of the wedding or to the happy couple themselves.

But confirm we are talking about a Chinese wedding?

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Post by sq009 » Thu, 31 May 2007 2:42 am

Haha just pack a $50 in, they won't open it up on the spot unless they have a recording system. Then your future paychecks will depend on that ang pow alone. hahaha.
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Re: Angpow?

Post by Asian_Geekette » Thu, 31 May 2007 4:05 pm

ScoobyDoes wrote:
Asdracles wrote:I can guess thats money. Amount? The man is my boss (only for the 2.5 months Im here) and I have never seen the girl before.....
Angpow is the Red Envelope (with money inside) required for all special occassions. Handed over to either the reception counter of the wedding or to the happy couple themselves.

But confirm we are talking about a Chinese wedding?
Asdracles,

You can get the red envelopes almost everywhere in Chinatown.

Heed the advise of the others here. Just put in 50 SGD. :wink:
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 31 May 2007 4:37 pm

The banks usually give away packets of 10 envelopes if you just ask them (gold packets also can). Fifty is usually a safe bet.
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Re: Advice on wedding

Post by jpatokal » Fri, 01 Jun 2007 8:35 pm

Asdracles wrote:As the lunch is in one of best singaporean hotels, I can guess that dress code should be suit. Usually tie too?
I wouldn't bother with a jacket or tie (not that either will hurt, mind you), just a nice long-sleeved collared shirt and a good pair of pants. Don't wear white (=death), but any other color will do, with red (=luck, happiness) being especially good.

It's par for course to show up an hour late. And skip breakfast: Chinese wedding receptions consist of eating, eating and eating some more :shock: Fun the first time around, rather less so the tenth time you're invited to one...
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Post by huggybear » Sat, 02 Jun 2007 12:00 pm

everyone looks forward more to the banquet then for the actual wedding (unless you're family of course).

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Colours code...

Post by Asdracles » Mon, 04 Jun 2007 3:51 pm

Some people has told me that colours code is not so important nowadays. Some work colleagues told me about dont worry about wearing a mainly white shirt.

So I think its not a problem? Will follow the advice of the red perhaps with the tie, but can you advice me about the shirt?

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Re: Colours code...

Post by ScoobyDoes » Mon, 04 Jun 2007 9:21 pm

Asdracles wrote:Some people has told me that colours code is not so important nowadays. Some work colleagues told me about dont worry about wearing a mainly white shirt.

So I think its not a problem? Will follow the advice of the red perhaps with the tie, but can you advice me about the shirt?
I would agree with you colleagues. If it were really a problem you wouldn't see the brides wearing a western style white dress at their own wedding, which of course they do....... and that usually follows on to the dinner, for a while as well.

Most of the old traditions are not followed anymore to such an extent the younger generation probably don't know half of them, like don't buy shoes at Chinese New Year.

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Thanks!!

Post by Asdracles » Wed, 06 Jun 2007 2:07 pm

Thanks for your help and suggestions!! Cant wait until Saturday!

Thanks: Alberto

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