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Re: Wedding Hong Bao guidelines 2018

Postby Singaporeexpat2018 » Wed, 05 Sep 2018 9:11 am

Weddings in Australia about a third of guests give zero nada zilch. How bad is that!!!

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Re: Wedding Hong Bao guidelines 2018

Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 05 Sep 2018 9:28 am

Singaporeexpat2018 wrote:Weddings in Australia about a third of guests give zero nada zilch. How bad is that!!!


Since when is it compulsory for guests to give money when invited to a wedding? That is what's bad.

Due to a previous engagement, which I shall make as soon as possible, I shall be unable to attend your wedding and be shaken down for cash.

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Re: Wedding Hong Bao guidelines 2018

Postby bgd » Wed, 05 Sep 2018 12:11 pm

Interesting story about a bride who called off the wedding and dumped the groom because guests wouldn't cough up enough to 'fund' her special day.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... ssues.html

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Re: Wedding Hong Bao guidelines 2018

Postby Barnsley » Wed, 05 Sep 2018 4:25 pm

Singaporeexpat2018 wrote:Weddings in Australia about a third of guests give zero nada zilch. How bad is that!!!


Wouldn't they usually just buy a gift from the designated list of gifts that the couple want?

Who really rocks up to a wedding with a wad of notes to pass to the bride and groom?
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Wedding Hong Bao guidelines 2018

Postby BBCDoc » Wed, 05 Sep 2018 11:16 pm

The Japanese do a similar thing. In fact, at reception, they open up the Ang Bao (Japanese equivalent), count the cash and write the amount down in an official record book.

What happens later is that each contributing guest then receives a return gift, of approximate value 50% original amount.

This was what happened at my wedding many moons ago.

At least in SG they don’t count and write it down in front of you...

What gets my goat though, is the way some guests turn up in jeans and T-shirts, especially in Hong Kong...


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Re: Wedding Hong Bao guidelines 2018

Postby BBCDoc » Wed, 05 Sep 2018 11:19 pm

bgd wrote:Interesting story about a bride who called off the wedding and dumped the groom because guests wouldn't cough up enough to 'fund' her special day.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... ssues.html


That was a helluva story


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Re: Wedding Hong Bao guidelines 2018

Postby TWeeZY » Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:36 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
Singaporeexpat2018 wrote:Weddings in Australia about a third of guests give zero nada zilch. How bad is that!!!


Since when is it compulsory for guests to give money when invited to a wedding? That is what's bad.

Due to a previous engagement, which I shall make as soon as possible, I shall be unable to attend your wedding and be shaken down for cash.


I do not think is compulsory but everybody does it so it became pretty much of a norm?

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Re: Wedding Hong Bao guidelines 2018

Postby sapphiresoul » Sun, 28 Oct 2018 10:56 am

We usually gauge by the hotel per pax average


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