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Post time 2014-11-20 09:24:42 |Display all floors
One of my best friend is getting married this Sunday. I'm invited to her wedding celebration. They won't expect anything from me but it is a custom in China to give hongbao to the newly weds for best wishes. I would give her 1000 yuan since we are getting so close, and known each other since childhood, been to the same kindergarten, primary school, and high school. Although this is too much for me,  I really wish them for the best. So I'm curious is it the common practice all over the world? What gifts do you give to the newlyweds?

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Post time 2014-11-20 10:33:17 |Display all floors
I am aware that here in China it is more customary to give the financial gift. Amount, which of course would depend on how well and friendly you know the couple. In the UK, it is more customary for the intending married couple to write up a Need, Want or Wish List. Some post  their 'would like list on specialist sites on the internet or at store which would have a specialised department for this. Friends, family and other invited guest's can then view the gift wish list. The item are usually ticked-off or deleted as they are purchased so not too allow two or three [2-3] of the same gifts being purchased, after all who wants 3 kettle or such like. Here in China I have stopped excepting wedding invites, I totally refuse to attend, however my wife may choose. It came to notice that most invitation were coming from people we haven't seen or spoken to for years. Even last week my wife received 2new invites. Both from previous very close friend, however she had not seen or heard from either in 3+ years since they moved away. Previously in the UK I had a wedding Car company for 12 year, so I would on occasion provide the cars and uniformed drivers. Otherwise it would be a selection from the 'Wish List'.

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Post time 2014-11-20 13:01:46 |Display all floors
In my hometown,many people give newlyweds 200yuan if they are not close,but person offer hongbao with money range from 500 to 800yuan if they have a close relationship.As far as I know,every place seems has its different lowest standard,maybe because they have different living level.

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Post time 2014-11-20 14:34:45 |Display all floors
This post was edited by huaren2323 at 2014-11-20 14:36

Celina, as the wedding is this coming Sunday, a quick and effective gift would be something the couple may use everyday such as Bread toaster, or rice cooker. But in order to avoid duplicate gifts then, a Gift Certificate to Department Stores of their liking would be appropriate. Many ABOUT TO BE MARRIED COUPLES POSTS A wedding Web site on the detail so of the occasions or the run up to the occasion such as Bachelor's night or  Ladies Night as well as wedding registry of the gifts their friends are sending are listed on this Registry....but Cash oin addition is always welcomed.

Remember tro ask your friends to write a thank you note and mentioned what he or she received as a courtesy and as a confirmation of items received. I once gave a large amount of cash in a Cashier's cheque to my sister and it was handled by her now husband as common deposit. It was only after 20 years did she finally knew that part of her first savings came from me.

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Post time 2014-11-20 19:13:43 |Display all floors
gift-voucher from large supermarkets ONLY coz i find giving cash is disgusting
some day Jiangsu will rule China

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Post time 2014-11-20 22:30:58 |Display all floors
I always give money. Usually 10 times what I estimate the cost per person of the wedding.
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Post time 2014-11-21 00:33:36 |Display all floors
craig32935 Post time: 2014-11-20 22:30
I always give money. Usually 10 times what I estimate the cost per person of the wedding.

u must be rich  or very rich  or richer then me  
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