What is a good / lucky amount of money to give at a Chinese wedding?
March 2, 2012 9:21 AM Subscribe
I am attending a wedding reception for two casual friends on Saturday. They are both Taiwanese (well Taiwanese but ethnically Chinese if that makes a difference) and I wondered what is a suitable amount of money to give?
posted by Julnyes to Society & Culture (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I usually buy wedding gifts in the 100 dollar range, so would 100 dollars be appropriate? Another friend gave me a pack of red envelopes to use, but should I put in 98 dollars for luck? Does it matter how many actual bills are in the envelope?
The wedding took place at city hall a few months ago and this will be a celebratory dinner at a restaurant in Brooklyn (not a banquet). I will be attending solo and the couple are paying for the meal.
Let me know if any more details are needed.