sunnylin01 Post time 2016-10-26 15:08:46

How much money do you give as a wedding gift?

In China, it is a tradition to give a ‘red envelope’ , a monetary gift, at a wedding ceremonies. A woman asking for advice on a local forum about a friend who gave her less money for her wedding than she gave her friend has sparked huge debate on Chinese social media. The unequal gift giving issue has struck a sensitive chord with Chinese netizens.

“I gave 600 yuan [±90 US$] for my friend’s wedding, but my friend only gave me 200 yuan [±30 US$] when I got married.” It is an issue that triggered thousands of comments from Weibo netizens within a few hours after it was posted.

“Am I thinking about this too much?” the woman asked: “Is it everyone’s own business how much they give?” What do you think? If somebody gives you a certain amount, would you give them the same amount back? Is money really that important at a wedding?


St_George Post time 2016-10-26 16:27:33

It's the thought that counts.

parcher Post time 2016-10-26 17:37:42

St_George Post time: 2016-10-26 16:27 static/image/common/back.gif
It's the thought that counts.

It should be but its not...
its the money that counts and nothing else...

parcher Post time 2016-10-26 17:39:34

I now refuse to go to anymore weddings/birthday parties/ dogs 1st anniversary/ goldfish engagements etc......after being insulted a few times over the amount I gave....

manojitpal Post time 2016-10-26 17:48:40

In my opinion it is not necessary to compare what you get in exchange of what you give...kind of narrow minded thinking. Maybe in return of 600 yuan getting 200 yuan is small amount, but financial condition, current circumstances is behind that.

Dracarys Post time 2016-10-26 21:19:32

well. Just look how much your relatives give and you'll know ..

1105852048 Post time 2016-10-27 00:39:04

One should always give what one can afford, in my opinion.
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