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Post time 2011-8-10 13:57:43 |Display all floors

But ..............

Where does the 30,000 go ..............

Why back into the economy for all the people who supply the services ........

And then spend that money which they have earned ..........

Which trickles down even further .........


China is a classic case of a dead economy before opening up ........

As people become well off .........

They spend ........

As they spend it feeds the cycle .........

Ummm ...........

It is called 'Consumerism' ..........

It is how the US initially started to dig itself out of depression in the 1930's ...............

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Post time 2011-8-10 14:01:06 |Display all floors
Originally posted by canada_man at 2011-8-10 13:34

Previously, I married in China. Beautiful marriage, wonderful reception dinner including all family/friends, studio wedding photos, lovely honeymoon in Hainan, grand gift to ...



That may be several years ago. The price is changing, every year.

Also, if I'm not mistaken, you can receive money as gifts in China, right?
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Post time 2011-8-10 14:04:12 |Display all floors
Originally posted by expatter at 2011-8-10 13:57
Where does the 30,000 go ..............

Why back into the economy for all the people who supply the services ........

And then spend that money which they have earned ..........

Which tric ...



Fair enough.

The problem is: the costs are inflated somehow, as does the Chinese economy right now.
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Post time 2011-8-10 14:24:13 |Display all floors
You must be talking the new Chinese middle class at that price, 30k would be very expensive here nevermind China, even in dollars.

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Post time 2011-8-10 14:30:30 |Display all floors
Originally posted by St_George at 2011-8-10 14:24
You must be talking the new Chinese middle class at that price, 30k would be very expensive here nevermind China, even in dollars.
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To my mind that seems a little expensive even for a middle-class wedding .........

But the result is the same  ..........

At a Chinese wedding the guests give the bride and groom 'red-packets' ........

The more guests the more red packets  .........



So in effect the more people you invite and the more 'well-off' they are then the bigger the return at the wedding itself ............

I have turned down many invites from people I barely know .........

I do not like being thought of as another 'red packet' ..............            

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Post time 2011-8-10 15:15:34 |Display all floors
Originally posted by St_George at 2011-8-10 13:49
The average costs for a wedding in China now stands at $30,000


What do they do save up for 10 years or some thing ?   Their average annual salaries are chicken poo.

30,000+ is the exclusive "canned package" marriage. 100% catered. The average Chinese marriage does not cost 30k.
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Post time 2011-8-10 15:19:05 |Display all floors
Originally posted by DanseMacabre at 2011-8-10 14:01



That may be several years ago. The price is changing, every year.

Also, if I'm not mistaken, you can receive money as gifts in China, right?

Good God man!!! Anybody accepts marriage gift money particularly Chinese. Whether money in red envelope or just plain envelope. Red envelopes are used more for Chinese New Year.
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