Everything You Need to Know About Cash Gifts for Weddings

[From: This Bride Wore Wedding Dresses That Are Utterly Romantic / Photo: TAKEARAX]

For Hong Kong, the main mode for gift giving is in the form of cash. Laisees are given in many traditional celebrations and occasions such as in weddings and Chinese New Year, to name a few. Today, we’re going to look into the details of cash gifts for weddings. If you’re still unsure about the Chinese customs for your special day, then it’s about time you read this.


  • How much cash gift should be paid?

From a previous survey, couples said they normally pay HK$50,000 on the average. Keep in mind wedding cash gifts must be in even numbers. For examples, you can pay HK$38,888, HK$68,888, HK$88,888. For more details, you may continue reading this article.


[From: This Couple’s Genuine Love is Undeniably Inspiring / Photo: Daniel Yim]


  • How long in advance should you ask for cash gifts?

Technically, you can ask right after the proposal. Or, another option is for you and your husband-to-be to come up with an overall wedding budget first. Afterwards, you can then estimate how much of the overall budget can be allotted for the cash gift. Couples will usually have a firm wedding plan and budget two to three months after the proposal. This time, when the wedding plan has been made, is the best time to get into the details of the cash gift that the groom will need to pay to the bride’s family during the betrothal ceremony. And don’t forget that before you bring your groom-to-be to to meet your parents, you ask your parents in advance about the amount of cash gift they’re expecting (more or less) so you two can prepare and check if the amount is something you two can afford.


[From: This Bride Donned a Stunning Modern Red Dress for Her Chinese Wedding Ceremony / Photo: StevenC Photography]

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This Couple Met at a Wedding, and Now, They’re Getting Married

Seeing love and happiness is always the highlight of our day. And now, we’re about to reveal a stunning couple with a very endearing story to tell. Ivy and Andrew first met at a common friend’s wedding. They instantly became friends–best friends even–and then fell in love through the years. And now, they’re preparing for their very own wedding! For their engagement shoot taken by StevenC Photography, they chose a very simple theme of classic white and black and a serene location by the beach. Everything was just perfect! See more now.

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Vendor Contracts 101: What You Need to Know

Every time you decide to hire a wedding vendor–photographer, make up artist, florist, planner–you will need to sign a contract and give a down payment. Until this document is signed and the deposit made, your chosen vendor will not secure your wedding day. Your contract is a very important piece of paper; it will be the basis of the service you availed of, down to the last and smallest detail. Therefore, knowing what should go into your vendor contract is vital. Today, we’re listing down all the things you need to remember and do, before affixing your signature on any vendor contract.


[From: A Traditional Wedding Decked with Beautiful Red, White, and Gold Details / Photo: miLa Story]


1) Make sure all the important details are included.

[From: A Garden Wedding With a Beautiful Mustard and Emerald Green Color Palette / Photo: Moonbird Production]

Make sure all the relevant details are included in your contract. These include: event date; event time; name of service, its details, and all inclusions; names of all parties involved in the agreement; the amount to be paid, the deposit amount, and all the other payment schemes and terms; contingency plans (if any), liability clause which states who is liable in case of damages, losses, or other mishaps.


2) If there’s anything not yet finalized, include provision for other future arrangements.

Sometimes you and your vendor will agree to sort other details later on. If this is the case, make sure you have a clause or provision that says which items are to be finalized later on and will be agreed upon in writing. You can make and addendum to the contract once those details have been agreed upon to make.


3) Check if additional details will affect the price.

[From: A Cute Star Ferry Wedding in Hong Kong / Photo: Terralogical]

Be sure as well to clarify with your vendor if additional loose details that have yet to be agreed upon will affect the overall cost of the service. If it will you might want to decide BEFORE signing to secure the cost.

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Tones of Soft Blush Made This Wedding Exceptionally Dreamy

One fine day, on an overlooking terrace decked with beautiful blush flowers, Nicole and Kenny joined hands and said “I do,” starting off their journey as man and wife. It was definitely a day to remember. For one, the bride was utterly radiant in her gown, simple yet elegant in every way. The bridesmaids that surrounded her were in the same soft blush palette and the rest of the wedding details turned Repulse Bay into a dreamy setting–the kind that will have you on cloud nine! MC Photography and AP studio gifted us with such a beautiful wedding that we’re so excited to share it with you. Please do scroll on and enjoy!

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