Chinese Wedding Traditions: How Much Cash Gift Should Be Given in a Hong Kong Wedding?

Part of the Chinese wedding traditions is the giving of the cash gift (Pin Jin) by the groom to the bride’s family. This is a groom’s gift to the bride’s parents and a symbolism of his gratitude to them for taking care of her, raising her, and extending their blessing for him to take her away and make her a part of his family. Today, we’re going to take a closer look into this tradition. In case you still haven’t spoken to your husband-to-be on the matter, reading this will be of much help to you. And if you already have, it’s good to find out how else you can work on the negotiations alongside both your families.

[Top: From Burgundy and Mint Wedding at Repulse Bay / Photo: History Studio , Bottom: From Cozy Rooftop Wedding in Hong Kong / Photo: Patrick Photography]


What amount should be given as cash gift?

There is no standard amount that is required or expected for the cash gift. Its amounts in Hong Kong Weddings can range from four to six digits. Common practice, however, is for both the bride’s and groom’s families to sit down and discuss the amount. This is the time for the bride and groom to also explain their plans after the wedding–they may want to buy property, start a family right away, or invest in a business. All these plans are taken into consideration when determining the final cash gift amount. When both families come to terms and are pleased with the negotiated amount, then the final price for the cash gift is set.

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Gorgeous Outdoor Garden Wedding Venues in Hong Kong, Part 2

Because garden weddings are way too lovely, and we want to help you find the perfect garden wedding venue in Hong Kong, we have an updated list of sites you can consider for your special day. We released our first list of garden venues, a while back and we decided it was time to add more stunning places to the list. So get your pens and paper ready, it’s time to scout venues right now.


(1) Amour

  • Capacity: 120 seats outdoor, 180 seats indoor
  • Menu Options: Chinese Banquet, Western Buffet, Cocktails and Civil Celebrants of Marriages
  • Minimum Charge*:
    Lunch (Chinese or Western) – HK$ 48,000 weekdays, HK$ 68,000 weekends and holidays
    Dinner (Chinese or Western) – HK$ 88,000 weekdays, HK$ 108,000 weekends and holidays
    Cocktail (2 hours, 50 pax) – HK$ 23,800 weekdays, HK$ 33,800 weekends and holidays
    Civil Celebrants – HK$ 9,800, weekdays, HK$ 13,800 weekends and holidays
  • Alternative Option in Case of Rain: Indoor and second floor will be use for such cases.
  • Address: 147, Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong
  • Website:


(2) Le Méridien Cyberport


(3) Roof Garden at Greater China Club

  • Capacity: 150 wedding ceremony, 250 cocktail reception
  • Menu Options: Wedding Ceremony Cocktails
  • Minimum Charge: HK$ 25,000 for 50 pax, ceremony and cocktails only
  • Alternative Option in Case of Rain: Guests can rent our Jazz Lounge as a backup venue, but this will be subject to additional charges.
  • Address: Greater China Club, Unit A, 10/F, D2 Place One, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon
  • Website:


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B Magazine is Out Now! Here’s a Sneak Peek of What’s Inside

You’ve seen bits and pieces of it. You’ve been anticipating its arrival. The wait is over! B Magazine is out now! You’ve probably been wondering what’s in our maiden publication. Wonder no more because here’s a sneak peek of what’s inside B Magazine.

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12 Wedding Tasks You Can Delegate to Your Family and Friends

On your wedding day, your only task should be to look good, feel fabulous, and prepare to marry the love of your life. And in order to do this successfully, leave the nitty gritty wedding details to your wedding planner or your family members! YES, that’s right, if you don’t have a coordinator, worry not! You can always turn to your family and friends for help. Here are some tasks and responsibilities to your family and friends.

[From: A Delightful Wedding with Hints of Pink at Béthanie Chapel / Photo: Patrick Photography]


(1) Ensuring the Wedding Day Checklist is Complete

Of course you can do this on your own. But just to be 100% sure, ask another person to double (and even triple) check your wedding day checklist. You want to make sure you’ve packed everything you need for your Big Day!


(2) Ceremony Readings

Ask a family member or friend to do the readings during the ceremony. You can provide him or her a copy beforehand so that he or she can prepare accordingly.

[From: Meet Me at the Cathedral / Photo: History Studio]


(3) Confetti Throwing

Let your friends take care of throwing confetti when you exit the ceremony venue or upon entering the reception venue. This task is extra fun, they’ll love it.

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The Most Memorable Celebrity Engagement Rings of All Time

Celebrity engagements are probably one of the most talked about events in the Hollywood. We’re kind of obsessed to know the details of the proposal especially the stunning engagement rings of our favorite stars. You can always expect the biggest, brightest, and most exquisite rocks in their left ring fingers. These gorgeous gems are absolutely show-stoppers and swoon-worthy sparklers. So let’s take a look back and indulge ourselves in the most memorable celebrity engagement rings of all time that definitely stole our hearts!


1. Paris Hilton & Chris Zylka

Paris and Chris got engaged during their romantic ski trip weekend getaway in Apsen, Colorado. Her blinding huge teardrop-shaped diamond ring is as extravagant as the heiress herself. Who wouldn’t be thrilled wearing a 20-carat diamond ring worth $2 million?

2. Prince Harry & Meghan Markle

The royal enthusiasts are so ecstatic when Prince Harry and American actress Meghan finally announced their engagement. The Prince personally designed the stunning yellow gold ring (the actress’ favorite color) inspired by his African love. It was made of a huge diamond stone that came from Botsawana, a country close to his heart, and two diamonds from Princess Diana’s jewellery collection to make sure his mother is always with them as they take this new journey. Such a sweet and thoughtful lad!


3. Miranda Kerr & Evan Spiegel

Snapchat co-founder Evan and supermodel Miranda got engaged after a year of dating. He gave her a gorgeous ring with a round diamond flanked by tapered baguettes. A sleek and modern piece perfect for a former Victoria Secret’s Angel.

4. Pippa Middleton & James Matthews

Pippa and James’ love story is all about perfect timing and patiently waiting. After a decade, the hedge fund millionaire proposed to the Duchess of Cambridge old sister and gave her an art deco engagement ring with a 3-carat Asscher-cut diamond at its center. Indeed, the long wait is all worth it for these two!


5. Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

Although, sadly, Brad and Angelina’s union has come to an end, their love story is truly remarkable including the actress’ engagement ring. The actor gave her an impressive rectangular diamond ring cut with more than 16 carats and is approximately worth $250,000.

6. Lady Gaga & Taylor Kinney

Even after Lady Gaga and Taylor called off their engagement, we still couldn’t help but fall in love with her custom made Lorraine Schwartz sparkler given by her ex-fiancé. Isn’t this huge heart-shaped diamond ring too pretty?


7. Prince Charles & Princess Diana

Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana became engaged in 1981 but got divorced in 1996. Her engagement ring consists of 14 solitaire diamonds surrounding a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18-carat white gold. Truly a princess-worthy gem!

8. David Beckham & Victoria Beckham

David and Victoria has been married for nearly 20 years and still counting. The soccer stud gifted her former Spice Girl wife 13 different engagement rings. (Yes, that many!) Her engagement jewellery collection ranges from the very first simple design to the most stylish and fancy rocks that she consistently parade every now and then.


9. Anne Hathaway & Adam Shulman

The movie princess Anne finally got her own fairytale after Adam popped the question while they were strolling at the park one afternoon. He gave her a radiant 6-carat platinum and diamond ring that carries a price tag that costs around $150,000.

10. Donald Trump & Melania Knauss

One of the most expensive engagement rings so far with an estimated cost of $3 million is the 12-carat emerald cut of Melania given by Donald Trump, now her husband and the US President. It is described to be a Graff diamond ring nestled in a platinum setting where the finest stones were incorporated in its making.


11. Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively

Ryan made a perfect choice of bauble when he gave Blake’s first engagement diamond ring with the help of Lorraine Schwartz. It is a flawless light pink oval cut gem flanked by tiny stones. This 12-carat brilliant rock valued roughly $2 million.

12. Prince William & Kate Middleton

Another love story with a happily ever after is the long term relationship of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The Duchess of Cambridge’s engagement ring, though slightly altered to fit her dainty fingers’ size, is very familiar because this is the same elegant sapphire gem wore by the late Princess Diana. Truly, it runs in the royal family the importance of their traditions in this modern era.


13. Scarlett Johansson & Romain Dauriac

Scarlet said “Yes” to her now estranged husband Romain in 2013. The French journalist has a unique taste as he gave the actress a flashy art deco sparkler which features three round diamonds surrounded by vintage rectangular setting with more diamonds. Absolutely one-of-a-kind!

14. Barack Obama & Michelle Obama

Former US President Barack Obama gave her First Lady Michelle a gorgeous engagement ring while they were having dessert in a small restaurant in Chicago back in 1991. This stunning ring reflects her classic and timeless style which features a one-carat solitaire diamond and gold band.


15. Kate Moss & Jamie Hince

Before Kate and Jamie’s marriage is over, the supermodel sported a vintage diamond rock which is a replica of the legendary 1920’s party girl Zelda Fitzgerald given by her rocker ex-husband.

16. Natalie Portman & Benjamin Millepied

Natalie met her choreographer husband at the set of her movie “Black Swan.” Her thoughtful and sweet beau carefully designed the ring with Jamie Wolf aligned to Portman’s eco-friendly and vegan ideals. The ring is a round-cut antique diamond surrounded by smaller glittering stones which are certified conflict-free while the platinum is recycled metal.


17. Beyoncé & Jay Z

Jay Z didn’t just put a ring on it but he totally went above and beyond for his wife Beyoncé. Her enormous 18-carat flawless diamond ring valued at over $5 million by jeweler Lorraine Schwartz. The style is simply classic, bold, beautiful and incredibly dramatic capturing the essence of the superstar’s personality. Obviously, it’s one of the most expensive and most famous engagement rings in the world.

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