8 Rules to Determine How Much Laisee to Give to a Couple During Weddings

When you are invited to a wedding, one important thing you must prepare is the laisee packet for the couple. For most Hong Kong weddings, money is given instead of material wedding gifts–such a practical practice! But how much money should be put into the laisee? There are several rules that help determine the amount […]

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 […]

18 Things You Should NOT Do During Your Chinese Wedding

There are many rules for Chinese weddings, do you know all of them? Because there are many details that go into Chinese weddings, engaging a Chinese wedding master is usually a big help to make sure you do everything right. But being aware of the important details will also do you a lot of good–you […]

Learning More About Traditional Chinese Bridal Cakes at Kee Wah Studio

Early in June, we teamed up with Kee Wah Bakery for a fun-filled afternoon of cake baking and bonding with 14 pairs of soon-to-weds at Kee Wah Studio. We spent the afternoon making traditional Chinese pastries, taking casual couple portraits, and styling flat-lay product photos of the cakes we made with the help of miLa story. […]

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 […]