One Hong Kong bride’s getting a lesson in humility for her wedding gift. After posting a bold status about her upcoming nuptials, a crowd has risen up angry and ready to protest her wedding. So what did she say? “I’m not opening a charity….If you really only want to give me a HK$500 [US$65] cash gift, then don’t bother coming to my wedding.”
After many a-shared pictures, Facebook users figured out just who she was, who she’d be marrying and when and where. Nearly 1,000 people have said they’re planning on protesting her wedding.
Apparently a request like this isn’t THAT selfish. In mainland China, it’s the custom for wedding guests to give the couple packets of money, rather than household gifts, like in the U.S. Most are expected to give at least 500 Hong Kong dollars, or as much as HK$1,000 if the venue is a hotel rather than a restaurant. The gifts are typically collected at the door.
Still, requesting a minimum amount from your guests? Almost as rude as asking your guests to pay for the wedding itself. I can’t wait to see who shows up to the party.
If you know, call the police.
The late singer’s wedding dress has reportedly been stolen from her London home. It was worn in 2007 when Winehouse married ex-hubby Blake Fielder-Civil. One of her designer dresses is missing as well. Both dresses were to be auctioned off in New York next month for charity. All proceeds would go to
rehab the Amy Winehouse Foundation. Oddly enough, the thief must have stolen for sentimental value, as they left behind dozens of designer dresses worth much more.
Good Morning America ran a segment this morning about the rising costs of weddings today. The average US wedding costs $26,984. The average is higher here in Massachusetts. The typical couple here spends between $25,000 – $30,000 on their nuptials making MA one of the most expensive states to get married in. So GMA highlighted one way to reduce costs – renting.
Rather than spending thousands on a dress you’ll only wear once, they suggest renting a gown from online rental companies like One Night Affair. This is a pretty good idea considering the cost vs. use debate that give many brides the heebie jeebies.
Where I draw the line however is at renting your cake and/or flowers. They suggest renting a fake cake then cutting a regular old sheet cake in the kitchen. If saving on you dessert is that important, opt for a smaller cake, cupcakes or some other form of sweet. How can you have a cake cutting ceremony is the cake is plastic?
Silk flowers are tacky and I hate them. If you can’t afford real ones, pick a different decoration.
If you are really trying to save on your wedding, I suggest you contact our friends at The Wedding Wagon. Only $99!