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2014 wedding hongbao rates: $160 minimum for 5-star hotels

If you're scratching your head over the amount of ang bao (hongbao, or red packet) money deemed appropriate for a wedding dinner in Singapore, perhaps this wedding ang bao guide will ease your frustration. recently released the ang bao market rates for weddings in Singapore for the year 2014 on its Facebook page.

Ang bao rates start at $90 for wedding lunches at hotels like Riverview Hotel and Changi Village Hotel to as high as $260 for a wedding dinner at 5-star establishments like Capella Singapore.

From the guide, ang bao rates typically start at a minimum of $160 for weekend wedding dinners at 5-star hotels like Fullerton Hotel, Goodwood Park Hotel and Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa.

The ang bao guide, however, comes with a note from Perfect Weddings, which states:

"There have been many instances when wedding couples were unable to recover the banquet cost from the ang baos given.

"This Ang Bao Market Rate is a guide to the giver on the appropriate amount to gift to the couple based on the average cost per seat."

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readers' comments
''pay'' like u going for dinner at a hotel, you don't need to sub their lavish lifestyle.
Posted by koonmin2011 on Fri, 14 Feb 2014 at 12:19 PM
please no guideline, we give and received what we can afford,yes we love to give and received the biggest hongbao,o.k.
Posted by johnbeaszley on Fri, 14 Feb 2014 at 11:55 AM
Those who can afford lavish settings should announce that all gifts would be donated to deserving charities, otherwise, just settle for a void deck needless to "da zhong lian chong pang zi"
Posted by sure_win on Fri, 14 Feb 2014 at 02:11 AM
I think there is a conspiracy between and the hotels and restaurants to set a precedent to milk wedding guests to help pay for lavish weddings . . which ultimately profits the hotels and restaurants!
Posted by bats4ever on Fri, 14 Feb 2014 at 01:55 AM
Times have changed, but costs have escalated many folds. Its good to know the market-rate, otherwise those footing the bail will burn a double-big hole in their pocket.
Posted by harlym on Thu, 13 Feb 2014 at 22:23 PM
Simple. Don't invite so many elderly, retired relatives or friends. Or, don't host lavish meals at upmarket places. It's vanity, if the couple cannot afford and hope to recoup from donations. If still want to be lavish, then take the risk, don't expect others to conform to the donating guide.
Posted by purplepepper on Thu, 13 Feb 2014 at 22:20 PM


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