?? about HK wedding etiquette

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    ?? about HK wedding etiquette

    I hope to get a few people to offer their opinion.

    I am going to my boss's wedding at 7PM at nice hotel.

    Should I automatically wear my tux or just a nice suit?

    Vest or cummerbund?

    Yet to see final invitation.

    Thanks in advance & HNY!


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    Quote Originally Posted by sevendust
    I hope to get a few people to offer their opinion.

    I am going to my boss's wedding at 7PM at nice hotel.

    Should I automatically wear my tux or just a nice suit?

    Vest or cummerbund?

    Yet to see final invitation.

    Thanks in advance & HNY!
    Hi,

    It very depends what's the normal dress code that you have in the office, as you may dont want to have a total new look front of your colleagues;-) (just kidding). Suit would be nice (smart casual) or just a neat sweater with an new plants but no tux unless the invitation indicated any theme for the wedding. If the wedding banquet is to be held in a 5 or six stars hotel like Marriot or Grand Hyatt then you can dress more formal in a suit with a tie.


    Usually 7:00pm~9:00pm is for photo taking for all the guests there and you may see some old folks to play maijong there depends the arrangment by the couples.

    Wish you have a good time at the wedding banquet.

    Cheers!
    Rachel

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    ..and remember to offer the market rate red packet!


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    i would say a nice suit should be fine too.

    you have two options in terms of giving the red pocket money (this is pretty mandatory in the chinese culture). you can either go to a bookstore for an "envelop for wedding" and put cash, or you can go to a bank and ask for a bank wedding gift certificate (which would include a nice envelop)

    generally speaking, for a 5-star hotel wedding, you should pay around $800+ and 4-star would be around $600+.

    that's the local standard.


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    One should never wear a tuxedo to a wedding - major faux pas!
    Only exception (maybe): If the invitation stipulates black tie. Even in that case I would probably opt for a dark suit with (literally) a black tie.


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    Yup its a suit and tie, Just so happens that I was at my nephews one yesterday in park view!


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    and even then, you'll find that some go in jeans and a t-shirt. i was shocked when people came to ours in everything from 3 piece suits to...jeans, trainers and a skanky t-shirt!


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    Quote Originally Posted by greenietea
    generally speaking, for a 5-star hotel wedding, you should pay around $800+ and 4-star would be around $600+.
    that's the local standard.
    Went to a few recently, though I always thought it was 500 if you're going, and 300 if you're not.

    But then again, the bank envelope seems to be a good idea.

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    we had ours at the jockey club in happy valley and the norm then was $500 if you attend, $300 if not.

    as far as my hubby (hk chinese) is concerned, that is still the norm.


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    red envelope

    thanks for advice.

    I was budgeting 3-4000 for a gift.

    Somehow I cannot envision giving my boss cash even if it is the custom, it would be like my dog throwing me a bone?


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