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Wedding Essentials

How much is enough?

Ms Renee Leung, founder of The Wedding Butler, said there is a simple formula to calculate the "market rate" for a hongbao.
The New Paper - November 14, 2012
By: Elizabeth Law and Audrey Tan
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How much is enough?

Just how much is enough?

Ms Renee Leung, founder of The Wedding Butler, said there is a simple formula to calculate the "market rate" for a hongbao.

"People usually look at where the wedding will be and how much the dinner would cost per person. You then add a bit more money to that price, depending on how close you are to the couple," she said.

The wedding hongbao market rate guide:

Raffles Hotel, The St Regis, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, Capella Hotel: $200-$250

Marina Bay Sands Hotel: $160-$200

Hilton Hotel, Marriott Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa: $150-$200

Hotel Fort Canning, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Grand Hyatt Singapore, Pan Pacific Singapore: $120-$150

Non-hotel restaurants: $100-$120

Buffet receptions (e.g. Burkill Hall): $80-$100

Prices are per person (Source: perfectweddings.sg and Ms Renee Leung)

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