(Closed) bridesmaid gifts – asian wedding traditions

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
253 posts
Helper bee

I don’t remember this tradition, but maybe I’m remembering it wrong. For my SIL’s wedding, when the groom had to come pick up the bride, he had to make offers via red envelopes to the bridesmaids to let him through to the bride… But I’m pretty sure the cash went to the bride or her family. Anyway, if you want to get them a gift still, you can get them something small like a bracelet or necklace they can all wear on the wedding day. My SIL did this and each gift was maybe $20-30 each at most?

Post # 4
10397 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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mrsbeebeeminion :  

Are these Chinese tradtions?  ‘Asian’ covers so many countries , Laos,  Cambodia,  Vietnam  , Thailand  etc . And I think in the  UK people  call Indian and Pakistani people Asians now ? 


Post # 5
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

Will this be a Chinese tradition called “Jip San Leong”/gate crashing? 

I don’t know where you’re based but I’m based in Asia. The brides do give a little gift to the bridesmaids/ji muis as a thank you and some didn’t too. It really depends on you, really.

I had brides give Chanel lipsticks, bracelets, necklaces and also money excluding the red packets that the grooms give. 

If you do wanna opt for a gift, you don’t have to spend much since $200 is a lot and it should more than cover the games and their dresses expense (if any) smile 

Post # 6
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Depends where you are located? In Hong Kong, the average is about USD$70 per bridesmaid (that’s how much i got as a Bridesmaid or Best Man as well). I think gifts aren’t really necessary but you can get them something small. i’m planning to get a shawl for each of them. or you can just do a bracelet or ring from etsy.

I did get them bridesmaid proposals though which was $150 worth (but uncommon in Asia). We also got them their dress and many people hear get them make up as well. since mine is semi-destination, we’re also covering their 2 nights stay and transportation ferry ticket.

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