The April issue of Centered on Taipei magazine is out now, and in this edition there is an ‘Ask Taiwanxifu’ column I wrote on page 13. This column addresses a delicate etiquette issue: People might tell you that ‘it doesn’t matter’, that it is just a token amount, that as a foreigner you are not really expected to get it right. But there is a socially expected amount that you are expected to pay, and people will notice if you get it wrong. Even if no-one is willing to tell you what the amount is.
So how much do I think it is best to gift the bridge and groom? Read my article on page 13 to see what I recommend. Do you agree? Do you think it would be best to give more or less?