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Giving out red packets (or "lai see") is an important tradition in every celebratory event in Chinese society - especially weddings. Not only is this monetary gift a sign of the joyous celebration that brings good fortune, it can also be an act of generosity and gratitude for the help of others (whether it be big or small) on making your wedding day possible. Your groomsmen, a.k.a. your closest friends, are one of the most important participants throughout the whole wedding preparation – from decorating your wedding venue to ushering your guests to their seats to carrying heavy items during the day. The groom can give each groomsmen lai see money of $300-800 HKD each, depending on whether you are paying for their outfits and how much they have actually contributed. This amount would be your base amount. If one of the groomsmen also takes the role of emcee or driver, you can also give him a higher amount.

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