“Ang Pau Is A Gift From The Heart”
Yes, people…you should not feel cheated just because a wedding was fully sponsored! This post or rather opinion piece is in regards to the latest uproar that netizens have been debating about on the wedding day of a famous Singaporean influencer, Melissa Celestine Koh.
Their wedding reception which took place at Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore was filled with glitz and glamour. One could even mistaken the couple for descendants of royalty with the whole decorations, ample amount of delicious servings throughout the night and of course, the princess-like wedding gown.
But things turned sour when the bride did social media mentions for all the brands that sponsored the glorious day, a few days later.
Upon hearing Swarovski, Tiffany & Co, Gianvito Rossi among other luxury brands chipping in for her wedding, many guests left (in my opinion) unnecessary and hurtful comments.
Some were claiming that they felt cheated and as if they were merely money tools for the couple. One guest in particular even said that she felt disappointed in the couple.
I need to stop you guys, right here! Since when an Ang Pau was meant for paying the bills of a wedding reception?
Logically, even if the couple were to collect all the red packets from the wedding reception, I highly doubt it would actually even cover the cost of the wedding. At most, probably, covering half of what was spent.
Red Packets are essentially gifts FROM THE HEART which will help the couple to settle all their needs be it present or in the future.
When I heard of this whole “I felt cheated” fiasco, the only two things that went into my mind was, “How insincere of a friend are you?” and “How can you be so petty over someone’s big day?”.
In fact, you should feel happy that their wedding was heavily sponsored because now you know that the money you gave will be put into their new home or lifestyle instead of ‘burning’ your money with the wedding costs.
Let us know how do you feel about this matter. Do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
P.S: If you would like to know how much you should give in a wedding Ang Pau in Malaysia, check this link out: Wedding Ang Pau Malaysia