As Emcee, you're doing a favour for the couple they should be the one giving you instead.
no matter what capacity i'm helping the couple (emcee, photographer, usher, receiption, driver, etc), i would still give the red packet... but the couples often give a small token of appreciation to their helpers - don't give also, i'm happy to help in their special day!!
as a custom, when you are invited for dinner, you will give ang pow to the hosts, as a token of appreciation being invited.
as a ritual, the wedding couple need to give ang pow to whoever help them in their wedding, as a token to return the "luck" to the helpers.
Hope this helps
Ok, thanks. In that case, what's a reasonable amount to give? $80?
give what you like??? :P
usually i'd give anything from $80 to $100, to help cover the cost of the dinner.
in return friends will still give an angbow for helping out. end up... balanced, haha!
it depend on few factors, your "jiao ching" with your friend, place of dinner held, single or family being invited, etc.Originally Posted by imaginary_number
if just normal friend or colleague, your ang pow is about 10% of the per table cost.
Thanks for the advice guys!