@gadgetcool5 bro if I may, I like tell you my story about what a Chinese engagement and wedding is. Its tradition for us Hua Qiao to give an endowment usually by giving a watch (Rolex the prefer brand), wedding ring, a gold pendant, 4 sets of jewelrys ( gold set, diamond set, pearl set with diamond and Sapphire (my wife favorite stone), that is for the engagement and also you had to foot the bill for the ceremony and lunch in an expensive restaurant or hotel. Then the wedding part usually the male pay for the whole cost. Its exorbitant but look at it from my wife perspective, its her dream and those jewelries are an investment. And fortunately for us Chinese our relatives and friend help us financially in our endeavor. Chinese wedding usually generate a profit..hahaha from my side the red pocket I received are able to pay for our wedding cost with money to spare that I gave to my mother as a way of giving thanks, my wife pocketed more than me and she gave half of it to her mother. Overall its great with me spending a huge amount on those jewelries and watches and see them skyrocketed in value.
China making marriage easier, divorce harderAfter loosening its childbearing policy in June to allow each couple to have as many as three children, up from a previous revision up to two, Beijing is now finalizing plans to promote wedlock to increase babymaking, starting by making marriage easier and cheaper.
A pilot scheme to rectify the “outdated, unwholesome betrothal culture and traditions” and to redress the balance for women is now being implemented in 15 provinces. This comes soon after Chinese President Xi Jinping convened a Communist Party Politburo
Xi reportedly frowned upon the exorbitant engagement payments that must be made by a bridegroom’s family to his fiancée as well as the tradition of extravagant wedding dinners and celebrations in rural China that often land newlyweds deep in debt.