B&J Wedding: Where to Shop for Betrothal Ceremony aka Guo Da Li Gifts

Betrothal Ceremony aka Guo Da Li is a Chinese wedding customary where both families meet and present gifts to each other. Depending on the dialect, the items may vary. There are lots of shops available to buy the items but we decided to head off to Chinatown as there were a few shops for comparison.

We stumbled upon this shop Yuan Xi and we overheard the lady boss giving lots of guidance and tips to the previous couples. We decided to purchase from this shop as the owners seemed really sincere, and we were right about it. The lady boss was so patient as she explained the various traditions to look out for during a Chinese wedding. She is still all smiles when it was our turn, imagine that she had to repeat over and over again.

What we purchased in the end for groom’s side:

  • A betrothal basket
  • A red packet bearing the bride price (pinjin)
  • A red packet bearing the nappy money or gratitude money
  • A red packet for my grandmother
  • 2 pairs of dragon and phoenix candles
  • Double happiness stickers

What we purchased in the end for bride’s side:

  • A tea set for the tea ceremony at the groom’s house
  • Potty and basin
  • A sewing basket with thread, needles, pin cushion and scissors
  • A set of bedside lamps
  • A set of bowls, spoons and chopsticks

Of course, what we have bought is just a portion of what we were supposed to buy. Other items include liquor, orange juice, bedsheet, towels, etc.

There are many other stores selling guo da li items and these are some of the stores for reference.

Chop Kwong Mee Chinese Wedding Shop
Blk 4 Sago Lane, #01-127, Singapore 050004
Tel: (65) 6220 8442

Jia Jia Wedding Items
Blk 335 Smith Street, Chinatown Complex #01-226, Singapore 050335

Shuang Xi Le
10 Sinaran Drive, Square 2 #03-39, Singapore 307506
Tel: (65) 6397 2018

The Wedding Chamber
32 New Market Road, #02-1082/1106, Singapore 050032
Tel: (65) 6532 1102

The Chinese Wedding Shop
10 Tampines Central 1, #04-12 Tampines 1, Singapore 529536
Tel: (65) 6241 3182

Tiong Poh
531 Upper Cross Street, #02-58 Hong Lim Complex, Singapore 050531
Tel: (65) 6533 1407

I would highly recommend Yuan Xi as the prices are pretty affordable and service is awesome. Will be sharing more on the wedding cakes for my next wedding post! smile

Yuan Xi Wedding & Gifts
335 Smith Street, Chinatown Complex #01-077 & 096, Singapore 050335
Tel: (65) 6222 2572

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