Asking for money in a chinese wedding!!
I recently got married and we really just needed money more than anything (instead of random gifts) so I signed up for this wedding registry website called Upon our Star (www.uponourstar.com). Basically your guests can choose to contribute to an activity or a big item (like our honeymoon!) but at the end of the day, we get the cash! So its a very nice way of asking for money without being too pushy (u know how chinese families are!! haha)
It worked well for us....we just cashed out a few weeks ago! Yay!