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Saturday June 1st, 2013

Ceremony at 3PM PDT

Sigmund Stern Grove Park
San Francisco, CA

Public Transport

Coming from Union Square head towards Market Street, take Muni underground trains M, K or KT toward the Balboa Park Station. Exit train at station West Portal / Sloat / St. Francis Circle. Walk West on Sloat Blvd to 19th Ave.


Parking inside the park is very limited. Car access is available at main entrance or Vale Ave. If driving, we recommend street parking on Sloat Blvd between 19th and 20th Aves.

Entering The Park

Enter the park at 19th Ave and Sloat Blvd. Follow the path down hill. When you reach the bottom of the hill, you should see the Trocadero Clubhouse to your right.

What to Wear

Attire is semi-casual. Consider bringing a cardigan or light jacket for the reception. San Francisco can be especially foggy in the summer, and the Trocadero Clubhouse is shaded by large redwoods. The rule of thumb for San Francisco is to dress in layers.


For guests coming from out of town, the most convenient airport is San Francisco International (SFO). From there, it is about a $8 BART ride or a $35 taxi ride into downtown San Francisco. From some locations, it is cheaper to fly into Oakland (OAK) or San Jose (SJC). Oakland is about a $4 BART ride, and taxi from San Jose is about $90 to San Francisco downtown.

Getting Around Town

Parking can be difficult to find and expensive. Parking meters are enforced everyday of the week including Saturday and Sundays. There are major parking lots in Chinatown, Civic Center, and Union Square.

San Francisco has a public transportation system that makes it easy to get almost everywhere. There are busses, street cars, a subway system, and a light rail. The best way to find out how to get somewhere is to Google maps the location and make sure your directions are set on public transportation. The Muni bus only accepts $2 in exact change, but one can purchase a prepaid card called The Clipper Card from any local Walgreens store or within larger Muni/BART stations. The Clipper Card can be used on all public transportation in San Francisco including Muni, BART, and Caltrain.


We recognize that timing and budgets vary from guest to guest and decided against blocking out a set of room at a particular hotel.

If you are looking for a hotel in the city, consider the Chancellor, Baldwin, or Prescott. All three of these are within walking distance to major public transportation lines and well as downtown, Union Square, and Chinatown. One can also usually find deals on airbnb, if you are looking for a less traditional option.



Along with a limited registry, we are offering the option of gifting the traditional Taiwanese way, red envelopes (hong bao).

Rather than material goods, it is customary for Taiwanese people to give gold or cash as a wedding present. These are presented to the bride & groom in red envelopes.

Included in your invitation set, was a red envelope for you to bring along. Don’t worry if you forget yours, we will have extra available at the reception.

When considering the amount to gift, there is no expected number. The money will be used to help cover the costs of the wedding and honeymoon. One thing to keep in mind are the Taiwanese superstitions regarding numbers:


  • Even Numbers
  • 8 - sounds like fortune
  • 9 - represents longevity


  • Odd Numbers
  • 4 - sounds like death
  • 7 - ghostly number

If you would rather choose a gift from our registry, we have a limited registry available at the websites below.

Please ship all gifts to:

Jason & Alicia Miao
767 Palm Court
Sunnyvale, CA

Professor says, “Don't forget to RSVP, thank you!”