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What is an appropriate cash wedding gift if you're a member of the bridal party?

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It is recommended to spend about $150 on a wedding gift if you are a close friend or family member of the couple, and this is a good minimum for a member of the bridal party. The more expensive the bridal party costs are, the bigger the gift should be.

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If you are attending other festivities such as an engagement party and a bachelorette party, follow the 20-20-60 rule. Spend 20 percent of your budget on each party gift and the remaining 60 percent on the wedding gift. If you are bringing a guest to the wedding, bring a bigger gift to account for the fact that the couple has to cover the costs of that extra guest.

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