Finding the right gift for the bride-and-groom-to-be is very important, but it doesn't have to be stressful. There are many factors to consider when deciding what to give and how much to give, and Coinage has plenty of tips on how to find the right gift without breaking the bank. For example, depending on how far you have to travel, say out of state or to a destination wedding, it is alright to spend less on a gift or give less money. Another important gift-giving rule is to make sure you buy off the registry–the bride and groom have made this list because they know exactly they want and need. The only exception to this rule is if you know the bride and groom really well and have the perfect gift in mind. All in all, it is not about the gift, but your presence at the wedding that will me so much more to happy bride and groom.
Coinage. Life, well spent. Presented by GEICO. Invited to an upcoming wedding but unsure how much to spend on the happy couple? These days some newlyweds have the audacity to expect a gift that covers the cost of your dinner and some bridezillas aren't afraid to turn their wrath on guests. Yikes! but instead consider your relationship with the couple and how it costs to attend the celebration. Close to the lovebirds? Friends and family can give cash or a gift worth anywhere between $50 and $250. If you have to travel, factor in the cost of getting there. It's okay to spend less on the gift if you're traveling out of state or heading to a remote destination. Don't be afraid to give only what your wallet will allow. Don't feel like you have to spend a lot in order to prove your appreciation for the new couple, but do purchase off the registry. The couple selects items for a reason. No one wants 5,000 spatulas. [MUSIC] Only go off the registry if you know them really well. Don't buy something you'd rather receive. [MUSIC] Coinage, life well spent. Presented by Geico.