So before you go over the top with a gift that is going to bring those feelings--remember that the bride and groom don't want you to spend money that you don't have on something like a crock pot. They would far rather you did something sweet and personal if you don't have the budget--a framed photo of a wonderful memory, a beautiful book about marriage or love or life, a stack of family recipes that you would normally go to your grave with. RELATED: What Should I Do If One Bridesmaid Is Stressing Out the Rest of Us? Other elements that often come into play when determining how much to spend are how well you know the guest and what you consider to be the normal spend amount in the area or group of friends you are a part of. Most people assume $50 to $75 for a colleague, $75-100 for a friend, and $100-$300+ for a close friend or family member. And you know what? The vast majority of brides want you to stick to their registry . And there's a very good reason for that. Registries, like Newlywish , for example, have become so cool and creative, allowing couples to register for everything from mortgage down payments to butler service on their honeymoon. RELATED: What Should You Do If You Hate Your Engagement Ring? VIDEO: The Best Non-Traditional Engagement Rings Still concerned about how much you are able to spend without looking like a cheapskate?
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