04/25/2014 07:04 pm ET Updated Apr 25, 2014

How To Save On Wedding Gifts - US News

Weddings are a huge expense, not just for the bride and groom but for everyone, from the parents of the happy couple to the guests seated in the farthest corner of the reception hall.

In addition to the cost of participation, including travel to and from the event, hotel stay and appropriate attire, you’ll be expected to bring or send a gift to the newlyweds. But the expenses don’t stop there. With engagement parties, wedding showers and bachelor and bachelorette parties included in the mix, you can anticipate a whole additional set of participation and gift costs.