06/24/2014 01:40 pm ET Updated Jun 24, 2014

How Much To Spend On A Wedding Gift? 8 Rules To Live By

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As anyone who’s ever paid for or attended a wedding knows, celebrating eternal love can get pricey.

Not only is the cost of a wedding soaring — couples spent an average of $30,000 in 2013, according to, up from $28,000 the year before and the highest level since 2008 — but wedding guests are spending more than ever, as well.

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