Wedding gift etiquette: What to give and how much

Cash or gift? A selection off the registry or something personal? And better yet -- how much to spend?

As a guest, weddings can be a lot of fun, but they can also get a little pricey. From the engagement gift and the bridal shower to the bachelor or bachelorette party -- all the way to the wedding day, your bank account could get depleted pretty quickly.

Although what you give is a very personal choice -- and also depends on a variety of factors -- financial insiders do have some suggestions and tips on overall gift etiquette.

TheKnot.com recommends the following overall disbursement of financial resources: 20 percent on the engagement gift; 20 percent on the bridal s