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There’s an old-fashioned expectation that if a meal at a wedding costs $95 a person, then guests should bring a gift worth at least $95. That’s not so true anymore. A wedding is a party with guests, not a transaction between a couple and their loved ones. Couples should understand that they’re inviting people with all sorts of financial situations. If someone comes to the wedding with $30 worth of hand towels, that’s something to be grateful for.