A friend who was in grad school with me is getting married. He left grad school after completing his Master's so we haven't been in touch for a while. He did tell me of his wedding, and just got my address so he could mail me an invitation. I'm not even sure if I am going because the wedding is out of state. If someone would let me know what kind of gift would be appropriate - this is a person I hung out with a lot but have met only twice in the past three years. If I don't go, do I still send a gift (not sure of American etiquette. Back home we do)? Is it acceptable to gift cash? (In my culture it is acceptable to, and I happen to know that the couple are in a bit of a tight financial situation) If I get a gift, what is an acceptable price range? Bride and groom are teachers and both are heavily into cars /car stuff.