What do you give the bride and groom?

If wedding bells are in your near future, consider inviting some guests from the Northeast. That's because people from the North are more than twice as likely to spend big on a wedding gift. 

According to a survey from Bankrate.com, 30 percent of those surveyed said their typical gift for a close friend is at least $200. For a coworker or distant relative, 46 percent in the Northeast spend at least $100. 

As for the preferred type of gift, Northeastern and Midwestern gift-givers like to bring cash or a check, while those in the South and West opt for a gift off the registry. 

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