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Wedding guests spending more this year

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For those of you who will be going to a wedding this spring or summer, a recent study shows when the bride and groom walk down the aisle, guests are spending more to be there. 

According to a study from American Express spending and saving tracker, nearly 79 million people will be attending a wedding this season.

And on average, guests will spend $673 per wedding -- that's up from $592 last year.

The survey also finds on average members of the bridal or groom party will spend even more -- $701, up from $618 in 2014.

Guests are spending more on everything from airfare to dressing up and going out to eat. 

The only thing Americans aren't spending as much on is the wedding gift.

The average wedding present dipped slightly from $109 in 2014 to $106 this year. 

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