Destination weddings increase in popularity

August 9, 2010 6:09:24 PM PDT
About 20 percent of all weddings are now destination weddings. Those are the weddings that take place on the beach in Maui or in Las Vegas rather than in the bride's hometown.

Say you have been invited and it will cost a small fortune to get the whole family there. So -- is that your gift?

"If you are flying in, spending a lot of money getting there and being there: that is your gift and most brides and grooms will accept that," consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow said.

Yarrow says if you can afford the extra money, go ahead and give a gift, but if the trip is causing you financial pain, she says consider giving a gift on the couple's first anniversary.