1) You’re not obligated to attend: Regardless of your situation, attending your friend’s wedding is still optional. You were invited and you’ve decided to go to Miami for her bachelorette party and her wedding in Turks & Caicos despite the cost. Unless she’s forcing you, you made the decision to attend on your own, so giving a bridal gift as well is a good idea. Besides, you’re also getting an incredible trip out of it all. You’re benefiting from the experience, too.