2) Your friendship might be affected: It shouldn’t but you never know these days. Consider how close of a friend she is to you as well as your financial situation. If she’s someone you’ve known for many years and buying a gift would break the bank, maybe you can speak to her about your situation. Be honest. If you can’t afford it, you can’t afford it. But if you’re only second guessing buying a gift simply because you don’t feel like spending additional money, realize that while it’s okay to do so, no gift at all could cause problems. She may view your decision as being unsupportive of her marriage and possibly only looking for a vacation.