Miss Manners by Judith Martin, Nicholas Ivor Martin and Jacobina Martin

Florida Visitor Doesn't Want to Be Stuck Inside

DEAR MISS MANNERS: My brother is getting married this year for the fifth time. How much do I spend on a gift?

GENTLE READER: Traditionally, presents are given only for first weddings, but try telling that to serial bridal couples.

Of course, there is nothing against doing so anyway if one is so inclined. If you are, Miss Manners can only admire your optimism. However, there have never been any rules about how much to spend.