Do you buy a gift for the bridal shower AND the wedding?

I know I should know this, because I have been to many weddings....but typically if I go to a pre-party, it's a bachellorette party- not a "bridal shower". Went to my first one a couple of weeks ago and did buy from the couple's registry. Now the wedding is coming up...and I have no idea whether... show more I know I should know this, because I have been to many weddings....but typically if I go to a pre-party, it's a bachellorette party- not a "bridal shower".
Went to my first one a couple of weeks ago and did buy from the couple's registry. Now the wedding is coming up...and I have no idea whether I'm supposed to buy another present or not. I'm not financially free to do this...but do NOT want to be rude.

What is expected and appropriate?
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