You have two options: something from the couple’s wedding registry or cash. Couples just starting out might prefer monetary gifts that they can put toward a down payment on a house or to help pay for their honeymoon, while more established couples might appreciate gifts to help round out their home. Your best bet is to ask around (the bride or groom’s parents, or other members of the wedding party) to see which type of gift the couple might prefer. If you purchase a gift from the registry, it’s wise to ship it to the couple before the wedding. Although there might be a gift table at the reception, it’s often inconvenient for the couple to have to schlep the presents home afterward. And if you find that the registry has been depleted, a gift card to the same store should suffice….