Weddings are merry occasions. They are also the most important days of the lives of those who are getting married. Getting married is a big step in life. Whether you choose to get married at the city hall with only two witnesses in attendance or whether you have that glitzy and glamorous wedding with two hundred people, it cannot be denied that marriage is a big step. Gifts are an inevitable part of a wedding. Everyone gives a gift to the couple who is getting married. So much so that a few days before the wedding, there is hardly and space left to keep the gifts in a house. Out of these gifts, some are useful and some are not. Some gifts never make their way out of the cardboard packaging. No one wants to give gifts that are not useful for the couple. However, some us end up giving gifts that cannot be exactly called useful. Here are some tips that you too can follow in order to choose a useful wedding gift.
Refer the registry
Many couples today have wedding registries at several places. They do this for a reason. It is not because they want to dictate what you buy for them. It is because they do not want to end up with an automatic office espresso maker appliance or ten waffle makers of the same brand. This way, a couple can get exactly what they need in order to start their new life together. Most couples include the places where they are registered in the wedding invitation itself. Even if they don’t, ask if they are registered somewhere. If they do, your safest bet in getting them a useful wedding gift is to get something out of the wedding registry. However, make sure that you get to the wedding registry quickly before all the marked items run out.

Ask
Another option that you have when it comes to giving a useful wedding gift is to actually talk to the couple about what they want. Many people would find this to be an unacceptable practice, but it certainly is better than getting them an automatic office coffee machine they don’t want or ten toaster they don’t know what to do with.
Buy what you would like to get
Have you ever looked at an ugly present and wondered what the person who gave it was thinking when they bought it? Well the same applies to weddings as well. So avoid giving any hand-me-downs or second hand items as gifts. Remember, if you don’t like getting a certain thing as a present, chances are that your friends or family wouldn’t like it either.