When it comes to attending weddings, one of the more touchy and often stressful decisions is the gift for the bride and groom. Most people choose money, which is an easy and well-received out — while others flock to wedding registries in the hopes of finding something needed or desired.

All that goes out the window when it comes to buying something for Prince William and Kate Middleton. After all, it's not like they're really lacking for anything. As a result, sources are reporting that the royal couple is considering asking guests to donate to charities instead.

"It is something they are considering, but no decision has been made yet," said a Clarence House spokesman.

In my opinion, this is a no-brainer. While William and Kate will certainly receive gifts from close friends and family, expecting gifts from a barrage of wealthy guests seems a bit ostentatious. The royal family in general is big on image, and choosing a few charities for people to donate to in honor of the wedding seems like a smart move. It's also a fantastic opportunity to raise some much-needed cash for some of the 23 charities that Prince William supports.

These include the homeless charity Centrpoint, The Child Bereavement Charity, the Tusk Trust, and Help for Heroes. Middleton has been associated with the Starlight Children's Foundation.

Expect to see a formal list of options soon! Prince William and Kate Middleton will be married on April 29, 2011.

Michael d'Estries ( @michaeldestries ) covers science, technology, art, and the beautiful, unusual corners of our incredible world.

Royal wedding may have charity gift call
Prince William and Kate Middleton are debating whether to ask guests to donate to charity, rather than buy them gifts.