– Ask Cheryl – Wedding Planning Should Parents Have a Say?
Dear Cheryl, My husband and I are paying for our daughter’s wedding. We are trying to help, but they don’t want us to be involved. How should we handle this?
– Ask Cheryl – Mother of the Bride meets Mother of the Groom - Is a Gift Appropriate?
January 25, 2022
Some personalities love giving gifts to make others feel welcomed—but is this practice ever over-the-top? Hi Cheryl, I’m meeting the groom’s mom for the first time at the bridal salon where my daughter is selecting her wedding dress. I want to make the groom’s mom feel comfortable and welcomed. Do I give a gift or […]
– Ask a Real Bride – Where’s The Wedding Gift?
January 20, 2022
We all know the saying, “tis better to give than to receive.” But both givers and receivers have run into the awkward situation of what I call “the missing gift:” for brides, that means not receiving a gift, and for givers, not receiving an acknowledgement of a gift they’ve given, leaving them wondering if the […]
Baby Showers for Every Month in Five Simple Steps
January 18, 2022
From invitations, to food and drinks, and even the party favors—we’ve got you covered. I don’t know about all you readers out there, but whenever I’m faced with the task of celebrating a friend or family member’s milestone, my first feeling is one of sheer panic. It might seem rude at first read but let […]
– Don’t Forget the Small Stuff – Essential Baby Items for Your Registry that are $20 or Less
January 13, 2022
One of the many lessons I’ve learned being a parent, is that “momming” is also full-on “adulting”. Long-gone are the days when you can stay out too late and sleep in, or just heat-up some ramen noodles at 9pm when you don’t feel like cooking dinner. You have to be “on” at all times for […]
Tips For Sharing Your Engagement On Social Media
January 11, 2022
In today’s social media world, it’s normal to assume you’ll be sharing your engagement with the World Wide Web sooner than later. Before my own engagement, I was reasonably convinced that I’d keep the news between myself and my fiancé and that we would share our excitement personally with select friends and family—and that was […]
Everything You Need to Know About Being a Bridesmaid
January 6, 2022
From the bridal shower to the big day, follow these tips to be the best bridesmaid a bride could ask for! Being chosen as a bridesmaid is no casual commitment — when a close friend or family member asks you to stand up at the altar next to them on the biggest day in their […]
The Best Places to Create Your Wedding Gift Registry
January 4, 2022
Congrats on your recent engagement! Now the fun really begins as you start planning your wedding- and that includes creating your wedding gift registries. Registering can be so much fun, but it can also be overwhelming as there are so many choices to make. So, we’re here to help with these 3 easy steps: Download […]
– Ask a Real Mom – Top 5 Baby Gear Items Worth Every Penny
December 30, 2021
A stroll through your favorite local baby retailer as a newly pregnant mom can leave you with a bit of sticker shock. Two years ago, when I created a registry for our first baby, I joked with my friends that nothing a baby needs was less than $30. Thankfully, the perk of baby gear is […]
– AskCheryl – If Paying for the Wedding, Should Parents-of-the-Bride Have a Role in the Planning?
December 28, 2021
Today’s question is from a newly minted Mother-of-the-Bride. She and her husband are paying for their daughter’s wedding and want to know their role in wedding planning. Dear Cheryl,My husband and I are paying for our daughter’s wedding. We are trying to help them find a venue, but they don’t want us to be involved. […]
– Ask a Real Bride – How Should I Choose My Bridesmaids?
December 23, 2021
My 7-year-old daughter recently looked lost in thought. When I asked her what she was thinking about, she said, with a great deal of concern, “Mom. Who do you think my bridesmaids will be?” Even the littlest girls understand that choosing your bridal party is like solidifying your inner circle: whether we admit it or […]
Everything You Need to Know About an Amazon Wedding Registry
December 21, 2021
Amazon has made our 21st Century lives easier than we ever dreamed possible. Not only can you find almost anything your heart desires all in one place, you can also have that necessary item delivered to your home within a day or two. (Or even the same day!) The perks of Amazon are endless: low […]
20 Best Items to Add to Your Wedding Registry at Bed Bath & Beyond in 2022
December 16, 2021
With plenty of perks and an incredible selection of must-have items, Bed Bath & Beyond is your one-stop-shop for all your registry needs. Bed Bath & Beyond has been a go-to for many of us since we stocked our college dorm rooms, and it still remains one of the best choices for building your wedding […]
– AskCheryl – What to do with Unwanted Wedding Gifts?
December 14, 2021
In this week’s AskCheryl question, our bride and groom have established lives and don’t want wedding gifts, but a disagreement has come up on how to handle any gifts that they do receive. Hi Cheryl, My fiancé and I are getting married in July. We are 45 and 51 years old. This is his first […]
The Cutest Ways to Ask Your Bridesmaids
December 9, 2021
‘Tis the season for a little (or a lot) of bling! Every holiday season, new engagement rings and lots of wedding plans scroll past on my social media timelines. When I got engaged and asked my 2 best girlfriends if they would be my bridesmaids, I accompanied the card with a mini bottle of champagne! […]
12 Wedding Registry Dos and Don'ts
December 7, 2021
When you’re planning a wedding, there’s a lot to keep in mind. Here are some tips for building a stress-free wedding registry. If you’re getting married for the first time, there’s a good chance you don’t know much about building your wedding registry — aside from the fact that you get a personal scanner to […]
Help us beta test our new App!
December 6, 2021
About the App RegistryFinder’s new app offers the easiest way to find a registry and buy a gift. You can also track all of your upcoming events on the App, along with reminders to RSVP and buy a gift. RegistryFinder solves your gift-giving problems with our: Gift Registry Search Anytime you need to buy a […]