– Ask Cheryl How Do I Host a
Drop-In Baby Shower?

The pandemic has us all trying to figure out the best way to navigate life’s major events while keeping everyone safe. This question is from one of our very own team members about hosting a baby shower.

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What to Do When the Invitation Says "No Gifts"

June 22, 2021

It’s a hard reality to face — receiving an invitation that says “no gifts” in one form or another. Perhaps you’ve heard through the grapevine that the happy couple has requested that no wedding gifts be purchased, or maybe you’ve been invited to a present-free birthday party. Whatever the case, it’s likely you’re itching to […]

– Ask a Real Bride – Five Tips for Including Kids in Your Wedding

June 17, 2021

Almost two and half years ago, I kicked off the “Ask a Real Bride” series with the topic of kids and weddings, and I was blown away by the strong opinions and emotions on both sides of the issue. You can read the full debate on kids and weddings here, and know this: no matter […]

Baby Shower Games that are Actually Fun

June 15, 2021

We’ve almost come to expect it: attending a baby shower = being forced to play an awkward baby shower game. But if it’s your turn to host the baby shower, you get to be in control! Which means this is your chance to organize a game or two that won’t make your guests cringe. A […]

Unique Wedding Registry Items from Food52

June 11, 2021

Featuring unique, handmade and artisanal home goods, the Shop at Food52 is a wedding registry gold mine! Have you ever found yourself mid-task thinking, there has got to be a better/more fun/easier way to do this? If your answer was yes, I want you to know that you, my friend, are not alone! When you’re […]

15 Poetry Books to Inspire Your Vows

June 9, 2021

From classic odes to modern pronouncements of love, there are so many poetry books to inspire your wedding day vows — check them out! If you’ve chosen to write your own wedding vows, it can be hard to know where to start. Even as a professional writer, I had a hard time coming up with […]

– Ask Cheryl – How Do I Let People Know What Gifts I Would Like?

June 7, 2021

It is customary to give and receive gifts for major life events like weddings and baby showers. But how do you let family and friends know what you need without sounding “gift-grabby”? Dear Cheryl, If I register for gifts, how will people know where to find my registry? How do I let people know what […]

The Best Places to Create Your Baby Registry

June 3, 2021

Hooray! You have a bun in the oven! Now that the news is out and your cravings are in full force, it’s time to get prepared to welcome your little bundle of joy into the world. In other words, it’s time to register! After making our big pregnancy announcement with our first child, I couldn’t […]

Hot Summer Bridal Shower Themes and Recipes

June 1, 2021

Summer is wedding time which means it’s also bridal shower time! We’re back with four of this summer’s hottest bridal shower themes. We’ve gathered delicious recipes and pretty décor ideas that can be effortlessly incorporated into your event. This will allow you to sit back and enjoy the shower alongside your guests and the bride-to-be! […]

– Ask a Real Bride – How To Decode the Wedding Dress Code

May 27, 2021

Week after week, our inbox is filled with questions regarding what to wear to weddings. While black tie, formal, and semiformal have always been common dress codes, some couples are getting more unique and specific, in effect requesting that their guests’ attire become an extension of the wedding theme. So what’s a guest to wear? […]

– Ask Cheryl – What to Wear to a Wedding - Decoding the Wedding Dress Code

May 25, 2021

How do you know what to wear? Do you ever wonder what you are expected to wear as a wedding guest? Weddings are indeed a time of celebration, but the heart of the ceremony is serious. A wedding ceremony is a momentous event in a couple’s life.  As a wedding guest, your clothing should reflect […]

Plan a Patriotic Baby Shower

May 20, 2021

We all love red, white, and blue…and babies too! Summer is the perfect time to throw an All-American baby shower, with lots of patriotic holidays filling the calendar, and the warm weather calling for casual, outdoor events. A patriotic theme is perfect for any crowd, whether it’s a coed shower or a traditional one, and […]

7 Best Baby Shower Gifts

May 18, 2021

Great excitement, joy and anticipation surround the addition of each new, precious baby and there was nothing sweeter than getting to celebrate the upcoming arrival of each of my four kids with those I love most. Friends and family have generously showered us with numerous baby gifts over the years. We appreciate each thoughtful gesture, […]

5 Ways to Celebrate Your Blended Family During Your Wedding Ceremony

May 13, 2021

Blended weddings bring together more than just a bride and groom; they symbolize the bringing together of two families. When one or both halves of the couple have children from a previous marriage or relationship, including them in the ceremony can help smooth the transition and make them feel like they’re part of the celebration. […]

– Ask Cheryl – How Much Should You Spend on a Wedding Gift?

May 11, 2021

One of the most common questions in our “Ask Cheryl” inbox is how much to spend on wedding and shower gifts. And while we love a hard and fast etiquette rule, this is one of those questions that doesn’t have a “one size fits all” answer. The amount a guest spends depends on their personal […]

Top Tech to add to Your Baby Registry

May 6, 2021

It’s the year 2021, so naturally all things tech are running our lives. If you’re like me, wherever you’re sitting right now some smart device (or 2 or 3) is within an arm’s reach of you. And while we could talk all day about the ways technology has changed things–for better or worse–the truth is, […]

– Graduation Gift Ideas – Best Books for Graduates

May 4, 2021

A book is a classic graduation gift. Whether your celebrated alum has chosen further education or is beginning their search for a career, there is a perfect book for everyone! The typical books that come to mind for graduation gifts are often filled with inspirational quotes or practical (and sometimes witty!) advice. My own dear […]

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