– 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.

lastest articles

– Ask a Real Bride – Do I Have to Wear a Veil?

July 22, 2021

Are veils a mandatory requirement for brides? Real brides share their advice to help you decide if you should say, “I do” or “I don’t” to a veil! Nothing makes me happier than helping brides problem-solve, and so I’m delighted to share a recent text I received from a bride who will be married in […]

Our Top 13 Wedding Gifts for Blended Families

July 20, 2021

When you’re planning a blended wedding, you’re already considering more than just yourself and your future spouse. Whether one or both of you has children from a previous relationship, you’re well aware of the fact that your marriage symbolizes the blending of two families into one, and that’s no casual feat! While there are plenty […]

Wedding Guest Welcome Bags in 5 Easy Steps

July 15, 2021

When Jon and I got married in South Florida four years ago, we were blessed to have a bunch of our out-of-town family and friends join us for the celebration. Jon is originally from Michigan and we met at college in Ohio. I have family spread across the globe from Canada to Jamaica so it […]

– Ask Cheryl – If I Was Invited to the Virtual Shower, Shouldn’t I Be Invited to the Virtual Wedding?

July 13, 2021

A reader wonders if etiquette has changed and why she was invited to the bridal shower and not the wedding. I am hoping you can provide some insight and advice. My long-time friend (59 years) has three children who I have known since they were born. Her daughter is getting married this month, but with […]

Top Products for Your Transition From Dorms to Apartment Living

July 8, 2021

Moving out of the dorms and into your first college apartment? Make sure to pick up these essential items as you start shopping! Making the move from dorm life to apartment living is no minor adjustment. Sure, you’ve been living more independently than ever before for the better part of a year — or longer! […]

Hosting A Sip And See

July 6, 2021

Southern culture has given us so many of our favorite things: monograms, sweet tea, seersucker and line dancing, just to name a few. Southern tradition harkens back to simpler times of front porch sitting and gathering up all your favorite people for a big dinner around your dining table. Maybe that’s why so many of […]

The Best Dresses for the Mothers of the Bride and Groom

July 1, 2021

Trust me. I get it; shopping for a mother of the bride/groom dress can be hard! How do I know? I was frantically searching for one for my son’s wedding this time last year! From color to trend to what looks best on you, it’s just HARD to find one you love! We all dream […]

12 Guy-Friendly Co-Ed Baby Shower Themes

June 29, 2021

When we were expecting our first child, my friend asked if she could host a co-ed baby shower. I didn’t think I’d be able to convince my husband to participate in a girly morning of mimosas and brunch. But, when my friend told me she wanted to plan a baseball themed cookout, I knew my […]

Maid of Honor Guide

June 24, 2021

The year after I graduated from college, I went to 12 weddings between the months of March and September. I’ve been in 7 weddings, 5 of them after I took my own walk down the aisle. I grew up in a family that should really start their own business as wedding planners, florists, caterers and […]

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 […]

Stay Connected

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.