– 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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– Ask a Real Bride – Should I Do a First Look?

September 23, 2021

Is it just me, or have you noticed that weddings have recently tended to be less traditional? I don’t mean that negatively: I love how couples are personalizing their weddings to suit their style in everything from the ceremony to the dress code, resulting in unique, one-of-a-kind weddings! One of the most popular tradition-breakers I’ve […]

– Trending Now – Food Bars for a Bridal or Baby Shower

September 21, 2021

The Ultimate Guide to DIY Food Bars I recently attended a beautiful bridal shower (in honor of my cousin) thrown by two of my fabulous aunts. All three courses of the meal were set up “bar” style allowing guests to customize their food to suit their individual tastes. We started with a delicious crostini bar […]

Everything You Need to Know About Target's Baby Registry

September 16, 2021

When you build your baby registry through Target, you can add products from other retailers, enjoy plenty of perks, and get free 2-day shipping on all purchases! You’re planning for an arrival for a lifetime — congratulations! Getting ready to bring a new baby home means decorating the nursery, loading up the diaper bag, and […]

– Ask Cheryl – Is it OK for the Mom-to-Be to Host Her Own Virtual Baby Shower?

September 14, 2021

The Pandemic has definitely changed the way we celebrate baby showers. But does that mean it’s ok for the mom-to-be to host a virtual baby shower for herself? Hi Cheryl- My daughter lives in Florida with her hubby and their adorable, active 3-year old son. They are expecting their 2nd son in mid-October. My daughter […]

Anniversary Gifts for Every Love Language

September 9, 2021

Take the quiz with your partner to find the perfect anniversary gifts that will make them feel extra-special. The five love languages were developed as a tool to help couples connect on a deeper level by understanding how they received love as individuals. They include words of affirmation, quality time, physical touch, acts of service, […]

5 Fabulous Fall Baby Shower Themes

September 7, 2021

Autumn is such a beautiful season for gatherings! I always get excited at the first signs of colorful leaves and pumpkin patches. With so much natural beauty happening around us, it is easy to take our cues from this golden season, and choose a theme for a cozy baby shower. 1) Little Pumpkin Pumpkins are […]

“Fall In Love” Bridal Shower Menu

September 2, 2021

I fell in love with Jon Moss during the fall of 2013 in our little college town that always looked the prettiest during October and November. Crisp leaves, trips to the pumpkin patch, hot apple cider and warm scarves still bring me back to that first fall we spent together. Fall is a romantic time […]

A Gorgeous, Unique Way to Ask Your Best Friends to be Your Bridesmaids

August 31, 2021

Hosting a bridal dinner is a not-so-common way to ask your favorite girls to be your bridesmaids, but my step-daughter’s turned out so beautifully that we now highly recommend it! Shortly after Meleah got engaged, she decided who was going to be in her wedding party and she couldn’t wait to ask each one of […]

– Ask a Real Mom – Best Baby Gear to Register For

August 26, 2021

Register with Confidence! Review our “Best Baby Gear” Recommendations, Written By Real Moms When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter I was so thrilled to welcome a baby girl! I couldn’t wait to shop at our local buybuy BABY and splurge on our little one’s wardrobe. 👏👗 My husband and I gushed […]

– Ask a Real Bride – How to Enjoy Your Own Wedding

August 19, 2021

When it comes to wedding movies, Father of the Bride will always be my #1. But have you ever noticed that we spend almost 2 hours watching Steve Martin and his family agonize over the planning (and paying) for the wedding, but the actual wedding scenes themselves only take up a few minutes? And most […]

12 Last-Minute Baby Shower Gifts

August 17, 2021

Need a baby shower gift in a pinch? You can’t go wrong with these last-minute ideas! We’ve all been there: even with the best intentions, somehow the days and weeks get away from us, and all of a sudden, there’s a baby shower tomorrow, and you still haven’t gotten a gift. If you’ve got the registry […]

10 Expert Tips for Hosting Your First Baby Shower

August 12, 2021

If you’re a 30-something year-old like me, you’re probably very familiar with the wedding circuit. There’s at least one bridal shower, a bachelorette weekend, sometimes a lingerie shower, and of course, the wedding weekend itself. But if you think you’re done celebrating the couple after the wedding, think again. As the old adage goes: First […]

Lots of Guests? Plan a Drop-In Baby Shower!

August 5, 2021

As the hostess of a recent baby shower, I have to admit that I was taken aback when the mother-to-be emailed me a guest list with 63 names on it! At first I was going to ask her to consider cutting down the list. However, once I thought about it more, I decided to just […]

Alternative Wedding Send-Offs for Every Wedding

August 3, 2021

Your wedding will be over before you know it—make sure your send-off is as memorable as can be with alternatives to the traditional. Before I started planning my own wedding, I felt like there were certain elements of any wedding that pretty much stayed the same across the board. One of those elements was the […]

All Aboard for a Nautical Baby Shower

July 29, 2021

It’s all hands on deck; time to batten down the hatches! Sailors and landlubbers alike gather ’round and make sure the new mommy has smooth sailing ahead with a nautical themed baby shower. We’ve sailed the high seas (ahem… internet) to compile everything you need for a maritime party that is shipshape and Bristol fashion.  […]

– 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 […]

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