Pros and Cons of Having Your Bridal Shower on Your Bachelorette Weekend
When it comes to planning a bachelorette weekend or a bridal shower, there are lots of things to consider. One of those things is the date! Can’t decide if you should have your bridal shower on your bachelorette weekend? We’re here to help—read below for the pros and cons of each. PROS Your friends will […]
Budget-Friendly Bachelorette Parties
A bachelorette party doesn’t have to be budget-busting rager to be raging success! Bachelorette parties have morphed and changed over the years, growing from night-before-the-wedding nights out to wild weekends away in Las Vegas or NYC. When everyone you know gets married right after college, a weekend getaway full of drinking and shows and matching […]
—Ask Cheryl— Who Should I Invite to My Bachelorette Party?
The bachelorette party has become a huge production in recent years. What once was a fun night out with the bridesmaids has become an extravagant (and expensive) weekend-long trip. With the new bachelorette party comes new questions, like who should be invited? Hi Cheryl, What is the etiquette on inviting friends to a bridal shower […]
A Bride’s Guide to Bridesmaids
Making Sure Your Bridesmaids Are Still Your Friends After the Big Day Dear Bride, Congratulations! We know you’ve always dreamed of your wedding day, and part of that dream is having your best friends stand by your side as you marry the love of your life! I’m here to make sure that those best friends […]
Bachelorette Weekend Getaways for Every Bride-to-Be
Bachelorette weekends are a rite of passage for any bride these days. It’s a time to kick back, have fun with your favorite ladies, and if you plan it right, do it all in a destination that fits the personality of the lady of honor. Don’t know where to take your bridal BFF for her […]
—AskCheryl— 1st Time Bridesmaid Asks, “Who Pays for the Bachelorette Party?”
Hello Cheryl, I came across your article on the Huffington Post about bridesmaid etiquette and I have a few additional questions. My best friend is having a destination wedding and asked me to be a bridesmaid. I generally do not like the idea of travelling internationally for a wedding, but I agreed to go and […]
—#TrendWatch— Co-ed Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Before you roll your eyes, let me first assure you that co-ed bachelor/bachelorette parties are now a thing, thanks to celebrities like Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson, Fergie and Josh Duhamel, Nick Carter and Lauren Kitt, and Anna Camp and Skylar Astin (details here). Mixing the girls and guys doesn’t have to cramp […]
—Ask Cheryl— Should I Have Been Invited to the Bridal Shower or Bachelorette Party?
This reader wonders if she should have received an invitation to pre-wedding events … Dear Cheryl, My husband and I were invited to a wedding. A month before the event he was invited to the bachelor party. It came to my attention that I was not invited to either the bachelorette party or the bridal […]
—Ask a Real Bride— How to Handle Wedding Disappointments
Does planning your dream wedding feel more like a nightmare? Our real brides share how they handled their wedding-related disappointments. If you’ve been engaged for more than five minutes, you’ve probably faced some wedding-related stress. No other day comes with more expectations than your wedding day, and many brides find that their dream wedding and […]
Bridal Party Duties You Didn’t Expect
It’s an honor to be asked to be a part of someone’s wedding! It’s a sign from the bride that you’re one of the most important people in her life, and because of that, she wants nothing more than to make you a part of her big day. And as much fun as her wedding […]
—Ask Cheryl— Should I Ask My Bridesmaids to Help Pay for My Bridal Shower?
Your best girls are going to be your best bridesmaids; let the celebrating commence! But what are they responsible for? What should you expect from them in regards to the party planning, hosting, and all related expenses? Hi Cheryl, I am getting married in May and have a total of eight bridesmaids including a Matron […]
How to Be the Perfect Bridesmaid or Groomsman
Being part of someone’s wedding is definitely an honor. But it’s also a big responsibility. Don’t know what to do when you’ve been asked to be a bridesmaid or groomsmen? Follow our guide below and find out how to be the best one yet. As a general rule… Be a good friend: This might be […]
—Bridesmaid Budgeting— How to Plan for Wedding Season
As a real-life version of the classic bridesmaid tale, 27 Dresses, there is one thing about being in a wedding that I know for sure: it always costs more than you think it will. In your first wedding, and don’t know what you’re expected to pay? Use our guide below to make sure you’re (financially) […]
How to Talk to a Difficult Bride (and when you really shouldn’t)
Amongst women in their twenties, the bridesmaid experience is a favorite conversation topic. Almost every young woman has a hilarious/cringe-worthy/unbelievable story to tell. Like war veterans swapping battle stories, veteran bridesmaids love to “one-up” one another with tales of bratty brides, budget-busting bachelorette weekends, and not-so-beautiful bridesmaid dresses. So what’s a bridesmaid to do? I don’t […]
5 Meaningful Gifts to Give the Bride on Her Wedding Day
One of the sweetest gifts of my early 20s has been watching my best friends fall in love. It’s been such a joy to be there as they’ve met, fallen in love with and become engaged to the men of their dreams. What has made that gift even sweeter has been being a part of […]
5 Dresses Every Bride Needs
The title of “bride” isn’t reserved for just one day—you’ll be the star of the show at many events leading up to your walk down the aisle. All eyes will be on you at your engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, and more, so you’ll need to say “yes” to a number of […]
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