—Ask Cheryl— Should Parents Pay for a Second or Third Wedding?
The Ask Cheryl inbox is flooded with questions regarding encore weddings. Today, Cheryl addresses the question of who pays for a third wedding: where do the parental responsibilities end when it comes to encore weddings? Cheryl’s answer goes beyond the budget, as she reminds all parents of adult children to handle wedding planning calmly, lovingly, […]
—Ask Cheryl— Etiquette for a Second Marriage
I often get questions about etiquette for second or subsequent marriages. Today’s reader is concerned about the size of her family member’s second wedding. Dear Cheryl, My nephew is divorced and is now engaged to a young woman that has never been married. His fiancée obviously wants a big wedding… Do you have something written on this […]
—Ask Cheryl— How Much Should I Give for a Second Marriage?
It’s very common to receive an invitation to an “encore” wedding – the wedding of a couple getting married for the second or even third time. Choosing the perfect gift can be challenging, especially when it’s not their first time celebrating this special occasion, and it’s normal to wonder how much to spend. Dear Cheryl, […]
—AskCheryl— Etiquette for a Second Wedding – Anything Goes?
Today’s letter comes from a bride who has been previously married. She wants to know whether the etiquette for planning a second wedding differs from when planning the first wedding. Read on to find out! Dear Cheryl, What is the best way to handle a wedding when it’s the bride’s second wedding, but the groom’s […]
—Encore Wedding— Planning a Wedding the Second Time Around
A fresh start. A second chance at love and happiness. Finally finding your soulmate. There are many things about an encore wedding that are new, romantic and exciting. But when it comes to the details of planning how you will celebrate the special day, it can become overwhelming and very stressful. This past June, I […]
—Ask Cheryl— Which Traditions Should We Keep for our Second or Third Weddings?
Traditions like throwing the bouquet and cutting the cake are celebratory, but are they appropriate beyond the first wedding? Dear Cheryl, My upcoming marriage will be my third, and my fiance’s second. We originally planned to have a small gathering, but because of the size of his family it is turning into a larger celebration. […]
Best of 2014 from Our Give It Blog
As the year comes to a close we are taking the time to reflect on 2014 and the wonderful feedback we’ve received from you on our many blog posts. This year we covered all subjects related to gift giving and gift registries, from baby and bridal showers to wedding and baby gift trends, in addition […]
The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Celebrations
I have a large, happy family that loves to commemorate every occasion with over-the-top celebrations. When I got engaged, my aunts offered to host many events…some of which I’d never heard of. Maybe, like me, you’re clueless when it comes to your own wedding festivities. Or maybe, you’ve been invited to a bridal luncheon or […]