– Ask Cheryl – What if I’m Invited to 2 Baby Showers for the same Mom-to-Be?

August 27, 2019

When a friend or family member announces her pregnancy everyone gets excited to plan a shower. Sometimes you run in more than one circle with the mother-to-be and you could be left wondering what to do when you’ve been invited to more than one shower. Dear Cheryl, I just read your article on baby shower […]

– Ask Cheryl – How Much Should I Give for a Second Marriage?

August 13, 2019

It’s very common to receive an invitation to an “encore” wedding, meaning a wedding of a couple who is getting married for the 2nd and even 3rd time. When deciding on a gift for them you may wonder what is the appropriate amount to spend based on the fact that this is not their first […]

– Ask Cheryl – Should You Have a Baby Shower for a Second or Even Third Child?

July 23, 2019

When expecting a second (or even third) child it can be just as exciting as it was with the first. Friends and family anticipate the arrival of baby number two and oftentimes want to show their excitement by throwing a baby shower. But you may be wondering if you should accept an offer for someone […]

Bloomingdale’s Top 20 Most Popular Wedding Registry Items

July 2, 2019

Why register at Bloomingdale’s? Your own personal consultant, exclusive honeymoon perks, and extra savings are just a few of the reasons that The Registry at Bloomingdale’s is like no other. Bloomingdale’s has always been synonymous with quality and style and those attributes certainly carry over to its wedding registry selections. We asked the Bloomingdale’s wedding […]

– AskCheryl – Should I Send Wedding Registry Info to Friends & Family Not Invited to the Wedding?

June 27, 2019

When a couple decides to have a small wedding, it can sometimes be confusing to the rest of the family as to how they can share in celebrating their big day. Dear Cheryl, My daughter and her fiancé have decided to have a very small intimate wedding inviting only very close friends and immediate family, […]

– From Chicago Tribune – Is it rude that an older engaged couple has a wedding registry?

June 12, 2019

Cheryl Seidel, etiquette expert and founder of RegistryFinder.com, was featured on ChicagoTribune.com’s article Is it rude that an older engaged couple has a wedding registry? Click on the image below to read the full article at ChicagoTribune.com.

– Ask Cheryl – Invited to the Shower, but not the Wedding

May 28, 2019

It is a truth universally acknowledged (or at least it should be) that all those invited to the bridal shower must also be invited to the wedding. Unfortunately, confused couples sometimes extend shower invitations to those they can’t invite to the wedding. So what’s a shower guest to do when she finds she’s not included […]

– Ask Cheryl – Etiquette of Having a Bridal Shower with a Small Destination Wedding Guest List

May 14, 2019

When a couple chooses a non-traditional, destination wedding, family and friends might still insist on traditional pre-wedding celebrations, like a bridal shower. How should couples handle the pressure to register and have showers when their wedding guest list is small? Cheryl offers her solution, and the one etiquette rule that should never change with the […]

– Ask Cheryl – Who Should Receive a Graduation Announcement?

April 9, 2019

When sending out graduation invitations, it can be difficult to decide who should be on the mailing list. Cheryl, My daughter is graduating from high school in May and I’m preparing to order announcements. To whom should I send the announcement? My whole Christmas card list? I don’t want everyone to feel obligated to give […]

– Ask Cheryl – Can I Create a Gift Registry for a Second Marriage? 

March 26, 2019

Hello Cheryl, My daughter is getting married in March. It is her second marriage as well as her fiancé’s second marriage, and we are wondering if it’s okay to register for gifts. They really wanted to go with HoneyFund for their honeymoon, but decided to also register for a few gifts at a retail store. […]

– Ask Cheryl – Who Gets the Final Say on the Bridal Shower Guest List?

March 12, 2019

Today’s question tackles the often-debated bridal shower guest list. Who gets the final say: the bride or the hostess? Cheryl offers some clear guidelines and practical advice to help bickering brides and their hostesses. Dear Cheryl, My mother and sister are throwing me my bridal shower and asked that we go over the invite list. […]

– Ask Cheryl – How to Handle a Giftless Guest

February 26, 2019

When a guest doesn’t bring a gift, are brides obligated to write a note thanking her attending? Cheryl gives two options for how to handle a gifteless guest. Dear Cheryl, My daughter is writing thank you cards for gifts received at her bridal shower. She informed me that she did not receive a gift from […]

– AskCheryl – What’s an Appropriate Engagement Party Gift?

February 11, 2019

Did you know that over 40% of all engagements occur between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day? With so many engagements on the horizon, I’m often asked questions about engagement gift and engagement party etiquette. Here’s a question from a grandmother who wants to know what would be an appropriate gift for her granddaughter. Hello Cheryl, For my granddaughter’s engagement party, […]

– Ask Cheryl – Do Bridal Shower Guests Also Need to Be Invited to the Wedding?

January 22, 2019

It seems like every wedding involves at least one difficult invitation situation. How should the mother of the bride handle someone who offers to host a shower, but wasn’t included on the wedding guest list? Dear Cheryl, Like most couples, our daughter and future son-in-law have had to limit the guest list for various reasons, […]

– Ask Cheryl – Who Should Be Invited to a Bridal Shower?

January 8, 2019

Guest lists are tricky, but this is one question that can be answered with clear-cut guidelines. Hi Cheryl, My co-worker is throwing a wedding shower for me and has asked me for a list of people to invite. My whole work team will be invited to the wedding, so I will only include female team […]

– Ask Cheryl – Can I Give a Group Bridal Shower Gift?

December 11, 2018

Hi Cheryl, I’ve received an invitation to the bridal shower of my brother-in-law’s bride-to-be. This is his third marriage and her second. My three daughters are also invited, two of whom are in college. My youngest is a junior in high school. None of my daughters are working regularly. I planned to give a cashmere […]

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