– Ask Cheryl – Does Wedding Attendance Affect Wedding Gift Value?
October 26, 2021
Today’s question comes from a reader in New York who wants to know if the amount she spends on a wedding gift should be dependent on whether or not she attends the wedding. Dear Cheryl, Is there a difference in the amount you spend on a wedding gift when you attend a wedding versus what […]
– 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 […]
– 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 […]
– 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 […]
– Ask Cheryl – What to Wear to a Wedding – Decoding the Wedding Dress Code
May 25, 2021
How do you know what to wear? Do you ever wonder what you are expected to wear as a wedding guest? Weddings are indeed a time of celebration, but the heart of the ceremony is serious. A wedding ceremony is a momentous event in a couple’s life. As a wedding guest, your clothing should reflect […]
– Ask Cheryl – How Do I Host a Drop-In Baby Shower?
April 13, 2021
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. Hi guys! I have a baby shower question. I’m hosting one in May and there are 53 people […]
– Ask Cheryl (COVID Edition) – Is it Acceptable to Have a Shower for Baby #4?
March 9, 2021
Each new family addition should be showered with love and celebration, from the first baby to the fourth. But given the current health precautions and suggested social distancing, what are some safer alternatives to a traditional baby shower? Hi Cheryl, “My son and daughter-in-law are getting ready to have their fourth child; is it acceptable […]
– Ask Cheryl (COVID Edition) – What is the Best Way to Share Wedding Registry Information?
February 23, 2021
Covid-19 continues to present its unique challenges in regards to wedding planning. Big events have given way to smaller ceremonies and postponed receptions. Do all of the same wedding etiquette rules apply? Can we share our wedding registry information with family and friends who may want to send a gift, even without a formal invitation […]
– Ask Cheryl – What is the Best Way to Plan a Small Wedding Without Offending Any Uninvited Family or Friends?
February 9, 2021
Planning the most important day of your life should be exciting, but it is not without its fair share of stress. Is it possible to make everyone happy? And if a “minimony” or an elopement is the desired path, what is the best way to share the happy news with the rest of the family? […]
– Ask Cheryl – How to Avoid Wedding Registry Blunders
January 10, 2021
What Should NOT be Included in my Wedding Gift Registry? Creating your ultimate wedding wishlist is a fun experience and the perfect opportunity to ask for some unique gifts you wouldn’t normally request from your family and friends. But are there some things you should leave off your wedding registry? Dear Cheryl, I want to […]
– Ask Cheryl – How Do I Host a Post-Wedding Virtual Bridal Shower?
December 22, 2020
Smaller weddings and virtual showers have become the “new normal” for many 2020 couples. But these modified celebrations can still be a wonderful way to shower the happy couples with love and best wishes while staying socially distant. What are some tips for hosting a successful virtual shower? Who should be included on the shower […]
– Ask Cheryl – Should I Ask My Bridesmaids to Help Pay for My Bridal Shower?
December 8, 2020
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 […]
– Ask Cheryl – Coronavirus Concerns Cause Baby Shower Guest List Disagreement
October 27, 2020
Is hosting a baby shower creating some tension between you and the mommy-to-be, especially when it comes to planning the guest list? After inviting the obligatory family members, there may only be room for a few friends or coworkers. But who gets the final say on the guest list? And what about social distancing and […]
– Ask Cheryl – What Is the Best Way to Share Our Wedding Website Information With Our Guests?
September 22, 2020
We know the basic information to include on a wedding invitation. And we are familiar with the faux pas of what NOT to include on a wedding invitation. But what about other important wedding information and details? Hi Cheryl, If our wedding website has a lot of information that may be pertinent to the wedding […]
– Ask Cheryl – If I Know Someone Can’t Attend My Wedding, Should I Still Send an Invitation?
September 8, 2020
Dear Cheryl, After setting our wedding date, some of my friends have already let me know that they won’t be able to attend. Should I still send them an invitation? Jenny Dear Jenny, In a perfect world, you get engaged, send out save-the-date cards and then send wedding invitations to every person who received a […]
– Ask Cheryl – Should I Send a Baby Gift if the Shower was Canceled Due to Covid?
August 25, 2020
Even in these uncertain times of social distancing and limited gatherings, common etiquette rules still apply. When a special social event, like a baby shower, has to be cancelled, you should definitely send out a message to your family and friends to let them know. But what do you do if the expecting couple sends […]