– Ask Cheryl – Wedding Faux Pas Couples Should Avoid (Top 6 DO’s & DON’Ts)
August 11, 2020
When planning a wedding, brides (and grooms!) dream of their perfect wedding day. A day that celebrates their love and who they are as a couple. One goal is to host a memorable event that leaves a lasting impression on your guests. However, no newlywed couple wants their guests whispering, “Can you believe they did […]
– Ask Cheryl – Should the Mother of the Bride Be Invited to the Bridal Shower?
July 28, 2020
As the Mother of the Bride, you should have a place of honor at most of the wedding and pre-wedding events, including the bridal shower. But what if you (the MOB) and your other daughters (the sisters of the bride) have not been invited to the bridal shower? Dear Cheryl, My daughter’s fiancé’s aunt is […]
– Ask Cheryl – Help! I’m Tired of Going to So Many Baby Showers!
July 14, 2020
The arrival of a new baby is always exciting! First baby, second baby, third baby, fourth baby; each one a new special blessing! But what may not be as exciting as the new baby, is the arrival of a second, third, or fourth baby shower invitation for the same family member! Your initial thought may […]
– Ask Cheryl – When Should I Send a Wedding Gift if the Ceremony and the Reception Are a Year Apart?
June 23, 2020
With so much uncertainty and fear surrounding the Corona virus, it has been refreshingly romantic to see the creative ways that some couples have decided to proceed with exchanging their wedding vows, even if it meant cancelling, downsizing, or postponing the reception! If you do know a couple who will be having a small (somewhat […]
– Ask Cheryl – Should Adult Children Receive Their Own Wedding Invitation?
May 28, 2020
In today’s post, Jacqueline is concerned about wedding gift etiquette when it comes to adult children. However, the real issue is that the adult children should have each received their own wedding invitations. Hi Cheryl, My niece is getting married in October. My husband and I are having a problem with what is expected regarding […]
– Ask Cheryl – What To Do About Late or Never Received Wedding Gifts?
April 28, 2020
Wedding gifts may continue to arrive at your new home a month (or more) after your wedding day. Family and friends may even tell you to anticipate the arrival of such a gift, in the spirit of celebration and with hopes of showering you with love. But what do you do when those promised gifts […]
– Ask Cheryl – How Long Do I Have to Send a Wedding Gift?
March 24, 2020
Giving gifts to the wedding couple serves as a tangible representation of your love and support. When you’re invited to a wedding, you should send a gift, whether or not you are able to attend – but when should you send it? Dear Cheryl, I was invited to my friend’s wedding, and unfortunately was […]
– Ask Cheryl – Should I Send a Wedding Gift to My Former Niece?
March 10, 2020
Wedding etiquette can get a little tricky when there is a divorce in the family. Being a “former” extended family member might mean you are excluded from the wedding guest list; but is it obligatory or even ok to send a gift? Dear Cheryl, I am divorced, but a niece from his side is getting […]
9 Wedding Tips for the Mother of the Bride & Mother of the Groom
February 25, 2020
Congratulations! Your baby just got engaged! Unless you’ve been through this before, you are probably wondering, what do I do now? You are a very significant part of the big day. (But I didn’t have to tell you that.) My daughter recently got married and someone said to me, “You are the second most important […]
– Ask Cheryl – Is a First Baby Shower Mandatory?
February 11, 2020
You’re pregnant with your first baby! Congratulations! This is a special time for you and, hopefully, a time of joy and celebration. Your friends and family will also want to celebrate the upcoming arrival. But is a baby shower necessary? Maybe you feel like a baby shower is just another social obligation. Perhaps you would […]
– Ask Cheryl – What are the Duties of a Bridesmaid?
January 28, 2020
Dear Cheryl, Help! I am getting married in 3 months and so far my bridesmaids haven’t helped me with anything! I’m starting to believe they think being a bridesmaid means they get to wear a pretty dress and walk down the aisle. The only time we have all been together was to pick out said […]
– Ask Cheryl – To Throw or Not to Throw a Bridal Shower?
January 14, 2020
While everyone loves to celebrate, there are times a bridal shower just isn’t necessary or appropriate. Read on for Cheryl’s advice regarding one situation where a bridal shower doesn’t need to be given. Hi Cheryl, I have a question regarding wedding shower etiquette: We have a nephew getting married (destination wedding) and are not invited […]
– Ask Cheryl – How do I Register for a Honeymoon?
December 23, 2019
There are many reasons why couples might choose to skip the traditional registry: they’re older, have already established a home, or live in an area where shipping gifts is impossible. In these situations, some couples ask that their guests give in non-traditional ways. Today, Cheryl shares how to communicate a honeymoon registry to your guests. […]
– Ask Cheryl – What’s the Rule About Inviting Co-Workers to Your Wedding?
December 10, 2019
Planning a wedding can be exciting and stressful all at the same time. This is especially true when it comes to creating (and editing) the guest list. How do you decide which co-workers to invite? Dear Cheryl- I’m getting married next summer and need your help with my guestlist. I own a small business […]
– Ask Cheryl – When You’re Left Out of the Bridal Shower
November 25, 2019
Whether you’re a child on the playground or an adult scrolling social media, realizing you’ve been excluded is hurtful. When it comes to showers and weddings, what are the rules for a guest who feels left out? Cheryl offers her advice to a friend of the bride who’s feeling left out. Dear Cheryl, My friend […]
– Ask Cheryl – Should Parents Pay for a Second or Third Wedding?
November 12, 2019
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, […]