– 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 Much Should You Spend on a Wedding Gift?

May 11, 2021

One of the most common questions in our “Ask Cheryl” inbox is how much to spend on wedding and shower gifts. And while we love a hard and fast etiquette rule, this is one of those questions that doesn’t have a “one size fits all” answer. The amount a guest spends depends on their personal […]

– 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 […]

– 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 […]

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