– Wedding Etiquette Question – What Costs Should the Bride Cover for Her Bridesmaids?

January 24, 2023

Being asked to be a bridesmaid for a friend’s wedding is exciting. But when the questions of travel, lodging, the bachelorette party, and the wedding day itself arise, the bridesmaid may wonder, “Am I supposed to pay for that?” Money conversations are always awkward, but before you say yes to the honor of being a […]

– Ask Cheryl – Are Aunts Expected to Host a Bridal Shower?

January 10, 2023

Hi Cheryl, I am officiating my niece’s wedding and am wondering if it’s appropriate, or expected, for me to help pay for the bridal shower? I already donated $100 toward the shower and bought a gift. There are only a few bridal attendants: 2 bridesmaids, a junior bridesmaid, and a flower girl, so expenses for […]

– Ask Cheryl – How Do I Share My Wedding Registry?

December 13, 2022

Hi Cheryl, How do I share my wedding registry with our friends and family? I want to make sure they know where we’re registered. Thanks, Brenda Hi Brenda, When it comes to informing your family and friends where you are registered, of course, we hope you will tell them to find you on RegistryFinder.com. It’s […]

– Etiquette Guide – When Are Baby Gifts Required?

November 18, 2022

A baby’s entry into the world is definitely a cause for celebration, but with all the different parties and occasions, it’s not always clear when you’re expected to give a baby gift. You may be invited to multiple gatherings, so when should you bring a gift? And what is the etiquette of baby gift-giving? Below […]

– Ask Cheryl – Does My Bridal Shower Gift Have to Be From the Registry?

November 8, 2022

Hi Marcy, To rephrase your question, you are asking if it’s OK to buy a wedding or shower gift for a couple that they didn’t include on their wedding gift registry, and the answer is yes. Gift registries exist for guests’ convenience, and the gift registry is a list of suggestions, not a mandate. As […]

– Ask Cheryl – Should I Send a Gift to the Shower if I Can’t Attend?

October 25, 2022

You’re invited to a baby or bridal shower but can’t go. What are you supposed to do? It’s a common question from our readers and website users wanting to know if they should send a gift to a shower if they cannot be there in person. Dear Cheryl, Can I send my gift directly to […]

– Ask Cheryl – Wedding Invitation Not Specific, Can I Bring a Guest?

October 11, 2022

Today’s question is from a wedding guest who is confused about whether she can bring a “plus-one” to the wedding. Dear Cheryl,I am a single woman who received an invitation to a friend’s wedding. The wedding invitation came addressed only to me. There was no inside envelope which usually states Karen and Guest. In addition […]

– Ask Cheryl – Travel, Hotel, and a Wedding Gift Too?

September 27, 2022

Wedding guests often wonder if they should give the couple a gift even if they must incur travel expenses to attend the wedding. Dear Cheryl, I am going to my nephew’s wedding celebration out of state. The couple is already married. I have to purchase a flight and a hotel room, so I’m wondering: am I expected […]

Baby Shower Etiquette – Rules to Party By

September 13, 2022

Baby Shower Etiquette for All Involved I love baby showers. I can’t get enough of those cute baby clothes and practical gadgets – not to mention the champagne and girly foods. But I know some of you may not be as excited when a baby shower invitation arrives in your inbox or mailbox. Whether you […]

– AskCheryl – 1st Time Bridesmaid Asks, “Who Pays for the Bachelorette Party?”

August 23, 2022

Hello Cheryl, My best friend is having a destination wedding and asked me to be a bridesmaid. I generally do not like the idea of traveling internationally for a wedding, but I agreed to go and be there for her. This will be the first wedding I have ever attended. It’s the first time I’m […]

– AskCheryl – Etiquette for a Second Wedding – Anything Goes?

August 9, 2022

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 […]

– Ask Cheryl – Baby Gifts and the Workplace

July 26, 2022

When someone in the office is expecting, is it appropriate to give a baby gift? What if you haven’t been invited to a shower? Dear Cheryl, One of our coworkers is expecting, and invited one member of the staff to her baby shower. My coworker who was invited collected money from the rest of us […]

– Ask Cheryl – Is it OK to Ask a Couple if a Wedding Gift Was Received?

July 12, 2022

If you’re wondering whether a wedding gift was received, is it ok to reach out and ask the couple? Read on to find out! Dear Cheryl, I took a gift to the wedding and had a gift from Amazon sent to the house. Today we received a gracious thank you for the gift we took […]

– Ask Cheryl – The Best Way to Give a Cash Wedding Gift

June 28, 2022

Gift registries and online shopping have made purchasing wedding gifts easier than ever, but some guests (and couples!) still prefer cash. What’s the best way to send the money? Dear Cheryl, Is it permissible to include money in the wedding card on the day of the ceremony? I’d like to contribute toward the honeymoon fund […]

Wedding Guest Etiquette – What you Should (and Shouldn’t) Do As a Wedding Guest

June 14, 2022

Whether you’re attending your first wedding or you’re a seasoned pro, it’s sometimes easy to forget the do’s and don’ts of being a good wedding guest. But here at RegistryFinder.com, we’re all about helping wedding guests, so we’ve compiled this list of simple guidelines- some of these may seem obvious, but unfortunately, they do happen. […]

How Much Should You Spend on a Wedding Gift?

May 24, 2022

The most often asked question in my “Ask Cheryl” inbox is how much to spend on a wedding or shower gift. And while we all love a hard and fast etiquette rule, this is one of those questions that doesn’t have a “one size fits all” answer. Read on for my advice and some spending […]

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