– AskCheryl – If Paying for the Wedding, Should Parents-of-the-Bride Have a Role in the Planning?

December 28, 2021

Today’s question is from a newly minted Mother-of-the-Bride. She and her husband are paying for their daughter’s wedding and want to know their role in wedding planning. Dear Cheryl,My husband and I are paying for our daughter’s wedding. We are trying to help them find a venue, but they don’t want us to be involved. […]

– AskCheryl – What to do with Unwanted Wedding Gifts?

December 14, 2021

In this week’s AskCheryl question, our bride and groom have established lives and don’t want wedding gifts, but a disagreement has come up on how to handle any gifts that they do receive. Hi Cheryl, My fiancé and I are getting married in July. We are 45 and 51 years old. This is his first […]

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

November 9, 2021

Did you know that over 40% of all marriage proposals occur between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day? With so many engagements on the horizon, I’ll be asked many questions about engagement gifts and engagement party etiquette. Today’s question comes from a grandmother who wants advice about selecting an engagement gift for her granddaughter. Hello Cheryl, For […]

– 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 […]

Baby Shower Etiquette – Rules to Party By

October 12, 2021

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

– 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 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 […]

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