– Ask Cheryl – Is it Okay to Give a Wedding Gift on Behalf of Someone Else?
December 26, 2017
We all want to be as generous and kind as possible, but does that mean it’s appropriate to give a wedding gift on someone else’s behalf? Dear Cheryl, How much should / would you recommend I give for my daughter’s second wedding? I am not helping pay for it. Also, would it be appropriate for […]
– Ask Cheryl – Is it Too Late to Celebrate Coworker’s Wedding?
December 14, 2017
The “workplace shower” is a fairly modern practice that doesn’t always follow the traditional rules of wedding etiquette—and that’s ok! Dear Cheryl, My coworker got married two weeks ago. She didn’t invite me or anyone else from the office, and I completely understand given the high costs of weddings. Our coworkers never organized a shower […]
– Ask Cheryl – Not Invited to Baby Shower, but Can I still Send a Gift?
November 29, 2017
While some dread gift-giving obligations, others enjoy expressing their love and support by giving a gift. But if they haven’t received an invitation, would their gifts be appreciated or misunderstood? Dear Cheryl, Is it considered rude to send a gift to a baby shower that I am not invited to? My future daughter-in-law’s sister-in-law is […]
– Ask Cheryl – Appropriate Gifts for Wedding #2
November 15, 2017
This week’s question deals with gift-giving etiquette for second marriages—and in these situations, gift-givers have a few options! Dear Cheryl, My best friend’s son is getting married for the second time, but this is the bride’s first marriage. We are very close to these people, so what is appropriate for a gift? Thanks, -Rachel Hi […]
Ask Cheryl: Couple Requests Cash for their Honeymoon: To Give or Not to Give?
October 27, 2017
Today’s question comes from a reader who was asked to make a cash donation for a honeymoon in lieu of a wedding gift. She’s now not sure if she should attend the wedding or even send a gift. Dear Cheryl, My husband and I were planning to visit Italy this fall for a relative’s […]
– AskCheryl – Snub or Oversight? Bridal Shower Invitation Confusion
July 18, 2017
Today’s question comes from a mom that is wondering how to handle the fact that she received an invitation to her niece’s bridal shower, but daughter didn’t. Snub or oversight? Hi Cheryl, I recently received a Bridal shower invitation to my niece’s shower, addressed only to me. I have an adult daughter (college age) living at […]
– Love, Marriage, and the Baby Carriage – Who Gets Invited?
June 20, 2017
Today’s Ask Cheryl question comes from a reader that’s planning a baby shower soon after the wedding. She wants to know if it’s OK to invite those that were not invited to the wedding. Dear Cheryl, Should people not invited to the recent wedding be invited to the baby shower? Thanks, Mary Ann Hi Mary […]
– Ask Cheryl – Should I Send a Gift If Not Invited to the Wedding?
May 29, 2017
Our question today is from a reader that was not invited to the wedding of someone close to her, so she feels she may need to give a wedding gift. Dear Cheryl, I was not invited to the wedding of my good friend’s daughter. Should I give a wedding gift? I did give a substantial shower gift. Gina […]
– Ask Cheryl – Does a Couples Shower Replace a Wedding Reception?
May 18, 2017
Today’s question is from a reader that is confused about being invited to a co-ed couples shower, but not invited to the wedding. Are co-ed showers taking the place of a wedding reception? Dear Cheryl, We’ve received a couple of “couples shower” invitations. In both cases, it was when a destination type wedding was happening. In […]
– Ask Cheryl – Can I Change my RSVP?
April 25, 2017
Today’s question comes from a reader that wanted to change her daughter’s RSVP to a bridal shower at the last minute. Hi Cheryl, I was searching to find an answer to this question when I came across one of your articles and thought I would reach out. My daughter and I were invited to a bridal […]
– Ask Cheryl – Aunts & Cousins Not Invited to the Bridal Shower?
April 18, 2017
Today our reader is struggling with the often-asked question of who should be invited to a Bridal Shower. This one is a bit more complicated because the invitees in question are family members. Dear Cheryl, I was reading your article on the Huffington post site about who should be invited to a bridal shower. One of the points states […]
– Ask Cheryl – How Much to Spend on a Bridesmaid’s Gift?
March 21, 2017
When planning a wedding there are so many decisions to make. Today, our AskCheryl reader is an organized bride that isn’t sure how much to spend on gifts for her attendants. Hi Cheryl! I have an etiquette question regarding the cost of wedding party gifts (I also read your article on the topic). We were planning on paying […]
– Ask Cheryl – Etiquette for a Second Marriage
January 31, 2017
I often get questions about etiquette for second or subsequent marriages. Today’s reader is concerned about the size of her family member’s second wedding. Dear Cheryl, My nephew is divorced and is now engaged to a young woman that has never been married. His fiancée obviously wants a big wedding… Do you have something written on this […]
– Ask Cheryl – MOG Invites Extra Guests to Bridal Shower
January 17, 2017
Whether it’s the wedding, bridal shower, or another wedding-related event, the problem of extra guests often pops up. Today’s reader wants to know how to handle extra guests that were invited to a bridal shower, not by the host or bride, but by the Mother of the Groom (MOG). Hello Cheryl, I hope that […]
– Ask Cheryl – Put an End to Gift Shaming
December 13, 2016
The holidays are upon us, and there’s a lot of focus on gift giving. I wanted to take a moment to talk about gifts and what to do if you don’t receive the gift you want or expected, or if you don’t receive a gift at all. Today’s Ask Cheryl question is from a reader […]
The Best Cyber Monday Deals for 2016
November 23, 2016
While Black Friday is known for some of the best shopping deals of the year, it’s also famous for big crowds, long lines and crazy shoppers. Cyber Monday now often has even better deals! Don’t start your shopping until you’ve checked our list for the best and Cyber Monday Deals. Cyber Monday week is also a […]