– Ask Cheryl – Our Daughter is the Flower Girl, Do We Still Give a Wedding Gift?
October 5, 2015
Hi Cheryl, My daughter was asked to be the flower girl in my cousin’s wedding. What is proper etiquette for gift giving? We have the expense of the dress, shoes and hair as well. We also have to drive out of town for the wedding and have the added expense of a night in the […]
– Ask Cheryl – Should I Have Been Invited to the Bridal Shower or Bachelorette Party?
September 8, 2015
This reader wonders if she should have received an invitation to pre-wedding events … Dear Cheryl, My husband and I were invited to a wedding. A month before the event he was invited to the bachelor party. It came to my attention that I was not invited to either the bachelorette party or the bridal […]
– Ask Cheryl – To Send a Gift or Not to Send a Gift?
August 25, 2015
This reader questions if she should send a wedding gift to someone with whom she no longer has a relationship. Find out the answer below . . . Hi Cheryl, I just finished reading your Huffington Post article “How Long Do I Have to Send a Wedding Gift?” Great advice! I have a situation that I’m really struggling […]
Modern Wedding Registry Guide from Wedding Paper Divas
August 20, 2015
Recently Wedding Paper Divas contacted me to contribute to a new feature of their website — the Wedding Registry Guide. It’s called Wed the Way You Live, The Modern Couple’s Guide to Creating a Wedding Registry. It was a pleasure to collaborate with them and I wanted to share an excerpt from the guide here on […]
– AskCheryl – How Much Should I Spend on a Wedding Gift? NEW Q&As
August 11, 2015
In June, I published an article in the Huffington Post Weddings section titled, “How Much Should I Spend on a Wedding Gift.” It seems that many people wanted more specifics so I wanted to share two of the follow-up questions. They are different questions with similar answers. Dear Cheryl, My fiancé and I are invited […]
– Off to College – Best Stores for Back-To-School Shopping
May 29, 2015
It’s that time of year again, our recent High School graduates are preparing for college. For parents, it comes with mixed emotions. If you’re like me, you’re happy they are about to start the adventure of a lifetime and take the next step to becoming an adult; but you’re also sad they will be leaving […]
– AskCheryl – How Do I Let Guests Know about My Wedding Registry?
May 11, 2015
This is an often asked, but short and simple question from a reader. Dear Cheryl, How do you let guests know about your registry? – Zena Dear Zena, You ask a very good question which is probably on the minds of many brides and grooms today. But it has a very simple […]
– AskCheryl – If Someone Attended My Bridal Shower, Must She Be Invited to the Wedding?
April 28, 2015
Dear Readers, Every week I receive variations of this same bridal shower question. Usually it’s in the form of, “Can I invite someone to the bridal shower that will not be invited to the wedding?” Here are two interesting variations on that question. Dear Cheryl, My wedding is in a few months and I’m getting […]
Glamour Weddings – Tech Etiquette for Wedding Guests
April 1, 2015
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The Unique Wedding Gift That Will Be Treasured for a Lifetime
February 5, 2015
Have you ever wanted to give a wedding gift that is so unique and memorable that it can’t be duplicated? Every so often, there’s a special bride in your life – maybe it’s your daughter, granddaughter, daughter-in-law, or even your future wife – and kitchen appliances, linens, cash or other traditional gifts just don’t seem […]
– Ask Cheryl Question – Help! My Daughter Is Stressed Out About Her Wedding Registry
January 29, 2015
Question from a reader … Dear Cheryl, My daughter is trying to register for her wedding. She started a new job so does not have time to shop. Also, she knows it will be awhile before they can buy furniture because her fiancé is still in school. She is stressing so badly that she is […]
– Wedding Costs – The Truth About Budget Trimming Strategies
May 7, 2014
Weddings can be expensive. The average cost of a wedding in 2013 was around $28,000. If figuring out where to trim the budget is important to you, we want to give you information on which cost-cutting strategies can save you money and which can be budget busters. We’re separating fact from fiction so you can […]
– Trending – Registries For Graduates and The Container Store’s Top 20
May 2, 2014
Gift registries used to be exclusively for brides-to-be and parents-to-be, but high school seniors are now getting in on the action and creating registries at popular “off-to-college” retailers like The Container Store®. These graduation and dorm registries help family and friends give them gifts they can really use. For many first year college students, this […]
– Etiquette Question – Who Should Be Invited to a Bridal Shower?
March 13, 2014
Recently I received an invitation to a bridal shower. While I love to attend bridal showers, I don’t know the bride very well and the shower was being held four states away. Although I’m sure the shower planner had the best of intentions, the invitation left me a bit perplexed. Let me explain why… The […]
– Wedding Etiquette – How Much To Spend on A Gift for A Destination Wedding
January 13, 2014
Destination weddings continue to be very popular. Many factors influence a couples’ decision to have their ceremony away from home. Among the reasons is the desire to prolong the celebration and spend more time with an intimate group of family and friends. Additionally, this alternative to a traditional ceremony can save the couple (or their […]
Winter Wedding Cocktails
December 6, 2013
A tasty cocktail during the reception hour, the official start to the wedding celebration, is a great way to set a festive tone for the rest of the evening and puts the guests in a relaxed, cheerful mood. When you start thinking about your options, you want to make sure your choices are fun and […]