Gifts We Love for Entertaining

August 11, 2018

I love having friends over for dinner as well as hosting big parties. However, when I got married, I only registered for the “practical” stuff – small appliances, dishes, and linens. Over the last few years, I’ve collected great pieces that are perfect for entertaining, but often wish that I had included some of these […]

– The Maid of Honor Knows – Bridal Shower Themes That Are Actually Fun

August 7, 2018

Planning a bridal shower should be as easy as possible. One way to make it easier? Come up with a theme to help give the décor, food, drinks, favors, and invitations some direction. That said, with so many themes to choose from (some of which are so overdone), picking one that’s just right for your […]

Easy Summer Recipes for Babies and Kids

July 17, 2018

Summer is the time for all things fun and fresh! Everyone is on the hunt for the best smoothies, ice cream, and iced coffees. It’s also the time of year where kids are on the hunt for a multitude of snacks. Without the routine of school or daycare that the fall and winter provides, it […]

– #TrendWatch – Co-ed Wedding Showers

June 30, 2018

Celebrating upcoming nuptials is a long-standing tradition, typically involving an all-girls bridal shower (and there’s nothing wrong with that). However, as men have become more involved with the planning and events surrounding the wedding, and women have besties of both genders, men are being included in the fun with a co-ed wedding shower. Originally, we […]

– #Trendwatch – Tropical Bridal Shower

June 1, 2018

Whether you live near the ocean or only dream about it, a tropical bridal shower theme is the perfect fit for a summer celebration! And while Pinterest is filled with ideas, today we’re bringing you behind the scenes of a real bridal shower, so that you can feel inspired and empowered to recreate these ideas […]

Graduation Party Ideas Your Teenager Won’t Forget

April 12, 2018

High school graduation is a rite of passage. For parents, it’s a bittersweet moment—but for graduates, it’s a clean slate, a new adventure, and in their eyes, the first shot at adulthood. And to celebrate this teenage milestone, it’s important that you do it up big for the next chapter in your budding college freshman’s […]

Budget-Friendly Bachelorette Parties

April 4, 2018

 A bachelorette party doesn’t have to be budget-busting rager to be raging success! Bachelorette parties have morphed and changed over the years, growing from night-before-the-wedding nights out to wild weekends away in Las Vegas or NYC. When everyone you know gets married right after college, a weekend getaway full of drinking and shows and matching […]

Bachelorette Weekend Getaways for Every Bride-to-Be

April 3, 2018

Bachelorette weekends are a rite of passage for any bride these days. It’s a time to kick back, have fun with your favorite ladies, and if you plan it right, do it all in a destination that fits the personality of the lady of honor. Don’t know where to take your bridal BFF for her […]

How to Throw a Honeymoon Bridal Shower

October 24, 2017

You know that saying about necessity being the mother of invention? Well, I’m sure the original orator wasn’t necessarily referring to bridesmaids needing fresh and fun bridal shower ideas, but in my case about 5 months ago, it stood true. It was fast approaching the time in all matron of honor’s duties where a bridal […]

– #TrendWatch – Travel-Themed Bridal Shower

October 4, 2017

I love browsing Pinterest for bridal shower inspiration, menu ideas, and DIY décor, but after an hour (or two) of scrolling, I tend to feel overwhelmed. So much of what fills my screen seems obviously staged—studio lighting illuminates every perfect shot, and a long list of credits at the end reveal professional caterers and florists […]

Co-ed Halloween Wedding Shower Ideas

September 15, 2017

If you’re anything like me, you relish in any opportunity to throw a theme party, and you know that this upcoming change of season invites a host of possibilities. A Halloween-themed co-ed wedding shower is your golden ticket to a truly unique and fun party. Since everything is seasonal, you’ll find festive decorative elements without […]

– 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 […]

– #TrendWatch – Signature Wedding Cocktails

June 6, 2017

When it comes to tracking the latest wedding trends, wedding photographers are my go-to source. Why? Professional wedding photographers attend a wedding almost every weekend, and they’re trained to focus on the details. That means that your photographer is a wealth of helpful industry info. And most, like my friend Lauren of Lauren Louise Photography, […]

Unique and Trendy Wedding Shower Games

June 1, 2017

One of your favorite women is getting married and you are super excited for her! You have taken on the endeavor of throwing her an exceptional party, complete with a meticulously planned menu and unrivaled wedding shower games! Call back your stylist and grab that hair appointment you didn’t think you had time for! We’ve got […]

Set the Table in Style with Macy’s!

April 21, 2017

I’ve always loved beautiful dinnerware, serving pieces, and crystal. Maybe that’s because my grandmother, who collected china and crocheted her own placemats, taught me how to properly set a table before I learned how to read! So when the time came for me to create my wedding registry and select place settings and table accessories, […]

Bridal Shower Hacks You’ll Want to Use

March 31, 2017

Hosting a bridal shower doesn’t have to be overwhelming: with a few simple tips and tricks, you can totally do this! So take a deep breath, and read on for some of my favorite shortcuts for creating a beautiful shower that you’ll actually get to enjoy! Find a Team Planning a bridal shower is a […]

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