– 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 […]

Top 5 Reasons to Create a Baby Registry For Your 2nd or 3rd Child

July 14, 2022

We believe that every new baby should be celebrated and that baby showers are the perfect time for the expectant mom to relax and spend time with loved ones. If you’re pregnant with your second or third child, you’re probably wondering, “Should I create a baby gift registry?” This is a hotly debated topic, and […]

– 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 […]

Finding the Perfect Groomsmen’s Gift

June 16, 2022

While your wedding is primarily a celebration of the love and commitment between you and your spouse, it’s also a celebration of the family and friendships who supported you on your journey to the altar. Your groomsmen have been by your side through the highs and lows, the good and bad — that’s good enough […]

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 […]

– Ask Cheryl – Can My Ex and I Give a Joint Wedding Gift?

April 26, 2022

Are there any rules for giving a joint wedding gift? Cheryl weighs in on co-gifting, even with an ex-husband, and shares some other wedding gift-giving FAQs. Dear Cheryl, My ex and I had a very amicable divorce. My nephew invited both of us to his wedding. I will be attending the wedding, but my ex […]

– Ask Cheryl – Registry Info on a Wedding Announcement?

April 12, 2022

Over the past few years, many couples have chosen more intimate weddings, then informed family and friends of their nuptials with a printed wedding announcement. But when newly wedded couples include registry information on that announcement, should those receiving it feel obligated to send a gift? Dear Cheryl, My niece’s son had a small outdoor […]

Bridal Shower Etiquette for All Involved

March 8, 2022

As with all things “wedding year,” throwing a bridal shower comes with certain rules of etiquette—and we don’t just mean for the host. Whether you’re the host, a guest, or even the bride herself, follow the rules below to find out what you should and should not do. Bridal Shower Etiquette for the Bride It’s […]

– Ask Cheryl – When should you expect to get a thank-you note for a gift?

February 8, 2022

A thank-you note is a kind gesture that confirms your gift was received, but how soon should you expect to get one? Hi Cheryl, When should you expect to get a thank-you note for a gift? Thanks,Sarah Hi Sarah, The answer depends on the circumstances. There is no exact timeframe required for sending a thank […]

– Ask Cheryl – Mother of the Bride meets Mother of the Groom – Is a Gift Appropriate?

January 25, 2022

Some personalities love giving gifts to make others feel welcomed—but is this practice ever over-the-top? Hi Cheryl, I’m meeting the groom’s mom for the first time at the bridal salon where my daughter is selecting her wedding dress. I want to make the groom’s mom feel comfortable and welcomed. Do I give a gift or […]

A Guide to Thank-You Notes

January 21, 2022

One of the most popular complaints I hear from brides and mothers-to-be following their weddings or baby showers is the looming task of writing thank-you notes. And while I can see how sitting down to write hundreds of hand-written notes seems daunting, I’m here to tell you that expressing gratitude for a gift is really […]

– 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 […]

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