– Ask Cheryl – How Do I Share My Wedding Registry?

December 13, 2022

Hi Cheryl, How do I share my wedding registry with our friends and family? I want to make sure they know where we’re registered. Thanks, Brenda Hi Brenda, When it comes to informing your family and friends where you are registered, of course, we hope you will tell them to find you on RegistryFinder.com. It’s […]

– Etiquette Guide – When Are Baby Gifts Required?

November 18, 2022

A baby’s entry into the world is definitely a cause for celebration, but with all the different parties and occasions, it’s not always clear when you’re expected to give a baby gift. You may be invited to multiple gatherings, so when should you bring a gift? And what is the etiquette of baby gift-giving? Below […]

– Ask Cheryl – Does My Bridal Shower Gift Have to Be From the Registry?

November 8, 2022

Hi Marcy, To rephrase your question, you are asking if it’s OK to buy a wedding or shower gift for a couple that they didn’t include on their wedding gift registry, and the answer is yes. Gift registries exist for guests’ convenience, and the gift registry is a list of suggestions, not a mandate. As […]

– Ask Cheryl – Should I Send a Gift to the Shower if I Can’t Attend?

October 25, 2022

You’re invited to a baby or bridal shower but can’t go. What are you supposed to do? It’s a common question from our readers and website users wanting to know if they should send a gift to a shower if they cannot be there in person. Dear Cheryl, Can I send my gift directly to […]

– Ask Cheryl – Travel, Hotel, and a Wedding Gift Too?

September 27, 2022

Wedding guests often wonder if they should give the couple a gift even if they must incur travel expenses to attend the wedding. Dear Cheryl, I am going to my nephew’s wedding celebration out of state. The couple is already married. I have to purchase a flight and a hotel room, so I’m wondering: am I expected […]

– 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 […]

– 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 […]

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 – 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 – 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 […]

What to Do When the Invitation Says “No Gifts”

June 22, 2021

It’s a hard reality to face — receiving an invitation that says “no gifts” in one form or another. Perhaps you’ve heard through the grapevine that the happy couple has requested that no wedding gifts be purchased, or maybe you’ve been invited to a present-free birthday party. Whatever the case, it’s likely you’re itching to […]

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