– Ask Cheryl – Should Adult Children Receive Their Own Wedding Invitation?

May 28, 2020

In today’s post, Jacqueline is concerned about wedding gift etiquette when it comes to adult children. However, the real issue is that the adult children should have each received their own wedding invitations. Hi Cheryl, My niece is getting married in October. My husband and I are having a problem with what is expected regarding […]

– Ask Cheryl – What To Do About Late or Never Received Wedding Gifts?

April 28, 2020

Wedding gifts may continue to arrive at your new home a month (or more) after your wedding day. Family and friends may even tell you to anticipate the arrival of such a gift, in the spirit of celebration and with hopes of showering you with love. But what do you do when those promised gifts […]

– Ask Cheryl – How Long Do I Have to Send a Wedding Gift?

March 24, 2020

Giving gifts to the wedding couple serves as a tangible representation of your love and support. When you’re invited to a wedding, you should send a gift, whether or not you are able to attend – but when should you send it?   Dear Cheryl, I was invited to my friend’s wedding, and unfortunately was […]

– Ask Cheryl – Should I Send a Wedding Gift to My Former Niece?

March 10, 2020

Wedding etiquette can get a little tricky when there is a divorce in the family. Being a “former” extended family member might mean you are excluded from the wedding guest list; but is it obligatory or even ok to send a gift? Dear Cheryl, I am divorced, but a niece from his side is getting […]

9 Wedding Tips for the Mother of the Bride & Mother of the Groom

February 25, 2020

Congratulations! Your baby just got engaged! Unless you’ve been through this before, you are probably wondering, what do I do now? You are a very significant part of the big day. (But I didn’t have to tell you that.) My daughter recently got married and someone said to me, “You are the second most important […]

– Ask Cheryl – Is a First Baby Shower Mandatory?

February 11, 2020

You’re pregnant with your first baby! Congratulations! This is such a special time, and it’s a time to celebrate. Chances are, your friends and family will want to celebrate the upcoming arrival of your little bundle of joy too! But is a baby shower necessary? Maybe you feel like a baby shower is just another […]

– Ask Cheryl – What are the Duties of a Bridesmaid?

January 28, 2020

Dear Cheryl, Help! I am getting married in 3 months and so far my bridesmaids haven’t helped me with anything! I’m starting to believe they think being a bridesmaid means they get to wear a pretty dress and walk down the aisle. The only time we have all been together was to pick out said […]

– Ask Cheryl – To Throw or Not to Throw a Bridal Shower?

January 14, 2020

While everyone loves to celebrate, there are times a bridal shower just isn’t necessary or appropriate. Read on for Cheryl’s advice regarding one situation where a bridal shower doesn’t need to be given. Hi Cheryl, I have a question regarding wedding shower etiquette: We have a nephew getting married (destination wedding) and are not invited […]

– Ask Cheryl – How do I Register for a Honeymoon?

December 23, 2019

There are many reasons why couples might choose to skip the traditional registry: they’re older, have already established a home, or live in an area where shipping gifts is impossible. In these situations, some couples ask that their guests give in non-traditional ways. Today, Cheryl shares how to communicate a honeymoon registry to your guests. […]

– Ask Cheryl – What’s the Rule About Inviting Co-Workers to Your Wedding?

December 10, 2019

Planning a wedding can be exciting and stressful all at the same time. This is especially true when it comes to creating (and editing) the guest list. How do you decide which co-workers to invite?   Dear Cheryl- I’m getting married next summer and need your help with my guestlist. I own a small business […]

– Ask Cheryl – When You’re Left Out of the Bridal Shower

November 25, 2019

Whether you’re a child on the playground or an adult scrolling social media, realizing you’ve been excluded is hurtful. When it comes to showers and weddings, what are the rules for a guest who feels left out? Cheryl offers her advice to a friend of the bride who’s feeling left out. Dear Cheryl, My friend […]

– Ask Cheryl – Should Parents Pay for a Second or Third Wedding?

November 12, 2019

The Ask Cheryl inbox is flooded with questions regarding encore weddings. Today, Cheryl addresses the question of who pays for a third wedding: where do the parental responsibilities end when it comes to encore weddings? Cheryl’s answer goes beyond the budget, as she reminds all parents of adult children to handle wedding planning calmly, lovingly, […]

Ask Cheryl: Shower for Baby Two: Too Soon?

October 22, 2019

Your baby boy is less than a year old and you find out you’re pregnant again. You’re excited that this time it’s a girl and you know in order to prepare for her arrival you will need a few items you don’t currently have. Your friends are offering to throw you a baby shower but […]

– AskCheryl – Due to Family Issues, We Want a Very Small Wedding. How Do We Avoid Hurt Feelings?

October 8, 2019

Your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life. As wonderful as that sounds, the days leading up to it can be very stressful as you compile your guest list and choose a venue. Complicated family relationships may lead you to consider a small destination wedding with a limited guest list. […]

How to Be the Perfect Destination Wedding Guest

October 1, 2019

Your friend is getting married, and he or she has decided to have a destination wedding somewhere fabulous. That’s great! But in your mind, you know that comes with an added to-do list just to attend. If you’ve never been to a destination wedding before, get excited. (They are lots of fun!) But if you […]

– Ask Cheryl – Should You Give Yourself a Baby Shower?

September 24, 2019

Sometimes expectant mothers are excited about their little one and want to make sure that they have everything they need. This may cause them to wonder if someone will honor them with a baby shower. In this week’s post, our reader wants to know if it’s OK for a mom-to-be to host her own baby […]

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