– Ask Cheryl – Does a Couples Shower Replace a Wedding Reception?

May 18, 2017

Today’s question is from a reader that is confused about being invited to a co-ed couples shower, but not invited to the wedding. Are co-ed showers taking the place of a wedding reception? Dear Cheryl, We’ve received a couple of “couples shower” invitations. In both cases, it was when a destination type wedding was happening. In […]

– Ask Cheryl – Can I Change my RSVP?

April 25, 2017

Today’s question comes from a reader that wanted to change her daughter’s RSVP to a bridal shower at the last minute. Hi Cheryl, I was searching to find an answer to this question when I came across one of your articles and thought I would reach out. My daughter and I were invited to a bridal […]

– Ask Cheryl – Aunts & Cousins Not Invited to the Bridal Shower?

April 18, 2017

Today our reader is struggling with the often-asked question of who should be invited to a Bridal Shower. This one is a bit more complicated because the invitees in question are family members. Dear Cheryl, I was reading your article on the Huffington post site about who should be invited to a bridal shower. One of the points states […]

– Ask Cheryl – How Much to Spend on a Bridesmaid’s Gift?

March 21, 2017

When planning a wedding there are so many decisions to make. Today, our AskCheryl reader is an organized bride that isn’t sure how much to spend on gifts for her attendants. Hi Cheryl! I have an etiquette question regarding the cost of wedding party gifts (I also read your article on the topic). We were planning on paying […]

– Ask Cheryl – Etiquette for a Second Marriage

January 31, 2017

  I often get questions about etiquette for second or subsequent marriages. Today’s reader is concerned about the size of her family member’s second wedding. Dear Cheryl, My nephew is divorced and is now engaged to a young woman that has never been married. His fiancée obviously wants a big wedding… Do you have something written on this […]

– Ask Cheryl – MOG Invites Extra Guests to Bridal Shower

January 17, 2017

  Whether it’s the wedding, bridal shower, or another wedding-related event, the problem of extra guests often pops up. Today’s reader wants to know how to handle extra guests that were invited to a bridal shower, not by the host or bride, but by the Mother of the Groom (MOG). Hello Cheryl, I hope that […]

– Ask Cheryl – Put an End to Gift Shaming

December 13, 2016

The holidays are upon us, and there’s a lot of focus on gift giving. I wanted to take a moment to talk about gifts and what to do if you don’t receive the gift you want or expected, or if you don’t receive a gift at all. Today’s Ask Cheryl question is from a reader […]

– Ask Cheryl – Does Wedding Attendance Affect Wedding Gift Value?

November 29, 2016

Today’s question comes from a reader in New York. She wants to know if the amount she spends on a wedding gift should be affected by whether or not she attends the wedding. Dear Cheryl, Is there a difference in what you give as a wedding gift if you attend the wedding versus sending a gift […]

– Ask Cheryl – Who pays for Destination Wedding Travel?

November 14, 2016

Today’s question comes from a mother-of-the-bride that is not sure which expenses for a destination wedding should be covered by the groom’s family. Hi Cheryl, My daughter is planning a destination wedding in Florence, Italy. Eight people in total are traveling: the bride and groom, both sets of parents, the best man and the maid […]

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

October 24, 2016

Wedding guests often wonder if they should give the couple a wedding gift even if they have to 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 […]

– Ask Cheryl – How Early Can I Send a Wedding Gift?

August 30, 2016

This email was received on June 23rd from an organized wedding guest that wants to know how early she can send her wedding gift so that she has the best selection from the registry. Dear Cheryl, I am attending a wedding on December 10th. How early can I send a wedding gift? I received a save […]

– Ask Cheryl – Invited but Barely Know the Couple, Do I Still Need to Give a Wedding Gift?

August 16, 2016

Today’s question comes from a reader who feels she has an out when it comes to the etiquette rule that you should send a gift if you are invited to the wedding, and I might agree . . . Hi Cheryl, My husband and I recently received invitations to two weddings from couples we hardly know. We […]

– AskCheryl – Wedding Invitation Not Specific, Can I Bring a Guest?

July 26, 2016

Today’s question is from a wedding guest who is confused about whether she can bring a “plus-one” to the wedding. Dear Cheryl, I am a single woman who received an invitation to a friend’s wedding. The wedding invitation came addressed just to me. Enclosed in the envelope was a response card asking the #of people attending with dinner choices. […]

– AskCheryl – As Friend & Officiant, Do I Need to Give a Wedding Gift?

June 21, 2016

Should a friend that has offered to be the wedding officiant also give a wedding gift? Hi Cheryl! I was really pleased to find your article and information on Huffington Post. I have a question about an upcoming wedding I am going to be a part of as an officiant. (I apologize for the long […]

– Ask Cheryl – Etiquette of a Workplace Wedding Shower

May 23, 2016

In today’s AskCheryl post, a reader wants to know if it’s appropriate for the bride’s boss to give her a bridal shower and invite the bride’s co-workers that were not invited to the wedding. Hello Cheryl, I have a question for you. One of the young women at my office is getting married in June and our […]

– Ask Cheryl – Asking Wedding Guests to Pay for the Reception

May 10, 2016

In this week’s Ask Cheryl question, our reader wants to know if her friend (who’s getting married) should think twice about inviting her wedding guests to a restaurant after the ceremony and expecting them to pay the tab. Hi Cheryl, A dear friend of mine is getting married for the third time and it’s the groom’s second marriage. They […]

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