– 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 a Real Bride – The Etiquette of Plus Ones

September 22, 2022

Last month, the “Ask a Real Bride” got its very own Instagram account! If you love quick tips on wedding planning and etiquette, and short, sometimes funny, videos in your social media feed, come join the party! I’d love to get your feedback and interact with you there! By far, the most popular topic on […]

– Fabulous Fall Shower Menus – Perfect for Babies or Brides

September 8, 2022

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. The weather starts to become more mild, even in sunny south Florida, and the vibes are just warm and cozy and happy. When it comes to preparing a fall shower menu, think savory, warm, and rich to match the tones of autumn and your shower will be […]

Our Top 10 Fall Bridal Shower Ideas

September 1, 2022

The temperatures are dropping and the leaves are falling. There is color and beauty all around. It’s the perfect backdrop for hosting a bridal shower. We’ve collected ten of the best ideas to fill your autumn soiree with vibrant colors, seasonal flavors, and fun activities. 1. Invitation Inspiration First things first: find a fall-themed invitation. […]

– AskCheryl – 1st Time Bridesmaid Asks, “Who Pays for the Bachelorette Party?”

August 23, 2022

Hello Cheryl, My best friend is having a destination wedding and asked me to be a bridesmaid. I generally do not like the idea of traveling internationally for a wedding, but I agreed to go and be there for her. This will be the first wedding I have ever attended. It’s the first time I’m […]

– Ask a Real Bride – What to do When Wedding Guests Behave Badly

August 18, 2022

While most of your wedding is under your control, there’s a large element of the day you can’t always plan for: the behavior of your guests. Among any large gathering, there is bound to be some less-than-ideal behavior. And with the added emotions of a wedding and the sky-high expectations of the bride and groom, […]

Fun Games and Activities That Will Keep Your Wedding Guests Entertained

August 16, 2022

Here at RegistryFinder.com we know that a lot goes into planning your big day! We also know that you want your wedding to be memorable and fun- one that your friends and family will talk about for years to come. Though we’re all about a good dance party, we also love the idea of including […]

– 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 […]

Everything You Need to Know About Eloping

August 2, 2022

Thinking about opting for an elopement instead of a traditional ceremony? Our handy guide includes everything you need to know to start planning! Couples have been eloping for centuries — whether to assert their independence, circumvent societal pressures, save money, or just to keep their wedding as intimate as possible. When the pandemic hit and […]

– Ask a Real Bride – How Involved Should I be in My Bridal Shower?

July 21, 2022

Your wedding year can feel like a crash course in event planning: suddenly, your to-do list is filled with finding vendors, building your budget, and creating your guest list. With endless event inspiration and ideas filling your social media feed, many brides are left wondering: where exactly do the planning responsibilities end? I’ve got some […]

How to Throw a Bridal Shower on a Budget

July 19, 2022

You don’t have to spend a ton of money to throw a memorable bridal shower on a budget — just follow these 7 steps! Hosting a bridal shower is an incredible honor and opportunity to show the bride-to-be just how much you care about her. Luckily, you don’t need to have a big budget to […]

– 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 […]

– Ask a Real Bride – How to Plan a Bachelorette Weekend, Not a Guilt Trip

June 23, 2022

If you’re a bride currently planning her bachelorette weekend, this is your sign to step back, take a deep breath, and honestly ask yourself: am I planning a girls’ trip or a guilt trip? Since I’ve been writing about weddings for nearly 8 years, people love to tell me their wedding stories–and I love hearing […]

Why I Loved Registering at Bed Bath and Beyond

June 21, 2022

Why I Loved Registering at Bed Bath and Beyond So, I’ve officially come to realize that one of the best parts of wedding planning is getting to register!! Basically, my fiancé and I get to pick out a bunch of presents for ourselves, and our friends and family buy them for us?! Whoever established this […]

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 […]

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