– Ask a Real Bride – Where’s The Wedding Gift?

January 20, 2022

We all know the saying, “tis better to give than to receive.” But both givers and receivers have run into the awkward situation of what I call “the missing gift:” for brides, that means not receiving a gift, and for givers, not receiving an acknowledgement of a gift they’ve given, leaving them wondering if the […]

Tips For Sharing Your Engagement On Social Media

January 11, 2022

In today’s social media world, it’s normal to assume you’ll be sharing your engagement with the World Wide Web sooner than later. Before my own engagement, I was reasonably convinced that I’d keep the news between myself and my fiancé and that we would share our excitement personally with select friends and family—and that was […]

Everything You Need to Know About Being a Bridesmaid

January 6, 2022

From the bridal shower to the big day, follow these tips to be the best bridesmaid a bride could ask for! Being chosen as a bridesmaid is no casual commitment — when a close friend or family member asks you to stand up at the altar next to them on the biggest day in their […]

The Best Places to Create Your Wedding Gift Registry

January 4, 2022

Congrats on your recent engagement! Now the fun really begins as you start planning your wedding- and that includes creating your wedding gift registries. Registering can be so much fun, but it can also be overwhelming as there are so many choices to make. So, we’re here to help with these 3 easy steps: Download […]

– 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. […]

– Ask a Real Bride – How Should I Choose My Bridesmaids?

December 23, 2021

My 7-year-old daughter recently looked lost in thought. When I asked her what she was thinking about, she said, with a great deal of concern, “Mom. Who do you think my bridesmaids will be?” Even the littlest girls understand that choosing your bridal party is like solidifying your inner circle: whether we admit it or […]

Everything You Need to Know About an Amazon Wedding Registry

December 21, 2021

Amazon has made our 21st Century lives easier than we ever dreamed possible. Not only can you find almost anything your heart desires all in one place, you can also have that necessary item delivered to your home within a day or two. (Or even the same day!) The perks of Amazon are endless: low […]

20 Best Items to Add to Your Wedding Registry at Bed Bath & Beyond in 2022

December 16, 2021

With plenty of perks and an incredible selection of must-have items, Bed Bath & Beyond is your one-stop-shop for all your registry needs. Bed Bath & Beyond has been a go-to for many of us since we stocked our college dorm rooms, and it still remains one of the best choices for building your wedding […]

– 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 […]

The Cutest Ways to Ask Your Bridesmaids

December 9, 2021

‘Tis the season for a little (or a lot) of bling! Every holiday season, new engagement rings and lots of wedding plans scroll past on my social media timelines. When I got engaged and asked my 2 best girlfriends if they would be my bridesmaids, I accompanied the card with a mini bottle of champagne! […]

12 Wedding Registry Dos and Don’ts

December 7, 2021

When you’re planning a wedding, there’s a lot to keep in mind. Here are some tips for building a stress-free wedding registry. If you’re getting married for the first time, there’s a good chance you don’t know much about building your wedding registry — aside from the fact that you get a personal scanner to […]

Vintage-Inspired Gifts to Add to Your Wedding Registry

November 23, 2021

If you love all things vintage and retro-inspired, make sure you add these items to your wedding registry. As the years go by, the list of what is considered “vintage” becomes longer and longer — which is great for any of us who can’t get enough of the style! More often than not, vintage items […]

– Ask a Real Bride – How to Avoid a Wedding Rehearsal Meltdown

November 18, 2021

The wedding countdown is down to one: your out-of-town guests have begun to arrive, you’ve finished the last-minute errands and pickups, and there’s just one thing left to do: rehearse! The wedding rehearsal is meant to ensure that your ceremony runs smoothly. But this practice session has become a notorious venue for meltdowns, misunderstandings, and […]

– 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 […]

Top Must-Haves for Holiday Entertaining

November 4, 2021

I love being a hostess! I want my family and friends to associate my home with good food, great conversation, and lots of laughs. I like having my best girlfriends over for brunch and mimosas on the first day of school. I like inviting my next door neighbors over on a summer night for some […]

– 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 […]

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