– Ask Cheryl – Should Guests be Invited to Multiple Bridal Showers?

November 28, 2023

While it may seem that “anything goes” regarding wedding etiquette these days, there are a few firm rules about guest lists and gift obligations. Dear Cheryl, My daughter has already had one shower which included me, her sisters, her bridesmaids and their mothers. Now she is having another shower given by an aunt and she […]

5 Bridal Shower Themes Perfect for Wintertime

November 16, 2023

There’s no better time to celebrate the bride-to-be than the holiday season: your home is already decked out, family is in town, and cooling temperatures make everyone want to cozy up inside to enjoy a festive get-together. If “plan a bridal shower” has made its way onto your holiday to-do list, I’ve got you covered […]

“Fall In Love” Bridal Shower Recipes & Decor

August 29, 2023

I fell in love with Jon Moss during the fall of 2013 in our little college town that always looked the prettiest during October and November. Crisp leaves, trips to the pumpkin patch, hot apple cider and warm scarves still bring me back to that first fall we spent together. Fall is a romantic time […]

– Ask Cheryl – How Many Should Be Invited to a Bridal Shower?

May 23, 2023

Is it just me, or have you noticed that bridal showers are becoming larger and larger? Today, I advised a concerned hostess on how to handle a ballooning guest list. Read on for my tips and the etiquette behind why showers shouldn’t feel like mini-weddings. Dear Cheryl, I’m co-hosting a bridal shower for my niece […]

5 Fresh Summer Bridal Shower Themes

May 18, 2023

The weather is heating up. It’s summertime and we have some fresh and fun bridal shower ideas to celebrate your beautiful bride-to-be. 1. Ice Cream Bridal Shower Summer is the perfect season for an ice cream social! Use a color palette of pastels (think “mint chocolate chip” green, “strawberry” pink, and “French Vanilla” yellow) to […]

Day-of Timeline for a Seamless Baby or Bridal Shower

May 16, 2023

You’ve sent the invitations, decided on a theme, decor, food, and even party favors, but what should the actual day of the shower look like? You want to ensure that your event does not go on for hours and bore your guests to tears. Whether it’s a baby or a bridal shower, it’s essential to […]

3 No-Fail Spring Bridal Shower Themes

March 7, 2023

We’ve got your bridal shower covered from start to finish! Hosting a bridal shower is an incredible honor. Having the opportunity to show a bride-to-be just how special she is, surrounded by her closest friends and family members, is nothing to be taken lightly. If you’re planning a spring-time bridal shower, we will help you […]

Bridal Showers Themes for Every Month

January 17, 2023

While summer and fall may feel like the time you’re attending all your friends’ bridal showers and weddings, the truth is that weddings and showers happen all throughout the year. It’s easy to think up a cute and creative bridal shower in July or October, but what about the dreary winter months of January or […]

– Ask Cheryl – Are Aunts Expected to Host a Bridal Shower?

January 10, 2023

Hi Cheryl, I am officiating my niece’s wedding and am wondering if it’s appropriate, or expected, for me to help pay for the bridal shower? I already donated $100 toward the shower and bought a gift. There are only a few bridal attendants: 2 bridesmaids, a junior bridesmaid, and a flower girl, so expenses for […]

What Your Bridesmaids Wish You Knew

December 20, 2022

Dear Brides, Choosing your bridesmaids is one of the first decisions you’ll make after becoming engaged. Most friends are honored to stand by your side as you say, “I do!” Yet year after year, my inbox is filled with stories and dilemmas from bridesmaids who are struggling to fulfill their responsibilities and remain friends with […]

– Perfect for Brides or Babies – Fabulous Fall Shower Menus

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. […]

– 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 […]

Cringe-Free Bridal Shower Games & Activities

May 3, 2022

Looking for an alternative to toilet paper wedding dresses and bridal bingo? Check out these fun, cringe-free bridal shower activities everyone will enjoy. Let’s be honest — there are plenty of bridal shower games that we’d rather do without. While there’s nothing wrong with Don’t Say “Bride”, Match the Song to the Disney Movie, and Bridal […]

8 Steps to Throwing Your First Bridal Shower

March 15, 2022

Hosting a bridal shower for the first time? Ace the celebration by following these eight easy steps! So, you’ve been tasked with throwing your very first bridal shower. While it might seem daunting, consider it a vote of confidence and accept the challenge. As the maid/matron of honor or a close family member/friend of the […]

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