– Ask Cheryl – Should the Mother of the Bride Be Invited to the Bridal Shower?

July 28, 2020

As the Mother of the Bride, you should have a place of honor at most of the wedding and pre-wedding events, including the bridal shower. But what if you (the MOB) and your other daughters (the sisters of the bride) have not been invited to the bridal shower? Dear Cheryl, My daughter’s fiancé’s aunt is […]

The Perfect Bridal Shower Brunch

March 12, 2020

Summer is the busiest time of the year for weddings! And that means many of you are hosting bridal showers in the next few months. We know that Pinterest is overflowing with great ideas, but that those ideas can also cause you a lot of stress. (Remember, most of those over-the-top, picture perfect parties are […]

– Ask a Real Bride – What should Brides do for their own Bridal Shower?

February 27, 2020

Everything the bride needs to know to glow at her bridal shower. Google “Bridal showers” and you’ll find tons of ideas for hostesses and attendees: themes, menus, and gifts. But what about advice for the guest of honor? While you may host and attend many bridal showers throughout your lifetime, you only get to be […]

Spring Shower Menus (Perfect for Baby or Bridal Showers)

February 18, 2020

Spring is just around the corner, and with it, warmer days and blooming flowers. It’s an excellent time for a bridal shower or baby shower because everyone will appreciate the opportunity to celebrate with family and friends after months of winter hibernation. Our carefully crafted Spring Shower Menus are perfect whether you’re celebrating a new […]

Top 10 Spring Bridal Shower Themes

February 13, 2020

I love spring! The weather is lovely and trees are bursting with new blooms. Summer weddings are right around the corner, so it’s also a great time to host a wedding shower- a fun and fresh soiree that will be remembered by your guests and cherished by the bride-to-be. We’ve gathered the Top 10 Spring […]

– 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 – 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 […]

Pros and Cons of Having Your Bridal Shower on Your Bachelorette Weekend

August 15, 2019

When it comes to planning a bachelorette weekend or a bridal shower, there are lots of things to consider. One of those things is the date! Can’t decide if you should have your bridal shower on your bachelorette weekend? We’re here to help—read below for the pros and cons of each. PROS  Your friends will […]

How to Be the Perfect Bridal Shower Hostess

July 16, 2019

Planning a bridal shower for one of your closest friends, relatives or coworkers can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Hosting a bridal shower, and wondering how it all works? Follow our tips below and you’ll be a pro in no time. Make sure everyone invited to the shower is also on the […]

– Ask Cheryl – Invited to the Shower, but not the Wedding

May 28, 2019

It is a truth universally acknowledged (or at least it should be) that all those invited to the bridal shower must also be invited to the wedding. Unfortunately, confused couples sometimes extend shower invitations to those they can’t invite to the wedding. So what’s a shower guest to do when she finds she’s not included […]

Refreshing Recipes for Summer Bridal & Baby Showers

May 25, 2019

Whether you’re hosting a shower for a special friend, or just attending one, summertime parties are so much fun. They give everyone a chance to wear their cute summer dresses, enjoy the gorgeous weather and celebrate a special friend who is either expecting a precious baby or planning to marry the love of their life. […]

– Ask Cheryl – Etiquette of Having a Bridal Shower with a Small Destination Wedding Guest List

May 14, 2019

When a couple chooses a non-traditional, destination wedding, family and friends might still insist on traditional pre-wedding celebrations, like a bridal shower. How should couples handle the pressure to register and have showers when their wedding guest list is small? Cheryl offers her solution, and the one etiquette rule that should never change with the […]

– Ask Cheryl – Who Gets the Final Say on the Bridal Shower Guest List?

March 12, 2019

Today’s question tackles the often-debated bridal shower guest list. Who gets the final say: the bride or the hostess? Cheryl offers some clear guidelines and practical advice to help bickering brides and their hostesses. Dear Cheryl, My mother and sister are throwing me my bridal shower and asked that we go over the invite list. […]

Bridal Showers Themes for Every Month

January 24, 2019

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 – Do Bridal Shower Guests Also Need to Be Invited to the Wedding?

January 22, 2019

It seems like every wedding involves at least one difficult invitation situation. How should the mother of the bride handle someone who offers to host a shower, but wasn’t included on the wedding guest list? Dear Cheryl, Like most couples, our daughter and future son-in-law have had to limit the guest list for various reasons, […]

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