– 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 […]

Fabulous Fall Shower Menu

September 5, 2019

I live in South Florida so one thing I miss is the change of seasons. Regardless of the temperature, fall is my favorite time of year. I love decorating my home, baking yummy treats filled with pumpkin spice, and hosting autumn-inspired parties. Today, I’m here to share two fantastic menus that are ready to use […]

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, […]

– Ask Cheryl – Who Should Be Invited to a Bridal Shower?

January 8, 2019

Guest lists are tricky, but this is one question that can be answered with clear-cut guidelines. Hi Cheryl, My co-worker is throwing a wedding shower for me and has asked me for a list of people to invite. My whole work team will be invited to the wedding, so I will only include female team […]

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

September 25, 2018

Is it just us, or have you noticed that bridal showers are becoming larger and larger? Today, Cheryl advises a concerned hostess on how to handle a ballooning guest list. Read on for her tips and the etiquette behind why showers shouldn’t feel like mini-weddings. Dear Cheryl, Thank you so much for being available to […]

Bridal Shower Etiquette for All Involved

August 27, 2018

As with all things “wedding year,” throwing a bridal shower comes with certain rules of etiquette—and we don’t just mean for the host. Whether you’re the host, a guest or even the bride herself, follow the rules below to find out what you should and should not do. Bridal Shower Etiquette for the Bride It’s […]

– The Maid of Honor Knows – Bridal Shower Themes That Are Actually Fun

August 7, 2018

Planning a bridal shower should be as easy as possible. One way to make it easier? Come up with a theme to help give the décor, food, drinks, favors, and invitations some direction. That said, with so many themes to choose from (some of which are so overdone), picking one that’s just right for your […]

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

July 24, 2018

While it may seem like “anything goes,” these days when it comes to wedding etiquette, 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 […]

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