– 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 […]

– 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 […]

– #TrendWatch – Co-ed Wedding Showers

June 30, 2018

Celebrating upcoming nuptials is a long-standing tradition, typically involving an all-girls bridal shower (and there’s nothing wrong with that). However, as men have become more involved with the planning and events surrounding the wedding, and women have besties of both genders, men are being included in the fun with a co-ed wedding shower. Originally, we […]

– Ask Cheryl – Can I Invite a Friend to My Niece’s Bridal Shower?

June 12, 2018

We hear this question quite often, and the answer never changes. Read on to find out more! Hi Cheryl, I am attending my niece’s bridal shower. Is it proper to ask the host, my sister-in-law, if I can invite a close friend of mine to attend? Thanks, Yvonne Hi Yvonne, Thank you for writing! The […]

– #Trendwatch – Tropical Bridal Shower

June 1, 2018

Whether you live near the ocean or only dream about it, a tropical bridal shower theme is the perfect fit for a summer celebration! And while Pinterest is filled with ideas, today we’re bringing you behind the scenes of a real bridal shower, so that you can feel inspired and empowered to recreate these ideas […]

Budget-Friendly Bachelorette Parties

April 4, 2018

 A bachelorette party doesn’t have to be budget-busting rager to be raging success! Bachelorette parties have morphed and changed over the years, growing from night-before-the-wedding nights out to wild weekends away in Las Vegas or NYC. When everyone you know gets married right after college, a weekend getaway full of drinking and shows and matching […]

Walmart’s Top 10 Bridal Registry Gifts

February 22, 2018

Now that you’re engaged, wedding planning is in full swing! You’re thinking about your dream dress and the perfect venue, and somewhere in the back of your mind, you’re trying to narrow down the list of places to register. When considering your potential registries, keep in mind the stores that have it all: from kitchen […]

– Ask Cheryl – Is it Too Late to Celebrate Coworker’s Wedding?

December 14, 2017

The “workplace shower” is a fairly modern practice that doesn’t always follow the traditional rules of wedding etiquette—and that’s ok! Dear Cheryl, My coworker got married two weeks ago. She didn’t invite me or anyone else from the office, and I completely understand given the high costs of weddings. Our coworkers never organized a shower […]

How to Throw a Honeymoon Bridal Shower

October 24, 2017

You know that saying about necessity being the mother of invention? Well, I’m sure the original orator wasn’t necessarily referring to bridesmaids needing fresh and fun bridal shower ideas, but in my case about 5 months ago, it stood true. It was fast approaching the time in all matron of honor’s duties where a bridal […]

– #TrendWatch – Travel-Themed Bridal Shower

October 4, 2017

I love browsing Pinterest for bridal shower inspiration, menu ideas, and DIY décor, but after an hour (or two) of scrolling, I tend to feel overwhelmed. So much of what fills my screen seems obviously staged—studio lighting illuminates every perfect shot, and a long list of credits at the end reveal professional caterers and florists […]

Co-ed Halloween Wedding Shower Ideas

September 15, 2017

If you’re anything like me, you relish in any opportunity to throw a theme party, and you know that this upcoming change of season invites a host of possibilities. A Halloween-themed co-ed wedding shower is your golden ticket to a truly unique and fun party. Since everything is seasonal, you’ll find festive decorative elements without […]

– AskCheryl – Snub or Oversight? Bridal Shower Invitation Confusion

July 18, 2017

Today’s question comes from a mom that is wondering how to handle the fact that she received an invitation to her niece’s bridal shower, but daughter didn’t. Snub or oversight? Hi Cheryl, I recently received a Bridal shower invitation to my niece’s shower, addressed only to me. I have an adult daughter (college age) living at […]

Unique and Trendy Wedding Shower Games

June 1, 2017

One of your favorite women is getting married and you are super excited for her! You have taken on the endeavor of throwing her an exceptional party, complete with a meticulously planned menu and unrivaled wedding shower games! Call back your stylist and grab that hair appointment you didn’t think you had time for! We’ve got […]

– Ask Cheryl – Does a Couples Shower Replace a Wedding Reception?

May 18, 2017

Today’s question is from a reader that is confused about being invited to a co-ed couples shower, but not invited to the wedding. Are co-ed showers taking the place of a wedding reception? Dear Cheryl, We’ve received a couple of “couples shower” invitations. In both cases, it was when a destination type wedding was happening. In […]

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