– #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 […]

Hot Summer Bridal Shower Themes and Recipes

May 11, 2017

Summer is wedding time which means it’s also bridal shower time! We’re back with three of this summer’s hottest bridal shower themes. We’ve gathered delicious recipes and pretty décor ideas that can be effortlessly incorporated into your event. This will allow you to sit back and enjoy the shower alongside your guests and the bride-to-be! […]

– Ask Cheryl – Can I Change my RSVP?

April 25, 2017

Today’s question comes from a reader that wanted to change her daughter’s RSVP to a bridal shower at the last minute. Hi Cheryl, I was searching to find an answer to this question when I came across one of your articles and thought I would reach out. My daughter and I were invited to a bridal […]

– Ask Cheryl – Aunts & Cousins Not Invited to the Bridal Shower?

April 18, 2017

Today our reader is struggling with the often-asked question of who should be invited to a Bridal Shower. This one is a bit more complicated because the invitees in question are family members. Dear Cheryl, I was reading your article on the Huffington post site about who should be invited to a bridal shower. One of the points states […]

Bridal Shower Hacks You’ll Want to Use

March 31, 2017

Hosting a bridal shower doesn’t have to be overwhelming: with a few simple tips and tricks, you can totally do this! So take a deep breath, and read on for some of my favorite shortcuts for creating a beautiful shower that you’ll actually get to enjoy! Find a Team Planning a bridal shower is a […]

– #TrendWatch – Co-ed Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties

February 7, 2017

  Before you roll your eyes, let me first assure you that co-ed bachelor/bachelorette parties are now a thing, thanks to celebrities like Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson, Fergie and Josh Duhamel, Nick Carter and Lauren Kitt, and Anna Camp and Skylar Astin (details here).   Mixing the girls and guys doesn’t have to cramp […]

– Ask Cheryl – MOG Invites Extra Guests to Bridal Shower

January 17, 2017

  Whether it’s the wedding, bridal shower, or another wedding-related event, the problem of extra guests often pops up. Today’s reader wants to know how to handle extra guests that were invited to a bridal shower, not by the host or bride, but by the Mother of the Groom (MOG). Hello Cheryl, I hope that […]

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