– 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 […]

Why I Love Winter Wedding Showers

December 15, 2016

While the idea of hosting a wedding shower over the holidays might sound frightful, I’m here to tell you that the idea is actually delightful! Last week, I attended a winter wedding shower, and I have to admit, I wondered why the hostess would add “wedding shower” to all of the hustle and bustle of […]

– Ask Cheryl – Etiquette of a Workplace Wedding Shower

May 23, 2016

In today’s AskCheryl post, a reader wants to know if it’s appropriate for the bride’s boss to give her a bridal shower and invite the bride’s co-workers that were not invited to the wedding. Hello Cheryl, I have a question for you. One of the young women at my office is getting married in June and our […]

– AskCheryl – Should the Mother-of-the-Groom Host a Bridal Shower?

April 25, 2016

In this week’s AskCheryl question, our mother of the groom wants to know if it’s her responsibility to host a bridal shower for her future daughter-in-law. Hi Cheryl, I saw your email after googling bridal shower etiquette and wanted ask you a question. I am the mother of the groom and would like to know if throwing […]

Valentine’s Day Bridal Shower Inspiration

February 1, 2016

Seasons and holidays are a wonderful inspiration for parties and events throughout the year. But we think that there is one holiday that seems to be made especially for a bridal shower – Valentine’s Day! After all, without love, there would be no need for bridal showers, right? When we think about Valentine’s Day we […]

– Ask Cheryl – Can Those Invited Only to the Reception be Invited to the Bridal Shower?

January 5, 2016

Dear Cheryl, I am getting married in Michigan where I grew up, but I live in Denver. My fiancé’s aunts are throwing me a bridal shower in Denver (it’s a family tradition for the aunts to throw a shower). We’re not inviting a lot of people from Denver to the wedding because we figured the […]

– Ask Cheryl – Should I Have Been Invited to the Bridal Shower or Bachelorette Party?

September 8, 2015

This reader wonders if she should have received an invitation to pre-wedding events … Dear Cheryl, My husband and I were invited to a wedding. A month before the event he was invited to the bachelor party. It came to my attention that I was not invited to either the bachelorette party or the bridal […]

Dessert Tasting Bridal Shower Menu

May 28, 2015

We’re coming up to summer which is prime time for sunshine, vacations, and weddings! That means there are many of you out there planning wedding showers for your bestie. You loved our last bridal shower menu, so we’re back with a fun and unique idea for your next event — a dessert tasting party! I […]

– AskCheryl – If Someone Attended My Bridal Shower, Must She Be Invited to the Wedding?

April 28, 2015

Dear Readers, Every week I receive variations of this same bridal shower question. Usually it’s in the form of, “Can I invite someone to the bridal shower that will not be invited to the wedding?” Here are two interesting variations on that question. Dear Cheryl, My wedding is in a few months and I’m getting […]

2015 Top Wedding Shower Trends

March 5, 2015

Today, brides might have one shower, or possibly several. Often, the shower will be an intimate gathering of bridesmaids and close family, or the shower may be a large party with most of the ladies on a wedding guest list. And what used to be a ladies-only gathering will sometimes include men these days. As […]

– Etiquette Question – Who Should Be Invited to a Bridal Shower?

March 13, 2014

Recently I received an invitation to a bridal shower. While I love to attend bridal showers, I don’t know the bride very well and the shower was being held four states away. Although I’m sure the shower planner had the best of intentions, the invitation left me a bit perplexed. Let me explain why… The […]

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