– #TrendWatch – Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses

February 11, 2021

Gone are the days when every bridesmaid was forced to wear an identical dress, no matter her size, shape, or preference. Thankfully, the latest trend for bridesmaids calls for diversity in color and style, rather than conformity to just one dress—which allows for freedom to find a frock that flatters each individual girl! Brides, listen […]

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? 6 Steps for DIY Bundles

January 19, 2021

What should you put in your bridesmaid bundles? Discover our 6 simple steps to a beautiful DIY assortment… Brides, it’s time to pop the question! Yep, you read that right — your fiance may have gotten down on one knee to ask for your hand in marriage — now you get to have the fun […]

– Ask Cheryl – Should I Ask My Bridesmaids to Help Pay for My Bridal Shower?

December 8, 2020

Your best girls are going to be your best bridesmaids; let the celebrating commence! But what are they responsible for? What should you expect from them in regards to the party planning, hosting, and all related expenses? Hi Cheryl, I am getting married in May and have a total of eight bridesmaids including a Matron […]

Best Personalized Gifts for Your Wedding Party

September 1, 2020

Show each individual in your bridal party just how much you appreciate them with a personalized gift before the wedding. There is nothing accidental about a bridal party. Each individual bridesmaid and groomsman holds a special place in your lives as a couple — whether they’re childhood friends, siblings, or college buddies — and they’ve […]

Affordable Bridesmaid Dresses

June 16, 2020

By the time my wedding rolled around in the summer of 2015, I’d  been in enough weddings to know I didn’t want a run of the mill bridesmaid dress. There was nothing inherently wrong with the brightly colored chiffon party dresses I’d worn as a bridesmaid, but I didn’t necessarily love the experience either. Putting […]

I Found the Perfect Gift for Your Bridal Party

June 3, 2020

I’ll always remember one of the first purchases I made as a 22-year old college grad with a real job: a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarer Classics. Up until that point, I had bought the cheapest, trendiest sunglasses available, knowing they’d end up crushed at the bottom of a beach bag, abandoned under the bleachers of […]

– 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 […]

The Cutest Ways to Ask Your Bridesmaids

December 26, 2019

Tis the season for a little (or a lot) of bling! Every holiday season, a few new engagement rings and a lot of wedding plans scroll past on my social media timelines. When I asked my 2 best girlfriends if they would be my bridesmaids, I accompanied the card with a mini bottle of champagne! […]

– Ask Cheryl – Who Pays? Destination Weddings & the Bridesmaid’s Dress

September 10, 2019

Destination weddings sound fun and romantic until you’re asked to be a bridesmaid. Then all the practical thoughts set in! Here’s a recent question from a bridesmaid who is “in over her head” for her best friend’s destination wedding.   Dear Cheryl, My best friend is getting married next month and she decided to have […]

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 […]

Dresses Your Bridesmaids Will Actually Wear Again

August 6, 2019

You’ve been there before…your best friend just asked you to be in her wedding. You’re thrilled you get to stand with her on her big day. Thrilled that is, until you remember that you have to wear a bridesmaids dress. Fast forward a bit. Now it’s your big day and you’ve asked your closest girlfriends […]

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 […]

How to Be the Perfect Bridesmaid or Groomsman

June 4, 2019

Being part of someone’s wedding is definitely an honor. But it’s also a big responsibility. Don’t know what to do when you’ve been asked to be a bridesmaid or groomsmen? Follow our guide below and find out how to be the best one yet. As a general rule… Be a good friend: This might be […]

Finding the Perfect Groomsmen’s Gift

December 20, 2018

A wedding, like every noteworthy occasion in life, has time-honored etiquette that surrounds it. That includes giving your groomsmen gifts to thank them. After all, these guys have been there for you, helping you make it to the altar and will be standing by your side on your wedding day. Many men go with the […]

– Ask Cheryl – Who Should I Invite to My Bachelorette Party?

November 6, 2018

The bachelorette party has become a huge production in recent years. What once was a fun night out with the bridesmaids has become an extravagant (and expensive) weekend-long trip. With the new bachelorette party comes new questions, like who should be invited? Hi Cheryl, What is the etiquette on inviting friends to a bridal shower […]

– Winter Wedding Color Palettes – Our Current Obsessions

October 29, 2018

Choosing a color palette is the perfect starting point for planning your dream wedding—here are our current winter favorites! When I was planning my wedding, I lived in a state of ignorant bliss: Pinterest wasn’t a “thing,” Instagram was ad-free, and Martha Stewart was the only recognizable influencer in the wedding world. Life was simpler, […]

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