– Ask a Real Bride – How to Find Your Perfect Wedding Dress
March 19, 2019
In a woman’s life, there is no other wardrobe decision more important than her wedding dress. Tulle, lace, and sparkles may fill little girls’ dreams of their dress, but once that little girl grows up and gets engaged, she may realize that finding the dream dress is more about wading through endless options, battling budget […]
– 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. […]
10 Unique Wedding Venues for an Unforgettable Day
March 7, 2019
There are pros and cons to being a 21st century, Pinterest and Instagram era bride. The pros are obvious: unending inspiration, DIY ideas galore and lots of friends to share in the fun with. However, as you dig through your Instagram Explore tab or begin to seriously pin to your dream wedding board, you may […]
– Ask a Real Bride – How to Handle Wedding Disappointments
February 19, 2019
Does planning your dream wedding feel more like a nightmare? Our real brides share how they handled their wedding-related disappointments. If you’ve been engaged for more than five minutes, you’ve probably faced some wedding-related stress. No other day comes with more expectations than your wedding day, and many brides find that their dream wedding and […]
5 Tips for Creating Your Best Wedding Gift Registry
February 13, 2019
Today, we’re partnering with our friends at Macy’s to bring you 5 helpful tips for setting up your wedding gift registry. Follow these steps to build a successful registry full of beautiful, practical housewares that both you and your fiancé love! One of my favorite parts of planning my wedding, was setting up my gift […]
Wedding Gifts for a Second Marriage
February 5, 2019
A couple’s second marriage opens up a new world of registry gift options you may have never thought of! A second marriage is always an exciting time for the bride and groom to be. Sure, their previous marriages may not have worked out as planned, but there’s something to be said about a willingness to […]
– 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, […]
Why All Your Friends Wish You’d Register at Amazon
January 16, 2019
Wedding guests, you know the drill: your friend announces her engagement, you get the wedding invitation in the mail, and you look up her wedding registry (by visiting RegistryFinder.com, of course). Then it’s off to the store’s website where you promptly filter the results to only see what’s left on the registry, sorted by price […]
– 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 […]
New Year’s Resolutions for Every Bride
January 3, 2019
If you’re one of the lucky girls who received a diamond ring in the month of December, then January is sure to be a busy month filled with wedding planning, dress shopping, and registry creating! Don’t forget that January is also the perfect time to set goals for the New Year ahead—so allow us to […]
Wow-Worthy Winter Wedding Accessories
January 2, 2019
Raise your hand if you’ve ever zipped up a sleeveless dress for a winter event and rationalized it by thinking, “I’ll just run inside really fast.” For anyone who has done this, and then spent the rest of the night 1. Shivering; and 2. Covering up her dress with a man’s jacket: this post is […]
– Ask a Real Bride – Is it Okay to Have a Wedding B-List?
December 18, 2018
For many engaged couples, the guest list is the first battleground of wedding planning: many factors, including the budget, overall vision, and venue capacity can make determining who gets the invite a difficult decision. One solution for trying to include as many of your loved ones as possible? Creating a “B-List.” What’s a “B-List?” A […]
What to Wear for Your Engagement Photos
December 13, 2018
So you’ve decided to go for an engagement photo shoot—great choice! Your engagement photos are the perfect opportunity to feel comfortable with your photographer before the big day and capture your love story. Once you book the shoot, the next big decision is your wardrobe: what should you and your fiancé wear for this super […]
– Ask Cheryl – Can I Give a Group Bridal Shower Gift?
December 11, 2018
Hi Cheryl, I’ve received an invitation to the bridal shower of my brother-in-law’s bride-to-be. This is his third marriage and her second. My three daughters are also invited, two of whom are in college. My youngest is a junior in high school. None of my daughters are working regularly. I planned to give a cashmere […]
– Ask a Real Bride – 7 Tips for Handling Wedding Guest Drama
November 29, 2018
For most couples, finalizing the guest list can feel like navigating a minefield filled with potential emotional explosions. Divorced parents, squabbling siblings, and contentious relationships all make planning a drama-free wedding a huge challenge for brides and grooms. So in today’s edition of “Ask a Real Bride,” we’re sharing tips for how to handle those […]
– Ask Cheryl – How Do I Handle a Giftless Wedding Guest?
November 27, 2018
It’s all too common: a wedding guest shows up to the wedding, but never sends a gift. Is it ever appropriate to say something? Cheryl weighs in. Dear Cheryl, My cousin and his wife came to our son’s wedding but did not give a card or gift. Do I say something or just let it […]