– Ask Cheryl – How Much to Spend on a Gift for an Acquaintance?

April 10, 2018

When you’re invited to celebrate the wedding of someone who isn’t a family member or close friend, choosing an appropriate wedding gift can be tricky. Read on for my advice. Dear Cheryl, I’ve been invited to the second wedding of someone I would consider to be an acquaintance, but not a personal friend. The bride-to-be […]

Pottery Barn and Lilly Pulitzer Teamed Up and We Can’t Get Enough of It

April 6, 2018

What do you get when you combine Lilly Pulitzer’s spring-colored, resort wear-inspired designs with Pottery Barn’s effortless, elegant style? The stuff of home décor dreams. This spring, Pottery Barn collaborated with Palm Beach-style Pulitzer to release new, limited-edition furniture collections for Pottery Barn, PBteen and Pottery Barn Kids alike. The result? A home collection that […]

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 […]

Bachelorette Weekend Getaways for Every Bride-to-Be

April 3, 2018

Bachelorette weekends are a rite of passage for any bride these days. It’s a time to kick back, have fun with your favorite ladies, and if you plan it right, do it all in a destination that fits the personality of the lady of honor. Don’t know where to take your bridal BFF for her […]

5 Dresses Every Bride Needs

March 30, 2018

The title of “bride” isn’t reserved for just one day—you’ll be the star of the show at many events leading up to your walk down the aisle. All eyes will be on you at your engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, and more, so you’ll need to say “yes” to a number of […]

Everything You Need to Know About a Walmart Registry

March 28, 2018

I didn’t become a Walmart shopper until I was a newlywed with a budget. I love local boutiques as much as the next girl, but watching my monthly budget dwindle after just one trip to those stores made me a Walmart believer. Looking back, I wish I would’ve known about all the hidden Walmart perks […]

– Ask Cheryl – Which Traditions Should We Keep for our Second or Third Weddings?

March 26, 2018

Traditions like throwing the bouquet and cutting the cake are celebratory, but are they appropriate beyond the first wedding? Dear Cheryl, My upcoming marriage will be my third, and my fiance’s second. We originally planned to have a small gathering, but because of the size of his family it is turning into a larger celebration. […]

– #TrendWatch – Neutral Bridesmaid Dresses

March 23, 2018

We’re really into neutral bridesmaid dresses—and we think you’ll love toned-down trend too! Check out these three reasons to choose a neutral bridesmaid dress. As a ten-time bridesmaid, I think I’ve worn every color of the rainbow for my many walks down the aisle, from dark brown to deep plum, and bright teal to light […]

Bridal Party Duties You Didn’t Expect

March 14, 2018

It’s an honor to be asked to be a part of someone’s wedding! It’s a sign from the bride that you’re one of the most important people in her life, and because of that, she wants nothing more than to make you a part of her big day. And as much fun as her wedding […]

– Bridesmaid Budgeting – How to Plan for Wedding Season

March 12, 2018

As a real-life version of the classic bridesmaid tale, 27 Dresses, there is one thing about being in a wedding that I know for sure: it always costs more than you think it will. In your first wedding, and don’t know what you’re expected to pay? Use our guide below to make sure you’re (financially) […]

– The Wedding Details You Don’t Think About – Honeymoon Travel Planning

March 8, 2018

Your honeymoon should be one of the most exciting memories the two of you ever make—and there are no rules about how you make it! Knowing this, don’t let the planning process overwhelm you. From choosing the right destination and budgeting to packing, figuring out what you want to do and actually making an itinerary, […]

– Ask Cheryl – Should I Return the Engagement Ring?

February 26, 2018

When a couple chooses to call off their wedding, there are many practical as well as emotional implications. Today, we address the engagement ring: who keeps it? Dear Cheryl, My fiancé and I have decided to call off our wedding by mutual agreement. Am I now expected to return my engagement ring? Please advise. -Samantha […]

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 […]

How to Plan a Holiday Weekend Wedding Your Guests Will Actually Love

February 19, 2018

Holiday wedding weekends can be a lot of fun—but they are controversial, too. The pros to having your wedding on a holiday weekend are obvious: many friends and family members already have the time off, so you feel like you have more time to spend with them during an already-special time of year. The cons, […]

The Perfect Honeymoon Destination for Every Type of Couple

February 8, 2018

Honeymoons are magical. After a busy wedding year and that indescribable moment when you get to marry the love of your life, honeymoons are a time to escape, turn off your phones, relax, and most importantly, celebrate your new future as two. Like all wedding details, the hardest part about planning your honeymoon is combing […]

Sur La Table Top 20 Wedding Registry Items

February 6, 2018

Sur La Table is the mecca of kitchen discovery and exploration. It’s the ideal registry location for serious cooks or promising aficionados. You will receive the VIP treatment with a dedicated registry concierge and personalized attention every step of the way. For inspiration, we asked their Gift Registry Team for the most popular products included […]

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