Best Places to Create Your Wedding Gift Registry – Part 1

January 8, 2016

A wedding or bridal gift registry is a great way to let your guests know exactly what you need and want, making it easier for them to buy a gift you will love. There are numerous wedding registry options to choose from and you may already have a few stores in mind, but to get […]

– 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 […]

– AskCheryl – 3 Weddings in 3 Months & My Wedding Gifts are Late – What Should I Do?

November 17, 2015

Dear Cheryl, In the past 3 months, 3 of my best friends got married, all in a row. I graduated law school in May, took the Bar Exam in July, and then had a wedding in August, September and October…all while unemployed. I gave my friends wedding shower gifts, but I was not able to give […]

Pop the Question with a Ring She’ll Love

November 5, 2015

The holidays are a perfect time to plan a proposal. But there are a few things you need to take care of before you pop the question. First and foremost- select a ring! Today, the engagement ring options are literally endless and the choices may be overwhelming. While white gold and platinum are still the […]

Express Yourself with a Colorful Wedding Dress

October 30, 2015

For centuries, brides around the world wore wedding dresses in a variety of colors, often choosing a frock they already owned. In 1840, Queen Victoria wore a white lace gown when she married Prince Albert and the tradition of a white wedding dress spread through the western world. However, as many time-honored wedding customs are […]

– Winter Wonderland Wedding – Outdoor Elements for an Indoor Wedding

October 15, 2015

There’s something about winter that just makes you want to fall in love. Many brides dream of a winter wonderland wedding, but what do you do when the weather outside is frightful? You bring the outdoors in! Kelsey Riley grew up in Kentucky and always dreamt of a southern winter wedding. She knew that because […]

– Ask Cheryl – Our Daughter is the Flower Girl, Do We Still Give a Wedding Gift?

October 5, 2015

Hi Cheryl, My daughter was asked to be the flower girl in my cousin’s wedding. What is proper etiquette for gift giving? We have the expense of the dress, shoes and hair as well. We also have to drive out of town for the wedding and have the added expense of a night in the […]

Gorgeous Fall Wedding Inspiration

September 24, 2015

Photos: Fall Wedding Portrait – Green Wedding Shoes | Wedding Rings – Carats & Cake We think fall is a great time to get married! The cool, crisp weather, paired with beautiful outdoor scenery makes for a memorable day. The rich colors of autumn can be combined and incorporated in countless ways to create stunning wedding […]

– AskCheryl – Etiquette for a Second Wedding – Anything Goes!

September 23, 2015

Dear Cheryl, What is the best way to handle a wedding when it’s the bride’s second wedding, but the groom’s first? The bride has children and the groom doesn’t and they’re both around 40 years old. I really want to do the right thing. Lisa Dear Lisa, Rest assured, it doesn’t really matter if one […]

Clinton Kelly’s Top Wedding Registry Tips

September 17, 2015

You’re in Love! You’re engaged! Now what?? It’s TIME TO REGISTER! What Not to Wear’s fashion and lifestyle whiz, Clinton Kelly has partnered with Macy’s to bring you expert advice on everything “wedding.” Trying to decide IF you should register? Clinton has all the reasons why registering for wedding gifts is a must! “Why Register?” […]

Build Your Life Together in Style – Create the Perfect Wedding Gift Registry @ Michael C. Fina

September 11, 2015

Fabulous… Amazing… Glowing… Simply beautiful! Isn’t that how you felt when the love of your life placed that sparkling ring on your left finger? Now that you’re engaged, you want to keep that same radiance in everything associated with the two of you and carry it through your registry. Don’t you want to look at […]

– 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 […]

10 Fun Bridal Shower Activities

September 3, 2015

Are you hosting a bridal shower soon? Do you need some fun activities to entertain your guests? We’ve gathered some great games and ideas that will break the ice and add some fun to your next event. They’re easy to prepare and will keep your guests involved and entertained! The Newlywed Game Sources: Personal Photo […]

– Ask Cheryl – To Send a Gift or Not to Send a Gift?

August 25, 2015

This reader questions if she should send a wedding gift to someone with whom she no longer has a relationship. Find out the answer below . . .  Hi Cheryl, I just finished reading your Huffington Post article “How Long Do I Have to Send a Wedding Gift?” Great advice! I have a situation that I’m really struggling […]

Modern Wedding Registry Guide from Wedding Paper Divas

August 20, 2015

Recently Wedding Paper Divas contacted me to contribute to a new feature of their website — the Wedding Registry Guide. It’s called Wed the Way You Live, The Modern Couple’s Guide to Creating a Wedding Registry. It was a pleasure to collaborate with them and I wanted to share an excerpt from the guide here on […]

– AskCheryl – How Much Should I Spend on a Wedding Gift? NEW Q&As

August 11, 2015

In June, I published an article in the Huffington Post Weddings section titled, “How Much Should I Spend on a Wedding Gift.” It seems that many people wanted more specifics so I wanted to share two of the follow-up questions. They are different questions with similar answers. Dear Cheryl, My fiancé and I are invited […]

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