– Ask a Real Bride – What if My Dad Isn’t Here?

September 24, 2020

Growing up, my cousins and I used to watch our VHS of Father of the Bride at every sleepover, and it’s remained a favorite for good reason. While a wedding is all about the bride and groom, the father of the bride gets a lot of time in the spotlight: dads get to escort their […]

– Ask Cheryl – What Is the Best Way to Share Our Wedding Website Information With Our Guests?

September 22, 2020

We know the basic information to include on a wedding invitation. And we are familiar with the faux pas of what NOT to include on a wedding invitation. But what about other important wedding information and details? Hi Cheryl, If our wedding website has a lot of information that may be pertinent to the wedding […]

Delicious Fall Shower Recipes

September 15, 2020

There are so many wonderful combinations and flavors that just scream fall: pumpkin, apple, salted caramel, and warm spices. Instead of our typical shower menu, we decided to collect some of our favorite fall themed recipes. Whether you’re hosting a baby shower or a bridal shower (or any fall party for that matter) we’ve got […]

– Ask Cheryl – If I Know Someone Can’t Attend My Wedding, Should I Still Send an Invitation?

September 8, 2020

Dear Cheryl, After setting our wedding date, some of my friends have already let me know that they won’t be able to attend. Should I still send them an invitation? Jenny Dear Jenny, In a perfect world, you get engaged, send out save-the-date cards and then send wedding invitations to every person who received a […]

Personalized Gifts for Your Bridal 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 […]

Our Top 10 Fall Bridal Shower Ideas

August 27, 2020

The temperatures are dropping, and the leaves are falling, but love is in bloom! If you’re hosting a bridal shower this fall, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve collected ten of the best ideas that can be used to fill your autumn soiree with vibrant colors, delightful flavors, and lovely activities. Bring the Outdoors […]

– Wedding Traditions – Which Ones to Keep and Which Ones to Toss

August 18, 2020

Everyone loves weddings, and we all look forward to the time-honored traditions of the ceremony and reception. But are there some traditions that are better left behind in the past? I turned to my family and friends to ask their opinions on the most common wedding traditions, and used my favorite social media platform–Instagram–to collect […]

14 Unique Registry Ideas for Established Couples (and those who “have it all”)

August 13, 2020

Choosing items to add to your wedding registry can be hard enough as it is, but when you’re heading into your second marriage or starting your first later in life, a lot of traditional registry items don’t always fit the bill. At this point in your life, you likely own most of the kitchen gadgets […]

– Ask Cheryl – Wedding Faux Pas Couples Should Avoid (Top 6 DO’s & DON’Ts)

August 11, 2020

When planning a wedding, brides (and grooms!) dream of their perfect wedding day. A day that celebrates their love and who they are as a couple. One goal is to host a memorable event that leaves a lasting impression on your guests. However, no newlywed couple wants their guests whispering “Can you believe they did […]

Your Complete COVID-19 Elopement Guide

August 4, 2020

Conventionally speaking, an elopement is the event in which a bride and groom-to-be opt out of a formal wedding — and the invitations, guest list, and coordinating typically involved — in favor of sneaking away to the courthouse or an undisclosed getaway for a private ceremony between the two of them. Now that we’re still […]

– Ask a Real Bride – How to Handle Your Mom and the MOG

July 30, 2020

I’m the person that cries at weddings, and for years, the moment that always brought me to tears was the bride’s entrance. Now that I’m a mom, I break out the tissues even earlier: I can’t help but shed a tear when the mothers of the bride and groom are escorted down the aisle.  And […]

– Ask Cheryl – Should the Mother of the Bride Be Invited to the Bridal Shower?

July 28, 2020

As the Mother of the Bride, you should have a place of honor at most of the wedding and pre-wedding events, including the bridal shower. But what if you (the MOB) and your other daughters (the sisters of the bride) have not been invited to the bridal shower? Dear Cheryl, My daughter’s fiancé’s aunt is […]

How to Make It Easy for Your Guests to Find Your Gift Registries

July 24, 2020

Date, check! Venue, check! Guest list, check! The next item up is setting up your gift registries. If you haven’t checked this one off your list, I’m here to help! With so many amazing retailers, deciding where to register can be challenging. I have great news, you don’t have to choose just one! RegistryFinder.com actually […]

How To Plan The At-Home Wedding Of Your Dreams

July 20, 2020

All the tips and tricks you need to achieve the perfect look and feel at your intimate exchange of vows. Is there anything not romantic about an at-home wedding? The intimacy of bringing people together in a place where so many memories have been made and so much love exchanged combine in such a special […]

11 Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Love

July 7, 2020

Wedding favors are usually small in size but can become a big part of your budget! I am a firm believer that wedding favors should be something that your guests can eat or actually use. If not, your favor will end up getting lost or tossed by your guest! In an era of social distancing, […]

The Best Dresses for the Mothers of the Bride and Groom

July 2, 2020

Trust me, I get it, shopping for a mother of the bride/groom dress can be hard! How do I know? I’m actually in the middle of trying to find one for myself right now! My son is getting married in August and finding a dress hasn’t been easy for me! From color to trend to […]

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