Wedding Guest Etiquette – What you Should (and Shouldn’t) Do As a Wedding Guest

June 14, 2022

Whether you’re attending your first wedding or you’re a seasoned pro, it’s sometimes easy to forget the do’s and don’ts of being a good wedding guest. But here at RegistryFinder.com, we’re all about helping wedding guests, so we’ve compiled this list of simple guidelines- some of these may seem obvious, but unfortunately, they do happen. […]

Finding the Perfect Bridesmaid Gifts

June 7, 2022

After you say “YES” to your perfect partner, you get to choose the besties that will stand by your side as you say “I do”! Each of these ladies is, without a doubt, so important to you and adds her own unique element to your life. When you thank them for being a huge part […]

How to Write the Perfect Couple Story for Your Wedding Website

May 31, 2022

Your wedding website is a great place to direct your wedding guests for so much helpful information. From venue details to local recommendations for food and lodging, crafting your site can save you tons of time as you get closer to your big day. One element that every wedding website needs is a couple story […]

How Much Should You Spend on a Wedding Gift?

May 24, 2022

The most often asked question in my “Ask Cheryl” inbox is how much to spend on a wedding or shower gift. And while we all love a hard and fast etiquette rule, this is one of those questions that doesn’t have a “one size fits all” answer. Read on for my advice and some spending […]

11 Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Love

May 19, 2022

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 tossed by your guest! Favors show guests your appreciation for taking time […]

What Should I Write in a Wedding Card?

May 17, 2022

Ideas for what to write in the card for a wedding or bridal shower gift Part of being a perfect wedding guest is finding the perfect wedding gift. But once you’ve found it, an important task looms ahead: writing a note to go along with your gift. If you’re shopping online, the limited space adds […]

An Outdoor Lovers Guide to Creating a Wedding Registry

May 10, 2022

When you create your wedding registry, you’re also creating a vision for the life you plan to live together. For those who have a sense of adventure and love the outdoors, the traditional gifts of china and crystal might not match the vision of the everyday life you would like to create with your future […]

Cringe-Free Bridal Shower Games & Activities

May 3, 2022

Looking for an alternative to toilet paper wedding dresses and bridal bingo? Check out these fun, cringe-free bridal shower activities everyone will enjoy. Let’s be honest — there are plenty of bridal shower games that we’d rather do without. While there’s nothing wrong with Don’t Say “Bride”, Match the Song to the Disney Movie, and Bridal […]

– Ask Cheryl – Can My Ex and I Give a Joint Wedding Gift?

April 26, 2022

Are there any rules for giving a joint wedding gift? Cheryl weighs in on co-gifting, even with an ex-husband, and shares some other wedding gift-giving FAQs. Dear Cheryl, My ex and I had a very amicable divorce. My nephew invited both of us to his wedding. I will be attending the wedding, but my ex […]

Finding the Perfect Mother-of-the-Bride (or Groom) Dress

April 21, 2022

Every mother dreams of the day her son or daughter will say, “I do.” We moms imagine every detail of our child’s wedding day, from the flowers to the wedding dress, but our imaginations don’t always include a vision of ourselves (moms are kind of used to putting ourselves last, aren’t we?) And while no […]

– Ask Cheryl – Registry Info on a Wedding Announcement?

April 12, 2022

Over the past few years, many couples have chosen more intimate weddings, then informed family and friends of their nuptials with a printed wedding announcement. But when newly wedded couples include registry information on that announcement, should those receiving it feel obligated to send a gift? Dear Cheryl, My niece’s son had a small outdoor […]

– Ask a Real Bride – Are Wedding Programs Worth It, or a Waste?

March 17, 2022

Is a wedding program worth the time and cost, or should couples save by skipping them? Our real brides help you decide! Wedding blogs, Instagram accounts, and Pinterest pages are filled with “must have” items to achieve the perfect wedding, but all of those great ideas can quickly become overwhelming for brides-to-be. It’s a challenge […]

8 Steps to Throwing Your First Bridal Shower

March 15, 2022

Hosting a bridal shower for the first time? Ace the celebration by following these eight easy steps! So, you’ve been tasked with throwing your very first bridal shower. While it might seem daunting, consider it a vote of confidence and accept the challenge. As the maid/matron of honor or a close family member/friend of the […]

Bridal Shower Etiquette for All Involved

March 8, 2022

As with all things “wedding year,” throwing a bridal shower comes with certain rules of etiquette—and we don’t just mean for the host. Whether you’re the host, a guest, or even the bride herself, follow the rules below to find out what you should and should not do. Bridal Shower Etiquette for the Bride It’s […]

14 Wedding Gifts to Fuel Your Adventurous Side

March 1, 2022

Calling all brides who love to hit the trail, get in an aquatic adventure, or can’t get enough of the outdoors — these wedding gifts are a must for your registry! If you love the great outdoors, then you know how much your gear matters — even if you’re on an easy out-and-back hike. From […]

– Ask a Real Bride – Should We Give a Speech at our Wedding?

February 17, 2022

When you think through your reception timeline, you’re probably carving out time for speeches by the father of the bride, the best man, and maid of honor. But recently, I’ve noticed that more and more couples seem to be hopping on the mic themselves! Is the bride and groom speech something you should consider for […]

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