– #TrendWatch – Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses

February 11, 2021

Gone are the days when every bridesmaid was forced to wear an identical dress, no matter her size, shape, or preference. Thankfully, the latest trend for bridesmaids calls for diversity in color and style, rather than conformity to just one dress—which allows for freedom to find a frock that flatters each individual girl! Brides, listen […]

– Ask Cheryl – What is the Best Way to Plan a Small Wedding Without Offending Any Uninvited Family or Friends?

February 9, 2021

Planning the most important day of your life should be exciting, but it is not without its fair share of stress. Is it possible to make everyone happy? And if a “minimony” or an elopement is the desired path, what is the best way to share the happy news with the rest of the family?  […]

14 Perfect Items for Your Healthy Wedding Gift Registry

February 4, 2021

These days, there are so many ways to live healthy together as a couple, from lifestyle-based diets to creative fitness routines. Sure, there’s nothing wrong with indulging on occasion — life is short, after all! But for most of us, staying health-focused just feels good, and with the abundance of healthy recipes on Pinterest, there’s […]

How to Host a Virtual Bridal Shower

February 2, 2021

Don’t let social distancing stop you from throwing an exciting virtual bridal shower! With the recent outbreak and spread of COVID-19, couples have had to forgo their intended wedding dates, reschedule with vendors, and even flat-out cancel their wedding festivities. Of course, the number one concern for everyone these days is health and safety, and […]

– Ask a Real Bride – Favorite Wedding Planning Tools

January 21, 2021

When I got engaged, my older sister presented me with a stack of thick, glossy bridal magazines, filled with gorgeous images from real weddings, hundreds of wedding dress ads, and advice from wedding industry experts. I remember feeling so excited as I turned the pages of those magazines, dog-earring the pages with my favorite dresses […]

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? 6 Steps for DIY Bundles

January 19, 2021

What should you put in your bridesmaid bundles? Discover our 6 simple steps to a beautiful DIY assortment… Brides, it’s time to pop the question! Yep, you read that right — your fiance may have gotten down on one knee to ask for your hand in marriage — now you get to have the fun […]

Top 10 Kitchen Items from Bed Bath & Beyond® to Include in Your Wedding Gift Registry

January 14, 2021

The kitchen is one of my favorite rooms in my house! It may sound old-fashioned to say it, but I love cooking comforting meals and baking special treats for my family and friends, while sipping on a glass of wine (or my fourth cup of coffee!) To me, the kitchen is like the heart of […]

– Ask Cheryl – How to Avoid Wedding Registry Blunders

January 10, 2021

What Should NOT be Included in my Wedding Gift Registry? Creating your ultimate wedding wishlist is a fun experience and the perfect opportunity to ask for some unique gifts you wouldn’t normally request from your family and friends. But are there some things you should leave off your wedding registry? Dear Cheryl, I want to […]

A Bride’s Guide to Bridesmaids

January 7, 2021

Making Sure Your Bridesmaids Are Still Your Friends After the Big Day Dear Bride, Congratulations! We know you’ve always dreamed of your wedding day, and part of that dream is having your best friends stand by your side as you marry the love of your life! I’m here to make sure that those best friends […]

The Best Places to Create Your Wedding Gift Registry

January 5, 2021

Congrats on your recent engagement! Now the fun really begins as you start planning your wedding- and that includes creating your wedding gift registries. Registering can be so much fun, but it can also be overwhelming as there are so many choices to make. So, we’re here to help with these 3 easy steps: Download […]

Wedding Registry Gifts that Will Excite Your Groom

December 31, 2020

You don’t necessarily have to think outside the box to find great wedding registry additions that your groom will love. Discover our most exciting picks. You don’t necessarily have to think outside the box to find great wedding registry additions that your groom will love. Discover our most exciting picks. Creating your wedding gift registry […]

– Ask a Real Bride – Four Ways to Thank Your Vendors

December 29, 2020

You researched them, interviewed them, compared them to the other options, and finally, made your choice: I’m not talking about your fiance, I’m talking about your vendors! From the florist to the coordinator, the photographer to the DJ, you’ve got a dedicated team working behind the scenes to make your wedding vision come to life. […]

– Ask Cheryl – How Do I Host a Post-Wedding Virtual Bridal Shower?

December 22, 2020

Smaller weddings and virtual showers have become the “new normal” for many 2020 couples. But these modified celebrations can still be a wonderful way to shower the happy couples with love and best wishes while staying socially distant. What are some tips for hosting a successful virtual shower? Who should be included on the shower […]

Top 6 Wedding Gift Registry Splurges from Bed Bath & Beyond®

December 15, 2020

Adding to your wedding gift registry? Be sure to include these splurges that are sure to stand the test of time. Adding to your wedding gift registry? Be sure to include these splurges that are sure to stand the test of time. Wedding registries can be surprisingly tricky. What should conceivably be a wish list […]

– Ask Cheryl – Should I Ask My Bridesmaids to Help Pay for My Bridal Shower?

December 8, 2020

Your best girls are going to be your best bridesmaids; let the celebrating commence! But what are they responsible for? What should you expect from them in regards to the party planning, hosting, and all related expenses? Hi Cheryl, I am getting married in May and have a total of eight bridesmaids including a Matron […]

Tips + Outfit Inspo for Your Winter Engagement Photo Shoot

December 3, 2020

When I got engaged, my first priority was nailing down a wedding date. The second priority? Figuring out our engagement photos. From the location to the time of day to the outfits, everything had to be perfect — and I know I was no exception as a modern bride.   These days, an engagement photo […]

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