– Creating a Master Bedroom You Love – Building the Perfect Bed

February 15, 2022

Your day starts and ends in the same place every day: your bed. When it’s time to create your wedding registry, spend some time thinking about the look and feel you want for your new bedroom. Shopping for sheets and pillows and all the other bedding accessories can feel overwhelming: so many choices in a […]

7 Tips for Designing Your Save the Dates

February 1, 2022

With hundreds of customizable designs to choose from, VistaPrint is your one-stop-shop shop for all your wedding printing needs! Once you’ve decided on a wedding date and locked in your venue, it’s time to let your guests know what to expect with a save the date. A save the date isn’t an actual wedding invitation […]

– Ask Cheryl – Mother of the Bride meets Mother of the Groom – Is a Gift Appropriate?

January 25, 2022

Some personalities love giving gifts to make others feel welcomed—but is this practice ever over-the-top? Hi Cheryl, I’m meeting the groom’s mom for the first time at the bridal salon where my daughter is selecting her wedding dress. I want to make the groom’s mom feel comfortable and welcomed. Do I give a gift or […]

9 At-Home Workout Moves to Get You Wedding-Ready (Plus a Bonus 30-Minute Full Body Workout!)

January 21, 2022

You’re engaged — congratulations! As brides, we tend to hone in on the details as we curate our perfect wedding. From the color scheme and cocktails to the first dance and table settings, there’s nothing we don’t obsess over (at least a little). If you’re like the majority of brides, your wedding planning checklist also […]

– Ask a Real Bride – Where’s The Wedding Gift?

January 20, 2022

We all know the saying, “tis better to give than to receive.” But both givers and receivers have run into the awkward situation of what I call “the missing gift:” for brides, that means not receiving a gift, and for givers, not receiving an acknowledgement of a gift they’ve given, leaving them wondering if the […]

Getting FIT for your Wedding

January 19, 2022

Your engagement was everything you dreamed of: the romantic proposal, the beautiful ring shining on your finger and the excitement your friends and family shared as you told them the good news. But now that the thrill has worn off, you’re starting to feel sheer panic. How will you be able to do everything that […]

Tips For Sharing Your Engagement On Social Media

January 11, 2022

In today’s social media world, it’s normal to assume you’ll be sharing your engagement with the World Wide Web sooner than later. Before my own engagement, I was reasonably convinced that I’d keep the news between myself and my fiancé and that we would share our excitement personally with select friends and family—and that was […]

Everything You Need to Know About Being a Bridesmaid

January 6, 2022

From the bridal shower to the big day, follow these tips to be the best bridesmaid a bride could ask for! Being chosen as a bridesmaid is no casual commitment — when a close friend or family member asks you to stand up at the altar next to them on the biggest day in their […]

The Best Places to Create Your Wedding Gift Registry

January 4, 2022

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 […]

– AskCheryl – If Paying for the Wedding, Should Parents-of-the-Bride Have a Role in the Planning?

December 28, 2021

Today’s question is from a newly minted Mother-of-the-Bride. She and her husband are paying for their daughter’s wedding and want to know their role in wedding planning. Dear Cheryl,My husband and I are paying for our daughter’s wedding. We are trying to help them find a venue, but they don’t want us to be involved. […]

– Ask a Real Bride – How Should I Choose My Bridesmaids?

December 23, 2021

My 7-year-old daughter recently looked lost in thought. When I asked her what she was thinking about, she said, with a great deal of concern, “Mom. Who do you think my bridesmaids will be?” Even the littlest girls understand that choosing your bridal party is like solidifying your inner circle: whether we admit it or […]

Everything You Need to Know About an Amazon Wedding Registry

December 21, 2021

Amazon has made our 21st Century lives easier than we ever dreamed possible. Not only can you find almost anything your heart desires all in one place, you can also have that necessary item delivered to your home within a day or two. (Or even the same day!) The perks of Amazon are endless: low […]

20 Best Items to Add to Your Wedding Registry at Bed Bath & Beyond in 2022

December 16, 2021

With plenty of perks and an incredible selection of must-have items, Bed Bath & Beyond is your one-stop-shop for all your registry needs. Bed Bath & Beyond has been a go-to for many of us since we stocked our college dorm rooms, and it still remains one of the best choices for building your wedding […]

– AskCheryl – What to do with Unwanted Wedding Gifts?

December 14, 2021

In this week’s AskCheryl question, our bride and groom have established lives and don’t want wedding gifts, but a disagreement has come up on how to handle any gifts that they do receive. Hi Cheryl, My fiancé and I are getting married in July. We are 45 and 51 years old. This is his first […]

The Cutest Ways to Ask Your Bridesmaids

December 9, 2021

‘Tis the season for a little (or a lot) of bling! Every holiday season, new engagement rings and lots of wedding plans scroll past on my social media timelines. When I got engaged and asked my 2 best girlfriends if they would be my bridesmaids, I accompanied the card with a mini bottle of champagne! […]

12 Wedding Registry Dos and Don’ts

December 7, 2021

When you’re planning a wedding, there’s a lot to keep in mind. Here are some tips for building a stress-free wedding registry. If you’re getting married for the first time, there’s a good chance you don’t know much about building your wedding registry — aside from the fact that you get a personal scanner to […]

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