– Ask a Real Bride – Should I Try a Wedding DIY?

November 24, 2020

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a woman in possession of an engagement ring must also be in want of a Pinterest-perfect wedding. And since limitless budgets are but a fantasy, many brides quickly pivot from browsing Pinterest for inspiration to clicking through the site’s many, many DIY tutorials for everything from favors to […]

Five Winter Wedding Shower Themes You’ll Love!

November 19, 2020

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—for a bridal shower! Why add, “host a bridal shower” to your already packed December to-do list? I’ve got a few reasons: Your house is already decked out for the season Cooling temperatures create the perfect cozy environment for indoor gatherings Inspiration abounds! Pinterest and blogs are filled […]

– Ask a Real Bride – What Makes a Great Wedding Gift?

October 20, 2020

Is it just me, or does anyone else do a little happy dance by the mailbox when they receive a gorgeously addressed envelope with a wedding invitation inside? There’s nothing I love more than a beautiful wedding invitation and the anticipation of a joyful celebration! Like any good wedding guest, I know my responsibilities: first, […]

All Your “Minimony” Questions Answered

October 6, 2020

Weddings don’t have to be cancelled — discover how real couples are keeping things intimate with our tips for throwing your own “minimony”. What is a minimony? Pretty much exactly what it sounds like, a minimony is a small wedding ceremony involving an intimate guest list, typically around 10 – 25 people in an outdoor […]

Our Favorite Proposals on Social Media

October 1, 2020

When I was a teenager, I LOVED watching a show on TLC called A Wedding Story. I loved hearing all about the featured couple in each episode: how they met, how they fell in love, how he proposed, and of course, watching them say “I do” in the end. It was like watching real-life fairy […]

13 Things You Might Not Think Of Adding to Your Wedding Gift Registry

September 29, 2020

Putting your wedding registry together can feel limiting. With so many helpful checklists out there reminding us to add pots and pans, fine china, and coffee makers, it’s easy to forget that there really are no hard and fast rules when it comes to adding to your wish list. Sure, experiences and trips and personal […]

– 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 […]

Best Personalized Gifts for Your Wedding 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 […]

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