Vintage-Inspired Gifts to Add to Your Wedding Registry

November 23, 2021

If you love all things vintage and retro-inspired, make sure you add these items to your wedding registry. As the years go by, the list of what is considered “vintage” becomes longer and longer — which is great for any of us who can’t get enough of the style! More often than not, vintage items […]

– Ask a Real Bride – How to Avoid a Wedding Rehearsal Meltdown

November 18, 2021

The wedding countdown is down to one: your out-of-town guests have begun to arrive, you’ve finished the last-minute errands and pickups, and there’s just one thing left to do: rehearse! The wedding rehearsal is meant to ensure that your ceremony runs smoothly. But this practice session has become a notorious venue for meltdowns, misunderstandings, and […]

– AskCheryl – What’s an Appropriate Engagement Party Gift?

November 9, 2021

Did you know that over 40% of all marriage proposals occur between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day? With so many engagements on the horizon, I’ll be asked many questions about engagement gifts and engagement party etiquette. Today’s question comes from a grandmother who wants advice about selecting an engagement gift for her granddaughter. Hello Cheryl, For […]

Top Must-Haves for Holiday Entertaining

November 4, 2021

I love being a hostess! I want my family and friends to associate my home with good food, great conversation, and lots of laughs. I like having my best girlfriends over for brunch and mimosas on the first day of school. I like inviting my next door neighbors over on a summer night for some […]

– Ask Cheryl – Does Wedding Attendance Affect Wedding Gift Value?

October 26, 2021

Today’s question comes from a reader in New York who wants to know if the amount she spends on a wedding gift should be dependent on whether or not she attends the wedding. Dear Cheryl, Is there a difference in the amount you spend on a wedding gift when you attend a wedding versus what […]

– Ask a Real Bride – What Your Wedding Guests Wish You Knew

October 21, 2021

Each month, we ask real brides for their opinions on everything from wedding budgets to wedding blunders, but today, we’re turning the tables: a more appropriate title for this month’s edition might be “Tell a Real Bride,” because we’re gathering intel from guests! While there is no doubt the day belongs to the bride and […]

Our Top 10 Tips for Newly Engaged Couples

October 19, 2021

Just engaged? Congratulations! Make sure you follow these 10 tips before tying the knot. It doesn’t matter how prepared you may have been for the big question — getting engaged can turn your brain into straight-up mush. To help you navigate this exciting time, we’ve put together a list of 10 tips for newly engaged […]

Gifts We Love for the Outdoor Enthusiast

October 7, 2021

Equip any outdoor lover with the gear they need for a great time in nature with these gifts at every price point. I love any excuse to get outside — here in South Florida, that usually means hitting the beach, kayaking through mangroves, or gardening in the backyard with my husband. In fact, our honeymoon […]

– Ask a Real Bride – Should I Do a First Look?

September 23, 2021

Is it just me, or have you noticed that weddings have recently tended to be less traditional? I don’t mean that negatively: I love how couples are personalizing their weddings to suit their style in everything from the ceremony to the dress code, resulting in unique, one-of-a-kind weddings! One of the most popular tradition-breakers I’ve […]

– Trending Now – Food Bars for a Bridal or Baby Shower

September 21, 2021

The Ultimate Guide to DIY Food Bars I recently attended a beautiful bridal shower (in honor of my cousin) thrown by two of my fabulous aunts. All three courses of the meal were set up “bar” style allowing guests to customize their food to suit their individual tastes. We started with a delicious crostini bar […]

“Fall In Love” Bridal Shower Menu & Decor

September 2, 2021

I fell in love with Jon Moss during the fall of 2013 in our little college town that always looked the prettiest during October and November. Crisp leaves, trips to the pumpkin patch, hot apple cider and warm scarves still bring me back to that first fall we spent together. Fall is a romantic time […]

A Gorgeous, Unique Way to Ask Your Best Friends to be Your Bridesmaids

August 31, 2021

Hosting a bridal dinner is a not-so-common way to ask your favorite girls to be your bridesmaids, but my step-daughter’s turned out so beautifully that we now highly recommend it! Shortly after Meleah got engaged, she decided who was going to be in her wedding party and she couldn’t wait to ask each one of […]

– Ask a Real Bride – How to Enjoy Your Own Wedding

August 19, 2021

When it comes to wedding movies, Father of the Bride will always be my #1. But have you ever noticed that we spend almost 2 hours watching Steve Martin and his family agonize over the planning (and paying) for the wedding, but the actual wedding scenes themselves only take up a few minutes? And most […]

Alternative Wedding Send-Offs for Every Wedding

August 3, 2021

Your wedding will be over before you know it—make sure your send-off is as memorable as can be with alternatives to the traditional. Before I started planning my own wedding, I felt like there were certain elements of any wedding that pretty much stayed the same across the board. One of those elements was the […]

– Ask a Real Bride – Do I Have to Wear a Veil?

July 22, 2021

Are veils a mandatory requirement for brides? Real brides share their advice to help you decide if you should say, “I do” or “I don’t” to a veil! Nothing makes me happier than helping brides problem-solve, and so I’m delighted to share a recent text I received from a bride who will be married in […]

Our Top 13 Wedding Gifts for Blended Families

July 20, 2021

When you’re planning a blended wedding, you’re already considering more than just yourself and your future spouse. Whether one or both of you has children from a previous relationship, you’re well aware of the fact that your marriage symbolizes the blending of two families into one, and that’s no casual feat! While there are plenty […]

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