The Perfect Bridal Shower Brunch

March 12, 2020

Summer is the busiest time of the year for weddings! And that means many of you are hosting bridal showers in the next few months. We know that Pinterest is overflowing with great ideas, but that those ideas can also cause you a lot of stress. (Remember, most of those over-the-top, picture perfect parties are […]

– Ask Cheryl – Should I Send a Wedding Gift to My Former Niece?

March 10, 2020

Wedding etiquette can get a little tricky when there is a divorce in the family. Being a “former” extended family member might mean you are excluded from the wedding guest list; but is it obligatory or even ok to send a gift? Dear Cheryl, I am divorced, but a niece from his side is getting […]

Top Bathroom & Kitchen Products for Getting (and Staying) Organized

March 3, 2020

Maximize your counter, cabinet, and under-sink space with organization solutions from Bed Bath & Beyond. Ah, spring cleaning. While the idea of getting organized can feel liberating, the process to actually get there can quickly become overwhelming. I always start with the best intentions, piling everything together, sorting trash and items to be given away, […]

– Ask a Real Bride – What should Brides do for their own Bridal Shower?

February 27, 2020

Everything the bride needs to know to glow at her bridal shower. Google “Bridal showers” and you’ll find tons of ideas for hostesses and attendees: themes, menus, and gifts. But what about advice for the guest of honor? While you may host and attend many bridal showers throughout your lifetime, you only get to be […]

9 Wedding Tips for the Mother of the Bride & Mother of the Groom

February 25, 2020

Congratulations! Your baby just got engaged! Unless you’ve been through this before, you are probably wondering, what do I do now? You are a very significant part of the big day. (But I didn’t have to tell you that.) My daughter recently got married and someone said to me, “You are the second most important […]

Spring Shower Menus (Perfect for Baby or Bridal Showers)

February 18, 2020

Spring is just around the corner, and with it, warmer days and blooming flowers. It’s an excellent time for a bridal shower or baby shower because everyone will appreciate the opportunity to celebrate with family and friends after months of winter hibernation. Our carefully crafted Spring Shower Menus are perfect whether you’re celebrating a new […]

Top 10 Spring Bridal Shower Themes

February 13, 2020

I love spring! The weather is lovely and trees are bursting with new blooms. Summer weddings are right around the corner, so it’s also a great time to host a wedding shower- a fun and fresh soiree that will be remembered by your guests and cherished by the bride-to-be. We’ve gathered the Top 10 Spring […]

20 Best Items to Add to Your Wedding Registry at Bed Bath & Beyond in 2020

February 5, 2020

Getting started on a wedding registry that’s perfect for you can be a daunting task! When I created my wedding registry at Bed Bath and Beyond, I made sure I registered for quality items that had lots of great reviews. This is a round up of a few of our favorite tried and true products […]

– Ask Cheryl – What are the Duties of a Bridesmaid?

January 28, 2020

Dear Cheryl, Help! I am getting married in 3 months and so far my bridesmaids haven’t helped me with anything! I’m starting to believe they think being a bridesmaid means they get to wear a pretty dress and walk down the aisle. The only time we have all been together was to pick out said […]

Say “YES” to an Engagement Shoot

January 21, 2020

I think an engagement shoot is totally worth it for every bride and groom—no matter how camera-shy you are or how tight your budget is! Years ago, newly engaged couples would head to the nearest Olan Mills, have a formal portrait taken, and submit it to the local newspaper for an engagement announcement. Those days […]

– Ask Cheryl – To Throw or Not to Throw a Bridal Shower?

January 14, 2020

While everyone loves to celebrate, there are times a bridal shower just isn’t necessary or appropriate. Read on for Cheryl’s advice regarding one situation where a bridal shower doesn’t need to be given. Hi Cheryl, I have a question regarding wedding shower etiquette: We have a nephew getting married (destination wedding) and are not invited […]

Getting FIT for your Wedding

January 8, 2020

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 […]

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

January 7, 2020

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 – Planning Your Wedding Guest List

December 30, 2019

Deciding who to invite to your wedding can be more complicated than you think — here’s a step-by-step guide with helpful tips from real brides who have been there! When I got engaged, I just about instantly began planning my wedding: the venue, the atmosphere, the music, and of course, the guests. Little did I […]

The Cutest Ways to Ask Your Bridesmaids

December 26, 2019

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

– Ask Cheryl – How do I Register for a Honeymoon?

December 23, 2019

There are many reasons why couples might choose to skip the traditional registry: they’re older, have already established a home, or live in an area where shipping gifts is impossible. In these situations, some couples ask that their guests give in non-traditional ways. Today, Cheryl shares how to communicate a honeymoon registry to your guests. […]

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