Best DIY Wedding Ideas

December 19, 2019

Every bride dreams of having a beautiful wedding that is special for all in attendance. In my case, I had 8 weeks and a tight budget to make that vision come true! This meant I had to dive in to the DIY wedding world and create something that was our style without looking cheap. With […]

Tips For Sharing Your Engagement On Social Media

December 12, 2019

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 […]

– Ask Cheryl – What’s the Rule About Inviting Co-Workers to Your Wedding?

December 10, 2019

Planning a wedding can be exciting and stressful all at the same time. This is especially true when it comes to creating (and editing) the guest list. How do you decide which co-workers to invite?   Dear Cheryl- I’m getting married next summer and need your help with my guestlist. I own a small business […]

– Ask Cheryl – When You’re Left Out of the Bridal Shower

November 25, 2019

Whether you’re a child on the playground or an adult scrolling social media, realizing you’ve been excluded is hurtful. When it comes to showers and weddings, what are the rules for a guest who feels left out? Cheryl offers her advice to a friend of the bride who’s feeling left out. Dear Cheryl, My friend […]

17 Gifts You Didn’t Know You Could Monogram

November 19, 2019

I take that back—if you’re from the South, you know you can monogram anything standing still (thank you, Reese Witherspoon). I was first exposed to the magic of monogramming as a college student at the University of Florida; before my time there, I associated monograms with preppy babies and my grandmother. But, upon arriving on […]

Top 10 New Products for Your Wedding Gift Registry

November 16, 2019

There are certain items that need to be included on every wedding registry. Dishes and towels will always be a household necessity. But there are also some innovative products that can make life easier or just more stylish. I registered for my own wedding 15 years ago; and while I still love my tried and […]

– Ask Cheryl – Should Parents Pay for a Second or Third Wedding?

November 12, 2019

The Ask Cheryl inbox is flooded with questions regarding encore weddings. Today, Cheryl addresses the question of who pays for a third wedding: where do the parental responsibilities end when it comes to encore weddings? Cheryl’s answer goes beyond the budget, as she reminds all parents of adult children to handle wedding planning calmly, lovingly, […]

How to Give the Perfect Wedding Gift

November 5, 2019

So, you’re invited to a wedding and you need to bring a gift. Don’t sweat! Giving a wedding gift can be both easy and inexpensive. Here are some sure-fire ways to give a gift the couple will love: Pick one off the registry. Most couples do a gift registry prior to their wedding, where they […]

The Meanings Behind 10 of Your Favorite Wedding Traditions Explained!

October 24, 2019

Take a look back to learn why we do the things we do on our wedding days.   There are some wedding traditions that have stood the test of time—so much time, in fact, that their original meaning is often lost on the modern marriage. Ever wonder why we throw rice on the happy couple, […]

– Encore Wedding – Planning a Wedding the Second Time Around

October 17, 2019

A fresh start. A second chance at love and happiness. Finally finding your soulmate. There are many things about an encore wedding that are new, romantic and exciting. But when it comes to the details of planning how you will celebrate the special day, it can become overwhelming and very stressful. This past June, I […]

– Always With Us – Honoring Lost Loved Ones on Your Wedding Day

October 10, 2019

They may not be with you any longer, but they’ll always have a place in your heart—celebrate them in your own special way on your wedding day. Your wedding day is one that you get to celebrate surrounded by your favorite people as you put a spotlight on the love between you and your partner. […]

– AskCheryl – Due to Family Issues, We Want a Very Small Wedding. How Do We Avoid Hurt Feelings?

October 8, 2019

Your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life. As wonderful as that sounds, the days leading up to it can be very stressful as you compile your guest list and choose a venue. Complicated family relationships may lead you to consider a small destination wedding with a limited guest list. […]

How to Be the Perfect Destination Wedding Guest

October 1, 2019

Your friend is getting married, and he or she has decided to have a destination wedding somewhere fabulous. That’s great! But in your mind, you know that comes with an added to-do list just to attend. If you’ve never been to a destination wedding before, get excited. (They are lots of fun!) But if you […]

– Keeping Things Casual – The Laid-Back Groom’s Guide to Wedding-Day Attire

September 17, 2019

There’s no one way to plan a wedding, and there’s no one way to style a casual wedding-day wardrobe. Here are our top tips! When you’re planning your wedding, there’s a lot to consider before you can make any big decisions. From the venue and season to the color scheme and budget, there are some […]

– Ask Cheryl – Who Pays? Destination Weddings & the Bridesmaid’s Dress

September 10, 2019

Destination weddings sound fun and romantic until you’re asked to be a bridesmaid. Then all the practical thoughts set in! Here’s a recent question from a bridesmaid who is “in over her head” for her best friend’s destination wedding.   Dear Cheryl, My best friend is getting married next month and she decided to have […]

Fabulous Fall Shower Menu

September 5, 2019

I live in South Florida so one thing I miss is the change of seasons. Regardless of the temperature, fall is my favorite time of year. I love decorating my home, baking yummy treats filled with pumpkin spice, and hosting autumn-inspired parties. Today, I’m here to share two fantastic menus that are ready to use […]

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