Why I Loved Registering at Bed Bath and Beyond

June 21, 2022

Why I Loved Registering at Bed Bath and Beyond So, I’ve officially come to realize that one of the best parts of wedding planning is getting to register!! Basically, my fiancé and I get to pick out a bunch of presents for ourselves, and our friends and family buy them for us?! Whoever established this […]

How Much Should You Spend on a Wedding Gift?

May 24, 2022

The most often asked question in my “Ask Cheryl” inbox is how much to spend on a wedding or shower gift. And while we all love a hard and fast etiquette rule, this is one of those questions that doesn’t have a “one size fits all” answer. Read on for my advice and some spending […]

An Outdoor Lovers Guide to Creating a Wedding Registry

May 10, 2022

When you create your wedding registry, you’re also creating a vision for the life you plan to live together. For those who have a sense of adventure and love the outdoors, the traditional gifts of china and crystal might not match the vision of the everyday life you would like to create with your future […]

– Ask Cheryl – Can My Ex and I Give a Joint Wedding Gift?

April 26, 2022

Are there any rules for giving a joint wedding gift? Cheryl weighs in on co-gifting, even with an ex-husband, and shares some other wedding gift-giving FAQs. Dear Cheryl, My ex and I had a very amicable divorce. My nephew invited both of us to his wedding. I will be attending the wedding, but my ex […]

8 Steps to Throwing Your First Bridal Shower

March 15, 2022

Hosting a bridal shower for the first time? Ace the celebration by following these eight easy steps! So, you’ve been tasked with throwing your very first bridal shower. While it might seem daunting, consider it a vote of confidence and accept the challenge. As the maid/matron of honor or a close family member/friend of the […]

– 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What to Do When the Invitation Says “No Gifts”

June 22, 2021

It’s a hard reality to face — receiving an invitation that says “no gifts” in one form or another. Perhaps you’ve heard through the grapevine that the happy couple has requested that no wedding gifts be purchased, or maybe you’ve been invited to a present-free birthday party. Whatever the case, it’s likely you’re itching to […]

Unique Wedding Registry Items from Food52

June 11, 2021

Featuring unique, handmade and artisanal home goods, the Shop at Food52 is a wedding registry gold mine! Have you ever found yourself mid-task thinking, there has got to be a better/more fun/easier way to do this? If your answer was yes, I want you to know that you, my friend, are not alone! When you’re […]

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