– Ask Cheryl – How to Avoid Wedding Registry Blunders

January 10, 2021

What Should NOT be Included in my Wedding Gift Registry? Creating your ultimate wedding wishlist is a fun experience and the perfect opportunity to ask for some unique gifts you wouldn’t normally request from your family and friends. But are there some things you should leave off your wedding registry? Dear Cheryl, I want to […]

– Ask Cheryl – Should I Ask My Bridesmaids to Help Pay for My Bridal Shower?

December 8, 2020

Your best girls are going to be your best bridesmaids; let the celebrating commence! But what are they responsible for? What should you expect from them in regards to the party planning, hosting, and all related expenses? Hi Cheryl, I am getting married in May and have a total of eight bridesmaids including a Matron […]

– 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 […]

– 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 […]

– Ask Cheryl – How Much Should You Spend on a Wedding Gift?

April 23, 2019

One of the most common questions we receive in our “Ask Cheryl” inbox is how much to spend on wedding and shower gifts. And while we love a hard and fast etiquette rule, this is one of those questions that doesn’t have a “one size fits all” answer. The amount a guest spends can depend […]

– Ask Cheryl – Who Should Receive a Graduation Announcement?

April 9, 2019

When sending out graduation invitations, it can be difficult to decide who should be on the mailing list. Cheryl, My daughter is graduating from high school in May and I’m preparing to order announcements. To whom should I send the announcement? My whole Christmas card list? I don’t want everyone to feel obligated to give […]

Walmart’s Best of the Best, Top 10 Baby Gifts

February 23, 2018

Babies are tiny, adorable creatures, but their list of needs and “must-haves” is quite long. That’s why creating a baby gift registry is essential. It makes life easier for the soon-to-be parents and the friends and family eager to buy them gifts. Walmart offers a huge selection of everything from cribs to diapers- making it […]

– Ask Cheryl – To Send a Gift or Not to Send a Gift?

August 25, 2015

This reader questions if she should send a wedding gift to someone with whom she no longer has a relationship. Find out the answer below . . .  Hi Cheryl, I just finished reading your Huffington Post article “How Long Do I Have to Send a Wedding Gift?” Great advice! I have a situation that I’m really struggling […]

– AskCheryl – How Do I Let Guests Know about My Wedding Registry?

May 11, 2015

        This is an often asked, but short and simple question from a reader. Dear Cheryl, How do you let guests know about your registry? – Zena Dear Zena, You ask a very good question which is probably on the minds of many brides and grooms today. But it has a very simple […]

– AskCheryl – If Someone Attended My Bridal Shower, Must She Be Invited to the Wedding?

April 28, 2015

Dear Readers, Every week I receive variations of this same bridal shower question. Usually it’s in the form of, “Can I invite someone to the bridal shower that will not be invited to the wedding?” Here are two interesting variations on that question. Dear Cheryl, My wedding is in a few months and I’m getting […]

– Ask Cheryl Question – Help! My Daughter Is Stressed Out About Her Wedding Registry

January 29, 2015

Question from a reader … Dear Cheryl, My daughter is trying to register for her wedding. She started a new job so does not have time to shop. Also, she knows it will be awhile before they can buy furniture because her fiancé is still in school. She is stressing so badly that she is […]

The Meaning of Something Old, Something New… & Five Common Wedding Traditions

May 23, 2014

Weddings are steeped in tradition, but do you know the origins of those traditions? Have you ever wondered why it’s considered bad luck for the bride and groom to see each other before the ceremony? Or why a bride’s “somethings” have become essential?  Below are five common wedding traditions.  #1:  Something Old, New, Borrowed, and […]

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