– 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 – 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 […]
– Wedding Etiquette Question – What Costs Should the Bride Cover for Her Bridesmaids?
October 23, 2018
Being asked to be a bridesmaid for a friend’s wedding is exciting. But when the questions of travel, lodging, the bachelorette party and the wedding day itself arise, the bridesmaid may wonder, “Am I supposed to pay for that?” Money conversations are always awkward, but before you say yes to the honor of being a […]
– Ask Cheryl – Since I’m Spending so Much Being in the Wedding am I Required to Give a Gift?
March 14, 2016
Dear Cheryl, I live in California and I’m going to be in a wedding for a friend that’s getting married in Vermont. Since I’m spending close to $1000 on everything for the wedding, am I required to give a gift? I’m already spending so much that I don’t know how much I’d be able to […]