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Top Infant Essentials for your Baby Gift Registry

If you’re currently expecting your first child, I’d like to first offer my warmest congratulations! You’re about to embark on the greatest adventure of your life, one filled with more love and joy than you ever thought possible. You will be forever changed by the tiny human you will soon hold in your arms. I…read more

AskCheryl: As Friend & Officiant, Do I Need to Give a Wedding Gift?

Should a friend that has offered to be the wedding officiant also give a wedding gift? Hi Cheryl! I was really pleased to find your article and information on Huffington Post. I have a question about an upcoming wedding I am going to be a part of as an officiant. (I apologize for the long…read more

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Dorm Life Necessities for College My oldest son just graduated high school and before I even had a chance to let that sink it, he’s planning what he’s going to need for his dorm room in college! Thank goodness Bed Bath & Beyond has thought of everything to make sure he will get his best…read more

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Who Gets a Gift from the Bride and Groom?

Aside from receiving gifts on your wedding day, proper wedding etiquette requires that you give a few gifts, too. You may already be aware of the fact that the bride and groom generally give gifts to members of their wedding party as a thank you. But, by just giving gifts to your wedding party, you…read more

Ask Cheryl: How Much to Give for a Second Marriage?

Since many weddings we are invited to attend are “encore” weddings (2nd or 3rd marriages), today’s succinct question from Jim may be one that many of you are asking… Dear Cheryl, How much should I give for a 2nd marriage? Jim Dear Jim, Thank you for writing. These days, there is often not much of a difference in the traditions…read more

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All Aboard for a Nautical Baby Shower

Red, white, blue, anchors, boats and yummy food…Set sail with us as we cruise through all the adorable ways to throw a nautical themed baby shower. We’ve gathered awesome ideas for: Invitations Food Activities Desserts Drinks Favors     Nautical Baby Shower Invitations There are so many cute ways to invite people to the party….read more

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Finding the Perfect Groomsman Gift

A wedding, like every noteworthy occasion in life, has time-honored etiquette that surrounds it. That includes giving your groomsmen gifts to thank them. After all, these guys have been there for you, helping you make it to the altar and will be standing by your side on your wedding day. Many men go with the…read more

Ask Cheryl: Etiquette of a Workplace Wedding Shower

In today’s AskCheryl post, a reader wants to know if it’s appropriate for the bride’s boss to give her a bridal shower and invite the bride’s co-workers that were not invited to the wedding. Hello Cheryl, I have a question for you. One of the young women at my office is getting married in June and our…read more

Finding the Perfect Bridesmaid Gift

A thoughtful bridesmaid gift should be both a wedding remembrance and an expression of gratitude for your bridesmaids’ time and efforts. After all, these ladies have done so much for you. They’ve helped you plan your big day, watched you try on your gown, helped pick the flowers, and wear whatever dress you picked out…read more

Best Dressed Guest: What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

(Updated June 12, 2016) Want to be one of the best dressed guests at an upcoming wedding? Whether you’re attending a ballroom or a beach wedding, we’ve gathered a collection of event-appropriate looks ready to wow this summer’s wedding circuit. While trends come and go, there still are a few dress code rules when it…read more

Ask Cheryl: Asking Wedding Guests to Pay for the Reception

In this week’s Ask Cheryl question, our reader wants to know if her friend (who’s getting married) should think twice about inviting her wedding guests to a restaurant after the ceremony and expecting them to pay the tab. Hi Cheryl, A dear friend of mine is getting married for the third time and it’s the groom’s second marriage. They…read more

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Celebrity Sightings: Babies and Bling

Celebrations never go out of style! Celebrity Watch stays on top of joyous occasions with our favorite celebrities. Here’s what’s trending in celebrity babies and brides for May 2016. Babies and (sparkling engagement) bling are the hot topics in this month’s addition of Celebrity Watch. We just can’t get enough of the adorable babies…read more

Now Trending: Co-ed Wedding Showers

Celebrating upcoming nuptials is an age-old tradition, typically involving an all-girls bridal shower. However, as men have become more involved with the events surrounding the wedding, more and more women are letting the men in on the traditional “girls only” bridal shower and instead having a co-ed wedding shower. Although we aren’t sure if co-ed…read more

AskCheryl: Should the Mother-of-the-Groom Host a Bridal Shower?

In this week’s AskCheryl question, our mother of the groom wants to know if it’s her responsibility to host a bridal shower for her future daughter-in-law. Hi Cheryl, I saw your email after googling bridal shower etiquette and wanted ask you a question. I am the mother of the groom and would like to know if throwing…read more

Healthy Kitchen Wedding Gift Registry

Create a Healthy Kitchen Wedding Gift Registry

You’re about to start your new life with your beloved – make it a healthy one! Ensure that you’re setting yourself and your new family up with the tools for a healthy kitchen. We turned to Bed Bath & Beyond® to compile this list of healthy items to add to your wedding gift registry. We…read more