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15 College Dorm Room Essentials

15 College Dorm Room Essentials

Today, we’re featuring 15 college dorm room essentials from Bed Bath & Beyond®. Give the college bound kids in your life a practical and unique gift they’ll be so thankful for when they get to campus! I remember opening up a big box from my cousins on the night of my high school graduation party….read more

Love, Marriage, and the Baby Carriage: Who Gets Invited?

Today’s Ask Cheryl question comes from a reader that’s planning a baby shower soon after the wedding. She wants to know if it’s OK to invite those that were not invited to the wedding. Dear Cheryl, Should people not invited to the recent wedding be invited to the baby shower? Thanks, Mary Ann Hi Mary…read more

What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

Sweet summertime: I love these months of long, warm days filled with barbeques, vacations, and of course, weddings! If your social calendar is anything like mine, your weekends are quickly filling up with summer wedding celebrations, and this calls for some serious shopping…and we’re not only talking about shopping for wedding gifts. Treat Yourself! Here…read more

Patriotic Baby Shower

Plan a Patriotic Baby Shower

We all love red, white, and blue…and babies too! Summer is the perfect time to throw an All-American baby shower, with lots of patriotic holidays filling the calendar, and the warm weather calling for casual, outdoor events. A patriotic theme is perfect for any crowd, whether it’s a coed shower or a traditional one, and…read more

#TrendWatch: Signature Wedding Cocktails

When it comes to tracking the latest wedding trends, wedding photographers are my go-to source. Why? Professional wedding photographers attend a wedding almost every weekend, and they’re trained to focus on the details. That means that your photographer is a wealth of helpful industry info. And most, like my friend Lauren of Lauren Louise Photography,…read more

Unique and Trendy Wedding Shower Games

One of your favorite women is getting married and you are super excited for her! You have taken on the endeavor of throwing her an exceptional party, complete with a meticulously planned menu and unrivaled wedding shower games! Call back your stylist and grab that hair appointment you didn’t think you had time for! We’ve got…read more

Should I Send a Gift If Not Invited to the Wedding?

Ask Cheryl: Should I Send a Gift If Not Invited to the Wedding?

Our question today is from a reader that was not invited to the wedding of someone close to her, so she feels she may need to give a wedding gift. Dear Cheryl, I was not invited to the wedding of my good friend’s daughter. Should I give a wedding gift? I did give a substantial shower gift. Gina…read more

Cool Baby Shower Ideas | Instagram Baby Shower Activity

Baby Shower Games that are Actually Fun

We’ve almost come to expect it: attending a baby shower = being forced to play an awkward baby shower game. But if it’s your turn to host the baby shower, you get to be in control! Which means this is your chance to organize a game or two that won’t make your guests cringe.  …read more

Ask Cheryl: Does a Couples Shower Replace a Wedding Reception?

Today’s question is from a reader that is confused about being invited to a co-ed couples shower, but not invited to the wedding. Are co-ed showers taking the place of a wedding reception? Dear Cheryl, We’ve received a couple of “couples shower” invitations. In both cases, it was when a destination type wedding was happening. In…read more

Top Wedding Gifts from Belk | Belk Wedding Registry

Belk’s Top Bridal Registry Gifts

If you’re just starting to create your wedding registry, chances are you have a lot of questions. I can totally relate, because right after I got engaged, I was suddenly extremely curious about things I had never wondered about: things like stainless steel cookware vs. nonstick, and down comforters vs. quilts. I often wished I…read more

Hot Summer Bridal Shower Themes and Recipes

Summer is wedding time which means it’s also bridal shower time! We’re back with three of this summer’s hottest bridal shower themes. We’ve gathered delicious recipes and pretty décor ideas that can be effortlessly incorporated into your event. This will allow you to sit back and enjoy the shower alongside your guests and the bride-to-be!…read more

Monogram Gift | Beckett Leather Catchall

#TrendWatch: 17 Gifts You Didn’t Know You Could Monogram

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…read more

Finding the Perfect Mother-of-the-Bride (or Groom) Dress

I think I had an easier time finding my wedding dress than my mom did in finding her dress for my wedding. Why is the mother-of-the-bride (or groom) dress such a complicated fashion choice? For starters, there’s pressure knowing that all eyes will be on you as you walk down the aisle, and the photographs…read more

Baby-Q | Guy-Friendly Co-Ed Baby Shower

10 Guy-Friendly Co-Ed Baby Shower Themes

When we were expecting our first child, my friend asked if she could host a co-ed baby shower. I didn’t think I’d be able to convince my husband to participate in a girly morning of mimosas and brunch. But, when my friend told me she wanted to plan a baseball themed cookout, I knew my…read more

Ask Cheryl: Can I Change my RSVP?

Today’s question comes from a reader that wanted to change her daughter’s RSVP to a bridal shower at the last minute. Hi Cheryl, I was searching to find an answer to this question when I came across one of your articles and thought I would reach out. My daughter and I were invited to a bridal…read more