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Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses

#TrendWatch: Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses

  Gone are the days when every bridesmaid was forced to wear an identical dress, no matter her size, shape, or preference. Thankfully, the latest trend for bridesmaids calls for diversity in color and style, rather than conformity to just one dress—which allows for freedom to find a frock that flatters each individual girl! Brides,…read more

The Best New Products for Your Wedding Gift Registry

Top 10 New Products for Your Wedding Gift Registry

  There are a few classic items (such as our very favorite KitchenAid Stand Mixer!) that need to be on every wedding gift registry. But occasionally there’s a new, innovative product that makes us swoon. If you want to cook faster and healthier, clean your house with a touch of a button or streamline your…read more

Wayfair Wedding Registry | You'll Love the Brands

Why You’ll Love Your Wayfair Wedding Registry!

  I have a little secret: before I buy anything online or at a big box store, I check to see if Wayfair has it. From decorative mirrors to throw pillows, kitchen gadgets to chandeliers, towels to accent chairs, I’ve consistently returned to Wayfair over and over again to fill my home with stylish accessories…read more

Co-Ed Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties | Co-Ed Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Tips

#TrendWatch: Co-ed Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties

  Before you roll your eyes, let me first assure you that co-ed bachelor/bachelorette parties are now a thing, thanks to celebrities like Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson, Fergie and Josh Duhamel, Nick Carter and Lauren Kitt, and Anna Camp and Skylar Astin (details here).   Mixing the girls and guys doesn’t have to cramp…read more

Mixed Berry Pavlova | Entertaining Recipes | Valentine's Day Dinner

Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas

The team here at RegistryFinder.com loves to celebrate those dearest to us, but we don’t particularly care for the throngs of people packed into restaurants on Valentine’s Day. We’ve each started the tradition of cooking Valentine’s Day dinner at home, and this year we’re sharing some of our favorite recipes with you! So whether this is…read more

Ask Cheryl: Etiquette for a Second Marriage

  I often get questions about etiquette for second or subsequent marriages. Today’s reader is concerned about the size of her family member’s second wedding. Dear Cheryl, My nephew is divorced and is now engaged to a young woman that has never been married. His fiancée obviously wants a big wedding… Do you have something written on this…read more

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Wedding Gifts that Will Change Your Life

  Life-changing wedding gifts: dramatic? Maybe. But I promise that there are some wedding registry items that once you receive, you will wonder how you ever lived without! I’ve created a list of my favorite revolutionary registry picks from Bed Bath & Beyond® that are guaranteed to change the way you cook, clean, travel, and…read more

Create Your Wedding Gift Registry

The Best Places to Create Your Wedding Gift Registry

  Congrats on your recent engagement! Now that he’s put a ring on it the fun really begins as you start planning your wedding- and that includes creating your wedding gift registries. Registering can be so much fun, but it can also be overwhelming as there are so many choices to make. So, we’re here…read more

Ask Cheryl: MOG Invites Extra Guests to Bridal Shower

  Whether it’s the wedding, bridal shower, or another wedding-related event, the problem of extra guests often pops up. Today’s reader wants to know how to handle extra guests that were invited to a bridal shower, not by the host or bride, but by the Mother of the Groom (MOG). Hello Cheryl, I hope that…read more

Get comfortable in front of the camera | Engagement Shoot

Say “YES” to an Engagement Shoot

  I think an engagement shoot is totally worth it for every bride and groom—no matter how camera-shy you are or how tight your budget is! Years ago, newly engaged couples would head to the nearest Olan Mills, have a formal portrait taken, and submit it to the local newspaper for an engagement announcement. Those…read more

Evaluate Your Needs | Tips for Creating Your Best Wedding Gift Registry

5 Tips for Creating Your Best Wedding Gift Registry

Today, we’re partnering with our friends at Macy’s to bring you 5 helpful tips for setting up your wedding gift registry. Follow these steps to build a successful registry full of beautiful, practical housewares that both you and your fiancé love! One of my favorite parts of planning my wedding, was setting up my gift…read more

Resolve to honor your family and friends | New Year’s Resolutions for Every Bride

New Year’s Resolutions for Every Bride

If you’re one of the lucky girls who received a diamond ring in the month of December, then January is sure to be a busy month filled with wedding planning, dress shopping, and registry creating! Don’t forget that January is also the perfect time to set goals for the New Year ahead—so allow us to…read more

Ten Travel Essentials for Your Honeymoon

When it comes to wedding planning, what to bring on the honeymoon usually lands low on the “to-do” list: somewhere way under choosing a wedding dress, venue, and creating the wedding registry. But your honeymoon is often the most luxurious vacation of your life, so shouldn’t every bride feel prepared? I think so, and so…read more

Winter Bridal Shower Cake | Bridal Shower Décor | Hanging Whisks

Why I Love Winter Wedding Showers

While the idea of hosting a wedding shower over the holidays might sound frightful, I’m here to tell you that the idea is actually delightful! Last week, I attended a winter wedding shower, and I have to admit, I wondered why the hostess would add “wedding shower” to all of the hustle and bustle of…read more

Ask Cheryl: Put an End to Gift Shaming

The holidays are upon us, and there’s a lot of focus on gift giving. I wanted to take a moment to talk about gifts and what to do if you don’t receive the gift you want or expected, or if you don’t receive a gift at all. Today’s Ask Cheryl question is from a reader…read more