Month: February 2018

Black and white photo of a groom standing by corn field

Suits Versus Tuxedos: Which Is Right For Your Groom?

Let’s face it: when it comes to wedding fashion, the spotlight has traditionally fallen on the bride and her dress. Thankfully, a shift has been taking place in the world of wedding fashion for some time. The modern groom now approaches his wedding day attire as a reflection of his style and personality. Some grooms are taking the road less traveled and wearing laid-back looks like jeans and dress shirts, even foregoing formal jackets altogether. But the two most traditional wedding attire choices for a groom, a suit or a tuxedo, still remain the most popular. It’s easy to see why: Read More

groom giving bride ring

Wedding Day Gift Ideas from the Groom to His Bride

Today, we’re compiling a list of wedding day gift ideas that will leave your lady speechless on the morning of your big day. We can pretty much guarantee that any of these items will be well received, so tune in and get to gifting. A Note If the two of you have decided not to exchange wedding day gifts (after all, you’re already giving each other the best gift of all—each other), then we suggest you at least write her a love note to open on the morning of her wedding day. Not only is this incredibly sweet, but she’ll love to Read More

bride and groom standing by a stream

Top 10 Most Forgotten Wedding Day Details

Some view wedding planning as fun and some view it as challenging, but everyone can agree that it is time-consuming. There are bound to be a few wedding day details that get lost in the cracks when you’re spending all your free time reviewing menus, choosing flowers, wording invitations… the list goes on. It is no surprise then that even the most obvious essentials can be forgotten. Some of these details are minute and can be added to your wedding checklist with ease, but some are so integral that they could possibly cause big issues on your wedding day. So without Read More

orange cocktails in clear glasses with a leaf garnish

Top 10 Ways To Cut Alcohol Costs At Weddings

You’ve already booked your wedding caterer—congrats! Now comes the fun (and truly crucial) part: alcohol. Hosting an open bar at your wedding is a huge expense. On average, couples hosting a 200-person, four-hour wedding reception will spend upwards of $8,000 for a fully stocked open bar. If your jaw just dropped, know that ours did too when we first heard that astounding number. If you’re a couple on a budget (and aren’t we all?), don’t despair—there are plenty of awesome ways that you can cut alcohol costs without totally eliminating the booze. 1. Offer Signature Cocktails A fabulous way to personalize your drink Read More

Bride and bridesmaids hugging with flowers

A Checklist Of Maid Of Honor Duties

Being asked to be the maid of honor for your favorite bride-to-be is really special. It indicates that not only does she think of you as one of the most significant women in her life, but as someone she can rely on and trust to help her plan her big day. Pretty cool, right? That being said, receiving this honor often brings other emotions besides joy and flattery, and they go by the names “anxiety” and “stress.” It makes sense why maids of honor often feel these conflicting emotions: if you haven’t been down this road before, then you probably Read More

Zola Couples Survey Sweepstakes Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. 1. PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: The Zola Survey Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins on January 5, 2018 at 12:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on December 20, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM ET (“Promotion Period”). The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Zola, Inc. (“Sponsor”). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding Read More

Beef and asparagus dinner on white plate

The Cost Of Wedding Catering: Plated Vs. Buffet Vs. Family Style

Deciding your wedding catering personality is a difficult task. Of course, you want to provide your guests with a meal that will leave them raving about your wedding food for years to come, but you also can’t break the bank. Your wedding is likely the first time you’ve ever had to think about catering such a large and important affair, and there are a lot of things to know—most importantly, what things cost. Keep in mind that wedding catering might be the most expensive part of the day: the reception is basically just one big dinner party. If you’re sourcing the Read More

wedding invitation suite with dark gray envelopes and white calligraphy

The Anatomy of a Wedding Envelope

This isn’t rocket science, folks—a wedding envelope is not that much different than a regular old envelope in terms of what you write on it and how you use it. But a wedding envelope DOES enclose and transport a very valuable piece of paper: your wedding invitation. So at the risk of being extra informative, we’ve broken down exactly what you should write on (or stick to) your wedding envelope and where, so you can craft your wedding envelopes with peace of mind. Come on: envelope with us! Anatomy of a Wedding Invitation Envelope: Return address Your guests are being Read More

197 Love Stories, from Zola and Modern Love

From November through Valentine’s Day, we collected tons of love stories in collaboration with Modern Love, the hit podcast based on the New York Times’ weekly reader-submitted essays that explore relationships of all kinds. From lovebirds to BFFs, we invited everyone to record their story on our Registry on Wheels or send in a voice note for a chance to win $2,500 in Zola gifts. Check out what happened next: The “How We Met” Stories On a trolley, in the cheese aisle of Trader Joe’s, at a bar (can’t go wrong with the classics), the list goes on… The Friends-Turned-Lovers From neighbors Read More