Month: March 2018

bride and bridesmaids in coral dresses standing together on a front porch

Which Type Of Wedding Venue Is Right For You?

Arguably one of the most challenging tasks when begin to plan your wedding is finding the perfect wedding venue. Researching, visiting, and finally booking just one wedding venue that fits your needs, budget, and vision for your big day is no easy feat. To complicate matters even further, often you have no idea which type of wedding venue would be right for you and your celebration. And while searching for wedding venues is often presented as an easy choice, this isn’t true. Not every couple has been dreaming of their wedding since they began dating and not every couple’s style Read More

bride and maid of honor on a white sofa with bright flowers

Top 10 Maid Of Honor Gift Ideas For Under $100

Your maid of honor works hard. There’s a seemingly endless checklist of tasks on her plate, which she’s graciously making her way through out of sheer love for you, your partner, and your public commitment to each other. Your girl deserves a gift! Few people, other than your soon-to-be-spouse, will share in the joys and stresses of planning your wedding quite like your maid of honor. To thank her for being your confidante, your shoulder to cry on, your BFF throughout it all, we suggest treating this wedding day wingman to a thoughtful and personalized maid of honor gift. That Read More

bride and groom looking into each other's eyes while her veil blows in the wind

6 Romantic New Orleans Wedding Venues

When planning a spectacular wedding in the Crescent City, one of the first tasks ahead of you is to choose the perfect venue. This can be one of the hardest choices you will have to make because there are so many stellar New Orleans wedding venues, and the location you choose will set the stage for your big day. Fortunately, New Orleans is home to some of the most dreamiest locales around, so sit back and check out our round-up of the most romantic New Orleans wedding venues. (Oh, and of course, be sure to use Zola’s Wedding Checklist to Read More

Zola paper wedding invitation and two save the date cards

The Skinny on Save The Dates

If you haven’t attended a wedding in over a decade, or don’t receive postal mail, or live under a large rock, then you might not have heard about wedding save the dates. Or perhaps you’ve received a save the date before—maybe even stuck it on your fridge with a magnet (or maybe the save the date WAS a magnet)—but never given it a second thought. But now it’s your turn to plan a wedding and suddenly, this vital piece of communication is front and center in your mind. Feeling confused, clueless, or conflicted about whether you really need an STD? Read More

wedding ceremony between a man and a woman under a live oak tree in South Carolina

Top 10 Southern Wedding Traditions

The South is steeped in elegance, beauty, grace, and—the part your grandmother will never let you forget about—tradition. It should come as no surprise that a truly Southern wedding is one that reflects all of these things and allows a couple to honor the past while celebrating the future. Although there are so many to choose from, here are some of our favorite new-old Southern wedding traditions. 1. Outdoor Weddings It’s hard to say no to an outdoor wedding below the Mason-Dixon line. From garden weddings to ceremonies on the lawns of beautiful estates, many couples uphold the Southern wedding tradition of celebrating marriage in the great Read More

White wedding invitation suite with black writing

Wise Tips: Hand-Canceling Wedding Invitations

Since you’ve gotten engaged and started planning your wedding, you might’ve heard about “hand-canceling,” but you probably have no idea what it is and/or whether you should do it. “Canceling” in postal service jargon is printing a mark on top of the stamp as it is processed through the mail, and is used to prevent people from re-using stamps. Nowadays, canceling happens through a machine. But when it comes to your gorgeous wedding invitations, there’s a chance that your envelopes can bend or even rip when they make their way through that machine. Also, if you choose to seal your invitations with wax, Read More

Best Beauty Products For Long-Lasting Wedding Makeup

Brides, you’re going to want wedding makeup that’s gonna last. Don’t freak out, but here’s the truth: all eyes are going to be on you during your wedding day. Your wedding photographer will surely make you and your partner look amazing, but it’s going to be a long stretch from the ceremony to the sparkler send-off. You want your makeup to stay put through it all—the happy tears, the smooching, the photos, the cake cutting, the champagne sipping, and the dancing, which is no easy feat…That is, unless you have the right long-lasting beauty products on call. Check out this list of my favorite bridal beauty Read More

groomsmen laughing

What Are The Groomsmen Duties?

If you’re having a traditional wedding party, with a group of women as bridesmaids and a group of men as groomsmen, then you might have already selected the lucky souls who will stand beside you at the altar, not to mention help you out with a host of other wedding-related duties. The bridesmaids will most likely help the bride pick out the dress of her dreams, throw an engagement party and/or bridal shower, make the bachelorette party one to remember, and be there to help with those important day-of details. But what about the groomsmen duties? It might seem like Read More

Bride and bridesmaids in pink dresses holding bouquets

7 “Something Borrowed” Wedding Ideas

Note: while we will refer to “the bride” here, as the bride was traditionally the subject of this little adage, there’s absolutely no reason that a groom couldn’t follow the same good-luck guidelines. Feel free to interchange “groom” wherever it make sense for you!  You’ve probably heard of the old British wedding tradition where a bride is supposed to wear “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe,” on her wedding day, right? But if you’re like us, you might be a little clueless as to what this actually means. Ostensibly good luck charms, each Read More

dog and floral floor length gown

Dos and Don’ts Of Wedding Guest Fashion

Wedding season is just about to kick into high gear, and with all those invites on your fridge, you’re probably asking yourself a few questions: what do you want for dinner in four months? Do you have a plus one? And most importantly, what are you going to wear? Since we can’t help you out with the date situation, we’re happy to provide some wedding guest fashion tips. Here are a few critical do and don’ts to ensure you are faux pas-free and win the award for best dressed. Read on for our rules of women’s wedding guest fashion—so you’ll never Read More