Month: April 2018

romantic wedding invitation suite with deckle edge paper and gold lettering

What’s Your Wedding Invitation Style?

You might know your preferences when it comes to personal style (utilitarian with a preppy flair), lunch style (food truck tacos all the way), and musical style (late ‘90s R&B jamz). But what about your wedding invitation style? The invitation, along with your wedding website, is the first piece of information you’re sharing with your guests about your wedding’s look and feel, so be sure you’re sending the right message. The style of your wedding invite should match the overall vibe of the celebration, whether that be formal and elegant or laid-back and funky. If you’re feeling unsure about what Read More

wicker basket that says "cards" on a gift table at a wedding

The Most Popular Wedding Gift in Every State

We already know the list of essential gifts every couple should add to their registry, and we know some surprising favorites when it comes to registry picks from millennial couples. But now we know what couples are craving across the entire country, state by state, thanks to Zola’s crackerjack research team. We compiled the data on the top wedding gift for every US state in 2018, and the results are totally fascinating. Do you hail from the Wild Waffle West? Cuisinart’s waffle maker is hot in Alaska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and into Tennessee. Ever visited Cast Iron Ridge? Lodge’s cast Read More

engagement photo shoot by a lake in a white dress

9 Tips On What To Wear To Engagement Photos

There are a lot of things to consider when selecting what to wear for engagement photos, especially since the options are quite endless: lights or darks? Bold prints or classic solids? Casual, dressy, or themed? When you’re up against this type of challenge, just how do you pick outfits that you’ll love now and forever? By following these nine tried-and-true tips, of course! #1: Pick Clothes That Reflect Your Personality We know the tendency may be to go all out for your engagement photos, but we’re hear to tell you that’s usually a mistake. First of all, your engagement shoot is Read More

a white tented card that says "thank you" on the front propped up on a wedding reception dinner table

Wedding Thank-You Note Etiquette

Growing up, every gift-giving celebration ended with my mom’s command that I sit down and write a thank-you note to every single person who gave me a present. I was not a huge fan back then, but today I understand it was a valuable lesson. Since we live in a predominantly digital world, there’s something extra-appreciative about expressing gratitude through the written word. While you might skip over passed hors d’oeuvres or personalized favors, wedding thank-you notes are something that should never be left off of your Zola Checklist. So without further ado, here are some rules of etiquette to Read More

wedding invitation suite in cream with romantic details and many colorful stamps

Wedding Invitations: Postage Pointers

This is it, almost-married-couples: you’re at the finish line in your wedding invitation journey. You’ve pinpointed your wedding invitation style. You’ve selected a stunning, coordinated design for your invitation suite. You’ve crafted your guest list (using Zola’s Guest List tool, if you’re smart) and ordered the proper number of cards and envelopes. You’ve sent out your save the dates. And now, finally, you’re ready to send our your wedding invitations—huzzah! But there are just a few last things you should keep in mind when it comes to actually mailing those bad boys that we think you should know about. You don’t Read More

Margarita time!

3 Easy Cinco De Mayo Recipes That Keep The Party Going

Throwing (or going to) a Cinco de Mayo celebration? Vitamix has got you covered with 3 simple Mexican recipes—margs, salsa, and guac–that require little prep time. So YOU have more time to spend dancing the night away. ¡Que empieze la fiesta! Whole Fruit Margaritas You’ve never tasted a margarita until you’ve made one with whole fruit! What you’ll need: ¼ cup (60 ml) water 6 ounces (180 ml) tequila 2 fluid ounces (60 ml) Grand Marnier 1 orange, peeled, halved 1 lime, peeled, halved 1 lemon, peeled, halved 6 Tablespoons (75 g) granulated sugar 6 cups (600 g) ice cubes Read More

wedding bouquet of pink and peach roses with dark purple accents and greenery

8 Types of Wedding Bouquets Defined

Until quite recently we didn’t realize the varieties of wedding bouquets out there, which made us think you might not either. Who knew there were so many different kind of wedding bouquets, all with their own names and characteristics? Your bouquet helps convey the style of your wedding—and no matter what style that might be, there is a type of bouquet that’s perfect for you. Do you have an affinity for glitz and glamour, or a natural-minimalist sort of vibe? To assist in your search for the perfect petals for your upcoming wedding, we’re naming the most popular wedding bouquets, detailing their characteristics, Read More

navy blue envelope to a wedding invitation with white calligraphy and three colored stamps tied with a white ribbon

Wedding Invitations: A Guide To Envelopes

While it may seem like an afterthought, your wedding invitation envelope really deserves some attention. It delivers the first impression of your wedding’s style and personality to your guests. Whether subdued or statement-making, it’s a prelude to the invitation and the event itself. So without further ado, let’s celebrate this paper enclosure with everything you ever wanted to know about wedding invitation envelopes. Envelope Size If you’re designing custom wedding invitations, it all starts with the envelope! Wedding invitations should be designed from the outside in. Envelopes come in standard sizes, and these sizes can even vary by manufacturer. So it’s best Read More

A Beautiful Pair: Zola x ABC Carpet & Home

Calling all lovers of beautiful things: your registry dreams are about to come true. We are excited to announce that Zola has exclusively partnered with ABC Carpet & Home, the global leader in sustainably sourced furniture and home décor. ABC Carpet & Home has long been an iconic New York City emporium, and now couples nationwide will have direct access to over 600 gifts from their exquisitely curated assortment online, only on Zola. And when we say exquisite, we mean ex-qui-site. From velvet pillows and organic sheets to glass candlesticks, reclaimed wood furniture, and even silk meditation cushions, the collection Read More

bride and groom in a field of tall, yellow grass with a mountain backdrop

Most Beautiful Outdoor Wedding Venues In Boulder

If you have been scouring the internet for the perfect outdoor Boulder wedding venue to say “I do,” you have come to the right place. There’s something about getting hitched in the great outdoors of Colorado  that is just so romantic. So to aid you in your search, we have compiled a list of five glorious and unique Boulder wedding venues to help ensure that your outdoor Colorado wedding is nothing short of fabulous. Pastures Of Plenty This Boulder wedding venue differs from most in that the Tawse-Davis family calls the 35-acre farm home, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t equipped with everything you need to get Read More