Month: April 2018

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 woman's hand writing a thank you note for a wedding gift

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

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

bride and group of bridesmaids in pink dresses holding bouquets up in the air and cheesing for the camera

Top 10 Ways To Thank Your Bridesmaids

The women you have chosen to stand beside you on your wedding day are the women that have supported you, cheered for you, advised you, and loved you. They have put up with you when you freaked out over your wedding dress, your spiraling budget, and your future in-laws. They have helped you plan, threw you parties, and traveled far and wide to make your wedding celebrations meaningful. They’re there on your wedding day to zip you up and hand you a tissue and tell you if you have anything in your teeth. And more often than not, they have spent some major Read More

a dinner table for a wedding rehearsal laid with colorful tablecloth, flowers, and a bottle of rose wine with a chalkboard sign

Wedding Rehearsal Dinners: 5 Ideas We Love

Rehearsal dinners are the last thing many couples want to think about when they are knee-deep in wedding planning—it can seem like just another thing to pay for and plan. The key is to make the most of your rehearsal dinner: this post-ceremony-practice event isn’t just a cumbersome wedding custom, but a chance to take some time before your wedding day to relax and enjoy being with your partner and your closest friends and family. To illustrate just how extraordinarily fun this portion of your wedding weekend can be, we’ve put together five wedding rehearsal dinner ideas. They may differ in Read More