Author: Kate Lynn Nemett

Terms & Conditions for Welcome Gift Offer

You will receive the following individual redemption codes to redeem at our partner websites when you add more Zola gifts to your Zola registry by Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. 1 free guest book from Artifact Uprising (valued at $139) 3 complimentary bottles of wine from Winc (valued at $39) $25 off a vacation photoshoot package from Flytographer A $25 gift card from Cloud9 Living A Zola gift is defined as any physical product purchasable on Zola.com. Cash funds or third party products from other websites are not considered Zola products. This promotion is available while supplies last, quantities are limited to Read More

Terms & Conditions for Welcome Gift Offer

You will receive the following individual redemption codes to redeem at our partner websites when you start your Zola registry by Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. 1 free guest book from Artifact Uprising (valued at $139) 3 complimentary bottles of wine from Winc (valued at $39) $25 off a vacation photoshoot package from Flytographer A $25 gift card from Cloud9 Living This promotion is available while supplies last, quantities are limited to 1,000 welcome gifts. Limit one promotional offer per couple. Having multiple Zola accounts is a violation of our terms & conditions and will result in a forfeiture of this promotional offer. The promo Read More

bride wearing a lace linyage wedding dress standing in a field looking behind her at the groom
Photo Credit || Athena Pelton

How To Shop For Your Wedding Dress: The Three Vs from linyage

Wedding dress shopping… it can be a doozie. While on paper it should be one of the most fun days in your wedding planning journey—rows and rows of beautiful clothing at your disposal, a trusted crew of supporters by your side—in reality, it can be one of the most stressful. Wedding dresses seem to come with their own rulebook that’s pretty foreign to most of us, and everything from the sizing to the terminology to even how to actually shop for them is veiled in mystery (sorry for the pun). So we asked Sarah Hrudka Behlke and Lindsay Ulness, the Read More

bride smiling radiantly at a groom standing at the altar outdoors at a wedding
Photo Credit || Weddings by Adrienne and Amber

13 Tips For Writing Your Own Wedding Vows

Writing your own wedding vows is one of the most intimate ways to add a personal and romantic touch to your wedding day. Not to say that we don’t adore traditional vows or think them equally beautiful, but we are keenly aware that they just aren’t right for every couple, especially if they don’t speak to your heart. Vows that you pen yourself are specific to your relationship—whether you share precious memories or illustrate just what defines your love—in a way that adds an extra layer of meaning to your wedding ceremony. However, as you may have already learned, writing Read More

wedding reception table with tropical leaves and flowers including suspended orchid flowers

The Top Wedding Trends of 2018

Naked cake. Rose gold. Daytime casual. Make-your-own s’mores. If any of these things feel familiar, then you probably attended a wedding in 2018. While some traditional wedding elements remain fixed throughout the years—there will be music, there will be food, there will be dancing—anyone who has a Pinterest account knows that wedding trends can sweep in swiftly and furiously, dominating couples’ choices for their wedding day décor, food, drinks, attire, and  general details. Ignoring our Insta feed for a moment, we here at Zola were curious to know what’s really going down at weddings these days—so we went right to the Read More

rose gold engagement ring with rose gold wedding bands and yellow gold men's wedding band lined up on a rock ledge

Rose Gold Engagement Rings

When rose gold burst on the scene a few years ago, everyone (myself included) went nuts for the warm, peachy metallic that seemed to compliment every color palette, every décor scheme, and every skin tone. But when it came to selecting a valuable, lifelong investment piece like your engagement ring, perhaps you wondered if rose gold jewelry was too trendy—was this look just a pink flash in the pan, so to speak? Would rose gold engagement rings look dated immediately? Well, many seasons later in the fashion trend life cycle, it seems as though rose gold is here to stay. Read More

Makeup artist and bride

A Bride’s Guide To Tipping Wedding Vendors

Zola couples, congratulations on planning your dream wedding with your team of oh-so talented local wedding vendors! Now that you are in the home stretch of finalizing all the last minute details of your soirée, from finishing up your seating chart to scheduling your final dress or suit fitting to wrapping up any DIY projects you have undertaken, one final conversation you and your beau need to have (if you haven’t already) is deciding how and how much you will be tipping wedding vendors. Knowing how to budget for your wedding vendors’ gratuities is a tricky topic to navigate, and is sometimes a Read More

How the Cool Kids Eat Their Pasta

The Top 5 Trends in Millennial Dinnerware Wedding registries, and what they contain, are a sign of the times. At Zola, couples register for everything from sleeping bags to home brew kits to Airbnb gift cards. While almost all couples still register for kitchen and dining items, the kinds of dishes and flatware that couples are choosing has evolved towards new shapes, materials, and finishes that better represent millennial tastes. Here are the top 5 dinnerware trends we’ve seen recently on Zola (spoiler: gold is here to stay). 1. Coupe bowls are having a huge moment. In fact, the Miya Read More

couple holding hands on top of a mountain landscape at sunset

How To Choose Engagement Photos for Your Paper Suite

Props to you: you wisely decided to spring for engagement photos to document your days post-proposal when you walked around deliriously happy and the phrase “cost per head” wasn’t rattling around in your brain like a marble in a jelly jar. After carefully deciding what to wear on your engagement shoot, we bet you looked glowing, gorgeous, and totally in love. Now, apart from framing a few of those lovely pics for your living room gallery wall, what else are you going to do with your engagement photos? Put them on your save the dates and wedding invitations, of course! Read More

wedding invitation save the date with tropical theme

Save The Date Wording Examples

So now that you know a bit more about STDs (it still doesn’t get old)—that’s save the dates, for those of you who are new here—let’s talk about how to actually write this thing. Save the date wording should be short and sweet, and communicate just the basic information guests need to know: who is getting married, where, and when. The save the date should prompt guests to do the following:  Check their calendars. Write down your wedding date on said calendar. Begin to think about attending your wedding, especially if travel is necessary. You should also make it clear to Read More