Author: Kate Lynn Nemett

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Should You Take a Mini-Moon?

If you have any friends who’ve gotten married in recent months or years, you’ve probably heard at least one of them talking about planning a mini-moon. Growing in popularity, a mini-moon (i.e. a short, or “mini,” honeymoon) is a nice solution for couples who want to take a more extravagant trip sometime later on (maybe after they’ve recouped some of their wedding expenses), but still want to celebrate with their new spouse right after the wedding. But what really are the differences between regular honeymoons and mini-moons, and how do you know whether one is right for you? To satisfy Read More

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Best Late Night Wedding Snacks

We can’t deny that food is one of our favorite things about weddings. Rehearsal dinners, hors d’oeuvres, food trucks, carving stations, cheese platters, cake, dessert bars… the list is just about as big as our appetites (can you tell we’re nearing lunch time?). Needless to say, we’re huge fans of surprising guests with late night wedding snacks. We love that more and more brides and grooms are providing late night snacks because, let’s be real, with all of the day’s excitement and a bumping dance floor calling your name, you probably didn’t eat much of your dinner. To keep the party Read More

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Expert Advice: How to Plan a Bridal Wellness Weekend

Budget spreadsheets. Checklists. Dress fittings. Seating charts. Managing the guest list. Playing referee between the mothers. Planning a wedding is a lot of work, no matter how you slice it. And if you and your partner have been shouldering the burden of this work, then you are probably ready for a little bit of “off” time: a weekend without twenty incoming phone calls, dozens of decisions to make, or emotions (yours or others) to navigate. You need a wellness weekend, friend. And what better way to chill out and tend to some pre-wedding personal care than with your BFF bridal Read More

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5 Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Shoes

You might have spent months searching for the wedding dress of your dreams. And then, finally, félicitations! You found it. But your ensemble is not complete without the perfect wedding shoes to round out your look. When it comes to finding pumped up (or flat) kicks for the big day, there are quite a few factors to consider. Not sure where to start? If your top criteria is comfort, we’ve got some suggestions for which types of shoes you should focus on. But if you’re open to everything from flip flops to stilettos, read on for Zola’s five tips for picking Read More

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Charlottesville Bachelor Party Ideas

Your buddy is about to head down the aisle, so now’s the time to start thinking about nailing down the details of his Charlottesville bachelor party weekend. Sure, you could just wing it, but you’re a good groomsmen and don’t wanna risk disappointing your soon-to-be-married friend with a bachelor party that falls flat, right? Of course not. Typically that would mean spending a lot of time with Google, but today, you’re in luck: we’re well acquainted with the best places around town to stay, eat, and play. So check out our handy C’ville bachelor party guide, and you’ll be on Read More

Zola 5th Anniversary Instagram Giveaway

1. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 2. SPONSOR: Zola, Inc., 150 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10038 (“Sponsor”). 3. PROMOTION PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins at 11:00:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST) on October 8, 2018 (“Start Time”) and ends at 5:00:00 pm EST on October 13, 2018 (“End Time”). 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 in all respects. Sponsor is Read More

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6 Stunning Backdrops for Charlottesville Engagement Photos

Feels like a bit of a whirlwind, doesn’t it? It probably seems like just yesterday you laid eyes on each other and fell deeply in love. Now, as you look at your engagement ring and go over the proposal again and again in your mind, you’re in disbelief that this is really happening—you’re getting married! We bet you never want to forget what you’re feeling at this very moment. We also bet that you want to be able to have mementos that bring you back to this special time in your life for years to come. Are we on to Read More

A New Partnership: Zola and Crate and Barrel

What could make building your dream registry on Zola even more incredible? How about shopping for 3,500 signature Crate and Barrel products, including dinnerware, furniture, and decor, right on Zola.com? Yes, you read that right: as of October 1st, Zola and Crate and Barrel have an exclusive registry partnership registry partnership that allows couples to register directly for Crate and Barrel gifts on Zola. So, along with the 60,000+ additional gifts, experiences, and cash funds already sold in the Zola store, you can now add Crate and Barrel’s timeless white dinnerware, popular stemware, and beautiful furniture. This partnership was born Read More

Terms & Conditions: Get $50 when you get $500 in Zola gifts

To qualify for a $50 reward from Zola, a couple must make their registry visible to their guests and guests or the couple must place orders of at least $500 in qualifying Zola product by October 31st, 2018. Valid only to couples receiving this offer on October 2nd, 2018 from Zola. Qualifying couples will be emailed their reward by November 5th, 2018. Qualifying Zola product includes merchandise sold directly by Zola. Cash funds, honeymoon funds, experiences, or gifts imported from third-party sources using the “Add Anything” tool or barcode scanner (“external gifts”), and partial contributions on group gifts do not Read More

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Define Your Design: Modern Urban Weddings On A Budget

Urban weddings can come in all shapes and sizes, from the intimacy of city hall, to soaring industrial lofts, to grand ballrooms in historic hotels. What unites the events featured here is an underlining style that favors a clean, cosmopolitan, and perhaps even an edgy approach towards decorative elements. The variety possible in modern urban weddings means that couples from a wide range of budgets can accomplish this look—in fact, the pared-down aesthetic makes it even easier for brides and grooms with limited funds to add just a few well-chosen elements and still make a striking style statement. Drawing my years of experience as an Read More