Author: Kate Lynn Nemett

Melissa, Zola's VIP Registry Advisor, is here to answer your registry prayers.

How To Start Your Wedding Registry

The question was popped… the answer was “YES!!”… and now you’re engaged to the love of your life. Mazel tov! After you’ve recovered from your champagne haze, the real fun of planning your wedding—and future life as a married couple— begins. At Zola, we obviously think that setting up your wedding registry is one of the most exciting and important parts of your to-do list. After all, you’re not only choosing which gifts you’d love to receive (from an endless list of gorgeous things), but you are filling in the details of how, where, and with what you will begin Read More

Charlottesville Bachelorette Party Ideas

She’s bought the dress. She’s found the caterer. She’s analyzed each minute detail. Let’s face it—she’s probably a little stressed. Give the bride a respite from all that planning with the perfect weekend getaway: a little wine, a little relaxation, and a whole lot of bridal bonding with her best friends in Charlottesville, VA. The city of Charlottesville is located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The local culture is rooted in tradition but has a modern sensibility. Home to the University of Virginia, it possess a rich intellectual and cultural life, as well as strong ties to Read More

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The Shocking Truth About Getting Engaged

If you’re like 40% of Zola couples, you became (or will become) engaged during the magical window of the calendar year we know as Engagement Season: the roughly twelve weeks between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. What’s even more overwhelming than the engagement wildfire that will soon begin sweeping through your social media is the number of couples who began planning their weddings BEFORE a proposal was even uttered…60%! Based on a survey we did of over 1,000 engaged and newlywed couples, Zola’s got all the dirt on how real-life couples actually approach the thought of marriage during a long-term relationship. Read Read More

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Wedding Centerpieces We Love

In need of floral centerpiece ideas for your wedding but don’t know where to start? We’ve gone through our favorite Zola weddings in search of the most show-stopping wedding centerpieces for any aesthetic: feminine blooms in shades of blush, rustic-chic vessels, jewel-toned tablescapes, ultra-glamorous towering centerpieces—we’ve got ’em all. Scroll on for major wedding floral and décor inspiration. Bring on the Blush: Pink-Hued Wedding Centerpieces Understated and supremely elegant, a palette of blush, peach, pink, and white has dominated popular wedding décor for a few years now, and it’s not hard to see why. These feminine colors pair wonderfully with metallics Read More

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6 Halloween Treats Your Can Make In Your Instant Pot

In case you missed it, the Instant Pot is everything. It’s everything in that it cooks nearly everything, taking over the roles of a dozen different tools. It’s also everything in that all other kitchen appliances have seemingly faded into the background since its arrival on the scene. This multi-tool serves as a slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice/porridge cooker, cake maker, yogurt maker, sauté/searing pan, steamer, warmer, and sterilizer. In other words, the kitchen gods have spoken, and they say your kitchen needs an Instant Pot—add one to your Zola registry, like, yesterday. With Halloween right around the corner, we Read More

La Vache Microcreamery caramels as part of Charlottesville wedding favors

Charlottesville Wedding Favor Ideas

So, your wedding is in Charlottesville and you’re trying to find a way to send your guests off from your big day with a little “thank you” for being a part of it. Wedding favors can be difficult to choose, but Zola is here to help. Our advice? Buy local. Charlottesville has so many incredible local farms, artisans, and producers; we promise this town won’t let you down. Impress your friends and family by offering them a wedding favor that will remind them of the great memories they made in Charlottesville during your wedding weekend. We hope you and your Read More

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How To Give A Great Wedding Toast

Wedding toasts are tricky. You’ve got a lot of different people to please, and couples are extra-sensitive on their wedding day—after all, they’ve got a whole room of the most important people in their lives looking at them. Because of this, there’s a lot of pressure on these speeches. Best case scenario, a wedding toast is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tell your best friend, sibling, parent, or relative how much you love them and their new partner. But worst case, you’ll be remembered for stammering and sweating your way through a speech that seems to ramble on for ages—or worse, Read More

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7 Times Paper Wedding Flowers Won Our Hearts

No one can disagree with the fact that flowers are lovely. They’re also super pricey, however, and if you’re planning a wedding right now this fact has probably become all too clear to you. While you can always figure out ways to make your floral budget work within your overall wedding spending, there are a few easy solutions to providing lovely color, texture, and decoration to your wedding day without shelling out major bucks. You could cut back your florals to just a few chosen blooms here and there, but then you might ask yourself, “Will anyone even notice this Read More

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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