Author: Kate Lynn Nemett

Zola paper wedding invitation suite in Eastwick Wreath, Eastwick Vine, Eastwick Layer, and Eastwick Frame designs

Tips For Beautiful AND Budget-Friendly Wedding Invitations

Fact #1: if you want people to come to your wedding, you have to let them know about it. Fact #2: wedding expenses add up faster than ants on a forgotten lollipop.   While we can’t do anything about the inevitability of Fact #1, we can help you figure out ways to make the crushing truth of Fact #2 feel more manageable—specifically when it comes to wedding invitations and save the dates. This is one wedding item you can’t skip entirely, but lucky for you, we have some seriously good news to share (drumroll please): Zola now offers fully customizable, Read More

Zola wedding invitation designers, from left: Alexandra Fortune and Kelly Lipovich
Zola wedding invitation designers, from left: Alexandra Fortune and Kelly Lipovich

Behind the Cards: Meet Zola’s Wedding Invitation Designers

It’s officially here: Zola’s new, exclusive collection of save the dates and wedding invitations has arrived! We’re thrilled to announce the launch of Invites + Paper, a beautiful, personal, and affordable line of paper save the dates and wedding invitations that compliment our free wedding websites. Since we introduced wedding websites in 2017, matching save the dates and wedding invitations have been the #1 request by Zola couples. Now, with Invites + Paper, our couples can choose from over 150 invitation suites in a range of stunning designs that will suit any and every type of wedding style.  To learn more Read More

Terms and Conditions for Zola x Sophlog Giveaway

Zola x Sophlog Official Rules 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 10:00:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST) on August 8, 2018 (“Start Time”) and ends at 5:00:00 pm EST on August 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 Read More

Cardboard gift boxes for bridesmaids

5 Bridesmaid Gift Ideas They’ll Love

They were there when your spouse-to-be first caught your eye. They calmed your butterflies before your first date and lent you earrings on the second. They loved you through your DIY side bangs and college term paper meltdowns, your edgy phase and semester abroad. They’re your best friends on Snapchat and were the first ones to like your engagement photos. They’re your sisters, cousins, and friends, and now they’re your bridesmaids. These girls will help you zip up your wedding gown, stand with you when you say “I do,” and remain your loyal support system throughout marriage. So how do you say Read More

Zola weddings invitations in various designs

What’s Your Wedding Invitation Style?

You might know your preferences when it comes to fashion style (classic 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? Your wedding invitation, along with your save the date and 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 Read More

wedding invitation envelope with black calligraphy and multiple stamps next to a black and white striped ribbon

How To Address Wedding Invitations

Confused or intimidated by how to address wedding invitations? Don’t worry—we feel you, and you’re not wrong. The way you address your wedding invitations is crucial not only for etiquette’s sake (you don’t want to offend your new great aunt before you’re even a part of the family, do you?), but for logistical reasons as well. You’re sending a message, quite literally, about who is invited to your wedding. If you address your wedding invitations inaccurately, your guests might get the wrong idea about who exactly is expected to show up on the big day… and there’s absolutely nothing more Read More

DIY Wedding Cake: Everything You Need To Know

If you’re considering a DIY wedding cake, congrats on being very brave, ambitious, and perhaps a bit insane. Kidding! Well, kind of. It take a special kind of person to want to make your own wedding cake. The right candidate is an experienced baker who takes joy in whipping up sweet treats for loved ones, as well as someone who remains calm under stress, is good with time management, and can roll with the punches.  If this sounds like you, going the DIY wedding cake route might be the perfect way for you to add your personal touch to your Read More

best man holding up paper while giving speech that read "the best best man speech freaking ever!"

How To Give A Killer Best Man Speech

Let me guess: if you’ve made it here, you’re a best man (or a best woman), and you’re nervous. First off, congrats on this special role of honor! You’re gonna do great. But if you’re freaking out about pulling off all of your groomsmen duties, especially having to write and deliver a best man speech at the wedding, we understand. There is an art to the best man speech. Too far in any direction, and a bad speech can negatively alter the mood of a wedding in a snap. But before we make you even more nervous, take a cleansing Read More

Wedding Invitation Wording 101

Your wedding invitations are the only thing your guests see before the big day arrives, so crafting thoughtful invites is a great way to get your guests pumped for the upcoming celebration and share a hint of what’s to come. So it’s essential that your wedding invitation wording be on point—you don’t want any blunders here. Here are the four jobs your wedding invitation wording has to do:  Convey all the critical information about who’s getting married, when, where; Recognize the hosts of the wedding and/or the parents of the couple, if desired; Convey the tone and formality of the Read More

zinnia flowers in red and hot pink and white in glass vases on top of a wine barrel

Top 10 Tips For DIY Wedding Flowers

Choosing DIY wedding flowers can be a great way to save money on your big day, but let us give one word of caution: this task isn’t for the faint of heart. It takes a lot of work to create all of those centerpieces, bouquets, and boutonnieres that you’ll need for your wedding day, and our guess is that your time is precious. Think you’re up to the task? As anyone will tell you—especially local wedding florists who know the ins and outs of the business—having a solid plan and knowing what you’re getting into are the keys to success. To help you prep, Read More