Author: Kate Lynn Nemett

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A Pocket Guide to Tipping Wedding Vendors

You’ve signed the last check, paid the last deposit, purchased the final items, and settled up all the remaining balances…your wedding has been paid for! Or—has it? In the grand scheme of budgeting for your wedding, don’t forget to factor in funds for tipping wedding vendors. While not all vendors expect to be tipped for their services—instead choosing to make their prices reflect all the payment they feel they need—for some it’s an expectation. Confused on which vendors to tip, how much you should tip per vendor (or vendor type), and when to distribute tips? Fear not: we’ve come up Read More

Terms and Conditions for Gift Offer

You will receive the following individual redemption codes to redeem at our partner websites when you publish your Zola registry by October 4, 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 Read More

Zola x TULA 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 10:00:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST) on September 27, 2018 (“Start Time”) and ends at 5:00:00 pm EST on September 27, 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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The Answer to ALL of Your Wedding Shower Questions

A wedding shower is one of those pre-wedding rites of passage that brings both overwhelming joy and twinges of anxiety to every bride and/or groom of honor. An event with decades of history and tradition behind it, everyone worries about the same sorts of things when it comes to wedding showers: how are they supposed to go? Do I have to do it that way? And most importantly, does everyone have to watch me open gifts for hours straight? Well, fret not: we’re here with the full set of answers to satisfy all of your wedding shower questions. We’ll set Read More

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How To Figure Out Your New Orleans Wedding Flower Budget

There are plenty of reasons why you’ve chosen to have your wedding in the spirited city of New Orleans: its vibrant culture, lively music, delicious cuisine, beautiful parks and architecture, and the gorgeous French quarter all majorly appeal to Zola couples. If you have browsed some of our favorite New Orleans weddings, then you’ve likely seen the gorgeous flower arrangements that NOLA florists have created. (If you haven’t, trust us when we say these weddings are worth a look—or two). When it comes down to planning your own special event, the question you’ll undoubtedly face is not which flowers will go best Read More

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The Ultimate Guide To Floral Crowns

If you’ve looked at weddings on the internet, oh, like ever in the last few years, you’ve definitely seen your fair share of this wedding trend. Part hairstyle, part floral design, and all kinds of lovely, can you guess what we’re talking about? Yep, you know it: floral crowns. Brides, bridesmaids, and flower girls the world over have embraced floral crowns as the perfect wedding day accessory. Whether your wedding style is classic and traditional, whimsical and preppy, soft and romantic, or funky and bohemian, there’s a floral crown out there that will perfectly suit your wedding day fashion and the Read More

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Inspiration for Your Lesbian Wedding

Hey lady lovebirds, planning a lesbian wedding and in search of ideas? You’ve come to the right place: we love a thoughtful, creative wedding here at Zola no matter who’s getting hitched, but there are some extra charming details we’ve seen for lesbian weddings that really make our hearts sing. If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration for how to put some panache and personalization into your lesbian wedding, check out this round-up of stylish examples provided by our real-life Zola lesbian brides below. Suit Up It goes without saying that many women (gay or straight, really) might not Read More

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Top 10 Tips for International Newlyweds Moving in Together

Getting married and moving in together is a huge step for any couple. But crossing borders—or even oceans—to share a life together in the United States is an even bigger milestone. Immigration is one of those unromantic but incredibly important conversation topics that’s better discussed sooner rather than later. This may be a cliché, but it’s true: communication is key to a long and happy relationship, especially when the topic is so complex and the stakes are so high. To help facilitate your immigration heart-to-heart, we’ve asked the experts at Boundless the top 10 questions from international newlyweds who are Read More

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Top Honeymoon Destinations for Every Personality Type

The vacation wizards at Honeymoons.com are back with us again, folks—this time sharing the top honeymoon destinations couples should consider based upon their personality type. Don’t we all love a personalized recommendation based on exactly who we are at our core? Well read on, you individualists—find out where you and your beau should head as soon as the confetti has been swept up. Every couple has their own unique personality, which means the perfect honeymoon ideas are different for everyone. For an outgoing, museum-loving couple, the ideal honeymoon idea might involve a big city, with lots of museum-hopping and nights Read More

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The Pros and Cons of a Potluck Wedding

The concept of a potluck wedding may seem crazy to some, but this reception idea is gaining traction—and there’s good reason why. Couples choose to have a potluck wedding in order to save costs, include more friends and family in their day-of activities, offer a wider variety of dishes to their hungry guests, and create a shared sense of community. But…a potluck? At a wedding? How does that even work, you might ask, scratching your head? And does this concept take the act of cutting costs a bit too far, verging into tacky or uncouth behavior on the part of the Read More