Author: The Zola Team

Official Rules of the Refer-a-friend $5,000 Airbnb Giveaway

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. SUBJECT TO ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LAWS. The $5,000 Airbnb Refer-a-Friend Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) begins on March 20, 2019 at 12pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) and ends at 11:59 pm EST on April 5, 2019 (the “Giveaway Period”). The Zola computer is the official time-keeping device for the Giveaway. 1. Eligibility: The Giveaway is open only to Zola users (e.g. couples with a Zola account and guests who are subscribed Read More

Terms and Conditions for Zola In-Store Offers

To redeem the following offers, couples must show the Zola pop-up email sent on May 4, 2019 and observe the following stipulations listed in the terms and conditions below for each individual offer. Airbnb $25 Gift Cards: This promotion is available while supplies last, quantities are limited. Limit one $25 Airbnb gift card per couple. This offer is available to couples who have booked and attended an appointment at the Zola Pop-up. Limit one per couple. Cards are subject to Airbnb Gift Card Terms at www.airbnb.com/terms/gift_cards. Funds do not expire. No fees apply to purchase/activation of Card. Redeemable for merchandise and Read More

Terms and Conditions for the 2019 Jamaican Mini-moon Sweepstakes

2019 Jamaican Mini-moon Sweepstakes OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. SUBJECT TO ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LAWS. The Jamaican Mini-moon Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 2/28/2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on 3/10/2019 (the “Promotion Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Sweepstakes. Eligibility: The Jamaican Mini-moon Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Read More

Sheets and Pillows 101

As registry experts, we’re here to answer all your burning questions about sheets and pillows (aka the unsung heroes of your bed). Check out below for bedding-related FAQs we hear from Zola couples all the time.  Q: I’m a side sleeper. What’s the best pillow for me? A: For you: a pillow that’s high and firm, so your head is supported. For back sleepers, medium-firm is ideal, and for stomach sleepers, a soft pick is easiest on the neck. Q: What about hypoallergenic pillows? A: Go for down alternative, which is feather-free, plus cheaper and a tad plusher than down. Read More

Wine Pro Tips From Zola’s Resident Somm

Check out these vino-centric pro tips from sommelier (and Zola groom!) David Skurnik. Then, stock up on all the essentials. What glasses do you need for different types of wines? Narrower glasses highlight the aroma of white wines, and broader glasses suit most reds. Try drinking champagne out of white wine glasses to bring out the flavor! Favorite way or best way to store your wines? People tend to serve whites too cold and reds too warm, but you can avoid that with a dual-zone wine fridge. It keeps everything between the recommended 55-60 degrees. Best way to open a Read More

4 Fun Ways to Ask Your Bridesmaids

After you say “yes” to spending forever with your partner, it’s your turn to pop the next big question to your closest friends: “Will you be my bridesmaid?” Sure, an old-fashioned phone call would do the trick, but why not do it in style? Spoil your gals with these four creative ways to ask your potential bridesmaids if they’ll be part of your commitment crew. Psst! Click the link in the header to find these awesome bridesmaids’ gifts on Zola. 1. Tote Bag Bridesmaids need to carry a lot of stuff, and most of it is for you: extra bobby Read More

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Top 10 First Dance Songs

You’ve heard it a million times, but it’s true: your wedding day day will pass by in a blur, leaving you dazed and unable to recall the tiny details you were planning for months. There is one moment in the day, however, where time might seem to stand still: the first dance. Yes, it is as gushy and romantic as it sounds, and we are all about it. Whether you choose a song from a special moment in your relationship, one that speaks to your feelings for each other, or just an old favorite ballad, picking out your first dance song requires Read More

Bride and groom doing their first look

The Introverted Bride Guide

If your party anthem sounds more like Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” than Madonna’s “Express Yourself,” this one’s for you.  If you’re an introverted bride, it’s easy for you to feel somewhat conflicted about your rapidly approaching wedding day. On the one hand, you’re giddy with excitement over the thought that you’ll soon marry the love of your life. You’re likely also excited about the chance to spend time with your closest friends and family, some of whom you haven’t seen in years. But we know you can’t ignore that hint of dread at the prospect of being in the Read More

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5 Bridal Shower Ideas We Love

Calling all party-prone ladies: it’s bridal shower time! Usually the responsibility of the maid of honor, the bridesmaids, and/or the groom or bride’s mother, today’s best bridal showers go beyond the traditional luncheon and borderline-humiliating games (sorry not sorry, toilet paper dress). Host a shower that the lady of honor will remember forever with one of our thoughtful bridal shower ideas that won’t break the bank. If you do happen to have a couple of spare Benjamins burning a hole in your pocket, more power to you (and, hey, hit us up when you’re treating to happy hour). But for showers Read More

Hawaii couple posing in front of orange wall

7 Steps To Planning Your Own Personalized Wedding

If you’ve decided to forego hiring a wedding planner and are planning your own wedding, we salute you. But as you’ve probably figured out by now, the task of planning the largest, most high stakes party you’ll ever throw can be a struggle for many couples. And while the wedding itself should pale in comparison to the awesome marriage that follows, Zola knows better than anyone how much time, preparation, and patience it takes to plan a wedding. Throughout this planning journey, it’s important to not lose site of the real reason you’re doing this: to host a celebration that’s Read More