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A Note (and Video!) From Our Co-Founders

To Our Zola Couples and Their Guests, Four years ago, we set out on a mission to build the best wedding registry for couples getting married today. Since then, we’ve worked with over 300,000 couples just like you (and sent out about the same amount of KitchenAid mixers). We’ve chatted with 5,361 of your lovely grandmothers. We’ve added 70 men and women to the Zola team who, just like us, will do anything for love. And we’ve been overwhelmed by the love we’ve received from you in the process. Thank you so much for being part of our journey thus far—it’s been our absolute pleasure being part of yours. Now let’s eat some cake! Shan & Nobu Co-Founders, Zola Watch our co-founders share how Zola started, our mission, and more! And in honor of our fourth birthday, take 20% off the entire Zola store with code ZOLATURNS4 through Friday, October 13th.* Shop our new arrivals to start. *Brand and category exclusions apply.

Wedding Florals Q&A with Putnam & Putnam

Wedding flowers are no longer your parents’ wedding flowers. With the growth of the ‘gram, and the modernization of weddings, brides and grooms-to-be are getting unlimited inspiration for their wedding florals. But why should wedding flowers end at the reception? We partnered with Mike and Darroch Putnam of Putnam & Putnam to take wedding themes (rustic, black tie, and boho) to your dining room table. Afterwards, we sat down with Darroch to talk what’s trending in florals. Check out what he has to say about an industry that’s very much in bloom! 1. First and foremost, how’d you two meet and find yourself making these amazing flower arrangements together? Michael and I met just about ten years ago while studying in college in Southern California. We moved to New York shortly thereafter to pursue careers in Interior Design and Photography. After a few years in the industry Michael, a bit restless with long days at a desk, began shopping for flowers at farmers markets and the 28th Street flower market on weekends. He’d create arrangements …

ZOLA Drybar Instagram Giveaway OFFICIAL RULES

ZOLA Drybar Instagram Giveaway OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. 1. SPONSOR: The sponsor of this Giveaway is Zola, 150 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY, 10038. 2. GIVEAWAY PERIOD; ENTRY METHODS: The Zola Instagram Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) begins on August 10, 2017 at 4PM Pacific Standard Time (PST) and ends at 9:00PM PST on August 18, 2017 (the “Giveaway Period”). The Zola computer is the official time-keeping device for the Giveaway. During the Giveaway Period, entrants must do all of the following: 1) Follow @zola and @drybar on Instagram; 2) Comment on a relevant Instagram post. The winner will be notified via direct message or email by September 1, 2017. 3. ELIGIBILITY: The Giveaway is open only to legal residents of the United States who are at least 18 years or older on the date of entry. Employees, contractors, directors, and officers of Sponsor and Instagram, each of their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated or related companies, distributors, Web design, advertising, fulfillment, and promotion agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment …

Drybar is Now on Zola: Register for Blowouts and Updos!

Ready to be blown away? (Haha…) Starting today, you can register for Drybar services exclusively at Zola. Now brides can treat themselves—even their whole wedding party—to blowouts and updos leading up to, on, and even after the big day. Think engagement party, bridal shower, ceremony and reception, first anniversary and more. We love when we get to launch cool brands, but this one has us feeling extra happy. Because Drybar is truly one of the happiest places on earth. Few things are more relaxing (especially when you’ve been knee-deep in wedding planning), than letting a pro wash your hair with delicious-smelling products, perform a deep head massage followed by a perfect blow out while sipping on unlimited bubbly. So we’re celebrating! And we want you to take part. Every Friday thru Sunday until September 3rd, we’re treating any and every woman at these select Drybar locations to the ultimate wedding-movie marathon and $10 off their blowout with code ZOLA10: Austin Boston: Downtown Crossing and Harvard Square Las Vegas Los Angeles: Culver City and Pacific City …

It’s Here: Zola x Backcountry

Adventurous couples, rejoice! We are so excited to announce that Zola has exclusively partnered with Backcountry, the leading outdoor store. Starting today, hikers and campers in love can add gifts from our epic collection of top-notch equipment. From next-level tents and heavy-duty backpacks to compact hammocks and sleeping bags, there are nearly 700 gifts featured from 14 of the most sought-after outdoor brands, including Goal Zero, Kammok, Mountainsmith, Rab, and more. Ready to gear up for a lifetime of shared adventures? Course you are. Add some adventurous gifts to your registry today.

How to Pick Your Father-Daughter Dance Song

Picking THE song for your father-daughter dance can be a real head-scratcher. There are a lot of feels in the air that day. So do you go sentimental? Or do keep things fun and upbeat? We get it, it’s a difficult decision. So here are a few tips to help guide your song search. Step one: Pick your mood. Make this a joint decision with you dear old dad. Would you both rather jump around and get silly? Or would you like to keep it elegant and nostalgic? Settling on this will help narrow down your song options out there. Step two: Practice, practice, practice. Whether you’re doing a traditional slow dance or full-blown choreographed routine, it never hurts to rehearse. Even if you do it just once or twice (or take a dance lesson), it’ll cut down on any jitters or potentially awkward moments. Step three: Share the love. Do you two not enjoy the spotlight? Consider inviting other couples—the groom and mother of the bride, the groom’s parents—to join you on the dance …

Wedding Wine Q&A with The Pinot Project

Flower girl and ring bearer. Bouquet and veil. Wedding reception and wine selection. Rarely do you see one of these without the other. But there are a whole lot of decisions to consider when ordering bottles for your reception. That’s why we chatted with David Skurnik, one of the proprietors of The Pinot Project (who wined up our Zola Retreat a few weeks back) to help answer our questions. 1. How do you decide how much wine to order for a wedding reception? If you’re getting married at a full-service wedding venue, they should have you covered on this front. But, if you’re bringing all the wine to your own reception, like my wife and I did, assume you’ll need roughly half as many bottles as people attending your wedding, split 50/50 between white and red. If you’ve got a really fun crowd coming to your party, you might even want to have a few extra bottles behind the bar. The last thing you want is to run out of wine! You should also have …

3 Things to Know About Zola’s Guest List

Are you tired of chasing down family members and friends, asking for their addresses? Done with trying to figure out whether Bill and Molly are together, not together, or are in new relationships? Feeling like your brain has turned into a living spreadsheet? Yeah, that’s why we created the Guest List—the revolutionary tool that’ll save you tons of precious time and energy. Here’s what you should know. We’ll take it from here. Whether you’re starting your list from scratch, have a list of names without addresses, or already have a completed spreadsheet, we’ll help you build your entire list and fill in any missing information. We’ll contact your guests for you, collect their information and update your guest list, so you don’t have to. Integration is our middle name. Worried you’ll get a gift and forget who it’s from? RSVPs and gifts are tracked in real time when you activate online RSVP on your Zola wedding website and use Zola registry. The best part is that the address will be there when you send your …

Wedding Registry Tips: A Bride Tells All

Confession: I started our Zola wedding registry the morning after we got engaged. I know that seems crazy, but my fiancé and I knew exactly which part of wedding planning I’d be most excited for long before he popped the question last August. As a home editor, I’ve spent most of my career online shopping (for work, of course), searching for luxe bedding, fun throw pillows and pretty plates. I’ve been picking and choosing favorites for years, and now I was psyched that it was finally my turn to shop for myself. And not so surprisingly, it was tougher than I thought it would be. But I did learn some super helpful tips in the process that proved to be the key ingredients to nailing our perfect-for-us registry. You’re making the registry for your future home, not your current one. When you’re looking around your tiny apartment or starter home, it can be hard to see the need for twelve place settings or a 10-cup coffee maker. My mom told us to keep in mind …

Toast’s Custom Marchesa Gown Auction

Marchesa Gown Auction Official Rules TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF WEBSITE AUCTION Auction will run on Zola’s Instagram (@zolaregistry) Friday, January 13, 2017 8:00am EST through Sunday, January 15, 2017 12am PST The winner will be announced on Monday, January 16, 2017 By bidding in Zola’s silent auction, each bidder agrees to these auction rules. All sales are final. There will be no exchanges or refunds unless otherwise noted. All items are “as is.” Zola has attempted to describe and catalog items correctly, but neither warrants nor represents and in no event shall be responsible for the correctness of descriptions, genuineness, authorship, provenance or condition of the items. No statement made in this catalog, or made orally at the auction or elsewhere, shall be deemed such a warranty, representation, or assumption of liability. The auction item value listed is an estimate of fair market value. Items have not been appraised unless so noted. The amount you pay above this fair market value estimate is normally tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax adviser …