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Wedding planning tips, advice from wedding experts, and tons of useful articles to help answer your every planning question from engagement to “I do.”

The Quintessential Charleston Wedding Welcome Bag

As a gracious Southern couple, we know you and your partner would like nothing more than to personally welcome each and every guest to your Charleston wedding. Unfortunately, with so many guests and so much to do, you simply won’t be able to spend time individually greeting all of your friends and family. So give them the next best thing: thoughtful Charleston wedding welcome bags stuffed with essential, local goodies. They’ll adore these take-home favors and appreciate the personal touch as they kick off your wedding weekend. Short on ideas? We won’t leave you hanging. The Zola team has come up five Read More

Bride and groom's hands on bride's pregnant belly

How To Embrace Being A Pregnant Bride

First off, it sounds like double congratulations are in order! Joining futures with your partner can’t get more real than raising a child together, and being a pregnant bride gives you all the more reason to celebrate with your friends and family as you exchange vows with the love of your life and prepare to start a family. Maybe you didn’t expect to be pregnant when you pictured your wedding day years ago, but that doesn’t mean you can’t embrace the beauty, grace, and gentle power possessed by all pregnant women as a bride. And since you’re probably planning more than just Read More

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

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

Styled shoot bride in front of Boone Hall Plantation

Top 10 Historic Charleston Wedding Venues

If you and your partner want to celebrate your nuptials in a city steeped in history, you’ve come to the right place. Founded in 1670, Charleston’s past is about as storied as they come. From stately mansions and antebellum plantations, to timeless inns and society halls, the Holy City boasts some of the most historic (and beautiful) wedding venues in the world. And what’s more romantic than saying “I do” in a city that’s witnessed centuries of love stories? Because gorgeous, antiquated buildings are a dime a dozen in this Southern town, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten 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

A Bridesmaid’s Guide to Jewelry

Hey, bridesmaid! Yes, you, with the gorgeous new frock and the important wedding coming up. As a bridesmaid, you’ve got lots of responsibilities ahead of you including planning your bride’s bachelorette weekend, posing in lots of photos, and helping her keep her cool during the planning process. Bridesmaid-ing (we’ve just made it a verb) isn’t easy, but it’s not so bad when you get a new outfit from the experience, is it? While your bride might gift you and the other commitment crew gals some earrings or a necklace to wear on the big day, she may just as well Read More