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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.”

Your 12-Month Wedding Planning Timeline

Congratulations! You’re engaged to the love of your life and on the road to marital bliss. If you are ready to start planning for the big day, you may be wondering where to begin. From starting your wedding registry to planning a rehearsal dinner, we’ve created a comprehensive wedding planning timeline to help the countdown to your wedding day run smoothly. Along with a detailed timeline of what to do 12+ months in advance of your “I do’s,” we’ve shared advice for your big day and the important post-wedding tasks. Use our wedding planning checklist below or download and print Read More

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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

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What’s Your Wedding Invitation Style?

You might know your preferences when it comes to personal style (utilitarian 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? The invitation, along with your 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 you’re feeling unsure about what Read More

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9 Tips On What To Wear To Engagement Photos

There are a lot of things to consider when selecting what to wear for engagement photos, especially since the options are quite endless: lights or darks? Bold prints or classic solids? Casual, dressy, or themed? When you’re up against this type of challenge, just how do you pick outfits that you’ll love now and forever? By following these nine tried-and-true tips, of course! #1: Pick Clothes That Reflect Your Personality We know the tendency may be to go all out for your engagement photos, but we’re hear to tell you that’s usually a mistake. First of all, your engagement shoot is Read More

a white tented card that says "thank you" on the front propped up on a wedding reception dinner table

Wedding Thank-You Note Etiquette

Growing up, every gift-giving celebration ended with my mom’s command that I sit down and write a thank-you note to every single person who gave me a present. I was not a huge fan back then, but today I understand it was a valuable lesson. Since we live in a predominantly digital world, there’s something extra-appreciative about expressing gratitude through the written word. While you might skip over passed hors d’oeuvres or personalized favors, wedding thank-you notes are something that should never be left off of your Zola Checklist. So without further ado, here are some rules of etiquette to Read More

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Wedding Invitations: Postage Pointers

This is it, almost-married-couples: you’re at the finish line in your wedding invitation journey. You’ve pinpointed your wedding invitation style. You’ve selected a stunning, coordinated design for your invitation suite. You’ve crafted your guest list (using Zola’s Guest List tool, if you’re smart) and ordered the proper number of cards and envelopes. You’ve sent out your save the dates. And now, finally, you’re ready to send our your wedding invitations—huzzah! But there are just a few last things you should keep in mind when it comes to actually mailing those bad boys that we think you should know about. You don’t Read More

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8 Types of Wedding Bouquets Defined

Until quite recently we didn’t realize the varieties of wedding bouquets out there, which made us think you might not either. Who knew there were so many different kind of wedding bouquets, all with their own names and characteristics? Your bouquet helps convey the style of your wedding—and no matter what style that might be, there is a type of bouquet that’s perfect for you. Do you have an affinity for glitz and glamour, or a natural-minimalist sort of vibe? To assist in your search for the perfect petals for your upcoming wedding, we’re naming the most popular wedding bouquets, detailing their characteristics, Read More

navy blue envelope to a wedding invitation with white calligraphy and three colored stamps tied with a white ribbon

Wedding Invitations: A Guide To Envelopes

While it may seem like an afterthought, your wedding invitation envelope really deserves some attention. It delivers the first impression of your wedding’s style and personality to your guests. Whether subdued or statement-making, it’s a prelude to the invitation and the event itself. So without further ado, let’s celebrate this paper enclosure with everything you ever wanted to know about wedding invitation envelopes. Envelope Size If you’re designing custom wedding invitations, it all starts with the envelope! Wedding invitations should be designed from the outside in. Envelopes come in standard sizes, and these sizes can even vary by manufacturer. So it’s best Read More

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Most Beautiful Outdoor Wedding Venues In Boulder

If you have been scouring the internet for the perfect outdoor Boulder wedding venue to say “I do,” you have come to the right place. There’s something about getting hitched in the great outdoors of Colorado  that is just so romantic. So to aid you in your search, we have compiled a list of five glorious and unique Boulder wedding venues to help ensure that your outdoor Colorado wedding is nothing short of fabulous. Pastures Of Plenty This Boulder wedding venue differs from most in that the Tawse-Davis family calls the 35-acre farm home, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t equipped with everything you need to get Read More

bride and group of bridesmaids in pink dresses holding bouquets up in the air and cheesing for the camera

Top 10 Ways To Thank Your Bridesmaids

The women you have chosen to stand beside you on your wedding day are the women that have supported you, cheered for you, advised you, and loved you. They have put up with you when you freaked out over your wedding dress, your spiraling budget, and your future in-laws. They have helped you plan, threw you parties, and traveled far and wide to make your wedding celebrations meaningful. They’re there on your wedding day to zip you up and hand you a tissue and tell you if you have anything in your teeth. And more often than not, they have spent some major Read More