All posts tagged: best wedding registry gifts

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 …

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 …

‘Tis The Season! The Final Stretch of Wedding Season, That Is…

You don’t have to look at a calendar to know that we are smack-dab in the final stretch of wedding season – we all can just feel it. Of course there are other signs, like a dwindling bank account and added fatigue on Mondays this month compared to those from the beginning of the season, too. We’ve compiled the best tips on how to make sure you survive and enjoy the rest of wedding season this year. Get Organized  By this point, you have a pretty good idea of the wedding travel you will be doing in the coming months. Take some time to confirm (and confirm again) that you have your flights, car rentals, hotels and any other logistical and travel-related details all squared away. This will alleviate stress and spare you from any major last-minute expenses. Stay Hydrated Travel, summer heat, running around town, last-minute errands, drinking and dancing are all going to dehydrate you this season so make sure you drink up! Water, that is. Group Gifting Group gifting is our favorite wedding guest hacks because …

Group Gifting

One of our favorite Zola features is Group Gifting – where your friends, coworkers and family members can go in on your wedding gifts together completely hassle-free. It’s a modern take on the old tradition of wedding registries so here is our handy guide to explaining this new-age trend to anyone who might have a few questions.

Beat the Heat

It’s. So. Hot. Out! Which is generally great, especially compared to the frigid winter weather we always complain about. But, sometimes the heat cramps our style, like when we’re trying to look even remotely professional on a 99+ degree day. Here are some of our favorite wedding registry adds to help beat the heat all summer long.

Geodes and Gemstones

No matter what decade we are in, geodes and gemstones are the epitome of cool – always have been, always will be. They make the perfect accent piece, statement piece or center piece, which is why we are willing to stock up and place perfectly around our homes. Like what you see? Check out the entire Zola collection here. Dive Bar Smartphone Connected Ring Smart jewelry is here to stay, especially if it looks as great as this part statement piece, part bluetooth-enabled device. You can customize it to alert you to whatever you want allowing you to discreetly integrate technology into your life in a way that’s street-style ready 24/7. Travessa Platter Even if you’re serving your world famous take-out, anything looks gourmet on this platter. Treat your guests to a stunning display in rich hues they will never forget. If you can’t get enough of it, try mounting it on your wall for some innovative eye candy. Trigg Large Wall Vessel  This wall-mounted delight is sure to make you smile each and every day thanks …

Wedding Registry Tips For The Busy Couple

We at Zola know what it’s like to be booked for weeks on end – from work events, to plans with friends, family dinners, birthdays, girls brunches, the list continues. And to throw wedding planning into the mix is no easy feat! While we can’t ease ALL parts of the wedding, we can help make your wedding registry process absolutely seamless for both you and your guests. So get back to your life and let us handle the rest. Check ‘Em Off The List So many of our couples come straight off their engagement high into a panic about their wedding registry because gifts are already arriving. Our Registry Checklist was made just for you and the sooner you complete it, the sooner you will start getting the gifts you actually want. Check, check, check. Start Off Strong We made these Starter Collections for a reason! Why? Because we know how easy it is to forget about the small stuff. How about this set aptly named 100 Most Popular Gifts? Or click on over to Gifts Under $50 to make …