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You could win $2,500 to Zola!

Our Love Stories Tour? Epic. Still feeling the love from our NYC, DC, and Chicago stops? Absolutely. Find out what went down on our retro “Registry on Wheels” then record your love story on your voice note app and email it to lovestories@zola.com for a chance to win $2,500 in Zola gifts. That’s 250 Pizza Cutters, 35 Toasters, 16 Wireless Speakers, or 6 Tilt-Head Stand Mixers. It’s up to you! How We Rolled We filled our “Registry On Wheels” with the dreamiest registry gifts, painted it the most Zola-y blue, and drove it from NYC to Chicago to DC. We certainly turned heads in every city we rolled in! Cake for Breakfast Our mouths are still watering as we reminisce about eating delicious cake bites served by Magnolia Bakery and Milk Bar. Oh, and we served a four-tiered Milk Bar wedding cake in DC. home So. Many. Stories. From newlyweds and longtime lovers to dog moms and coworkers, we can’t WAIT to share all these love stories with you. The weather outside was wintry, but …

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.

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 Find Your Newlywed Home Scent: Tips from the Founder & CEO of Red Flower

Your spouse-to-be’s a minimalist. You’re a maximalist. They love pops of color. You’re a fan of neutrals. Merging tastes with your spouse-to-be can be difficult, especially when you’re deciding on the perfect scent for your home. So we went to Red Flower, a body care and beauty product company with an emphasis on wellness and the environment, and chatted up their founder and CEO, Yael Alkalay. Find out how to find the right essence for you as a couple, secrets about their candles and more. 1. What advice would you give to an engaged couple looking to choose a scent for their newlywed home? What a fantastic question! You want to find a scent that makes the you both feel at home, as well as one that represents long-lasting union, a bond. Scent is a wonderful way to share and communicate without words and so many factors affect how a couple might experience scent (time of day, proximity to water, size of space to name a few). I recommend thinking long term, so look for …

Zola x Paperless Post: Matching Wedding Websites and Invitations

Overwhelmed with wedding planning? We hear you. From venues and flowers to wedding paper and websites, all the decision-making can be dizzying. Thanks to our latest collaboration, we’ve made one decision much easier for you. We partnered with Paperless Post on a collection of website designs and matching wedding stationary, like save the dates and invitations. We’ve got five beautiful options with tons more on the horizon. Take a peek. Are your nuptials in New York, San Francisco, or Washington D.C.? Don’t miss these elegant designs inspired by those cities’ skylines. If you’re all about the gold, try Josephine Baker. For our floral-loving couples, meet Fleurs Sauvage. Take a look at all of Zola’s wedding website designs here. Don’t forget—they’re all free to use!

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 Wedding Checklist

If you’re engaged, you already know that there are infinite things to do for your wedding. And according to our survey, it’s stressing you out. But the resources out there can be old-fashioned, impersonal, and frankly missing tasks. That’s where our customizable checklist comes in. So personalized, it’s like we’re your third wheel. Your checklist takes into account all your wedding details from your wedding’s location, to religious and cultural traditions. Need to order those hard-to-find cocktail ingredients for welcome drinks? We won’t let you forget ’em—you can add your own tasks to the list we build for you. So detail-oriented, it’s like you hired a personal assistant. We’ll notify you when things needs to get done, so you’ll never miss a beat. And if you download the free Zola Weddings app for iPhone, we’ll send you push notifications, so you’ll really be on top of it. So adaptable, it’s like we’re stalking your wedding. Not to be creepy or anything, but our checklist follows you. Did your date switch? Are you adding some cultural …

3 Things to Know About Your Registry Within Zola Weddings

Already registered with Zola and unsure what Zola Weddings means for your wedding registry? We got you. Sit back, pour a glass of bubbly, and listen in on these three things to know about your registry. We didn’t touch your registry. You’ve still got every benefit that has made Zola the fastest-growing registry around, including guests, experiences and funds in one place, free shipping, price matching, and group gifting. So, the only thing Zola Weddings does to your registry is… make it more awesome. We integrate so you and your guests can celebrate. If you decide to create a beautiful (and free) wedding website with Zola Weddings, we’ll automatically integrate it into your site. Not only will your registry look beautiful on your website, but your guests can shop your wedding gifts directly on your site. Doesn’t get much easier than that. Say goodbye to millions of tabs. You can manage your registry on your Zola Weddings dashboard alongside your wedding website, checklist, and guest list. Because your browser tabs shouldn’t multiply by the second, …