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The First Look Report

The First Look Report 2023

Zola’s annual guide to wedding trends and budgets. Here's what's new in 2023...
Wedding Planning 101

20 Wedding Trends for 2023, from Audio Guest Books to DIY Sushi Bars

Planning a wedding in 2023? Here’s your first look at the wedding trends for 2023 you’re about to see everywhere.

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Invites + Paper

Wedding Invitation Wording Etiquette and Examples

Master the art of wedding invitation wording etiquette with our guide. From formal to personalized styles, ensure your invitations convey the right tone and information.

Wedding Planning 101

73 Wedding Themes to Inspire Every Type of Couple

Discover Zola's list of 73 dream wedding themes for every style of couple. Themes range from art deco or gothic, retro or shabby chic, & emerging trends we love.

What’s the Average Cost of a Wedding in 2023?
The First Look Report

How Much Does the Average Wedding Cost in 2023?

Planning a wedding has so many variables. Our guide provides insights into budgeting, expenses, and tips to help you plan your wedding without breaking the bank.

Registry + Gifts

Top 130 Wedding Registry Ideas for 2023 (For Every Budget!)

Searching for wedding registry ideas? Check out our list of favorites for every room of your house and every budget.

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Decor + Inspiration

51 Best Wedding Food Ideas - Zola Expert Wedding Advice

Craft your dream wedding menu with our creative food ideas. Find inspiration for delicious dishes to delight guests on your special day.

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Invites + Paper

5 Creative “Our Story” Wedding Website Examples

Take a trip down memory lane together and read through our wedding website About Us examples to help guide and inspire you as you tell your own love story as you plan for your special day.

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Wedding Guests

What to Write in a Wedding Card: Funny, Thoughtful & Lovely Wishes Ideas

Seeking wedding wishes inspiration? Explore our ideas for messages and find the perfect words to convey your joy and blessings for the newlyweds.

how much to tip wedding vendors and venue coordinator
Wedding Planning 101

How Much To Tip Wedding Vendors

Confused on how much to tip wedding vendors, which vendors to tip, and when to distribute tips? Fear not: explore our guide for tipping wedding vendors.


Top wedding venues

With so many venue options available, wedding planning can feel overwhelming. Hometown haunt or far-flung destination? Indoor ballroom, beach, or rustic barn? All-inclusive or DIY?

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