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Wedding registry basics

What is a wedding registry? How do they work? What should you put on your registry? We guide you through getting your wedding registry set up, go over can't miss registry essentials, and give unique and practical tips to creating the best wedding gift registry.

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How to Create a Registry If You Already Live Together

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We're here to tell you why building a wedding registry is still really necessary, regardless of whether you live together before marriage.

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Do I Need a Wedding Shower Registry and a Wedding Registry?

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Contemplating if you need to have both a bridal shower registry and a wedding registry? Continue reading to find out.

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We're Eloping—Can We Still Make a Wedding Registry?

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Eloping is a wonderful and intimate way to celebrate your love and get married. If you're wondering if you can still make a registry, read on. Here's all the etiquette advice around registries and elopements.

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50 Fun and Useful Ways to Use Your Wedding Cash Fund

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Cash funds are a modern way to get the wedding gifts you really need and want. Get inspired to add a cash fund to your registry with 50 smart (and fun) ways to use your cash fund.

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How Does a Wedding Registry Work?: The Expert’s Guide

Need help starting a registry? Get a flawless registry in minutes with Zola’s easy to use universal registry.

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Can You Register for Gift Cards for a Wedding?

Gift cards make a great gift but can you register for them for a wedding? Read on for our complete wedding gift card guide.

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8 Bedroom Items You'll Forget to Add to Your Wedding Registry

Don't miss out on these bedroom must-haves on your wedding registry. From a high-quality air purifier to luxe pillows that make all the difference, here are bedroom items you might forget to register for.

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Beginner's Guide to Towels

From color to size, shape, texture, detail and consistency, this beginner’s guide covers towels from top to bottom so you can take the guesswork out of registering for the perfect set.

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How to Stay Organized While Creating a Wedding Registry

Find out how to organize your wedding registry, keep track of who gifted what, and help sending thank you notes with Zola. Here's how to do it all.

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21 Eco-Friendly Registry Picks for Every Room In Your Home

Hoping to be more environmentally-friendly in your newlywed life? Get started with our eco-friendly registry picks for every room in your house.

16 of the Best Wedding Registry Sites to Use for Your Big Day
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The 16 Best Wedding Registry Sites to Use for Your Big Day

Where should I register for your wedding? Here are 16 of our favorite websites for creating your gift registry from Z to A.

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Tips for Creating a Wedding Registry

From which types of gifts guests love to give, to how to register for necessities you'll use today, next year, and for years to come, learn tips on how to create the perfect registry for you as a couple from Zola's registry experts.

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Registry Gifts for Beach Lovers

Looking for gift items to add to your wedding registry? We can definitely help. Read on for our list of registry gifts for beach lovers.

How Many Gifts to Register for Your Wedding
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How Many Gifts to Register for Your Wedding: The Ultimate Guide

Get everything you want without asking too much. The Zola method for maximizing your registry’s potential.

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We're Eloping—Can We Still Make a Wedding Registry?

Eloping is a wonderful and intimate way to celebrate your love and get married. If you're wondering if you can still make a registry, read on. Here's all the etiquette advice around registries and elopements.

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The Top 13 Do's & Don'ts When Creating Your Wedding Registry

Registering for your wedding can seem like a daunting task, which is why we’ve gathered our top tricks from the most successful registries we’ve encountered, to help you create a wedding registry that’s a winner!

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How Expensive is Too Expensive for My Registry?

Some gifts are more expensive than others, but bigger-ticket items can still make your wedding registry. Here's how to decide what's too expensive and what's worth it to add to your wedding registry.

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