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8 Sample Wedding Ceremony Scripts to Borrow in 2023Explore diverse wedding ceremony script samples for a meaningful and memorable event. From traditional to modern, find inspiration for your special day.


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What to Put in Your Wedding Welcome Bags: Tips & Ideas

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Greet your guests with thoughtfully curated wedding welcome bags. Find perfect favors & essentials to delight your guests as they join your celebration.


10 Tips on How to Walk Down the Aisle


Learn how to walk down the aisle with confidence on your wedding day. Practice these tips and to shake wedding nerves and look incredible in your photos.

Ways to Honor Loved Ones Who Have Passed at Your Wedding

56 Unique Wedding Memorial Ideas to Honor Loved Ones


Honor cherished memories at your wedding with thoughtful memorial ideas. Create a meaningful tribute to late loved ones on your special day.

How Long Do Wedding Photos Take

A Guide to the Ideal Wedding Photography Timeline


Your wedding photos are an important part of your big day. Learn more about how to plan a timeline that ensures you will have plenty of time to get the photos you want.

Affordable Rehearsal Dinner Ideas

Affordable Rehearsal Dinner Ideas


A rehearsal dinner should be about excitement and anticipation—not the costs. Here are cheap rehearsal dinner ideas from Zola.

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Wedding planning 101

How to Choose the Right Wedding Officiant for Your Ceremony

Whether your wedding officiant will be a religious officiant, a civil officiant, or a loved one, here's everything you need to know to find and choose the perfect wedding officiant.

Rehearsal Dinner Etiquette
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Rehearsal Dinner Etiquette

Have you been invited to a rehearsal dinner and are wondering what etiquette to follow? We're here to help. Read on to learn about rehearsal dinner etiquette.

Everything You Need to Know about the Bouquet Toss
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Everything You Need to Know about the Bouquet Toss

Questioning if you should really throw your beautiful wedding bouquet during your reception? We walk through the pros of both going for it and opting for an easy alternative.

How to do a Bouquet Toss
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Bouquet Tossing 101

Zola is here to help you decide if you want to incorporate the bouquet toss into your big day.

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Wedding Coloring Pages for Kids: How to Include and Entertain Your Smallest Guests

Plan a child-friendly wedding with these fun coloring pages and activities for kids.

August Wedding? Here's Everything You Need to Know
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August Wedding? Here's Everything You Need to Know

We’re gathering all the details you need to pull off your August wedding.

how long is a wedding reception
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How Long Is a Wedding Reception? - Reception Timeline

As most venues charge by the hour, having insight into a wedding reception's length is critical to your plans and budget. Find out what to expect.

Where to Buy Bulk Wedding Favors
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Bulk Wedding Favors: Where to Buy Them + 12 Ideas

Wedding favors are more affordable in bulk. Here’s where to buy bulk wedding favors for your special day.

Best Wedding Favors
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30 Wedding Favor Ideas To Make Your Guests Smile

From koozies to succulents, infused oil to hand sanitizer, there are a lot of wedding favors to consider when selecting for your big day. With that in mind, we’ve compiled the best wedding favors, to take the guesswork out of gifts for your guests.

2022 Wedding Traditions
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The Wedding Traditions We'll See in 2022—And The Ones We Won't

In Zola’s First Look Report, over 3,000 engaged couples shared the wedding traditions that they’re keeping, leaving, and are split on for their 2022 weddings. Here’s what they had to say.

Boho Wedding Favors
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Bohemian Wedding Favors for the Carefree Couple

How to pick favors with boho flair your guests will love.

How Old Should a Ring Bearer Be?
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How Old Should a Ring Bearer Be? Tips for Choosing One

Find the ideal age for a ring bearer. Tips for selecting a charming young participant in weddings. Make the ceremony special with our guide

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