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


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

A Guide to Wedding Vows: How to Write Your Own

Writing your own wedding vows is one of the best ways to add a romantic and intimate touch to your wedding day. We’ll guide you through the process from start to finish, plus provide templates to help you get started.

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50 Best Wedding Send-Off Ideas

Your wedding send-off is usually the final, spectacular hurrah of the night. Here are 50 of our favorite wedding send-off ideas to inspire magic.

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Wedding Processional Order Walkthrough for Every Couple

Choosing a wedding processional order sets the scene for your ceremony. Whether you choose to stick to tradition or create something unique, use this guide to help you plan.

Delighted couple lying on bed in cozy bedroom and cuddling
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20 Wedding Night Tips For A Magical First Night Together

Expectations may be sky-high for the wedding night, but prep doesn’t have to be complicated. Read our complete guide to prepare for a magical wedding night.

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Wedding planning 101

7 Something Borrowed Ideas for a Memorable Ceremony

From your wedding attire to your cake, here are seven creative ideas for your “something borrowed” that will be special and meaningful for your big day.

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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
Wedding planning 101

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.

Wedding planning 101

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.

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