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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

Best Plant Wedding Favors
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15 Plant Wedding Favors Ideas You’ll Love

Grow in love with these popular plant wedding favors.

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Wedding Night Confessions: 10 Newlyweds Dish on How to Manage Expectations

What happens on the wedding night? Read stories from real couples about what they expected…and what actually happened!

a young couple celebrates their exchanging of vows
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A Guide to Wedding Vows

Learn all you need to know about wedding vows and use our flowchart to determine whether you should write your own—plus find tons of examples of traditional vows to inspire you.

What Is Jumping The Broom
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What Is Jumping The Broom? History & Meaning

Explore the meaning and history of "Jumping the Broom" in weddings. Discover how this tradition symbolizes unity and love, adding a meaningful touch to your special day.

couple celebrates wedding and wedding ceremony readings
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Wedding Ceremony Readings: How to Choose Readings for Every Wedding

Find the wedding ceremony readings that feel right and uniquely you. Read our guide for how to choose wedding readings. Plus, find wedding reading examples for inspiration.

social media wedding hashtag sign
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9 Savvy Ways to Use Social Media at Your Wedding

Social media has turned weddings from guest-only experiences to larger broadcasts for loved ones (or wedding-loving strangers). Here's how to incorporate various social channels into your wedding—in a tactful way.

Unique Rehearsal Dinner Ideas
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Unique Rehearsal Dinner Ideas

From unique venues to creative menus, Zola has the ultimate guide to having a unique rehearsal dinner.

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