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Advice to make your wedding day go smoothly from start to finish. From ceremony timelines to wedding favor ideas to writing your vows, our experts help you plan the perfect wedding day.

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Funny Wedding Vow Ideas

Looking to get your guests laughing on your wedding day? Discover our favorite funny wedding vow ideas here!

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How Long Is Cocktail Hour? The Power of Happy Hour

A guide as to why keeping your cocktail hour the perfect length is the best way to ensure that your reception goes exactly as planned.

How Long Should a Rehearsal Dinner Be?
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How Long Should a Rehearsal Dinner Be?

Planning your wedding rehearsal dinner, but don't know how long it should be? Read on for Zola's guide on rehearsal dinner timeline.

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Ideas
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Wedding Rehearsal Dinners: 5 Ideas We Love

Wedding rehearsal dinners are the final celebration before the big day. Here are five ideas we love as you plan yours.

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Unique Wedding Vows

Need inspiration for creating unique wedding vows? We’ve got you covered. Read on for all our top tips.

Gender-Neutral Readings for Your Wedding
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10 Gender-Neutral Readings for Your LBGTQ+ Wedding Ceremony

One of the biggest aspects of organizing a wedding ceremony is picking the readings you and your partner want to feature. Here's a list of gender-neutral options to consider for your wedding.

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8 Ways to Keep Family Involved in Wedding Traditions During the Ceremony

Including family and loved ones in wedding traditions can be tricky, but there are ways that they can still be a part of the big day. Read on for more!

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What to Eat On Your Wedding Day + 4 Foods to Avoid

Eating on your wedding day isn't as easy as it sounds. We talked to registered dietitians about how to find the time to eat throughout the day, plus, the best foods to eat when you have time.

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Adventure Wedding Ideas

Adventure weddings are the perfect fit for couples who enjoy the outdoors and want a more unconventional special day. Thinking about an adventure wedding? Here are some key details to keep in mind.

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Wedding Ceremony Order & Outline

Craft a seamless wedding ceremony with our guide to the perfect order. From vows to procession, plan every moment for a meaningful celebration.

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How to Not Cry at Your Wedding

If you're wondering how to not cry at your wedding, never fear—Zola is here. Manage those happy tears with this guide to a sob-free wedding day.

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18 Wellness Wedding Favors You’ll Positively Adore + Gift Labels

Give the gift of wellness to welcome your guests with these 18 favor ideas and DIY instructions.

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