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Top 10 Southern Wedding Traditions

The South is steeped in elegance, beauty, grace, and—the part your grandmother will never let you forget about—tradition. Here are popular southern wedding traditions.

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57 Best Wedding Favor Ideas Guests Will Love

Discover the best trends in wedding favors for 2024. Explore unique, thoughtful and personalizable gifts to say thank you to your guests.

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Here's What to Do With All Those Wedding Leftovers

A lot of elements go into a wedding and you may be left with a lot of food and decor when the party's over. Here's how to repurpose all those wedding leftovers and host a more sustainable wedding.

What Is the History of the Garter Toss
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What Is the History of the Garter Toss?

Learn more about the origins and history of the bridal garter toss and the meaning behind the tradition.

Nautical Themed Wedding Favors
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Nautical Themed Wedding Favors

For beachy or seaside weddings, consider nautical-themed wedding favors for your guests to remember your special day.

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50 Edible Wedding Favor Ideas + Free Stickers

These delicious edible wedding favors are the perfect gift for your wedding. You can also customize your edible wedding favors with free printable stickers.

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The Ultimate Wedding Day Emergency Kit List

Check out Zola's ultimate wedding day emergency kit, and be ready for anything on your special day. Don't worry, we've thought of everything.

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Funny Wedding Favors Guaranteed to Make Your Guests Chuckle

Our guide to funny wedding favors that will have your guests giggling in no time.

How to Write a Rehearsal Dinner Speech
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How to Write a Rehearsal Dinner Speech

Here are some tips and advice on how to write a rehearsal dinner speech.

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10 Black Wedding Traditions to Know and Love

Black wedding traditions are varied and beautiful. Here are just some to learn and incorporate into your wedding celebration.

Tips for Giving a Best Man Speech
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Tips for Giving a Best Man Speech

Need a few tips on how to give a memorable best man speech? The Zola experts can help! Read on to learn more.

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How Many Pages Should a Wedding Guest Book Have?

If you’ve decided to have a guest book at your wedding, you may be wondering how many pages it should have. Learn more about how to make sure you have enough space for all your guests’ messages.

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