Month: February 2015

Zola Gifts at Every Price

Gifts At Every Price

One piece of advice we always give our couples is to make sure there are a range of gifts at every price point on their registry – that way there’s something for every guest to give! Although our Registry Planner will tell you how many gifts you need in each price range depending on the number of guests you have, we thought we’d pick out some of our favorites to inspire you. Gifts Under $50 Some guests will want to get you a few smaller gifts or simply don’t have bigger ones in their budget. These items will be the perfect accessories for your newlywed home.    Featured: 1. Brooklyn Slate Table Setting Placards, Set of 4 2. Reed Wilson Shakers 3. Eccolo Moorish Tiles Frame Shop more Gifts Under $50. Gifts Under $100 These gifts will likely make up the bulk of your registry. From kitchen essentials to fun serving pieces, use this price range to add some flare to your registry. Featured: 1. Cuisinart Elements 3-Piece Nonstick Ceramic Fry Pan Set 2. Dansk Wood Classics Round …

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Warm Up With These Hot Chocolate Recipes

With the cold here to stay, we thought we’d warm you up with these hot chocolate recipes. Treat yourselves to recipes that put a twist on your classic cup of hot cocoa. Who knew hot chocolate could come in so many varieties?! French Vanilla Hot Chocolate A rich and creamy recipe you won’t be able to resist. Get the full recipe on Domestically Blissful. Cookies & Cream Frozen Hot Chocolate Even though it’s freezing outside, we figured we could make one exception to our “warm-only” rule for A Beautiful Mess’s Frozen Hot Chocolate. Healthy Vegan Hot Cocoa Don’t miss out on the decadent fun just because dietary restrictions. Try this recipe from Deliciously Ella, which uses almond milk instead of dairy, for a vegan friendly twist. Salted Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Salted peanut butter + chocolate = a combo we can’t resist. Warm up with One Ordinary Day’s recipe. Nutella We’ll use any excuse we can get for a taste of Nutella. The Kitchn gives you options for small and big batches, so invite some friends over …

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The 10 Most Common Registry Concerns from Newly Engaged Couples

Creating your wedding registry might seem like a daunting task, but trust us – it’s far more fun than filing your taxes or dashing off to the dentist. We broke down the most common registry concerns we hear from our Zola couples to show you that, at the end of the day, your wedding registry doesn’t have to be a chore. 1. When am I supposed to register? The sooner, the better! Guests will likely want to purchase gifts for pre-wedding events (engagement parties, showers), so having a registry early on is beneficial for everyone. 2. What do we even need? Sit down with your partner and run through what you already have, what you’ve been wanting to replace, and what you want. Truly not sure where to start? Dive into our Starter Collections for some style inspiration, then peruse the Registry Checklist, which breaks down the essentials in each main category so you can decide where you want to splurge and where saving is savvy. 3. Did I register for enough gifts? In the case of …

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Wedding Planning at Your Fingertips: $3000 Sweepstakes

Let’s face it – planning one of the most blissful days of your life can be downright stressful and overwhelming. On top of choosing a caterer, flowers, a dress, and that perfect first song to dance to, you have to pick a venue, register for gifts, decide on bridesmaids dresses, etc. Now that’s a daunting checklist.  Lucky for you, we’ve partnered with two of our favorite tech-forward friends – Weddington Way and Thumbtack – to make planning your wedding a breeze. So, sit back, take a deep breath, and learn how the three of us combined will make the process and your life that much easier: Zola   We’ve got you covered for all things registry. Create a completely customizable registry and add the gifts, experiences, and honeymoon & cash funds that fit your style, all in the same place. You’ll have access to your registry anywhere, anytime with our iPhone app, and our Registry Concierge will be there every step of the way to help you and your guests with whatever you need. Weddington …

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5 Ways To Spend Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! How are you spending today? While red roses and chocolate might immediately come to mind, we thought up some alternative ideas for you to consider doing with your special someone. Dinner at a restaurant is a classic that we’ll always love, but for those seeking something unexpected, here are some fresh dates ideas you both will love: 1. Spa Day Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to get pampered together – most spas offer holiday specials for couples! 2. Couples Cook-Off Take a cooking class together at a culinary school or take a crack at a new recipe from the comfort of your own kitchen. 3. Dancing Take a Tango class to spice up your moves or dance the night away at a local Salsa club. 4. Rock Out Whether it’s jazz or rock, relive the song that was playing when you first kissed or snag tickets to that band your partner has been dying to see. We always love a good concert! 5. Wine Tasting Take a trip together to a winery or tour the brewery of …

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Friday Faves: Valentine’s Day Edition

We’ve got the Valentine’s Day spirit in full force here at Zola, so we thought we’d use this edition of Friday Faves to round up some of our favorite sweet treats and moments. Enjoy! Chocolate For All Occasions  Ginger Snap Crusted Chocolate Mousse Tarts, Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes, No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars… the list goes on and on. Who needs Valentine’s Day to indulge in these chocolatey treats – we’ll be enjoying them all year long. See more on Bell’Alimento. 14 Ways To Be Romantic #1: “Say I love you with actions.” Camille Styles is helping us get into the Valentine’s Day mood with a sweet roundup of ways to be romantic. The DIY Touch Everything is more personal when it’s homemade. We love these DIY gift boxes from A Beautiful Mess. See how you can make Alphabet Brownies and Glazed Cakes. Mini Flower Bouquets Sometimes the little gestures say just as much as the big ones. Put a spin on the classic Valentine’s Day bouquet by going mini! Style Me Pretty has steps to creating …

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5 Smart Ideas For Your Wedding Bar

What makes a wedding memorable (and sometimes overwhelming to plan) are the little details that speak to who you two are. So, we’ve brought in the experts to share their tips on planning one of the most fun parts – the wedding bar! Read up on Wedding Party’s advice on how to make the drinks at your wedding just as special as the big day itself. 5 Smart & Creative Ideas to Elevate Your Wedding Bar You’ve been planning for your wedding day for months, and after you’ve walked down the aisle and said your “I Dos”, the most important part of your big day is over. But that’s also when the fun begins! All the most important people in your life have come from around the world to witness the start of your marriage… and party. So when it’s time for the reception, you want to make sure that they’ll have a great time. One way to make your reception extra-delightful for your guests is to incorporate fun, personalized details to your wedding bar. Love this idea but …