Month: April 2017

3 Things to Know About Zola’s Guest List

Are you tired of chasing down family members and friends, asking for their addresses? Done with trying to figure out whether Bill and Molly are together, not together, or are in new relationships? Feeling like your brain has turned into a living spreadsheet? Yeah, that’s why we created the Guest List—the revolutionary tool that’ll save you tons of precious time and energy. Here’s what you should know. We’ll take it from here. Whether you’re starting your list from scratch, have a list of names without addresses, or already have a completed spreadsheet, we’ll help you build your entire list and fill in any missing information. We’ll contact your guests for you, collect their information and update your guest list, so you don’t have to. Integration is our middle name. Worried you’ll get a gift and forget who it’s from? RSVPs and gifts are tracked in real time when you activate online RSVP on your Zola wedding website and use Zola registry. The best part is that the address will be there when you send your …

3 Things to Know About Zola’s Wedding Checklist

If you’re engaged, you already know that there are infinite things to do for your wedding. And according to our survey, it’s stressing you out. But the resources out there can be old-fashioned, impersonal, and frankly missing tasks. That’s where our customizable checklist comes in. So personalized, it’s like we’re your third wheel. Your checklist takes into account all your wedding details from your wedding’s location, to religious and cultural traditions. Need to order those hard-to-find cocktail ingredients for welcome drinks? We won’t let you forget ’em—you can add your own tasks to the list we build for you. So detail-oriented, it’s like you hired a personal assistant. We’ll notify you when things needs to get done, so you’ll never miss a beat. And if you download the free Zola Weddings app for iPhone, we’ll send you push notifications, so you’ll really be on top of it. So adaptable, it’s like we’re stalking your wedding. Not to be creepy or anything, but our checklist follows you. Did your date switch? Are you adding some cultural …

3 Things to Know About Your Registry Within Zola Weddings

Already registered with Zola and unsure what Zola Weddings means for your wedding registry? We got you. Sit back, pour a glass of bubbly, and listen in on these three things to know about your registry. We didn’t touch your registry. You’ve still got every benefit that has made Zola the fastest-growing registry around, including guests, experiences and funds in one place, free shipping, price matching, and group gifting. So, the only thing Zola Weddings does to your registry is… make it more awesome. We integrate so you and your guests can celebrate. If you decide to create a beautiful (and free) wedding website with Zola Weddings, we’ll automatically integrate it into your site. Not only will your registry look beautiful on your website, but your guests can shop your wedding gifts directly on your site. Doesn’t get much easier than that. Say goodbye to millions of tabs. You can manage your registry on your Zola Weddings dashboard alongside your wedding website, checklist, and guest list. Because your browser tabs shouldn’t multiply by the second, …

Introducing Zola Weddings: A Letter from Zola’s Co-Founders

To Zola Couples past, present, and future, Since we launched Zola registry in 2013, we’ve heard one main question from our couples: We love the Zola registry experience—is there any way you can help us create a wedding website? We already consider ourselves so lucky to help make the happiest moment in a couple’s life even happier. But to be asked if we can be even more involved? That’s an honor! And it’s not to be ignored. So we asked ourselves, what can we do next to help couples? Today, we’re so excited to introduce you to Zola Weddings, a suite of wedding planning tools including your wedding website, registry, checklist, and guest list all in one place. And because couples have enough quotes and bills to take care of, we made these tools entirely free to use. Wedding Website We know how important a couple’s wedding website is—it sets the tone for the big day and is the destination for guests to get all the information they need. We created over 30 gorgeous, free …

Celebrate the Launch of Zola Weddings and Visit the Zola Retreat

We surveyed 500 couples about wedding planning stress and discovered that—wait for it—wedding planning is indeed stressful. 96% of the audience labeled it as such with 40% specifically using the words “very” and “extremely.” To help couples de-stress and enjoy their engagement more, we created Zola Weddings, a free suite of wedding planning tools, and dreamed up the Zola Retreat, an immersive space where you can relax, reboot, and reconnect with yourselves and each other. Whether you’re hitched, engaged, or making guest appearances at several nuptials this season, come experience some chill vibes and serious om at 43 Crosby Street this Saturday, April 22, 11AM – 4PM. Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect. Radiate with Aura Photography See how your personalities colorfully combine in our couples photo booth. Discover your strongest shared traits, then let your findings guide you from engagement to life as newlyweds. Renew with Light Therapy Infuse your spirit with soothing sounds and pulsating colors—a perfect beginning to our inspirational boutiques, each inspired by a Zola Weddings website design. …

3 Things to Know About Your Zola Wedding Website

With Zola Weddings, you can create a beautiful website to share with your guests for free. (We repeat: for free.) Here are three features about Zola’s wedding websites that you should know before you make yours. A stunning design for every aesthetic. We have over 30 designs to choose from, each one as gorgeous as the next. Your site sets the tone for your guests, so take your time browsing the options to find the one that best speaks to you. We’re adding more designs regularly, so if you change your mind about your website’s look and feel, you can easily swap it and we’ll transfer all your info to your new layout. A website that track RSVP’s for you. Your guests can RSVP directly on your site, saving paper, time, and, well, money. Bonus: when guests RSVP on your site, we automatically track their responses in your Guest List. A place to re-direct those same questions you’ve been asked 100 times. Add a FAQs section to your site to avoid all those last-minute calls …

Science: Wedding Planning Is Stressful

Being engaged is supposed to be a happy, celebratory time. But the truth is, after you say “yes” and finish a glass of champagne, it’s time to plan the wedding. And while that sounds like a whole lot of fun to some, it can typically be a stressful, time-consuming task to most. We wanted to know, just how stressful is wedding planning really? So we surveyed 500 engaged and newlywed couples nationwide and found that 96% of them find wedding planning stressful, leaving 4% of these people either lying or superhuman. Here are a few additional insights from our study and a fun infographic posted below: 86% of respondents suffered on average 3+ stress-induced symptoms, including skin breakouts, hair loss, loss of sex drive, insomnia, headaches 47% of couples considered eloping or getting married at city hall 71% of those surveyed said wedding planning was more stressful than major life events, like buying a home, and finding a job On average, couples used 3+ resources to plan their wedding, like spreadsheets, Google Docs, apps, services, …