Author: The Zola Team

Perks of Registering Early

Registering early is a blessing in disguise for those of you who are recently engaged. (Congratulations, by the way!) Right now you are most likely very, very overwhelmed. You have seemingly endless things on your plate, from nailing down a wedding date to returning phone calls from friends who heard the news on Facebook. Oh and you could also use a few moments to enjoy being engaged, too. Your to-do list is growing by the day so let’s get down to business – make sure you set up your wedding registry as soon as possible!

How-To: Build and Receive Your Dream Wedding Registry

How to get exactly what you want for your wedding is one of the most frequently-asked questions by our Zola couples. We completely understand why—it’s not every day you get to ask for anything you want from your nearest and dearest (and coworkers, family friends, great aunts we’ve only met once, etc.). So here’s our expert advice on how to get the most out of your wedding registry. Ask and You Shall Receive Don’t be shy! First-timers may feel a bit of pressure to register for what they think they’re supposed to register for instead of registering for what they actually want. You may feel pressure to get your mother’s favorite china, for example, or the bread box your grandmother swears by. But ask yourself what you want and what you’ll use. Are you mostly gluten-free? Then what’s the point of a bread box? Sit with your fiancé, take a look around your apartment or house and hone in on what you want and need. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box. Want a …

‘Tis The Season! The Final Stretch of Wedding Season, That Is…

You don’t have to look at a calendar to know that we are smack-dab in the final stretch of wedding season – we all can just feel it. Of course there are other signs, like a dwindling bank account and added fatigue on Mondays this month compared to those from the beginning of the season, too. We’ve compiled the best tips on how to make sure you survive and enjoy the rest of wedding season this year. Get Organized  By this point, you have a pretty good idea of the wedding travel you will be doing in the coming months. Take some time to confirm (and confirm again) that you have your flights, car rentals, hotels and any other logistical and travel-related details all squared away. This will alleviate stress and spare you from any major last-minute expenses. Stay Hydrated Travel, summer heat, running around town, last-minute errands, drinking and dancing are all going to dehydrate you this season so make sure you drink up! Water, that is. Group Gifting Group gifting is our favorite wedding guest hacks because …

Zola Auction: Toast’s Custom Marchesa Wedding Dress

At Zola, we believe in love in all shapes, sizes and… paws. Yes, we’ll do anything for love—even throw an amazingly extravagant dog wedding. To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Insta-famous pups Toast Meets World and Finn, we’re sharing the love. You can bid on Toast’s custom Marchesa gown. It’s the real deal, people. The dress features the signature details that have made the fashion house famous—layers and layers of tulle and intricate beading. The highest bidder will also receive a signed note from Toast herself and a copy of her new book. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the couple’s favorite animal-rescue charity. Place your bids on our Instagram post—make sure you follow @zolaregistry—to win the dress for a special pup in your life. For a full list of terms and conditions of our auction, click here. Let the bid war begin!

Toast’s Custom Marchesa Gown Auction

Marchesa Gown Auction Official Rules TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF WEBSITE AUCTION Auction will run on Zola’s Instagram (@zolaregistry) Friday, January 13, 2017 8:00am EST through Sunday, January 15, 2017 12am PST The winner will be announced on Monday, January 16, 2017 By bidding in Zola’s silent auction, each bidder agrees to these auction rules. All sales are final. There will be no exchanges or refunds unless otherwise noted. All items are “as is.” Zola has attempted to describe and catalog items correctly, but neither warrants nor represents and in no event shall be responsible for the correctness of descriptions, genuineness, authorship, provenance or condition of the items. No statement made in this catalog, or made orally at the auction or elsewhere, shall be deemed such a warranty, representation, or assumption of liability. The auction item value listed is an estimate of fair market value. Items have not been appraised unless so noted. The amount you pay above this fair market value estimate is normally tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax adviser …

5 Registry Gifts to Keep Your Home (and Marriage) Fresh

There is much to choose from when creating a registry, so a perfect starting point to consider is to add gifts that will bring you closer together as a newlywed couple. Marriage is a long, but exciting road, and you’ll be surprised by all the new things you learn along the way! Here are our recommendations for gifts that will keep your home and marriage feeling fresh:

Man Repeller LIVE: Love & Modern Relationships

Last night, we hosted the incredible fem gems of Man Repeller (including MR Founder, Leandra Medine!) at the Zola Townhouse. Kicking off the first ever MR Round Table Live Event, dedicated MR community members joined in on an intimate discussion of love and modern relationships. At  Zola, we love connecting with our community and hearing their stories, so we were honored to host such a special evening. From the struggles of singlehood to the complexity of modern relationships in the digital age, the floor opened up to share any thoughts candidly and unfiltered. Missed the LIVE Facebook streaming? Watch it here. Check out photos from the evening below: Thank you to our drink sponsors Balanced Water and White Girl Wine. Newly engaged? Register at Zola. Not yet engaged, but dig our space? Shop the story: Woven Leather Seat Armchair | Moroccan Leather Ottoman | Fez Shag Rug