Author: The Zola Team

A Note (and Video!) From Our Co-Founders

To Our Zola Couples and Their Guests, Four years ago, we set out on a mission to build the best wedding registry for couples getting married today. Since then, we’ve worked with over 300,000 couples just like you (and sent out about the same amount of KitchenAid mixers). We’ve chatted with 5,361 of your lovely grandmothers. We’ve added 70 men and women to the Zola team who, just like us, will do anything for love. And we’ve been overwhelmed by the love we’ve received from you in the process. Thank you so much for being part of our journey thus far—it’s been our absolute pleasure being part of yours. Now let’s eat some cake! Shan & Nobu Co-Founders, Zola Watch our co-founders share how Zola started, our mission, and more! And in honor of our fourth birthday, take 20% off the entire Zola store with code ZOLATURNS4 through Friday, October 13th.* Shop our new arrivals to start. *Brand and category exclusions apply.

“Making memories… A second time around.”

By Claudia Gonzalez Romo soon to be Claudia Romo Edelman Making memories. And making peace with past memories. That’s what life is truly all about. I am marrying my best friend and someone I can truly call my partner in everything I do. But more than the music, the flowers, and all those beautiful details that are inherent to most wedding celebrations, are the memories that were created with friends and family celebrating with us from all over the world; our one on one connections, dancing together, laughing together, breaking bread together. This immediate global family that will celebrate my wedding with me is also what has inspired me to be a special advisor on a non for profit near and dear to my heart, called We Are All Human. The mission of this non-profit is that of reaffirming the idea that before anything else, we are one human family. It hurts me to see how much the divisive language and discrimination has gained traction over the last years. I am determined to use my …

ZOLA Drybar Instagram Giveaway OFFICIAL RULES

ZOLA Drybar Instagram Giveaway OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. 1. SPONSOR: The sponsor of this Giveaway is Zola, 150 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY, 10038. 2. GIVEAWAY PERIOD; ENTRY METHODS: The Zola Instagram Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) begins on August 10, 2017 at 4PM Pacific Standard Time (PST) and ends at 9:00PM PST on August 18, 2017 (the “Giveaway Period”). The Zola computer is the official time-keeping device for the Giveaway. During the Giveaway Period, entrants must do all of the following: 1) Follow @zola and @drybar on Instagram; 2) Comment on a relevant Instagram post. The winner will be notified via direct message or email by September 1, 2017. 3. ELIGIBILITY: The Giveaway is open only to legal residents of the United States who are at least 18 years or older on the date of entry. Employees, contractors, directors, and officers of Sponsor and Instagram, each of their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated or related companies, distributors, Web design, advertising, fulfillment, and promotion agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment …

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 Create 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!