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How to Pick Your Father-Daughter Dance Song

Picking THE song for your father-daughter dance can be a real head-scratcher. There are a lot of feels in the air that day. So do you go sentimental? Or do keep things fun and upbeat? We get it, it’s a difficult decision. So here are a few tips to help guide your song search. Step one: Pick your mood. Make this a joint decision with you dear old dad. Would you both rather jump around and get silly? Or would you like to keep it elegant and nostalgic? Settling on this will help narrow down your song options out there. Step two: Practice, practice, practice. Whether you’re doing a traditional slow dance or full-blown choreographed routine, it never hurts to rehearse. Even if you do it just once or twice (or take a dance lesson), it’ll cut down on any jitters or potentially awkward moments. Step three: Share the love. Do you two not enjoy the spotlight? Consider inviting other couples—the groom and mother of the bride, the groom’s parents—to join you on the dance …

Wedding Wine Q&A with The Pinot Project

Flower girl and ring bearer. Bouquet and veil. Wedding reception and wine selection. Rarely do you see one of these without the other. But there are a whole lot of decisions to consider when ordering bottles for your reception. That’s why we chatted with David Skurnik, one of the proprietors of The Pinot Project (who wined up our Zola Retreat a few weeks back) to help answer our questions. 1. How do you decide how much wine to order for a wedding reception? If you’re getting married at a full-service wedding venue, they should have you covered on this front. But, if you’re bringing all the wine to your own reception, like my wife and I did, assume you’ll need roughly half as many bottles as people attending your wedding, split 50/50 between white and red. If you’ve got a really fun crowd coming to your party, you might even want to have a few extra bottles behind the bar. The last thing you want is to run out of wine! You should also have …

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 …

A Bride Tells All: Everything You Need to Know About Your Wedding Registry

Confession: I started our Zola wedding registry the morning after we got engaged. I know that seems crazy, but my fiancé and I knew exactly which part of wedding planning I’d be most excited for long before he popped the question last August. As a home editor, I’ve spent most of my career online shopping (for work, of course), searching for luxe bedding, fun throw pillows and pretty plates. I’ve been picking and choosing favorites for years, and now I was psyched that it was finally my turn to shop for myself. And not so surprisingly, it was tougher than I thought it would be. But I did learn some super helpful tips in the process that proved to be the key ingredients to nailing our perfect-for-us registry. You’re making the registry for your future home, not your current one. When you’re looking around your tiny apartment or starter home, it can be hard to see the need for twelve place settings or a 10-cup coffee maker. My mom told us to keep in mind …

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 …

Zola Ultimate Honeymoon Sweepstakes

Zola Ultimate Honeymoon Sweepstakes Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Please read these rules before entering the Zola Ultimate Honeymoon Sweepstakes – 2017 (the “Sweepstakes”). You agree that, by submitting an entry, you will be bound by these Official Rules and you acknowledge that you satisfy all sweepstakes eligibility requirements. 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. You must be engaged to be married and not already registered on Zola. Employees, contractors, directors, and officers of Sponsor and its respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated or related companies, distributors, Web design, advertising, fulfillment, and promotion agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment and execution of this Giveaway and the immediate family members of each (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and/or “step” of each, regardless of where they live) and those living in their same households (whether related or …

Refer-a-friend Hamilton Ticket Giveaway

Refer-a-friend Hamilton Ticket Giveaway Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS GIVEAWAY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Sponsor: The sponsor of this Giveaway is Zola, 394 Broadway, 3rdFloor, New York, NY, 10013. Giveaway Period; Entry Methods: The Hamilton Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) begins on June 13, 2016 at 12pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) and ends at 11:59 pm EST on June 22, 2016 (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) Be a registered user on Zola in good standing; and 2) Refer a friend to Zola using zola.com/invite or the couple’s personal invitation link.  After so entering, a valid entrant can get additional entry chances to win by tagging friends within one of Zola’s Instagram posts about the Hamilton Giveaway.  Maximum of 5 entries per person. Invitees must create a valid registry on Zola in order to be eligible referrals. Invitee must publish registry by 11:59 pm EST …