All posts filed under: Wedding Planning

Wedding Florals Q&A with Putnam & Putnam

Wedding flowers are no longer your parents’ wedding flowers. With the growth of the ‘gram, and the modernization of weddings, brides and grooms-to-be are getting unlimited inspiration for their wedding florals. But why should wedding flowers end at the reception? We partnered with Mike and Darroch Putnam of Putnam & Putnam to take wedding themes (rustic, black tie, and boho) to your dining room table. Afterwards, we sat down with Darroch to talk what’s trending in florals. Check out what he has to say about an industry that’s very much in bloom! 1. First and foremost, how’d you two meet and find yourself making these amazing flower arrangements together? Michael and I met just about ten years ago while studying in college in Southern California. We moved to New York shortly thereafter to pursue careers in Interior Design and Photography. After a few years in the industry Michael, a bit restless with long days at a desk, began shopping for flowers at farmers markets and the 28th Street flower market on weekends. He’d create arrangements …

Zola x Paperless Post: Matching Wedding Websites and Invitations

Overwhelmed with wedding planning? We hear you. From venues and flowers to wedding paper and websites, all the decision-making can be dizzying. Thanks to our latest collaboration, we’ve made one decision much easier for you. We partnered with Paperless Post on a collection of website designs and matching wedding stationary, like save the dates and invitations. We’ve got five beautiful options with tons more on the horizon. Take a peek. Are your nuptials in New York, San Francisco, or Washington D.C.? Don’t miss these elegant designs inspired by those cities’ skylines. If you’re all about the gold, try Josephine Baker. For our floral-loving couples, meet Fleurs Sauvage. Take a look at all of Zola’s wedding website designs here. Don’t forget—they’re all free to use!

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 …

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, …