All posts tagged: wedding registry 101

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 …

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!

‘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 …

Group Gifting

One of our favorite Zola features is Group Gifting – where your friends, coworkers and family members can go in on your wedding gifts together completely hassle-free. It’s a modern take on the old tradition of wedding registries so here is our handy guide to explaining this new-age trend to anyone who might have a few questions.

Geodes and Gemstones

No matter what decade we are in, geodes and gemstones are the epitome of cool – always have been, always will be. They make the perfect accent piece, statement piece or center piece, which is why we are willing to stock up and place perfectly around our homes. Like what you see? Check out the entire Zola collection here. Dive Bar Smartphone Connected Ring Smart jewelry is here to stay, especially if it looks as great as this part statement piece, part bluetooth-enabled device. You can customize it to alert you to whatever you want allowing you to discreetly integrate technology into your life in a way that’s street-style ready 24/7. Travessa Platter Even if you’re serving your world famous take-out, anything looks gourmet on this platter. Treat your guests to a stunning display in rich hues they will never forget. If you can’t get enough of it, try mounting it on your wall for some innovative eye candy. Trigg Large Wall Vessel  This wall-mounted delight is sure to make you smile each and every day thanks …

Wedding Party Gifts

Show some love to the people who mean most to you in life (aside from your fiancé, of course) – your wedding party. If you’ve ever stood up in a wedding, you know all about the time commitment, emotion and energy you put in to making this moment special for your closest friends, so now it’s time to thank your “I do” crew for going above and beyond for you. But how!? With some of our hand-picked gifts and favors, that’s how. Will You Be My Bridesmaid Card It’s 2016 and bridesmaid proposals are officially a “thing”. And everyone is going to want all the details of “how you asked” this time around, too. Pop the question to your besties with this perfectly fitting card and wait for their gushing replies. Conversation Starters I Like You Trinket Tray Hit them with the truth. Let them know how you really feel with this cute little trinket tray that makes the perfect statement. Wrap it in a bow, write a sweet note and voila! Carry On Cocktail Kit – The Gin & …