Planning a wedding can be a lot like having 10,000 tabs open on your computer screen at once. At least that’s how my brain worked when we were planning our wedding. I had to go to SO many different websites for each of the checklist items I had to accomplish, and I always got sidetracked before finishing what I actually needed to do. If only there was ONE tab that could do it all! Well, thankfully there is. Meet Zola, the wedding website and app that makes it beyond easy to plan your wedding and register. With a suite of tools designed for you (and your guests) to love, here’s why we think Zola will be your wedding planning bestie…
Every couple needs a wedding website, and Zola offers one of the best free personal website builders out there. Not only do they have hundreds of beautiful designs (seriously, we could use them all), they’re insanely easy to set up. Each design can be customized with your personal wedding details, photos, travel info, and anything else you may want to include for guests (like your love story!). There’s also a free guest list manager that you can use to collect addresses via text or email, and you can have guests RSVP right on the website (for those people who always seem to lose invites). And since Zola wedding websites integrate seamlessly with your Zola registry, guests can purchase an awesome wedding gift without ever leaving your website.
Looking for affordable wedding invites that fit perfectly with your wedding theme and style? Zola has hundreds of design options for couples including save the dates, wedding invites and RSVP cards. With Zola you can customize your paper type, corner style, foil, photos and more. And those free wedding websites we just mentioned? Each invitation suite has a matching free wedding website design. Once you find the perfect match, it’s easy to personalize the invite’s language, upload photos and even print on the back of the card so you can share as much wedding info as possible. Zola even auto-populates your account details (such as your names, wedding date, etc.) onto your invites to help you save even more time.
The best part? Save-the-dates start at $1.35, and invitations start at just $1.99, including free guest and return addressing. This is a legit perk you will LOVE. And since you can integrate your Zola wedding website and guest list together, addressing envelopes and managing RSVP’s is so much easier than if you just had a regular old excel sheet.
Once you have your free Zola wedding website, the next step is to start your own Zola wedding registry. And lucky for you, Zola has one of the best (and easiest) wedding registries to set up, with an amazing selection of products to add. Trust us, this is not just your average chip-and-dip platter assortment. With over 500 brands to choose from such as Le Creuset, KitchenAid, Waterford, and new favorites like Parachute Home, Sonos and Airbnb, Zola is also the only wedding registry to offer physical gifts along with gift cards and cash funds. You can also add gifts from any other store to your Zola registry, making sure your wishlist is all in one place and feels totally YOU. With helpful tools such as a Registry Checklist, Registry Planner, and your own Registry Advisor, we are having serious wedding registry FOMO. Here’s a few other Zola wedding registry perks we love:
- Free shipping
- Easy exchanges and returns
- 20% completion discount after the wedding (YESSSS!)
- The lowest cash-fund fee out there (Zola charges the standard credit card processing fee and nothing else.)
- Gifts for EVERY budget
- Price matching
- Customer service agents who are always ready to answer any question
- An awesome ‘Thank You’ manager so you can track who bought you what (and if you sent that Thank-You note yet.)