4 Steps to Registry Success with Zola

Creating your gift registry can be, in a word, overwhelming. Whether starting from scratch or adding to your own collection of home goods, we can all use a little help in curating the right selection of items. So, the experts at Zola are giving us a hand!

PLUS: sign up for a registry with Zola and you’ll get a $25 credit* to their shop!

Make your registry personal. It should be just as special as your big day! Customize it with notes, special collections, pictures, and a custom URL.

Mix and match the right gifts for your dream home and your lifestyle. Choose from:

  • Mix it up with traditional gifts and timeless homewares, memorable experiences, and honeymoon and cash funds.
  • Splurge a little! Mark pricier items for Group Gifting, so multiple friends can contribute.
  • Plus, don’t forget about that handmade item from your local store that you can add to you registry with the “Add to Zola” button.

Make it easy on yourself and let technology do the heavy lifting. (We love that Zola’s features make registering and everything that comes after stress-free).

  • The apps: Register on-the-go with the Zola iPhone app (complete with a barcode scanner + real-time gift notifications) or on your couch with the iPad app (which lets you virtually register in-store with 360° feature).
  • Control shipping and virtually exchange gifts: Get notified when a gift is purchased, then decide if you want to ship it now, hold for later, or convert it to credits.
  • Thank-You manager: Zola makes it easy to send thank you notes. Export a comprehensive list of who bought you what  and when (they even include addresses), so all you’ll need to do is express your heartfelt thanks and drop it in the mail!

Get inspiration and help when you need it. Starter Collections will kick start your inspiration. Browse curated collections based on the essentials, your style, or interests.

  • Get ideas on everything from date nights to registry essentials, plus see what other couples are registering for on Unveiled.
  • A little overwhelmed? Zola’s Registry Advisor is always there to help you and your guests, and will even import your other registries.

*Once Wed readers will receive $25 to spend on Zola when they set up their wedding registry on Zola. New registries must be started (but not necessarily published) between now and 12/31/15. Credits will be placed into the couple’s Zola account 4 weeks after a couple’s registry is published live.

Creative and Art Direction: Emily Newman for Once Wed | Photography: Meghan Kay Sadler | Styling: Ginny Branch and Ginny Au| Food Styling: Katelyn Hardwick | Products: Zola