There’s a lot that goes into planning a wedding. From selecting a venue and finding a dress, to making the guest list and sending out invitations, couples often find themselves scrambling to get everything done in time for the big day.
So it should come as no surprise that most busy brides would rather not waste a bunch of Saturday afternoons building their wedding registry at multiple department stores. From poor user experiences to uninspired gift selections, traditional wedding registries can be frustrating and time-consuming for both those giving and receiving wedding gifts.
However, your wedding registry struggles are about to become a thing of the past thanks to the forward-thinking e-commerce startup, Zola.
Founded by Shan-Lyn Ma, Nobu Nakaguchi and Kevin Ryan in 2013, Zola combines superb customer service with modern technology to make the wedding planning and registry experience simple, convenient, and most importantly, fun!
However, your wedding registry struggles are about to become a thing of the past thanks to the forward-thinking e-commerce start-up, Zola.
Zola has a free suite of wedding planning tools that help you create a free wedding website with details about the big day, stay organized with a custom checklist, manage guest lists and create a wedding registry with gifts that you actually want and guests love to give.
The best part of it all? spoiled NYC readers get $50 towards their Zola registry when you sign up here.
Unlike traditional registries, Zola’s digital platform allows couples to create a personalized wedding registry online. Guests can shop directly from the registry and ship gifts straight to the recipient's home, and couples can even choose when to ship them for maximum flexibility if they’re traveling on their honeymoon or moving after the wedding. This flexible (and free!) shipping makes the whole process of giving and receiving wedding gifts easier than ever before.
If you’re wondering how this all works, it’s quite simple.
All you have to do is set up your Zola account by filling out a simple form with your name, email and a custom registry URL. Zola walks you through the entire registry process and answers all of your questions along the way, whether you’re figuring out how many gifts to register for and from what categories you need to fill.
Once your account is set up, simply browse Zola’s selection of over 50,000 gifts, experiences, and cash funds, plus 500 top brands, and add the gifts you want to your user-friendly registry page.
It’s easy to create a personalized registry that fits your specific needs, whether you’re looking for kitchen upgrades, home goods, electronics, fitness classes, or an amazing honeymoon fund.
Guests can access and shop directly from your registry online, and ship the gifts straight to your house. Zola even offers group gifting for more expensive gifts, free shipping and price matching.
Zola makes it easy to transfer funds into your bank account, virtually exchange items, and control the delivery date of your gifts right from your computer or mobile device.
Seriously, planning your wedding and setting up a gift registry has never been easier with Zola.[Feature Image Courtesy Parachute Home Blog]