Here’s Why You Need a Wedding Registry with Zola

When it comes to planning a wedding, there are so many decisions to be made and only so much time to make them. While most agree that picking out table linens and assigning seats are not the most exciting tasks, registering for gifts (and receiving said gifts) make the mundane and stressful stuff all worthwhile.

If you’ve been on the fence about whether you need a registry, let us help. First, you may not want or even need anything found on a traditional wedding registry. In today’s society, majority of couples live together before getting married and simply don’t need another toaster or anymore plates. Second, you may feel uncomfortable asking friends and family for gifts. It’s completely natural to feel this way, however, a registry is a great way to keep you and your guests happy. Last, without a registry, you run the risk of ending up with a load of things you don’t like or need.

After working with countless brides and coaching them on tips for the perfect items to put on their list, one company stands out the most for the “must-visit” site; Zola. Zola offers a wealth of options when it comes to creating your very own love nest, including:

  1. Registering for products using some of their starter collections or inspiration boards
  2. Registering for a specific service you and your man are interested in
  3. Funding experiences instead of stuff – trips, honeymoons, and more.
  4. Building a cash fund and calling it a day!
  5. Adding products to your list from ANYWHERE on the web
  6. Holding gifts for a later date – buy now and save your gift for, for example, when you get back from your honeymoon, or for a birthday.
Plus, the barcode scanner on Zola’s mobile app allows you to add things to your registry quickly from your smartphone – very useful for when you’re out and about and see interesting things you like!
Here are a few items (aside from the genius idea of the honeymoon fund) you should definitely add to your list:
  • Frying Pan, Sauce Pan, Sauté Pan
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Blender
  • Crockpot
  • Iron
  • Toaster
  • Hand Mixer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster Oven
  • Quality Knife Set
  • Towels

With all this being said, don’t let the traditional “norm” of the wedding registry scare you. Like Zola, there are so many sites and stores available today that will custom tailor a gift list that perfectly suits your style as a couple. Best of luck, and happy shopping!


Photo Via: @zolaregistry


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