by Taylor Hickney
Whether you are the giver or the receiver, wedding gift shopping can be a challenge, at the least. It’s hard to find something that fits the couple and adequately expresses how you feel about them (let’s face it: sometimes, a waffle iron just doesn’t do it); it can be even harder for couples to plan the registry. On top of that, couples must coordinate with a registry and a wedding planner all at once to create a cohesive theme and atmosphere. That is, until recently. The wedding registry Zola has expanded their services: now you can do everything, fit precisely to your style and taste, all in one place.
Initially founded as an all-encompassing online registry, co-founders Shan-Lyn Ma and Nobu Nakaguchi hit the streets to find out how to make it better. They realized customers were experiencing the same problem: a lack of cooperation between all the aspects of planning a wedding. Couples wanted to be able to register for products, experiences, and cash all in one place, and make their registry unique to them.
Ma knew they could make this work. Now, with Zola, you can plan the wedding site, guest list, and registry all in one place. It’s completely customizable, so every couple gets exactly the right fit. There are even religious and cultural customizations–for example, a checklist would be created for a Hindu couple matching their specifications. They even provide free shipping for the gifts, and they notify the couple before they are delivered to emphasize convenience.
We know you’re thrilled, but the best is yet to come: the service is completely free. Zola has revolutionized the game of wedding planning. Now, couples can get exactly what they want, all at the same place, for no price.
Zola’s mission is to serve a couple from the day they get engaged through their first year of marriage. The website offers an incredibly user-friendly interface that walks you through each step of the process, making the process as easy and painless as possible (and even, fun)! It’s easy to understand why we think you’ll be enthralled.