Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to a revolutionary online wedding registry called Zola. The modern couple isn’t just planning a wedding: they’re moving, working hard, and juggling busy schedules. Zola makes the registry process hassle-free by heading off potential registry headaches and giving users a platform that is just as easy to use as it is beautiful. As you all know, I am a visual learner so I decided the best way to describe this unique registry is to walk you through the many ways that you can build your one of a kind list – after all, that is the best part!
Since Zola knows that no two registries are alike, you are able to customize the look of your page with a few simple steps. Once you sign up, you’ll be able to add a few pictures of you and your darling fiancé, information about your event and even personal notes to your guests. Your information is then displayed on a beautiful, easy to navigate page that truly looks like you.
Top Brands + Curated Lists
Zola currently carries timeless registry brands, as well as exciting emerging ones they think you’ll love. You can ‘shop and add’ items to your list from their Featured Brands page or their highly curated collections and categories of drool-worthy items. Like with this ‘Build Your Bar’ collection, click on the items you’d like to add or add the entire list; it’s up to you. You never actually have to leave their website to build an amazing registry.
Add Cash Funds
Adding the option to receive a cash gift is a piece of cake. You can choose from one of their pre-set items or create your own by adding an image, a name and an amount. From there you can even add the option to split into multiple contributions. These items can be things that you need for your wedding like flowers, for your home like maybe a new bathroom sink, or even an item for your honeymoon like a couples massage! And when you are ready for the cash payment, it’s yours with one click. Also it’s worth noting that Zola has the lowest fees on cash gifts in the industry.
Add An Item from Any Store
Gone are the days of having multiple registries or not being able to add an item from that boutique you love. If the item is online – you can add it. Simply use the link from an item on any website and Zola will instantly grab information about that item and populate it into your list. You have the option to edit the information and even leave a note about the item. In this case you don’t actually get the item shipped to you, but instead the cash to buy the item. Amazing right?
The Group Gifting feature from Zola lets your guests easily give what they wish, so you don’t have to worry about adding that big ticket item to your list. The best part is that you will get all the money pledged to you, whether the threshold is met or not.
Mobile Barcode Scanner
If you are out shopping and find something in a store that you absolutely love, scan it with Zola’s mobile barcode scanner. It instantly adds that item to your list, making your smart phone your own personal registry gun!
The gift tracker feature from Zola has many uses like being able to see when, what and who has made a purchase for you. But the best part about this feature is that you can schedule gift delivery! Yes – that’s right! So let’s say that you are moving into a new home and don’t want to bother moving wedding gifts as well, schedule them to be shipped once you’ve moved. They really have thought of everything!
Sign up and earn a $25 Credit to Zola!
Now I’m sure that after visually experiencing what it’s like to build a Zola wedding registry you’re all dying to try it, so I’ve got great news for you! Something Turquoise readers will receive $25 in Zola credits when they set up their wedding registry on Zola. New registries must be started (but not necessarily published) between 12/11/14 – 3/11/15. Credits will be placed into the couple’s Zola account four weeks after a couple’s registry is published live. Click here to get started!