There are a few websites floating around that have been designed to make the wedding process a snap. I absolutely love The Knot, a website and publication that offers a variety of checklists, wedding websites, advice, and blogs to aid engaged couples. But after countless subway advertisements and Facebook ads getting into my head, I turned to Zola and let me tell you – I’m hooked!
The platform is customized and had much to offer. What really locked me in was the built-in registry that is easily accessible to my guests. There is also a Guest List feature, where you can create families, plus ones, and single guests, along with an RSVP feature to gain control of your guest list (say ‘Good-bye’ to unwanted guests trying to RSVP!). And if you live in New York City, you can also visit their townhouse to touch and feel some of the products (keep an eye out, I’ll be going soon!).
This was a huge thing for me. Our family and friends fit a variety of budgets, so I was ever grateful for not only their thousands of product and experience options, but the ability to sync outside registries to the website. Zola also gives you a guide for essentials, starter homes/apartments, the travel bug inside you, and those who like to entertain (brunches and dinner parties are my fave). So far, my fiancé is asking for a copper cookware set (I know), a few household essentials, and my dream – a KitchenAid.
How is Zola different?
In my opinion, each wedding platform has it’s own flare, something that attracts brides and couples. My fiancé is comfortable using Zola, as it is easy to navigate, the app is user friendly, and has so many great features (like our ever changing guest list because mi familia es grande!). The only thing I wish they’d tackle is the lack of vendors. But as someone who plans events for a living, it wasn’t a big deal – I’m good with research. But if you’re a bride who needs vendor guidance and wants the easy, accessible way out, download The Knot app as well.
Make RSVPing Simple
We all know that physical, tangible mail is quickly disappearing and becoming less common, so don’t be shocked when you don’t get an RSVP back. What I love about Zola’s ‘Guest List’ feature is that I have all of my guests organized by who’s side they’re from, names, phone numbers, emails, addresses, and plus ones in one place. And for those who I know won’t send back their RSVP cards, there’s an online RSVP feature.
Of all the websites I signed up for, The Knot included, I cannot say enough good things about Zola. If you’re interested in trying out Zola, click here to use my referral link. Sign up, look around, and breathe.