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Everything You Need to Know About Group Gifting

One of our favorite Zola features is Group Gifting–where your friends, coworkers, and family members can go in on your wedding gifts together completely hassle-free. Here's how to use group gifting on your wedding registry.

By Lindsay Dolak

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Every wedding guest list is unique, but we're willing to bet that yours features a range of budgets. Some guests can afford to splurge and others may be a bit more conservative with their funds for one reason or another. Keep this in mind when it comes to adding items to your wedding registry. We always recommend adding smaller- and larger-ticket items so there's something for all budgets. There's no need to skip expensive gifts, though. Just make it a group gift! Here's how it works—and why you should do it.

What Is Group Gifting?

Group gifting is a win-win situation for the couple and the guest. It allows the couple to choose whatever gifts they want, in whatever price range they want. At the same time, the guests stay in their budget, contributing what they wish to the larger gift. We handle all the logistics for your guests so there’s no unnecessary back and forth.

Why Should I Use Group Gifting?

Well, like we said, it makes your registry experience completely accessible to all budget levels. Plus, it's a Zola secret that making an expensive item a group gift actually increases your chances of receiving that gift. Guests are less likely to simple skip over it if they can't afford the entire thing.

What Counts As A Group Gift?

Anything you want! Really, anything. At Zola we offer an extremely wide range of registry items—from expensive bar ware to whole furniture pieces to experiences you'll remember forever. Usually group gifts are on the more expensive end but, with your Zola registry, you can make anything a group gift.

Do Guests Have To Go In On A Group Gift Together?

Nope! You can get that swanky bar cart from your coworker, great aunt, and friend from high school without any stress or coordination on their part (or yours, of course). We'll keep track of who contributed to what, though, so you can be sure to thank everyone when it's time.

How Do I Do It?

When you register at Zola, you can turn on the group gifting feature for any item on your registry. This includes big-ticket items for the home, cash funds, and even charity funds. Just select group gifting as you're adding the item to let your friends and family know the deal.

Group Gifting Ideas:

Now that you've decided to use our group gifting feature, we figured we'd offer some recommenations. How you choose to employ group gifting is entirely up to you! Go big or go home on big ticket items or set up a fund for the charity of your choice or your honeymoon. Here are a few fun physical items that work well as group gifts.

Quality Cookware

lecreuset braiser flame A 750 Le Creuset – $285

Group Gifting really comes in handy when you want to add high-quality brands to your wedding registry like Le Creuset. This brand is known for durability and timelessness, making it a guest favorite wedding gift–the only catch is the high price tag. Turn on group gifting and voila! The only kitchenware you’ll ever need is yours with the help of a few guests. To shop all Le Creuset, click here.

Cozy New Couch

59dba909c268e9639fa01cc4 A 1600 Baxton Studio - $1099.99

Fill your new space (or upgrade your current one) with comfy furniture fit for two. Your guests will be happy to contribute to your home—especially if you invite them over to enjoy it, too. We love this mid-century sectional in a neutral hue.

Couples Massage

zeel couples massage nyc A 750 Zeel – $100-$318, depending on location

Who could resist a couples massage leading up to your big day? Or perhaps save it for time when all the wedding festivities have died down and you two are still looking to celebrate. Either way, turn on group gifting and let your guests contribute to an afternoon of sheer bliss.

A Weekend Adventure

5a43faf1c268e921c9efce18 A 1600 Cloud 9 Living - $250

Sure, you're planning your honeymoon, but that won't be the last getaway you take as a couple. Get a jumpstart on weekend planning with a gift card (yes, you can register for gift cards!) to Cloud 9 Living, an experience gift company. Use it towards a skydiving adventure, a luxury camping weekend, a sunset cruise for two, or any of the company's many other large and small adventures.

In-House Entertainment

56e0722ee4b000338fbfa420 A 1600 Sonos - $699

Hook up your pad with a high-quality, even coveted speaker like a Sonos PLAYBAR. The nine-speaker soundbar will flood your home with the high-quality sound for TV, web, video games, and music.

We really mean it when we say you can make anything a group gift. Receive the wedding gifts you really want with the group gifting feature that will make your guests as happy as you.

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