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The First Look Report

The First Look Report 2023

Zola’s annual guide to wedding trends and budgets. Here's what's new in 2023...
Planning 101

20 Wedding Trends for 2023, from Audio Guest Books to DIY Sushi Bars

Planning a wedding in 2023? Here’s your first look at the wedding trends for 2023 you’re about to see everywhere.

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Invites + Paper

Wedding Invitation Wording Etiquette

Your invitations set the first impression. In this guide, our experts lay out everything you need to know about proper wording for wedding invitations.

Planning 101

73 Wedding Themes to Inspire Every Type of Couple

Discover Zola's list of 73 dream wedding themes for every style of couple. Themes range from art deco or gothic, retro or shabby chic, & emerging trends we love.

What’s the Average Cost of a Wedding in 2023?
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What’s the Average Cost of a Wedding in 2023?

Planning a wedding has so many variables. Season? Size? Destination? And one question we get more than any other: How much is this going to cost?


Top 130 Wedding Registry Ideas for 2023 (For Every Budget!)

Searching for wedding registry ideas? Check out our list of favorites for every room of your house and every budget.

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Decor + Inspiration

51 Wedding Food Ideas to Treat Your Guests

Need some wedding food ideas inspiration? Browse through classics like chicken or unique options such as veggie burgers and land on the perfect menu.

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Invites + Paper

5 Creative “Our Story” Wedding Website Examples

Take a trip down memory lane together and read through our wedding website About Us examples to help guide and inspire you as you tell your own love story as you plan for your special day.

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Wedding Guests

What to Write in a Wedding Card

If you’re stuck on what to write in a wedding card, read on for etiquette tips and wedding message examples for every type of wedding.

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Planning 101

How Much To Tip Wedding Vendors

Confused on how much to tip wedding vendors, which vendors to tip, and when to distribute tips? Fear not: explore our guide for tipping wedding vendors.


Top wedding venues

With so many venue options available, wedding planning can feel overwhelming. Hometown haunt or far-flung destination? Indoor ballroom, beach, or rustic barn? All-inclusive or DIY?

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