What inspired Zola?
Zola co-founders Kevin Ryan, Shan-lyn Ma, and Nobu Nakaguchi have been to their share of weddings, and with each one, they were faced with the impersonal nature of registries and the lack of gift options that reflected their friends’ tastes. They saw a growing need to address the gap between the existing registry experience, which hadn’t evolved since the registry was invented in the 1920s, and the unique needs of today’s always-connected and on-the-go couples. Kevin, Shan, and Nobu set out to build a new kind of wedding registry designed for the modern couple, reinventing old systems, and voilà, Zola was born.
What is one thing you wish EVERYONE knew about Zola?
Zola is not just a cash registry, it’s not just a product registry, and it’s not just an aggregator from other sites. Zola is the only registry that offers ALL of those options, so couples can create one truly customized registry that meets all of their needs.