Wedding registry site Zola just revealed that they are now offering couples the option of registering for the entire wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Yes, you read that correctly: You can now basically ask your guests to pay for your wedding.
The website just launched Perfect Summer Wedding at Park Avenue Summer, which includes an intimate dream wedding at one of New York City’s most beautiful restaurants, Park Avenue Summer.
The offer is currently only available at the New York City location, but if you decide to wed in the Big Apple, this program has some serious perks. For starters, the average cost of a wedding in NYC is well above $70,000. Zola's package, by contrast, is $27,500, which includes a 60-person reception, three-course seated dinner, five-piece jazz band, two-tier wedding cake, four-hour open bar, and more.
"The perfect summer wedding package is like a magic fairy godmother putting all the pieces together so you can just enjoy your big day," said Jennifer Spector, newlywed-at-large for Zola. "The only thing this package can't do is teach your fiancé how to dance!"
In addition, the Park Avenue team will be on site for event coordination during the celebration, and will cover every aspect of wedding decor, from eight floral centerpieces for the dinner tables to a bridal bouquet and two boutonnieres.
The program will also provide a complimentary dinner for two with four-course tasting menu and wine pairings on your anniversary. So basically, they're taking care of everything.
In a recent survey done by the website, Zola revealed that 73 percent of couples in a survey of 500 engaged couples said that the wedding planning process was so stressful that they were considering any of the following: eloping, getting married at city hall, postponing their nuptials, or calling the wedding off completely—so clearly, Zola's on to something.