Month: April 2016

Wedding Registry Hidden Gem: Dyson

We are always on the hunt for those wedding registry hidden gems that end up being your favorite gift for years to come. No, not the gifts you only use when the in-laws come over – quite the opposite actually. We’re talking Dyson vacuums. You’ll fall in love with Dyson’s signature lightweight yet powerful design that comes in a bunch of shapes and sizes for all of your needs. V6 Absolute Cordless Stick Vacuum Absolutely cordless, they say? You know what that means: no excuses when it comes to tackling the entire house at once. It’s surprisingly powerful for a hand-held device, especially given how Read More

The Modern Registry

When it comes to your wedding registry, you can have it all – it’s 2016, people! We at Zola are all about the mix-and-match technique. Our ideal checklist includes a little bit of timelessness, some things super trendy, perhaps part of a down payment and even some charitable donations. These well-rounded picks are sure to make you and all of your guests happy, too. Timeless Classics Silverware, serving dishes and crisp linens are all staples of this category. Think of these as the items your Great Aunt most likely got for her wedding, too. You’ll have them forever and they never go out Read More

Lemon Linguine Recipe For Two

Whether you’re beginners in the kitchen or seasoned chefs, this lemon linguine recipe for two is perfect for your next date night in. So grab that Cuisinart pot that you registered for, and let’s heat things up! What you’ll need: 1 pack linguine 3 TBS olive oil 2 TBS butter 3/4 cup ramps, chopped 4-5 fresh sage leaves 1 TBS fresh Oregano 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (~2-3 lemons) 1/3 cup reserved pasta water 1/2 cup grated cheese (Parmigiano Reggiano or Grana Padano recommended) Salt/freshly ground black pepper and red pepper flake to taste Fresh basil and parsley for finishing Read More

Last-Minute Wedding Registry Updates Before Wedding Season Starts!

It’s almost here! Your wedding, that is. And as if you didn’t have enough to do before the Big Day (final dress fittings, not getting fired from your job, etc.), here are the last-minute wedding registry updates we recommend. They’re fun and stress-free, we promise. Enjoy! Make Sure You Have Gifts at Every Price Point This pro tip is especially true since we are right in the middle of Shower Season. Typically, wedding shower gifts are significantly less expensive than wedding gifts. With this in mind, make sure you register for enough $50 and under price point presents. Think: kitchen accessories and barware to match all your new Read More

Registry Mistakes You Don’t Even Realize You Are Making

The wedding landscape is changing, that’s for sure. And it’s making room for a whole new set of etiquette standards for everything from bridesmaid dresses to e-vites. Here are our must-read tips on how to avoid making cringe-worthy wedding registry mistakes. When You Think Modern Registry = Modern Thank You Notes  Nope. Sorry! Handwritten thank you notes are always in style, no matter how “green” or “techy” you are. It’s the least you can do for your beloved guests, who have taken the time to get you exactly what you want for your wedding. Having said that, you still need to write Read More

Best Barware – Registry 101

You’re already known for your great taste in wine and extensive repertoire of cocktails, so why not have the best barware in town, too? Your wedding registry is the perfect reason to freshen up your selection of cups, glasses, tumblers and all things “party” because this year, you have tons to celebrate. Let’s do it. What do I need?  We’ll start with the basics. Wine (red and white), beer, champagne, and cocktail glasses are all first steps to getting your collection started. And please, get rid of those lingering red plastic cups. How many of each do I get?  If you’re thinking 8-12, Read More

Outdoor Adventure

At Zola, we are huge fans of thinking outside the box when it comes to crafting the perfect wedding registry that fits your lifestyle as a couple. So if you’re ready for a lifetime of fun and adventures, this wedding registry list is for you. Inspired by the longer days and warmer temperatures, we’ve put together everything you’ll need for some outdoor adventures…finally!