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Wedding registry tips, gift guides, and curated collections by registry experts to help you create the ultimate registry for all your wedding events.

Fine China 101

We took the liberty of answering everyone’s FAQs about the most mystifying (but classic-for-a-reason) registry staple. Q: What is fine china? A: It’s dinnerware made of porcelain, the most durable ceramic, and can be formed into gorgeous, delicate-looking shapes. Q: Why is it so freaking expensive? A: Its durability. Plus, china is usually hand painted, resulting in one-of-a-kind pieces. Gold accents can also add up the dollars. Q: Is bone china stronger? A: No, it’s still porcelain. Bone ash (originally made from cow bone ash mixed into porcelain, but now frequently synthetic) just gives the china a special milky-white color. Read More

Sheets and Pillows 101

As registry experts, we’re here to answer all your burning questions about sheets and pillows (aka the unsung heroes of your bed). Check out below for bedding-related FAQs we hear from Zola couples all the time.  Q: I’m a side sleeper. What’s the best pillow for me? A: For you: a pillow that’s high and firm, so your head is supported. For back sleepers, medium-firm is ideal, and for stomach sleepers, a soft pick is easiest on the neck. Q: What about hypoallergenic pillows? A: Go for down alternative, which is feather-free, plus cheaper and a tad plusher than down. Read More

Wine Pro Tips From Zola’s Resident Somm

Check out these vino-centric pro tips from sommelier (and Zola groom!) David Skurnik. Then, stock up on all the essentials. What glasses do you need for different types of wines? Narrower glasses highlight the aroma of white wines, and broader glasses suit most reds. Try drinking champagne out of white wine glasses to bring out the flavor! Favorite way or best way to store your wines? People tend to serve whites too cold and reds too warm, but you can avoid that with a dual-zone wine fridge. It keeps everything between the recommended 55-60 degrees. Best way to open a Read More

Melissa, Zola's VIP Registry Advisor, is here to answer your registry prayers.

How To Start Your Wedding Registry

The question was popped… the answer was “YES!!”… and now you’re engaged to the love of your life. Mazel tov! After you’ve recovered from your champagne haze, the real fun of planning your wedding—and future life as a married couple— begins. At Zola, we obviously think that setting up your wedding registry is one of the most exciting and important parts of your to-do list. After all, you’re not only choosing which gifts you’d love to receive (from an endless list of gorgeous things), but you are filling in the details of how, where, and with what you will begin Read More

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6 Halloween Treats Your Can Make In Your Instant Pot

In case you missed it, the Instant Pot is everything. It’s everything in that it cooks nearly everything, taking over the roles of a dozen different tools. It’s also everything in that all other kitchen appliances have seemingly faded into the background since its arrival on the scene. This multi-tool serves as a slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice/porridge cooker, cake maker, yogurt maker, sauté/searing pan, steamer, warmer, and sterilizer. In other words, the kitchen gods have spoken, and they say your kitchen needs an Instant Pot—add one to your Zola registry, like, yesterday. With Halloween right around the corner, we Read More

How to Choose the Right Bedding, According to Parachute

Weddings bring promises of new beginnings and new bedding—thank you, wedding registry! With tons of bedding options, it’s hard to know which fabric is best for you and your partner. The right textile has the power to relax the mind and put the body at ease, to beckon you to bed each night, and return you to the world rejuvenated the next morning. Cue our friends at Parachute, the fast-growing home essentials brand based in Venice Beach, CA. We asked them to outline their three best-selling textiles so you can start your married life with the best sleep ever. Read Read More

Beginner’s Guide To: Bar Glasses

For the couple that loves to entertain, having the right bar glasses on your registry is a must. At Zola, we’re firm believers that what you serve the drink in is just as important as the drink itself. So, to help you avoid serving your friends mojitos in wine glasses, we’ve put together a guide of everything you need to know about adding barware to your wedding registry. What are they?  Bar glasses are glasses specifically designed for wine and cocktails. They come in a series of shapes and sizes, specifically crafted for different types of alcohol and mixed drinks. I need this if…  You Read More

Beginner’s Guide To: Kitchen Knives

Now that we’ve covered the basics of cutting boards, it’s time to learn about about their perfect counterpoint: kitchen knives. Slicing, dicing, chopping, and mincing is made easier, faster, and cleaner when you have the right tools. Check out this edition of Beginner’s Guide to figure out which knives are right for you. What is it?  Everyone knows what a knife is… however, kitchen knives are unique. These cutting tools are used to prep food, and since each knife is designed to help you achieve a different task while cooking, they come in many different shapes and sizes. There are bread knives, fillet knives, Read More

Beginner’s Guide To: Formal Dinnerware

Now that we’ve covered the basics of casual dinnerware, we figured it was time to go over the next step (and sometimes the most confusing one) in your entertaining arsenal: formal dinnerware. What is it? Formal dinnerware, as the name implies, is used for more formal occasions and allows you to set the tone for a special meal, as well as your entertaining style. This type of dinnerware consists of a separate, 5-6 piece set that’s more elaborate than your everyday go-to plates and dishes. The core set includes a dinner plate, bread & butter plate, salad plate, cup and saucer, and, depending Read More

Beginner’s Guide To: Casual Dinnerware

One of the most common categories you’ll see on just about every wedding registry is dinnerware. Although a basic necessity, choosing what type of dinnerware and how many settings to register for can be overwhelming. Let’s break down this everyday must-have with today’s Beginner’s Guide. What is it? You know the basic answer to this question—it’s the plates and cups you use to eat your meals. But do you know exactly what items comprise a set? An everyday dinnerware set consists of 4-5 pieces, including a dinner plate, a salad plate, a soup bowl, and cup/saucer or mug. Another characteristic of casual Read More