All posts tagged: registry ideas

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

Canvas Home Dauville dinnerware collection sold on Zola.com

Beginner’s Guide To: Dinnerware Materials & Quality

Ever wondered what accounts for the variance in prices between different types of plates and mugs? Have you asked yourself what the actual difference is between “porcelain” and “fine china,” or more importantly, what type of dinnerware you should actually register for? You’re not alone. We sat down with Zola’s shopping experts to answer these questions and break down the different materials your dinnerware is made of, so you can decide which kind is right for you. What materials am I dealing with? All dinnerware is made out of ceramic. The word “ceramic” comes from the Greek word keramikos, meaning “of Read More

Beginner’s Guide To: Pots and Pans

Pots and pans: no home can go without these kitchen essentials. From searing steaks to sautéing vegetables to cooking pasta to warming up soup, these instruments are necessary for all of your culinary endeavors. What are they?  Pots and pans are food preparation tools intended for use on a cooktop. I need this if?  If you have a kitchen in your home, with a stove, and cook even once a month, you need this. How many do I need? Pots and pans come in many different shapes and sizes. As they’re quite versatile, many of their uses overlap. If you are an Read More

How the Cool Kids Eat Their Pasta

The Top 5 Trends in Millennial Dinnerware Wedding registries, and what they contain, are a sign of the times. At Zola, couples register for everything from sleeping bags to home brew kits to Airbnb gift cards. While almost all couples still register for kitchen and dining items, the kinds of dishes and flatware that couples are choosing has evolved towards new shapes, materials, and finishes that better represent millennial tastes. Here are the top 5 dinnerware trends we’ve seen recently on Zola (spoiler: gold is here to stay). 1. Coupe bowls are having a huge moment. In fact, the Miya Read More

Ascot Wine Carrier in Trellis Blue by Picnic at Ascot sold on Zola.com

10 Love-Themed Registry Gifts That Won’t Make You Gag

First let us say that we’re not above heart-shaped bowls or a sprinkling of sweet items that say “love” in pretty script. We’re in the business of love—it comes with the territory. That said, there are tons of subtle ways you can infuse love into your wedding registry that won’t make you (or your guests) want to gag. Here are a few of our favorites. 1. Everything Grows with Love by Workman Publishing Kicking it off with an easy one, but still unexpected. this charming little book is filled with inspiring messages of creativity and love, and is beautifully illustrated to Read More

A Beautiful Pair: Zola x ABC Carpet & Home

Calling all lovers of beautiful things: your registry dreams are about to come true. We are excited to announce that Zola has exclusively partnered with ABC Carpet & Home, the global leader in sustainably sourced furniture and home décor. ABC Carpet & Home has long been an iconic New York City emporium, and now couples nationwide will have direct access to over 600 gifts from their exquisitely curated assortment online, only on Zola. And when we say exquisite, we mean ex-qui-site. From velvet pillows and organic sheets to glass candlesticks, reclaimed wood furniture, and even silk meditation cushions, the collection Read More

Ready to Commit? Equinox is now on Zola!

Calling all Zola couples who love to work out together… You can now register for Equinox 1 Year All-Access memberships, 12-Pack Duet Training Packages, and 12-Pack Tier 3 Training Packages only on Zola! If you haven’t had the pleasure yet of working out at one of Equinox’s beautiful, next-level gyms, now’s the time to take advantage. They have such next-level equipment and amenities that almost make you forget that you’re working out… almost. To celebrate our launch, we hosted a fun event with Equinox featuring an intimate partner-based workout class followed by a sweaty-chic engagement shoot. The class had everything Read More

New on Zola: Exhale Fitness Classes and Spa Services

Attention, engaged couples: You can now add Exhale fitness classes and spa services to your Zola wedding registry. From engagement to post-honeymoon, Exhale has something for every step of your wedding. Fitness Class Packs Stay fit with your significant other, maid of honor, or entire wedding party with Exhale’s award-winning barre, cardio or yoga classes. Facials Give your skin a wedding-ready glow. From acne to sun damage, Exhale’s facial therapy addresses every skincare concern. Fusion Massage Treat yourself to a session of wedding-planning relaxation with curated sessions that help relieve pain and restore your body (and sanity). Bridal Boot Camp Read More