All posts tagged: Tabletop

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

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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

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

The Perfect Table

Setting the perfect table can seem like a lost art thanks to new delivery services and takeout options cropping up everyday. Having said that, we’ve picked out our favorite pieces that will make your table look like a pro (even if the meal you serve comes straight from an app!) 

Summer Trend: Warm Rustic

Bring nature into your home with this summer trend: warm rustic. With its warm color palette, you can personalize it by interspersing small touches to make it your own. Read below to find out why our Zola couples are LOVING this trend right now. Neutral Colors  Beiges, whites and other neutral colors don’t have to be boring. Use these colors as your background and building blocks to your home and registry before adding on. We recommend using these colors in your tableware and furniture so you can accessorize with brighter pops of color and patterns. Rustic We love any way that you Read More

Wedding Tablescape Ideas To Inspire Your Table At Home

From the tiniest details like guest name cards to the big ones like color scheme and floral, we think wedding tablescapes are a truly stunning aspect of all the planning that goes into your big day. The only downside? You can only enjoy your wedding tablescape for one night! So, we asked the experts at Wedding Party for a few ways you can style these tabletop trends in the comfort of your newlywed home – so your big day last that much longer! Psst — we want to let you in on a little secret about weddings. Beautiful ceremonies and receptions are great for inspiring Read More

Assemble Your Thanksgiving Buffet in 5 Easy Steps

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and while you’re prepping your food and welcoming guests, we’re here to help you setup your dinner. If you’re going for a casual, buffet style dinner, simply follow these easy steps to create the perfect Thanksgiving buffet. 1. Layer your linens Though an easy step to forget, lining your countertop or buffet table with linens is key to creating a complete look. Try starting with a tablecloth and adding placemats on top, where the serving trays will go, for a layered look that’s pleasing to the eye. Choose fall hues or stick with your personal taste. Read More

The Fall Table You’ll Want To See

We have just as hard a time as most New Yorkers transitioning to cooler temps, and it’s a tough morning in the city.  That said, the fall colors keep us going.  We’re eyeing anything in mustard, burgundy, or sage greens right now, and this table, designed by Brittany from Brrch Flowers, is no exception.  All it takes is one awesome, lush arrangement to take your upcoming dinner to the next level or simply brighten a dreary fall morning.