photo: Lauren Louise Photography
How amazing is it than on top of getting to marry the love of your life people decide that it’s also time to send you gifts? Even better…they send gifts you know you’re going to love since you kinda sorta picked them out yourself? Yep, wedding planning has its fair share of stresses. But, in the end, you come out with a shiny new spouse and a shiny new blender to boot.
We love Zola because it genuinely is the easiest registry to set up for you and to shop for your guests. It’s the only place that has everything you’d ever want to register for like the best cookware, dinnerware, bedding, even honeymoon funds and Airbnb gift cards. Plus, if they don’t have it on the site you can add gifts from other online stores onto your Zola registry. Every time a guest shops your registry, Zola will notify you with three options: ship now, ship later, or exchange the gift without the buyer knowing. Amazing. Plus, after the wedding, you’ll get a 20% off completion discount. And don’t forget the thank you notes—Zola helps you keep track of that, too! See? SO easy and beyond that, helpful.
Here’s a solid list of items our team loves and we can say first-hand that you will totally use them. Start up your registry with Zola and shop our necessities below!
Ridiculously Comfortable Bedding
There is hardly anything as refreshing as brand new, quality bedding. We’re fans of Brooklinen for the cozy, unique, and versatile products made to fit any home.
Whether you’re a tea drinker or a coffee drinker one thing is clear: your mornings are about to get a LOT cuter. Cozy up with your cutie a cuppa before starting the day!
Dull knives be gone! It’s time to upgrade for a smooth chop and an easy purée—because you’re married adults now and you deserve nice things.
Signature designs, long-lasting pieces, everyday items—a dutch oven and a cast iron skillet are essential tools for seriously delicious meals to come.
Pizza + Ice Cream Necessities
Two things that are almost always impossible to pass up can be made even better in your own newlywed kitchen. Get all fancy with a pizza stone and when you add that Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer to your registry (which, duh) you better add on that ice cream maker attachment, too.
Killer Kitchen Upgrades
You most likely have a few pots + pans and a blender in your kitchen but when better a time to upgrade? An essential set of cooking gear plus a blender that can power through a whole piece of fruit—you’re on your way.
Set the Table
There are sooo many pretty tableware options out there that it’s hard to agree on your pick. Our top tip: look for pieces that are timeless and durable enough for everyday wear. We’re currently loving hand-molded ceramics for a natural look.
You’ll Use These More than You Think
Maybe you don’t make cookies every day but the cookie scoop is the understated hero of the kitchen. Use it for meatballs, to easily measure out muffins or pancakes, as a mini ice cream scoop—honestly, you’ll find it in the dishwasher more often than you’d expect. And a cute serving platter comes in handy for everything from a dinner party to pizza at home on a Sunday night.
Why spend time vacuuming when you could be canoodling your new spouse? That’s our motto. And here’s a fun thing to register for: a gift card for a custom frame from Framebridge!
Fluffly Spa Towels
The humble towel: it’s something you’ll use practically every day and we’re all about the fluffiest, coziest, most well-made towels for your new home. Parachute is our go-to for an everyday spa-like experience.
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