It's no secret that creating a registry is one of the most fun parts of planning a wedding. After all, it's one of the few times in your life where asking for presents isn't just okay — it's expected. But wandering the aisle with a scanner gun and navigating traditional registry lifts can cause serious headaches. And what happens if you're already cohabitating, just don't need another set of dishes, or have taste that's a little more niche than your local department store? Enter Zola.
Zola, of course, offers the registry essentials, but it also caters to couples' tastes. You'll find items that reflect your interests from food and wine to travel and home décor. Plus, you can encourage guests to contribute to your honeymoon fund, give cash gifts to help pay for the down payment on your house, or donate to your favorite charity — all in one place.
Jess Levin, the founder of Carats & Cake (a wedding blog that has a crazy-helpful vendor listing database), put together her dream Zola registry, and then brought all of her must-have picks offline for a gorgeous lifestyle shoot, photographed by Ira Lippke. The girls from Bobby and the Bride were there to make sure everyone looked gorgeous. Get inspired for your own registry by checking out Jess's favorite finds below!
We're loving metallic right now, and so is Jess. How beautiful is this rose gold flatware from Kate Spade? And rosé looks even better in a copper wine chiller, like this one by Old Dutch.
Slates and cheeseboards are a must-have for a ladies' lunch.
End-of-summer bounty looks its best with this chic combination of natural materials and metallic accents.
Ready to create a registry of your own? Head over to Zola and get started!