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When it comes to registering for all your party-hosting needs, our friends at Zola have the essentials. With entertaining items that are both classic and practical, The Southern Living Ultimate Wedding Registry features delicate linens to timeless copper pieces to elegant cake stands and eccentric decor.
Get the essentials:
1. Hammered Copper Pitcher, $94
This handmade pitcher is remarkable in both look and practicality. Made with 100% solid copper, the bright metal is hammered by skilled artisans – meaning that no two are alike. Whether you are looking to keep drinks cold or to find a piece that will withstand the test of time, this eclectic option from Old Dutch will be the center of attention.
This creamy porcelain piece has the delicate beauty of your petit fours, the sturdy hand of your fruitcake and the classic charm of your Grandma’s biscuits. An entertaining staple, the stand can be piled high with your favorite treats or showcased as a centerpiece with candles and greenery.
3. Artisan Crafted French Paddle, $200
Frustrating humidity will no longer warp your cutting board with this functional yet chic wooden bread and cheese paddle from Vermont Farm Table. Designed with cross-running tines to allow the wood to expand and contract, this surface doubles as both prep space and serving tray. The 21-inch French Paddle is ready to match your kitchen with options like walnut, cherry or maple, and is finished with food-grade mineral oil to keep it looking sharp.
4. Pure Champagne Flutes, $102 (set of 6)
What party is complete without elegant, crystal champagne flutes? Perfect for brunch mimosas, these sleek options from Schott Zweisel are break, chip and scratch-resistant in addition to being dishwasher-safe – which make them an easy entertaining choice for any newlyweds.
5. Tilt Bar Tray, $120
This swanky multi-purpose tray is ideal for toting cocktails, passing around hors d’oeuvres, or holding party favors. The Tilt Bar Tray has an Acacia wood base with alloy contoured handles, and features a raised rim to catch any stray drips.
6. Arezzo 5-Piece Place Setting, $65 (service for one)
These simplistic beauties speak for themselves. Available in copper, stainless steel, gold, and black, the flatware set jazzes up your table service with clean lines and square corners.
7. Wagenfeld Teapot, $195
Perfect for a garden tea party, this mouth-blown teapot from Jenaer Glass has a modern elegance with an iconic 1930’s shape. The Wagenfeld has a 50.6 ounce capacity and is made of borosilicate glass – making it easy to keep track of your entertaining duties.