Sneak peek – new retailer coming soon

Get a sneak peek at what you will soon find on poladora.


Election day products

Did you vote today?  Here are some election inspired products for your Chicago wedding registry!


Getting ready for the Turkey

Thanksgiving is around the corner we thought this week’s registry inspiration should help you prepare for the big Turkey dinner.  Find out here how some of our local Chicago partners can help you and your bridal registry have everything you need!  See how Northwestern Cutlery and Crosell & Co can help you out

Everything you need to cook the bird



Once the bird is cooked time to decorate the table



Don’t forget a great knife to carve the turkey!

Second Marriage Registry ideas

Have you ever wondered what is the proper etiquette for wedding gifts and creating a wedding registry when one — or both — of the intended has already been married at least once before?  One bride I know, about to embark on her first and her groom’s second marriage, really wanted to register for some fine china that she had always loved.  But she was concerned that guests would find it rather excessive of her to ask for china when her soon-to-be husband already has multiple sets from his first marriage.

At Poladora, we think that just sounds ridiculous!  First of all, although someone might have been married before, they haven’t been married to this person before and their lives together will be totally different. Secondly, anyone getting married for the first time, deserves to get what he or she might want, not the leftover shards of their intended’s first fine china….no matter how fine it might have been.
To create that new and unique coupling where the ghosts of prior relationships might linger, look to the consolidated wedding registries offered by Poladora and its network of local Chicago retailers.  You want your own fabulous cookware?  Look no further than the MacKenzie- Childs Picadilly Au Gratin Dish  offered by Crossell & Co for $74 at . Or better yet, perhaps you want the perfect roasting pan?  Then better check out the Chicago Metallic Large Roaster with Handles and Rack for $29.95 available at through Northwestern Cutlery.  Everyone should have their own cookware!
And if you have enough of the typical wedding registry stuff, why not think about something experiential.  At ask your wedding guests to help you start your own personal wine cellar.  You could register for multiple gift certificates to the Wine Discount Center so that the newlyweds could have libation with their gourmet meals; Or maybe think about giving two massages from Urban Oasis at $65 each so your favorite couple can enjoy his and hers massages some time before or after their wedding.  Or, for $150, purchase a one hour Couple Yoga Class from any of Yogaview’s three locations — who wouldn’t want to stretch and relax after going through the stress of getting married a second time?
Whatever your interests, don’t let a prior marriage keep you from enjoying the process of getting married and starting your lives together.  Register for what you want, when you want it at and enjoy your new life together.

Fall inspiration; Orange, Yellow, Red

We are now fully into the fall season as the leaves have now turned beautiful shades of orange, yellow, and red.  I thought it was time for some fall color wedding registry inspiration.









Bridal Shower – Wedding accessories

Have you thought about having a wedding accessories shower? Instead of asking your friends to get you some kitchen gadgets or objects for the boudoir, why not invite them to help accessorize the bride for her big day. By registering for your wedding  and bridal shower gifts with Poladora’s consolidated network of local Chicago stores, you will have flexible wedding registry that will allow you to do just that!

Let’s start with Hair accessories and luckily, Poladora has a myriad of ones from which to choose.  Starting with hairpins that can range in price from $36 for a set of six Crystal Stud Hairpins at The Left Bank to a set of three Crystal Spray Hairpins for $98 at The Left Bank to a set of five Gold Flora Hairpins also at The Left Bank for $169 you will find a wide range of options in making your wedding day coiffure memorable.
Poladora has numerous veil options too.  Register at Poladora for a gift certificate to Smitten Boutique and apply it toward one of the unique Erin Lindsay Designs Custom Veils that can be ordered through Smitten.  A bride can also use her Poladora purchased Smitten gift certificate to protect her hair and makeup from the sun by applying it toward personalized parasols for the entire bridal party.  What fun to walk down the aisle, shaded by a parasol customized in any one of many designs.
And a gift certificate to Mignonette Bridal purchased through Poladora can also be used for an entirely different selection of hair accessories, veils, fascinators and hats.  Being a bride is so much fun:  register at Poladora and see how your girlfriends and loved ones can play a part in making your day even more special.

Visiting our partner Crosell & Co

Yesterday I had a fun time visiting our partner Crosell&Co to drop off our new brochures and see what was going on ins  store and see what new great things you can add to your wedding registry.

I thought I would post some nice pictures from the visit and encourage you to swing by their store at 900N Michigan and see what great items you could get for your home.


Also some of their items are only carried in store and not at so if you see something you get a gift card and have fun shopping…  Don’t forget to tell Dianne we say Hi!