(Closed) Have you heard this one? Apartment-dwellers take notice..

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

That seems silly. We live in a condo (he bought it before we met) and plan to stay there for a few years and wait for the market to come back before selling and getting a house. I would hope no one would not give us a gift because they thought it didn’t go with the condo! I mean, I’m not registering for a Kitchenaid Mixer just because of the fact that we don’t have counterspace in our condo, but that’s my decision. Not someone else’s.

Post # 4
2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’ve not had that happen, but I’m annoyed for you!  I know she’s your grandmother, but still.  It’s not up to her to decide if your house is “appropriate” for a gift.  She should have just kept the information to herself, just like she did the bowl!

Post # 5
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

That is so strange.  If she didn’t want to give it to you, she shouldn’t have even said anything about it!  Plus you might have a house later, you can’t buy things for that now?

Post # 6
4465 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

She just sounds bizarre.  We live in a teensy tiny apartment and people have gotten us plenty of gifts and never said anything like that.  That’s just a weird thing to do.

Post # 7
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

That’s really annoying–and seems pretty rude!

We’re also in an NYC apartment that sounds  much smaller than yours–we really don’t have space for any gifts that people might want to get us! Hence, one of the reasons we’re not registered. Although, we have received somethings (like a pewter salad bowl serving set) that currently lives at my mom’s apt, since they have way more room! We’re moving in May–I can’t wait to have more storage space!

Post # 8
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

I’m also annoyed for you! She shouldn’t have told you about it if she was going to keep it for herself! I feel like she said it to you to remind you that she doesn’t approve of you living in an apartment in NYC – even though the apartment is bigger than some houses.

We also lived in a condo after we were married, and I feel like people gave us things so that when we eventually got something bigger, that we would love to be able to use it. And now that we have a house with more space, it feels like we’re having our wedding all over again! We’re using gifts that we never were able to use in the condo! It’s fantastic! But, to your point, something like a very nice crystal bowl can be used in an apartment just as much as it could be in a mansion.

Post # 9
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I dunno, I kind of get it. When Fiance graduated college, I got him this really nice glass decanter with some really pretty double old fashioned glasses because I knew he wanetd them. He made me return them because he said that he was living in an apartment, and even though he lived by himself he had a lot of wild friends and just felt like it didn’t really go with the whole vision of his apartment, and was worried something would happen to them.

Post # 10
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Oh goodness, that hasn’t happened yet, and I certainly hope no one decides to get us gifts based on the size of our home, because we own a VERY small downtown loft–650 sq ft.  We bought at the bottom of the market, so we got a fantastic deal, and we’re not selling until the market comes back and we can make a good profit…we’ll be here for a couple of years.  We still want the new dishes we registered for!  I can’t believe she did that, and I REALLY don’t understand why she felt the need to tell you??  Odd…

Post # 11
2398 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Ugh.  No one has actually not given us a gift, but a few realtives on my mom’s side hve asked how on earth we plan to store things or why we need china since we live in an apartment.  (Which makes no sense to me, but fine.  Get us the pizza cutter instead.)

Post # 13
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

WHATTT?!  That is the crazies thing I have ever heard!  That’s just plain mean!  Who cares if you live in your car!  IF she gave you a gift (or was planning on giving you a gift) she shouldn’t change her mind because you might not have a place for it!  Isn’t that for you and your Fiance to decide!  Crazy!

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