(Closed) Tiny Apartment & Registering

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We have a tiny place! We live in a sublet of my moms house. It is little and temporary but I still have a pretty full registry including three sets of dishes. Two casual sets to mix and max (one Jardin espanaware from macys and the other fiesta) and a semi fine china set (hotel collection bone china from Macys) along with pots and pans, electrics, the stand mixer etc. don’t forget that shower/wedding gifts are for you to start your lives together. They are items to hopefully keep forever. Where you are is temporary, ask for what you want that is important and put the rest in storage. What we are not doing is registering for every single gadget you can think etc. do the important things. No one is going to ask or think you are asking for too much except for maybe ur mom. No one questioned us but my mom. Everyone has been very generous even though they know we won’t use everything right aWay. My mom is the only one that questions it because she doesn’t want everything stored in her house and she doesn’t want us to leave. That is another story though. 

Post # 4
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2058 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Yes!! We have a very large registry and a very small apartment.  We’re planning on moving out to the suburbs in the next year or two.  All gifts are being shipped to FMIL’s house now (1 hour away), and we are taking select things we need back to our apartment.  For example, we are keeping our china in its shipping boxes at Future Mother-In-Law, but taking back our new everyday dishes & pots & pans to our apartment.  Our old dishes & pots & pans got donated to the salvation army (they were from ikea).

If we didn’t have a parent nearby, we would have rented a storage unit for our stuff until we moved.

Post # 5
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595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

We decided to skip china and silver but did a full registry otherwise and our space is pretty small. Darling Husband didn’t have a lot of kitchen stuff and I had none because I was living with my parents prior to marriage so that helped. We did end up returning some things that just didn’t fit but most of it was off-registry stuff.

If you don’t mind storing some things I would say register fully except for maybe china and silver. How often does one use it anyway?

Post # 6
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208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We are registering for things that we can store with the space we have or things that will replace items that are already taking up space.  That means no fine china, no crystal, but yes to flatware, knives, upgrade cookware, etc.  Realistically our lifestyles don’t require the fancy stuff, and eventually I am likely going to inherit more of that *stuff* than I could ever use.  I don’t think we’ll miss having some of those things, at least not for a very, very long time.

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