- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
Hi Bees! I was hoping you ladies might have some insight into my newest dilemma.
Fiance and I are moving in together after I take the bar exam this July. The thing is, the apartment is *tiny*. That’s fine because we’ll put what furniture we aren’t currently using in storage. But, we don’t have all of the essentials that make up a household. Between us, we have like six forks, spoons, and knives; 3 dinner plates; 5 bowls; and 4 salad plates.
He doesn’t cook and has lived alone for the last year, so he was fine with few kitchen things. I live with 2 other girls currently, and between the three of us, we’ve got a nice kitchen/living room situation going. Separately, we are all missing some essentials.
I’m hoping that once we move in to just make do until after our shower, since I’m certain we can get the things we need once we register.
My mom, on the other hand, insists that we can’t register for much if anything because space will be so tight. I’d agree if we’d been living together for a while and had a fully functional household.
I want to be able to get nice things to get us started, which is the purpose of wedding gifts as far as I understand it.
Thinking about it logistically, we are probably going to get a box at the UPS store around the corner, since I don’t want any gifts or packages we receive during the day to be hanging out unattended in NYC.
I’m not opposed to putting things that we won’t necessarily use presently in storage (like china, etc.) until we move to a bigger place. We also don’t know when we’ll be moving to a larger space or where we will be until Fiance matches with a residency program next March.
Have any of you Bees had a “complete” registry despite living in a bitty apartment? How did you make it work?