We live in the same 1 bedroom 1 bath apartment that we moved into when we got married 6 years ago. The space has grown on us, and we’ve grown to appreciate the limitations and opportunities it has given us. Since we have learned what items don’t physically fit in our household and what we don’t emotionally have room for, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of the best wedding registry items for small spaces.
I divided this post into areas just like an apartment and have linked *some* items that we absolutely love and would buy again in a heartbeat!
This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, I know that Bed, Bath, and Beyond and Crate and Barrel both have gorgeous checklists when you go in to register. These are meant to be NEW items (for 2021) and interesting finds for your wedding registry for small spaces.
Any space can feel hard to fill, but when it comes to small spaces we need to shift our perspective to intention. Your wedding registry should reflect what you actually do in your home!
Are you constantly hosting events?
Do you work from home?
Will you have pets?
Do you have a studio apartment where a living room will double as your bedroom?
How much do you want to cook every week?
Do you host family dinners regularly?
How much food storage do you plan to have?
Do you drink a glass of wine every day?
Let’s be real – sometimes you just don’t know because you haven’t experienced it. We thought we’d be entertaining more! But our small apartment away from family has made that more difficult, so our fine serving ware and umpteen wine glasses have never seen the light of day!
Look at your typical day-to-day. What items really help you achieve your goals to the best of your ability? I don’t think there is a limit on large items or interesting home decor when it comes to building your wedding registry for small spaces. You are building the life you want to live and your friends and family want to support that journey!
You might be wondering who on earth this girl is sharing with you about furnishing her small apartment space! Hey, I’m Sarah a wedding planner and designer in Los Angeles. And I don’t just love small spaces, I love small weddings! My focus is on intimate weddings where your relationships become the driving force of the celebration, reflecting an event as individual as you and your loved ones.
If you are working towards planning a wedding under 100 guests, you may want to check out how to prioritize your budget or the complete guide to small weddings in Los Angeles! Or if you are looking for support and partnership while you plan, you know so you can get back to living in your day-to-day life, check out how we can partner together.