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Since moving to New York City three years ago, it's been interesting to consider how different wedding planning and registering would've been if I was in a big city! Of course, we all know that the costs for nearly everything rise in major cities, and with NYC at the top of the list of most expensive places to get married, I'd imagine things would've been *much* different for me if I was planning a wedding here versus back in Tennessee. It's made me stop and wonder… with so many couples living in major cities, that means they're probably living in smaller spaces. They may not have room for a collection of wedding china or tons of decorative accents.
As someone who lives in a small space now (our apartment is about half the size of our home in Nashville) we've had to get creative with storage solutions and ways to take advantage of every square inch of real estate our apartment provides. So I decided to put together a guide of amazing registry items that are perfect for couples with small spaces with the help of my friends at Crate and Barrel. I love Crate and Barrel because they create high-quality pieces that will last your entire lifetime, that you can enjoy for years to come. Their designs are modern and clean, and they have an impressive amount of space-saving solutions that are exclusive to their store, meaning you won't find them anywhere else!
I love these three items for the dining room because they really help you maximize your space! The dining table easily folds up when not in use, and the same for the dining chairs, so you can can easily store them in a closet or against a wall when not in use to open up your floor space. The wine bar offers a nice storage solution for couples who love to entertain, with a clean and chic way to store wine, glasses and more!
For the kitchen
City kitchens tend to be pretty small and don't offer much counter space, so the kitchen island offers you additional storage as well as counter space. As a bonus, the edge folds up to create a bar you can sit at to eat your meals! When it comes to maximizing a small space, using the walls is key — so I also loved the wall-mounted pot rack and knife holder to free up your cabinet or counter space for these much-needed kitchen items.
Again, when it comes to space saving it's important to take advantage of your wall space, so these shelves can offer great storage for anything from artwork, photos, to perfumes! A rolling shoe rack will help to organize and store up to 50 pairs of shoes and keep them from cluttering the floors of your apartment or closet. And the linen jewelry box is a chic and classy way to store your baubles and can easily be tucked into a drawer or put on a shelf if needed.
Davis Brushed Silver Wall Shelves • Supreme Adjustable Rolling Shoe Rack • Linen Jewelry Box
The living room is where most couples spend the majority of their time at home. The media console offers lots of cabinet space for books, video games, your DVD player and more, while the leaning bookcase offers tons of storage with a slim profile to maximize floor space. These decorative trays are fabulous for corralling everything from remotes to coffee table books to make your tables look chic and organized.
Of course, Crate and Barrel also has tons of fabulous small storage solutions, from a grocery bag holder to collect all those store bags to decorative baskets, totes, boxes and buckets to store just about anything you could imagine.
Editor's note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more resources for planning a pandemic wedding here.