Can we register for gifts if we're having a destination wedding?
Whether you're eloping or having a destination wedding, you can always register for presents. What you shouldn't do in either case is demand gifts, which means you shouldn't print your registry information on your wedding invitations. In the case of elopements, people may or may not feel inclined to give wedding presents, so you can't count on receiving them the way you could if you were having a full-on wedding.[via]