Can We Ask for Gifts if We’re Having a Destination Wedding? Or a Really Small One? Or Eloping? — The Registry Rule Book

Navigating the world of registry etiquette is tough work. To put together The Registry Rule Book, we asked some industry experts to weigh in and answer some of the hardest questions engaged couples might have.

One browse of our Real Weddings section and you’ll see that Apartment Therapy is a big fan of doing weddings your way. Destination events, small weddings and elopements are some of our favorite ways that couples tie the knot today—and as beautiful and elegant as these scaled-down weddings can be, they come with their own set of problems. For instance, should you still register for gifts if you’re having a small-ish bash? (And what if your guests are already paying a penny to travel and be there with you?)