Post # 1
My fiance and I recently just canceled our wedding venue and decided to elope and do a backyard reception later this summer (after buying a home, that were searching for now). We are going to have a big backyard reception for the wedding 2-3 weeks after the actual elopement. I am planning to send out RSVP cards like any other reception, is it customary for people not to bring gifts to celebrate an elopement type marriage.
Post # 3
The etiquette answer to that is that you should never put registry info into an invite. I don’t see any problem with you registering though, people will decide if they want to give you a gift or not (and I’d guess most probably will want to) and if they do, they will look for a registry under your names or ask you about it. If you have a wedding website, I found that a great place to put the information.
Post # 4
Yes, I think it’s fine for you to register, but definitely don’t put it on the invite.
Post # 6
I agree with PPs. Not sure what’s customary for elopements, but I would go ahead and register because odds are someone is going to want to get you a gift (I know I would). But don’t put anything about the registries on the invite – that is never an okay thing to do.