I get it, it can be DIFFICULT to say you want to elope when society (and friends and fam) are telling you that's "not how it's done". Believe me, I've been where you are.
But let me tell you, thousands of couples have made the BRAVE choice to elope (and elope their lives) by running to an experience that speaks to them. What do you feel you deserve for your wedding experience? I can tell you it's a helluva lot more than just some cookie cutter day based off of what EVERYONE else is doing.