Change of Plans: Kelly Clarkson & Brandon Blackstock Will Elope

Anyone who's ever been married or engaged could tell you that planning a wedding is no easy feat. From the venue to the photographer to the flowers to the favors, it often feels like there are 100 decisions that you have to make on any given day. 

Add recording an album and touring all over the world on top of that, and it's no surprise that Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock just decided to throw in the towel and elope instead.

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Photo courtesy of Kelly Clarkson on Twitter

"We are so busy that we finally just came to terms the other night and were like, 'So, we change our minds and want to elope.' We just got so overwhelmed by it — all the decisions," she told People. Plus, after sending out their save-the-date, more and more details started leaking to the public. "It got crazy," she said.

Instead, they informed their intended guests that now, they'll be joined just by their minister and Blackstock's two children. "We don't need another day where we throw a big party," she said. "Our lives are so in the spotlight all the time. Everything is such a spectacle, we were like, 'We would rather have an intimate moment that's special.'"

After the elopement, a friend of the couple plans to throw a "stock the bar" party and invite the friends and family members who would've been included in the original wedding.

Tell us: Have you ever been tempted to call off the plans and elope instead? What did you decide to do?

—Kristen O'Gorman Klein


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