Kelly Clarkson and her fiance Brandon Blackstock have decided to ditch the fancy wedding plans and elope!  Hey, I think it's a great idea.  My wife and I did it and have no regrets at all.

Kelly revealed to People.com that because of their busy schedules and the overwhelming task of planning a big wedding, they will now have an intimate ceremony with just the two of them, Brandon's two kids and a minister.

Kelly says they don't need a shindig to make their wedding special. "Our whole life is a celebration.  PERFECT!