Logistically, eloping is much easier than planning a full-blown wedding. You don’t have to worry about securing huge venues with caterers or sending out invitations to hundreds of guests. The opinions of your family and friends don’t matter; you and your partner get to call the shots fully.
Still, eloping requires some preparation especially if you are traveling for it or considering it your legal wedding. There are vendors to book such as a photographer and officiant. You also must think about paperwork and post-elopement tasks such as sending out wedding announcements (and a gift registry!)