My SO and I are planning a surprise elopement for late December/early January and not telling ANYONE until we come home and send announcements. No parents, no best friends ... nobody. It's my second marriage and his first, but we really want to ditch the traditional wedding stuff in favor of a fantastic vacation, then get started having a family.

Anybody out there have any success or horror stories to share? Did you secretly elope and family members got mad, or did a good friend secretly get married and it hurt your feelings? Where did you go for secret nuptials?

Thanks in advance!