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I am wanting to plan a summer 2009 wedding on Siesta Key beach in Sarasota, FL. I reside in Muncie, IN and would need to do all my planning here. Where do I start? Thanks, Megan

Hi, Megan,

Best Wishes on your upcoming wedding!

If you’re planning a large and/or complex wedding, you need a destination wedding planner/coordinator (there are several listed on our website (

If you’re eloping or if it will be a small ceremony, you may be able to get by with just booking an officiant (there are several of them listed on our website, also).

Because summer is our rainy season, you should have a back-up venue — just in case.

All the best,