I have only been living in MS for a year and my fiance and I are getting married 10-11-12. I only knew him moving here, and havent had the options of making very many new friends. My friends and family are almost 900 miles away and I have a wedding to plan! I have no idea about local venues, local services like photographers, florists, DJs, etc, and it seems that, for example, the venues I do know about and like, are already booked! Here I am 11 months away, and the stress and lonely, empty planning is starting to wear on me. Some people I have talked to say its better to put your money elsewhere when it comes to hiring a wedding planner, but in my case, I feel this might not be true. I am starting to get a little sad about the whole thing, and I know this should be a fun and exciting time. What should I do? Where do I turn? I just want to have a beautiful wedding and start my new life with the guy of my dreams in good ole MS.