Hi all! I am newly engaged and already overwhelmed by everything involved in planning a destination wedding. My fiance and I are hoping to get married in Key West this fall. We are wanting to do a ceremony and reception at the same venue. Have been contacting all the resorts and getting positive vibes from some. Wondering the importance of hiring a wedding planner. Since we will be planning long distance, is it essential to have a wedding planner? Forking over the extra $$, makes me want to do it all by myself. But I'm just wondering if anyone has any feedback on Key West wedding planners and if they think it's necessary for the big day! Thanks so much!