She followed EVERY SINGLE DETAIL I requested to the T. I was worried that hiring a planner meant I was going to lose control over my wedding. i was pleasantly suprised that wasn't the case at all!
The elements of your wedding should reflect you as a couple. There are lots of ways to incorporate sentimental moments into your wedding.
She took care of everything I asked her to, and let me do the things I wanted to do peronally. She never overstepped her boundaries.
If a planner is something you've budgeted into your wedding, it's hands-down worth it. if not, see if you can't find a way to get one for the day of your wedding at least! I felt like I couldn't have had such a wonderful day if I didn't have someone else I could trust to worry about everything while I celebrated!