So true! that is one of the mistaken thoughts people get about wedding planners, that they take over control of the planning making it "theirs". but the truth is that the wedding planner only helps directing. It's the bride and groom day! it's their choice, their ideas, their everything.
Wedding planners know vendors, get discounts and know tricks for budgeting and to save up money.
there are wedding planners though that just offer wedding consultations and wedding day coordination, as we do, for the brides that like planning themselves!
Good luck on the planning of your wedding Jasmine! :) and congratulations!