I've recently been thinking about hiring a wedding planner for my wedding, but I'm not so sure. I LOVE wedding planning, and my bridesmaids and MOB love the planning to, so it's not that I lack the help. I'm just wondering if a professional might know people in the area for vendors etc. and might have some interesting ideas that we haven't thought of, or a unique perspective. My bridesmaids and MOB are all out of town (mostly around PA area) and I'm in Boston. Have any of you guys hired a planner or considered it? What's your thoughts? Good idea? Bad idea? What do they offer (I know a lot of them offer different things, but is there a theme??) My venue comes with a wedding coordinator for the day of the wedding so I'm not too worried about the big day, but it's everything else that I'm thinking of.