- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
Hi Everyone –
Should I hire a certified wI have noticed that there are two types of wedding planner certifications out there and I was wondering if one certification was better than the other and if it mattered to any other brides?
My fiancé and I are getting married next August and we have decided to hire a wedding planner to help us cope with all the nitty gritty details. We (me) are currently on the hunt to find the perfect planner that will help us take this overwhelming feeling of “too much information” off our hands and help us plan and make sure our day runs smoothly.
We are having a large wedding (about 300) with many guests flying in from overseas, so we want to ensure that it is an event to remember, memorable and of course, within budget. All my friends who are married planned their own weddings but with mine and my fiance’s schedules, we thought it best to get help from a professional.
There are so many event planners out there. Does anyone recommend any? What criteria did you look for and most importantly, which designation mattered more to you? The Certified Wedding Planner (CWP) designation from the US or the Certified Wedding Coordinator Designation from the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada? Does the designation even make a difference?
Any help, tips or advice you may have on this matter would be extremely helpful! Thanks so much!