Hello fellow Canuck Brides!
My fianc© and I are in the early stages of planning a destination wedding and beginning to interview potential wedding planners.
We are searching for a wedding planner based in Vancouver, BC that doesn't charge based on a commission or "kickbacks" from vendors or AI resorts. We are worried that a planner receiving this financial incentive to use particular vendors will push us towards the resorts or vendors that give them the largest % commissions rather than what fits our preference and budget? From reading online, I am finding out that this "semi-unethical" practice is VERY common in the industry.
Do any of you have experience dealing with this tricky issue, or ideally know of a local planner that doesn't accept kickbacks?
Thanks! -Vancouver Bride