What a year Weddings InStyle has had - and TRUST me when I say - we couldn't have done it without the help of our AMAZING vendors. Earlier this year Weddings InStyle was awarded Top Venue in Ottawa, in all of Ontario, for all of Canada and we placed 3rd overall in the world.
There was no Judging Panel - Instead of appointing an arbitrary panel of judges to pick winners, the Wedding Industry Experts Awards was a true peoples choice Award. Anyone was able to vote for the vendors they loved. The results showed who was the most popular choice in each category by city, state/province, country and internationally. We were VERY thrilled that our couples, fans and vendors took to voting and we took top prize across the nation.
The Wedding Industry Experts approached us earlier this month to participate in a trial call "Expert Status" Peer Verification.
There are so many things that could be taken into consideration when determining if a person deserves Expert Status. Is a person an expert because of their credentials, their training and education, their professional memberships, their publications, their level of experience - or a combination of these? Seems that EVERYONE is a wedding planner a wedding photographer, videographer or in an expert in something wedding these days. But are they really????
The Weddings Industry Experts thought one of the best way to determine in a wedding service provider is an "expert" is to ask other Wedding Profressionals who have personally worked along side them at weddings. Those who see time and time again what goes on behind-the-scenes, and those who have the same clients are often in the best position to judge.
Some might think twice about being reviewed by industry peers - we were happy to oblige the process. We didn't blink an eye and handed over OUR "Little Black Book"