Our Values & Ethics

We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory our home and office stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. We are grateful for the opportunity to live and learn here in mutual respect and appreciation.

Our core values revolve around community, sustainability, and inclusivity. We are proud to support local businesses, conduct our day to day business while keeping the environment in mind, and focus on creating an event that is unique to both of you. We want to help you celebrate your community by sourcing goods for your event as locally as possible, suggesting sustainable swaps, and create a safe environment where everyone feels safe, heard, and valued.

We are also a member of the  Wedding Planners Institute of Canada which has been established since 2003. RAD Occasions is proud to uphold their code of ethics:

  • We do not accept kickbacks (money for referrals) from vendors. Vendors must know that the clients are the recipients of any discounts given.
  • We treat each client fairly and we will be honest and upfront in the representation of our clients.
  • We uphold our ethics. We will not take or attempt to take clients from other vendors or discredit other vendors with gossip or slander.
  • Every client will receive a detailed contract for Wedding Day Direction, Destination, or Full Wedding Coordination services.
  • We will provide all services agreed upon in the contract that must be signed by both the client and coordinator at the commencement of service.
  • We believe in continuous education, networking, and training within the wedding industry.
  • Our pricing is upfront.
  • We will make every effort to return calls and emails in a timely manner.
  • We always endeavour to benefit our client and not ourselves. Vendors are suggested on merit and in the best interests of the client, not ourselves or suggested vendors.
  • We cannot guarantee your wedding will be perfect but we can guarantee we will do anything within our power to make sure it is as close to perfection as it can be.

The WPIC Code of Ethics will evolve and is subject to updates.