Welcome to the WPANZ Website!



The Wedding Planning Association is managed by an advisory board to uphold and maintain the standard of all Wedding Planners in New Zealand and across the globe.

The WPANZ was established in May 2008 by Paula Barham owner of WeddingInc. Paula currently trains wedding and event planners in New Zealand and across the globe. Paula has an incredible passion to see this industry grow and be supported by professionals who are equipped to teach and coach upcoming planners to fulfill their dream.

Our main goal is to support wedding planners who have completed a wedding or event  planning course from any course provider in New Zealand. We offer online advice and assistance on industry related matters. Having the association, will be a source of encouragement and reassurance for our members in all areas of planning.

The association has established a unified standard for all current wedding planners and future wedding planners in New Zealand to abide by.

This is to encourage current wedding planners to receive professional education from an established wedding planning business in New Zealand.

This association will be the first point of contact for many prospective couples looking for a certified wedding planner who is abiding by our WPANZ code of practice.

All members must provide proof of their completed training and certification to the WPANZ. The WPANZ takes pride in keeping the Industry standards high so many will aspire to become wedding planners and referred work will be in abundance, due to the standard you have set for your business.

Annual membership costs $199 and you can obtain a membership form by clicking, Become a member below.

For all membership enquiries, please email General Enquiries on the contact page.