Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Why is it called TWIA 2021 when it runs in 2020?
A: Whilst entries, nominations, voting and our regional awards events take place in 2020, the national winners are announced in January 2021. This means that all our finalists and winners have their 2021 titles for the whole calendar year.

Q: Who is behind the awards?
A: Damian & Anna Bailey set up and run the awards. Click here for more on this.

Q: What are the important dates for TWIA 2020?
A: Here goes...


Q: When do entries close?
A: 5pm on 02.10.20

Q: Who can enter TWIA?
A: Any wedding supplier in the England, Wales and Scotland.

Q: How do I enter my business into TWIA?
A: Simply complete the online entry process on this web site and away you go!

Q: Do I have to be Nominated before I can enter?
A: No! You can simply enter your business yourself whenever you are ready. For more on Nomination and Voting click here.

Q: How much is the entry fee?
A: The entry fee is £78 + vat (£93) per entry.

Q: Why is there an entry fee?
A: Click here for more on this.

Q: How can entering TWIA help me and my business?
A: Click here for more on this.

Q: Can I enter more than one category?
A: Yes, if you have a wedding business that fits into two categories (eg: Hair and Make Up) then you may enter both categories. You will need to enter each separately creating a different account (using a different email address) for each category.

Q: How does the Newcomer Category work?
A: If you set up your wedding business after 01.10.18 then you will be automatically entered into the Newcomer Category, free of charge, once you have entered your main category. The Newcomer category cannot be entered on it's own.

Q: Which Region do I enter in?
A: Your TWIA Region is automatically determined by the address you give when you enter the Awards.

Q: How many photos and videos can I upload?
A: You can upload up to 10 photos and up to three videos. Your uploads can be from or feature any wedding work you have done. They do not have to be from the weddings you have worked on within the Voting date range.


Q: What is Nomination/Nominating?
A: Nomination is simply a way in which anyone can tell us about amazing wedding suppliers that they know. To nominate someone simply click here and complete the online form. The person/business you nominate will then receive an email informing them that you have nominated them and inviting them to enter the awards. For more info click here.

Q: Do I or does my business need to be Nominated before entering the awards?
A: No! Any wedding supplier can enter their business at any time.


Q: Who can Vote in TWIA?
A: Only the recent clients of the wedding suppliers who have entered the awards may vote for them. This ensures that TWIA is based firmly on user experience. If you have entered the Awards only your wedding clients between 23.03.19 and 23.03.20 can Vote for you. As weddings begin again, any couples who get married between 23.02.20 and 09.10.209 may also vote for you. If one or more of the wedding suppliers you used for your wedding has entered the awards they will get in touch with you with instructions on how to vote for them.

Q: When does Voting close?
A: 5pm on 09.10.20

Q: I don't have loads of wedding clients. Will this affect my chances.
A: Not necessarily. We understand that just because one wedding supplier does more weddings than another, it doesn't mean that they are necessarily better. Wedding suppliers control the number of weddings they do in all sorts of ways and for all sorts of reasons. As a result we have developed a system that enables wedding suppliers of all shapes and sizes to enter the awards on a level playing field. For more on this, click here and select the 'In Detail' section.

Q: Do I get to see what my voters said about me and my business?
A: Yes. We provide each entrant with their average voter scores and all voter comments after voting has closed. Voter feedback will be available to dopwnload form each entrant's admin area.

Q: Can I get any judging feedback?
A: Yes - this will be available to entrants that request it.

Judging Process

Q: Who is on the judging panel?
A: Each category has it's own Judging Panel. Categories and Judges can be seen here.

Q: How does the judging process work?
A: Full detais on this can be seen here. There is a lot of information here but we believe on being completely transparent about how it all works.

Q: How do you ensure that the judging is impartial?
A: All our judges are respected experts within the wedding industry and we have tried to ensure that there is a balanced panel with specific expertise in each category. All judging is done online, remotely and without conference. This ensures that no single judge's opinion has more weight than another's. Each judge is shown each entrant's judging profile in their category. This includes the repsonses to the judging profile questions, any photos and videos uploaded and all voter scores and comments. Judges are also provded with links to external web sites and social media and may use any other means they see fit to help them make their decisions. The TWIA judging process is the most credible and rigorous in the wedding industry.

Awards Events

Q: What's happening with the Awards events?
A: Coronavirus and Covid-19 has scuppered our plans for live events. Instead, we'll be having a FREE virtual awards event to announce all the winners this year. More on this HERE.

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