Frequently Asked Questions


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

Q: Why is the current awards TWIA 2025 when it runs in 2024?
A: We announce the National Winners in January 2025 so that all finalists and winners (regional and national) can have their accolades for the year ahead rather than the year before. Much more positivie for all concerned!

Q: What are the important dates for TWIA 2025?
A: Here goes...


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

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 £108 (£90 + VAT) 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 your wedding business is under one year old 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. Entrants cannot select their TWIA region.

The TWIA regions are defined as follows:

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. Only your wedding clients between 02.10.23 - 30.09.24 can Vote for you.

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: Sorry but judging feedback is not provided. More on this here.

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: When are the winners announced?
A: Regional Winners at our Regional Awards Events in November 2024. National Winners at our National Awards Event in January 2025.

Q: When are the Regional Awards events?
A: November 2024 - more details here

Q: When is the National Awards event?
A: January 2025 - more details here

Q: Who can attend TWIA awards events?
A: All our events are open to anyone involved in the wedding industry. The regional events are mostly attended by the regional finlaists and their friends, family and colleagues. The national awards event is mostly atended by the national finalists (regional winners) and their friends, family and colleagues.

Q: How much do tickets cost?
A: Ticket prices for TWIA 2025 have not been confirmed yet but regional event tickets will be about £50 each and national awards event tickets will be about £100 each.

Q: How do we/I get tickets?
A: Regional event tickets go on sale on our web site when the regional finalists are announced in October 2024. National event tickets go on sale on our web site when the regional awards events start in November 2024.

Q: Do finalists have to buy tickets?
A: Yes. If you want to come to one of our events you need to purchase a ticket. One ticket per person who wishes to attend.

Q: Is there a limit on the number of tickets I/we can buy?
A: No (within reason!). Feel free to bring whoever you want be it for moral support or for networking benefit!

Q: If I/we can't attend the awards event in my region or the national awards event, will it affect my chances of winning?
A: No! Each year there are some finalists who are unable to attend the relevant regional event or the national event but who still go on to win a regional and national award. In such cases, we announce the winner's name at the event and then send themk their trophy afterwards. Having said that, it is great to be at the events. If you do win you'll get official photos and a video of your moment on stage and interivew afterwards free of charge. Also, the networking potential is huge and there is nothing like the excitement of waiting to hear if it will be your name read out as a winner! More on this here.

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