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: When are the Regional Awards events?
A: The TWIA 2020 regional awards events run from Nov 1th 2020 - Nov 27th 2020. Full details on all the regional awards events can be seen here. Coronavirus and Covid-19 may well scupper our plans for live events. We'll keep everyone posted. The good news is that we can still run TWIA if we are not able to have physical events. More on this HERE.

Q: When is the National Awards event?
A: The National awards event is in London January, 2021. Full details on the National Awards event can be seen here. Coronavirus and Covid-19 may well scupper our plans for live events. We'll keep everyone posted. The good news is that we can still run TWIA if we are not able to have physical events. More on this 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 have not been confirmed yet but regional event tickets will be about £45 each and national awards event tickets will be about £90 each. These prices only apply to physical events. Things will be different if we have to have virtual events due to Coronavirus and Covid-19.

Q: How do we/I get tickets?
A: Regional event tickets go on sale on our web site when the regional finalists are announced on or around October 19th 2020. National event tickets go on sale on our web site when the regional awards events start in November 2020.

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

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!

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