Nominate great suppliers who have not yet entered the Awards. Anyone can Nominate any wedding supplier HERE. We will then contact them, tell them you have Nominated them and encourage them to enter the Awards. Nomination is simply a way in which anyone can tell us about great wedding suppliers who have not entered the Awards or might not even know about them. Nomination is not the same as voting and you don't have to be nominated to enter the Awards. Nominations opened on 09.06.22 and close at 5pm on 03.10.22.
Vote for the suppliers that enter TWIA 2023 that you used for your wedding. Only the recent wedding clients of the supliers who have entered TWIA may vote for them. Voting opened on 09.06.22 and closes at 5pm on 30.10.22.
Search for the best suppliers for your wedding both regionally and nationwide. Check out our Directory exclusively for TWIA entrants.
Wedding suppliers enter
the awards in one of 27
categories and 8 regions. Entry is simple, takes about 5 minutes and
is done via this web site. There is a £82 + vat (£98.40) entry fee per entry (Learn more). Wedding suppliers in Wales and Scotland can also enter the awardsLearn More.
Entrants then create a FREE listing on the TWIA Directory that is visible
via the 'Directory'
section of the web site.
Entrants then ask their wedding clients to vote for them. Only eligible
wedding clients can vote for the suppliers they used for their
weddings between 30.11.21 and 10.10.22. Our judging
process allows wedding suppliers of all shapes and sizes to compete
on a level playing field. It is NOT 'most votes wins' awards.
Regional Awards. Regional shortlists are drawn
up using voter data and
judging panel input. Regional shortlists are then announced online.
awards events will take place in November 2022 at which we will announce the Regional Winner
in each category.
The Regional Winners then go through to the National Final.
The National Winners are announced and presented at the national
awards event in London in January 2023. That's why the current awards are TWIA 2023.
Entrants are wedding suppliers across 27
8 geographical regions of England (North West, North East & Yorkshire,
West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, South West, South Central and South East. For example Photographers, Florists etc. in the North West,
East Midlands etc. Entry is simple, takes about 5 minutes and is done via
this web site. Wedding suppliers in Wales and Scotland can also enter the awards. (Learn more).
Suppliers may enter more than one category where relevant (eg: Hair
AND Make-up), making separate accounts for each. Suppliers may
not enter the same category in multiple regions (eg: Photographer in South
West AND South East). The region in which you enter is determined
by where your business is based (ie: your trading address).
Suppliers enter the Awards by completing the online entry form.
All entrants who started their wedding businesses
on or after 01.10.20 are automatically entered into the 'Best Newcomer'
category, free of charge, once they have entered their main category. The Newcomer category cannot be entered on its own. Wedding suppliers must enter a main category first.
All entrants then create their Judging Profile adding photos and
video clips if they wish. This profile will then become visible to the judging
panel once voting has closed and will be used throughout the judging process.
This profile can be edited until voting closes.
All entrants will also be able to create a Directory Profile on
Directory found in the 'Directory' section of the Awards web site.
The basic listing is free but entrants may upgrade if they wish. This profile
will be visible to tens of thousands of couples looking for the best suppliers
for their weddings.
Entrants then invite their wedding clients who got married between 30.11.21 and 10.10.22 to vote for them on the Awards website. Couples can
only vote after their wedding has taken place and only
an entrant's eligible wedding clients may vote.One
vote per couple. Each entrant has their own specific voting page accessed via their Unique Voter URL. Entrants send their Unique Voting URL to all their eligible clients asking them to vote. All votes need to be in before Voting closes at 5pm on 10.10.22.
Anyone can nominate any wedding suppliers who have not yet entered the awards. We will then
contact all nominees by email inviting them to enter the awards. Nomination
is simply a means of letting us know about great wedding suppliers who have
not yet entered the Awards. Nominating someone is not the same as voting
for them or entering them into the competition. Wedding suppliers
don't have to be nominated in order to enter the Awards.
Voters (wedding clients) may only vote for entrants that they
used for theirown weddings. Voters score the entrant
out of 10 in 7 criteria giving a mark out of 70 and leave comments on the
products and services received.
TWIA is not simply about the total number of votes gained by each
entrant. In order to create a level playing field we use each entrant's
average voter score throughout the judging process (Total score divided
by total number of voters = average score out of 70). This enables wedding
suppliers of all shapes and sizes to compete on a level playing field. Click
here for more info on this.
Voters may vote for as many of their suppliers who have entered
the awards as they want but they can only vote once for each supplier. If
your suppliers haven't entered the awards then you can nominate them.
Entries and nominations close at 5pm on 03.10.22.
Voting will close at 5pm on 10.10.22.
The regional shortlists are then created using the average voter
scores of each entrant AND a limited number of judging panel 'wild cards'.
Our process ensures that each entrant is examined by the panel during the
competition. The regional shortlists/finalists will be announced on the Awards
web site in mid-October 2022.
The regional winners will be announced and presented at a series
of 8 regional
awards events in November 2022 (different to TWIA 2022 but the same as the years before). Tickets to these events will go on sale as soon as the regional
finalists announced in October.
Each of the regional winners in each category will automatically
become national finalists and announced as such on the Awards web site.
All national finalists (regional winners) will then be examined
again by the judging panel and a national winner selected for each category.
The national winners in each category will be announced and presented
at the national
awards event in London in January 2023.
Cobi & Coco - Regional Winner and National Highly Commended, TWIA 2022
Winters Tale Barn - Regional Highly Commended, TWIA 2022