Nominate any suppliers who have not yet entered the Awards. Anyone can nominate any wedding supplier. We will then contact them and invite them to enter the Awards. Nomination is simply a way you can us about great wedding suppliers who have not yet entered the Awards. Nomination is not the same as voting and you don't have to be nominated to enter the Awards.
Vote for the suppliers that enter TWIA 2019 that you used for your wedding.
Search for the best suppliers for your wedding both regionally and nationwide.
Wedding suppliers enter
the awards in one of 23
categories and 8 regions. Entry is simple, takes about 5 minutes and
is done via this web site. There is a £75 + vat entry fee per entry (Learn more). Wedding suppliers in Wales and Scotland can now enter the awards(Why?).
Entrants then create a 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. Our judging
process allows wedding suppliers of all shapes and sizes to compete
on a level playing field. It is NOT just about how many votes you can get.
Regional Awards. Regional shortlists are drawn
up using voter data and
judging panel input. Regional shortlists are then announced online.
TWIA 2019 opened on July 2nd, 2018 and closed with the announcment of the National Winners in January 2019. TWIA 2020 will open late Spring/early Summer 2019.
Entrants are wedding suppliers across 24 different categories in
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 now 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.
There is a £75 + VAT entry fee for each individual entry. (Why?)
All entrants who started their wedding businesses
on or after 01.10.18 will be automatically entered into the 'Best Newcomer'
category, free of charge. 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
24.10.18 and 09.10.19 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.
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 for TWIA 2020 will close at midnight on 02.10.19.
Voting in TWIA 2020 will close at midnight on 09.10.19.
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 will be announced on the Awards
web site in the first couple of days in November.
The regional winners will be announced and presented at a series
of 8 regional
awards events (one in each region, two in London & South East region)
in November. Tickets to these events will go on sale as soon as the regional
shortlists have been announced.
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, 2020.
Winning a National title has been fantastic for business and has really raised our profile. Our brides and grooms really respect the awards and a lot of them have found us on TWIA website.
Sian Wild, The Flower Lounge, National Winner
Our photographer, florist, stationary, hair and makeup were
all either national or regional winners. It meant a lot to know they were
all at the top of their game before booking.
Emma S, married in 2018
I love the whole experience of TWIA. It generates business, I love the events and it’s great to meet others in the industry. I’ll definitely enter each year! It’s a no-brainer for me.
Samantha Pells, Regional Finalist
I’ve found all my wedding suppliers through TWIA. It’s so great that it’s voted for by past customers. We get an honest and true opinion.
Mike and Kim, married 2018
An extremely efficient award programme absolutely tailored
for a niche industry. They have done really well to build such a
successful awards and they scored particularly well on innovation,
expertise and success.