Here is a clarification of some of the key words and terms that we use. We just want to avoid any confusion!
"ENTRANT" - A wedding supplier based in the England who has entered the Awards in one or more of the 23 categories in one of 8 geographical regions.
"VOTER" - A wedding client of an entrant who is eligible to vote for them in the Awards. (ie; they used the product or service of the entrant for their own wedding that took place in the previous year. Only eligible wedding clients may vote for the entrants they used for their weddings. One vote per couple.
"VOTE" - Each voter must complete the specific online
voting form for the supplier they wish to vote for. Each voter marks the supplier
they are voting for out of 10 in 7 different criteria. Voters may also leave
extensive comments about the supplier they are voting for. All this info is
used in the judging
process. Votes count towards the judging process, nominations do not.
"NOMINATE" - A way of letting us know about great wedding suppliers who have not yet entered the Awards. Anyone can nominate any wedding supplier. Nominating or being nominated is not the same as voting or being voted for. Being nominated does not count towards the judging process.
"NOMINEE" - A wedding suplier who has been nominated via the TWIA web site. Note that this is different to an 'Entrants' or 'Voter'.
"REGIONAL SHORTLIST" or "REGIONAL FINALIST" - These are the entrants who are selected to be on their category shortlist in their region. Regional shortlists are created using voter data and judging panel input. For further details see the judging process.
"REGIONAL WINNER" - The entrant selected by the judging panel to win their category in their region. Regional winners are announced and presented at our regional awards events. Regional Winners automatically become National Finalists.
"NATIONAL FINALIST" - All regional winners automatically become National Finalists.
"NATIONAL WINNER" - The entrant selected from the National Finalists (ie: all Regional Winners) by the judging panel to win the National Awards for their category. National winners are announced and presented live on stage at the national awards event in January each year.
If there is a term or word we use that you don't fully understand please get in touch
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.
The TWIA web site and Directory are brilliant. They really helped us decide who to book for our wedding.
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.
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.