TWIA and COVID-19

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Updated 11.08.20

These are unprecedented and difficult times for all of us, on both personal and professional levels, but these are also times where we find out what we’re made of and (re)discover our resilience. It’s great to already see local and virtual communities coming together to support each other.

Weddings are on pause but that doesn't mean your businesses need to be! 2020 couples still want to get married so it is business delayed rather than business lost. In addition, all those recently engaged are booking their weddings for 2021 and beyond.

For the last 10 years, TWIA has supported and championed wedding businesses of all shapes and sizes; it’s why we set up TWIA in the first place and we shall continue to do so in these difficult times.


TWIA IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Entries, Nominations and Voting for TWIA 2021 remain open. TWIA’s core aim is to recognise and reward excellence in the wedding industry. This remains relevant and vital to our industry now and in the future.

  1. The wedding industry still exists! Couples still want to get married as soon as they are able and are planning their weddings for 2021 and beyond. More than ever, your business will benefit from the credible differentiation that TWIA offers in an increasingly competitive market.
  2. Voter Date Range Extension. Your wedding clients between 23.03.19 and 23.03.20 may Vote for you. This gives all wedding suppliers their most recent year's worth of couples to Vote for them. If weddings start up again before October those couples will be able to Vote for you too. More on this HERE.
  3. TWIA is not about the total number of Votes. It's about the proportion of your clients that Vote and quality of their Votes. More on how this works here and here.
  4. Events. We hope to be able to announce the dates and venues for the Regional Awards Events in the coming weeks.

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THE WEDDING INDUSTRY AND CORONAVIRUS - SURVEY RESULTS

We put together a survey for wedding suppliers to better understand the state of the wedding industry in a world affected by Coronavirus. You can now see the reports from the first two surveys via the buttons below.
The reports provide a much needed snapshot of what exactly is happening in the wedding industry right now. We really hope this will help us all navigate this unprecedented situation.

VIEW APRIL SURVEY REPORT - ALL DATA

VIEW APRIL SURVEY REPORT - BY INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY


VIEW MARCH SURVEY REPORT - ALL DATA

VIEW MARCH SURVEY REPORT - BY INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY


RESILIENCE, RESOURCEFULNESS AND CREATIVITY

The wedding industry is an incredibly supportive environment and now, more than ever, we need to help and support each other however possible, whilst maintaining our own health and wellbeing and that of everyone around us.

Small business owners are a resilient, resourceful and creative bunch; we have to be. Many of you navigated your business through the financial crisis more than a decade ago, many of you established your businesses in the aftermath of that crisis. We now need to show that same resilience, resourcefulness and creativity in the face of this new adversity.

The bottom line is: we are here for you, and we will do everything we can to help wherever and whenever we can.

So, let’s weather this storm with each other and for each other and, all going well, come out the other side all the stronger for it.

Best wishes to you, your family and your business.

Damian Bailey
TWIA Founder


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