Entries from companies must be received by close of business on Friday 28th June 2013.
Companies submitting an entry must provide services to brides within Yorkshire or North East England.
Companies entering must supply the wedding industry in one of the following 17 categories:
- 1. Bridal Gowns
- 2. Bridesmaids and Mother of the Bride and Groom
- 3. Cakes and Sweet Treats
- 4. Cars and Carriages
- 5. Catering
- 6. Health and Beauty
- 7. Menswear
- 8. Music and Entertainment
- 9. Photography
- 10. Stationery
- 11. Videography
- 12. Wedding Co-ordinators
- 13. Wedding Enhancements*
- 14. Wedding Flowers
- 15. Wedding Services**
- 16. Wedding Venues
- 17. New Wedding Business***
Individual businesses only may enter, an entry consisting of two collaborating businesses will not be eligible.
* Companies supplying a product, not falling into the above categories but which add a little extra to the wedding day (For example: favours, chocolate fountains, tiaras, jewellery etc.) should enter the Wedding Enhancements category.
** Companies supplying a service, such as gift companies, honeymoon providers and venue dressing, should enter the Wedding Services category.
*** New businesses (trading under 12 months) may nominate themselves or be nominated, and will be judged on product and business potential.
Companies submitting an entry agree to expect a site visit from the judges if required.
We reserve the right to decline entry to any company.
The judges’ decision is final.
You will receive reviews from your previous customers and will be scored on a scale of 1 to 5 for each area of competence listed on the voting form. A qualitative analysis will take place and the companies with the highest average score will be the finalists subject to checks.
It is necessary to receive at least 4 votes for your entry to be validated and therefore progressed for quantitative analysis. We will record the customer comments for you to receive after the event.
Whilst we only require 4 votes to qualify a business for the finals, we take into account the number of votes received against your average score as a ratio.
If you are a finalist a qualitative analysis of your customers’ comments will take place to compare how well their comments match your mission statement. A winner is determined from this analysis.
This award is the wild card award solely chosen by the judges to a company whose business impressed the judges so much that they felt recognition is deserved.
This category is for new businesses who have been in business less than 12 months, the award is decided solely by the judges and is based on product and business potential.
Reviews must be received by the close of business on Friday 26th July 2013.
Reviews will only be accepted from genuine customers who have used the company they are reviewing between 1st June 2012 and 26th July 2013. If any review is found to be fraudulent, the supplier will automatically be eliminated from the Awards.
Reviews will only be accepted from couples that have used the service they are reviewing, if you are a family member or friend reviewing the product/service as the purchaser/consumer/payer then please fill out the form with the couples' details not yours.
We reserve the right to decline entry to any reviewer not meeting the above voting criteria.