Voting NOW Open
07 June – 08 Sept

Judging Process

Elegibility to Take Part

To be eligible to enter the awards, you must have business premises in/provide your services from home based in Yorkshire or the North East (Areas / Boroughs include South Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland);

in one or more of the following categories:

Town & City Venue

Countryside Venue



Wedding Coordinator

Cakes & Treats

Cars & Carriages



Live Music

Jewellery & Accessories



Health & Beauty

Photo Booth


Bridal Gowns

Venue Stylist


Wedding Services

Registrar / Celebrant

New Wedding Business


*Any type of service that does not have a specific category, eg. gift companies, honeymoon services, toastmaster, should enter wedding services.
If 2 or more of the same type of supplier enter, we will create a category for them.

**To enter the New Business Category, you must have started trading within 12 months of the date that registration for the awards opened.

Only individual business’s may enter. A collaboration of business’s is not eligible. If your business has more than one store or outlet, then you may enter them separately. This means that they may be competing with one another in the final. If only one business enters in any particular category, that category will be merged with that of another region. Should there be no entrants in other regions, then that category will be closed and the entrant moved in to wedding services.  Should two or more of the same business type enter the wedding services category, a category for that type of supplier will be created.

By taking part in the awards, you agree to be contacted and possibly visited by the judges.

Customer Voting Process

When voting, your customers will be asked to score you out of 10 on different aspects of their experience:

Standard of Customer Service

Quality of Product / Service

Value for Money

Going Above & Beyond

Votes must be from couples;
Who were married between 6th June 2022 and 17th September 2023
AND interacted with the business between 6th June 2022 and 17th September 2023
Votes must be received by 5pm on 17th September 2023.

You will receive the individual submitted reviews within 28 days after the awards.

If any vote is found to be fraudulent, the entrant will be disqualified.

Each business is then ranked 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc in their respective category based on their customers votes on average.

Judging Process

The judges will review all of the comments from each individual vote from the customers. They will also complete mystery shopper enquiries and analyse the business’s social media and websites to get a full picture of their entry.

They will then also rank each business 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc in their respective category.

Rankings Combined

The rankings of each business from the customer and the judges rankings are combined to give a final score. The business with the lowest score in the category wins.

Judges Review the Nominees

Final Score is Calculated

Couples Ranking

Ranked 1st, 2nd etc …

Judge’s Ranking
Ranked 1st, 2nd etc…

Final Rank

Lowest score in that category wins.