About Us

The Bristol & Somerset Wedding Awards were launched in 2013 by The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation charity and it’s fantastic team. It was established to recognise and show appreciation to the high level of talent within the wedding industry. In December 2018, Victoria Barrett and Meghan Keates from The Wedding Emporium, took the reins and are proud to continue heavily support The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation.


The Bristol & Somerset Wedding Awards are FREE to enter subject to a £10 fee sent directly to The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation. Suppliers enter the awards themselves but we also provide the option for any past clients,  industry professionals or family and friends to be able to nominate and put a business forward for the awards. We then get in touch with the nominated business and let them know they have been nominated for the award, if they then wish to enter officially themselves, they can do so. 


The awards work by the supplier getting their previous years clients to vote for them. The clients then have 4 questions to answer upon voting that cover:

  • The overall standard of service
  • The quality of actual product
  • Value for money
  • The supplier’s commitment to the wedding

The client then has the option to leave a comment. These comments are passed on to the supplier but on an anonymous basis. (After the Awards presentation)


Who can enter?

Any wedding supplier within the set demographic area can enter, from Bridal boutiques to transportation, all are covered within the awards.


How does it work?

The awards work by getting your previous years clients to vote for you, so for our 2019 awards this will be from 1st January 2018 until 31st December 2018. Every business however big or small has the same chance, whether you have completed 100 weddings a year or just 5, with our voting and judging process, we ensure it is made fair to all businesses involved.


**Please note there is no shortlisting process**


The Awards team support The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation who organise & fund weddings for people with a life limiting or terminal illness. The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation will also be presenting their appreciation awards on the evening of the award dinner.


Check out our highlight video from the 2016 Awards Evening.


Key dates moving into our 2018 awards (subject to confirmation)…. 

Tuesday 4th December 2018 – Awards open to nominations and entries

Friday 4th Janaury  2019- Nominations and entries close

Wednesday 9th January 2019 – Voting opens!

Thursday 28th February – Voting closes! 

Awards Night – TO BE CONFIRMED!


You will be able to purchase tickets for the awards dinner via the website – coming soon!