The Bristol & Somerset Wedding Awards were launched in 2013 by The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation charity and its 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 to heavily support The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation.
To enter The Bristol & Somerset Wedding Awards there is a mandatory donation of £10 which is sent directly to The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation charity. 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 the 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 2019 awards:
Tuesday, 4th December 2018 – Awards open to nominations and entries
29th March 2019 – Nominations and entries close
1st April 2019 – Voting Opens
1st June 2019 – Voting closes
Friday, 1st November 2019 – Awards Night!