The 2018 Finals seem so far away now as Wedding Awards HQ is full steam ahead planning for 2019.
Spring is finally in the air after “Snowmageddon” and the Wedding season is getting into flow.
With Valentines Day only a few weeks ago bridal couples are now on the hunt for their suppliers for their 2019/2020 weddings so make sure you are displaying your Finalist, Highly Commended and Winner’s 2018 logos. Those, along with any previous year’s, can help generate a lot of business as it gives couples confidence in your services.
We have introduced 2 new categories for 2019.
Novelty Wedding Photography, this will remove the photo booths from the Wedding Entertainment – Non Musical category and give those photographers who do the ‘Smile on the Tiles’ style evening wedding photography a category.
We’ve also introduced Professional Wedding Services, this is for Celebrants, Toast Masters, Wedding Crèche providers etc.
We do not accept those who purely provide wedding planning services into the awards. However if you provide something else, such as decor hire or catering then you may enter those categories and those clients may then vote for you
While we are talking about categories, photographers please when you enter can you make sure you are in the appropriate category for the style of photography you do. Our judges, whilst not judging your work, will look at your marketing and if you are in the Bespoke Category and your website screams that you are a Classic photographer, they will notice and it will affect the way they judge your entry. Our admin cannot be held responsible if you have entered the wrong category, this is your responsibility.
If you are unsure please check our terms and conditions for a description of the categories. All the photography categories are equally competitive with similar levels of entries, so please don’t think by entering one category that you feel may have less entries it will enhance your chances of winning, it may actually be detrimental.
Admin is working overtime getting your entries onto the website and sending out the nominated logos. Please remember this is not an automated system and our admin are also event managers at Orange Chilli Catering Ltd, so if we can ask you to please have a little patience and allow them time to get your entry onto the website, count your votes and reply to your emails. If you can also please remind your clients they can only vote once and they need to fill in all the boxes for their votes to count. We will reject any incorrect, incomplete or duplicate votes.
We are getting very excited here already about the 2019 Gala Finals, presenters to be confirmed, entertainment to be booked, menu to be decided, category songs to be picked.
We enjoy picking the category songs, lots of ideas flying around the office to find music that is appropriate to the individual category but are also upbeat and celebratory and, as we try not to repeat the songs each year, it’s a harder task than it sounds. We loved the fact Matt and Victoria spotted the links while they were presenting this year.
On the note 😉 we will leave you all and wish you a marvellous March.
Love from the Wedding Awards Admin Team x