The Wedding Industry Awards 2016 – Regional Shortlists Announced

05 Nov 2015

Excitement reached fever pitch this week as the Wedding Industry Awards regional shortlists were announced.

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Based on average voter scores and feedback from customers from the past 12 months, the 2016 awards saw 24,500 votes cast for 1,225 entrants. Of these, 930 independent companies made the shortlist selection and now wait to see who will be crowned the regional winner in each of seven regions across England.

 “We are absolutely thrilled that the Wedding Industry Awards are so incredibly well regarded by not only wedding professionals but also by brides and grooms,” says Wedding Industry Awards founder Damian Bailey. “Only those who’ve recently married can vote in the awards, so the wedding suppliers who’ve made the shortlists really are delivering exceptional service in an industry that absolutely demands the best.”

Regional winners will be announced at a series of events held across the country throughout November, beginning with the North West on Monday 9th and finishing on 25th November in the South West.  All of the regional winners will then go through to the national finals and these coveted awards will be presented at a ceremony in London on 14th January.

“Our regional events have become really popular as not only do we celebrate our regional winners, but they also provide a great ending to a very busy wedding season while giving likeminded professionals the opportunity to network and let their hair down,” says Damian. “We’re proud that we’re able to encourage both established and start-up businesses and these regional events are testament to the unwavering hard work that goes on around the country.”

If the excited buzz in the wedding world is anything to go by, the Wedding Industry Awards 2016 are set to be the best yet.

You can find details of the shortlists here.


Bride is the official media partner of the Wedding Industry Awards. You can find all this year’s winners in our joint publication All you need… is love and these award-winning suppliers available for £1.25 at Buyamag.


Look out in all our regional Bride magazines for coverage of TWIA regional and national events. Available at

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