ABOUT THE AWARDS

The Matrimony Awards (formerly Three Counties Wedding Awards) were founded in 2013 originally as the Herefordshire Wedding Awards. After two succesful years we then included wedding businesses from Gloucestershire & Worcestershire to form the Three Counties Wedding Awards.

This year we have re-launched as the Matrimony Awards and have included the county of Shropshire into our ranks.

We like to think that our awards are friendly and inclusive to those businesses who share the same work ethic and value the satisfaction of working alongside like minded businesses.

NOMINATIONS FOR OUR NEXT AWARDS ARE NOW OPEN!

If you are a Wedding Business from any of the 4 counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire and would like to take part in the next awards, please fill in the entry form which is on our drop down tab.

We also have our two special awards:

  • The Dan Marshall Award for Creativity
  • Sweet Beginnings Special Touches Award

These awards are specific to special requirements so please make sure you have read the entry specifications.

 

Our Terms & Conditions can be found on the Important Information section of our website.  Please make sure you have read them carefully before entering our awards.

 

Whatever method you are nominated we ALWAYS email to check that you are happy to take part and WILL NOT place you on the voting form until we've had confirmation from you that you wish to join us.

Nominations are open until 1st December 2018

How it works

You need to submit your entry before your customers can post a review. To be eligible for the Matrimony Magazine Awards you must provide a service from your home or business premises in the areas listed above.  You must supply the wedding industry in one of the categories. You may enter into more than one category if your business offers different services under different names, however they must have separate accounting and separate websites and run independently of one another. You may enter as either a new business OR under one of the trading business categories. Not as a trading business AND a new business. Trading businesses will collect votes from their clients, new businesses are solely judged by the judging panel. Entries may be taken from individual stores or outlets; therefore if your business has two shops and they both enter it is possible that both shops could compete against each other in the final. National Chains will not be permitted to enter. Please ensure you enter under the correct categories; in the case of photographers we will consult the SWPP with regards to the photography categories. Voting may only be carried out by actual consumers not businesses. The awards are 'people’s choice' and votes are counted from only bona fide couples married in the UK within the specified dates will be permitted to place a review. Your customers will be asked to give you a quantitative mark out of 5 for the following:

Service

Quality

Value for Money

Commitment to Wedding

They will then be asked to leave a qualitative feedback comment.

Once you have been notified of your nomination we will then send you a UVC (Unique Voting Code) to send to your cleints to say you have been nominated and to enable them to review your business.

The voting will take place between 27th May and 17th June 2019 (a 4 week period)  and the qualifying period is for weddings held between 1st May 2018 and 30th April 2019.  Finalists will be notified by email on Monday, 1st July 2019.

Scores will then go forward to our judging panel (when they've been chosen for this year) who willl make their decision in October 2019.

Please make sure you have READ the terms & conditions carefully.

categories

Accessories

Bar Hire

Bridal Retailer

Cake Designer

Catering

DJ

Entertainment (non music)

Entertainment

Favours/Candy Buffet

Florist

Hairstylist

Jewelllery Designer

Make-up Artist

Marquee Hire

Menswear

Millinery

Newcomer

Photobooth

Photographer

Stationery

Transport

Transport (Horse-Drawn)

Venue

Venue Decor

Videographer

Wedding Planner