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Entry for the 2014 Awards is now open!

The Wedding Industry Experts, 2014 Awards recognize popular wedding professionals at a local, state, national and international level.  No judging panel.  Supporters vote for their favorites in 87 categories including Most Popular Photographer, Most Popular Venue, etc.   

Each year the Wedding Industry Experts Awards attract a vast array of world class wedding professionals and related businesses of all sizes, from across the globe. 
We are now the largest international popularity competition for Wedding Professionals in each field of the industry.  

Those of you who participated in previous years will see lots of changes this year.  We listened to your feedback and implemented a number of things to make the system better.

Why enter?
Entering will send a clear message to your staff, clients and peers that you are proud of your service.  Past winners have reported that the publicity and confidence they received from participating, helped them take their businesses to a higher level.

Winners & finalists receive bragging rights, a free seal for their website and the marketing and PR advantages that come with winning. They also have the opportunity to purchase certificates and crystal awards.

The entry fee is $25 per category.
 With the introduction of the new awards infrastructure we have had to add an entrance fee. 


Award Dates

  • Entry is now open. First listed - first ranked.
  • Voting starts at 9am EST on May 1st, 2014
  • Voting concludes at 12pm EST May 31st 2014
  • Winners will be officially announced on June 15th, 2014

How it works

1. Enter by creating an Awards Account (Right side of this page)
Once entered, an account will be automatically created for you. You will need to check your email to activate the account.  Once activated you can enter your vote page information, and pay your entrance fee. If you are first to enter in your city and category, you will be ranked first on the vote page. When voting commences entrants will be ranked in order of most votes to least number of votes. Vote tallies will not be shown..

2. Voting commences May 1st at 9am EST and finishes May 31st at 12pm EST. 
We will send a few emails to remind you when voting starts.  Anyone can vote.   Voting is limited to one vote for an entrant, per email address and location.   Let your past clients, peers, friends and family know that you have entered the awards and would appreciate their vote to secure the title of Most Popular ~ in your location.

3. Official results will be released on June 15th, 2014. 
Results will be emailed to participants, and posted on this site.  Winners and finalists will receive a free seal and will have an opportunity to order crystal awards, certificates and other PR  and marketing items which can be used to promote your business.

Click here to see who has entered in a category and / or location.

“The winner takes it all. As a wedding professional the best accolades you can get are when you have won an award of some description. It gives your potential clients confidence in you and your abilities. You can never have too many awards.”
Kylie Carlson Director of The Wedding and Event Institute

“Receiving an award is an honor that immediately gives you credibility and recognition in a sea of others. It's an acknowledgement of all the hard efforts and the continual strive for excellence in the work we create.”
Ceci Johnson - Ceci New York

“Who says winning isn't everything? The Wedding Industry Awards are a stellar example of why it IS,
especially when the recognition comes from those who appreciate and support your brand of art... and ability to make MAGIC!”

Linnyette Richardson-Hall - The Original Wedding Diva TM

“There is a powerful, unspoken connection between winning an award and being exclusive. Add the words "award winning" before your title and suddenly you go from average to elite in the minds of your potential clients.”
Kathy Dalpar -

“There is nothing more honorable and exciting to win an award for your business. It validates your efforts, your relationship with others and frankly, it's the cherry on top for your hard work. It's comforting to know that people, besides your Mother, think you are special.”
Saundra Hadley - Planning Forever Events