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About The weddingsonline Awards

weddingsonline is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 weddingsonline awards. The weddingsonline awards were set up to recognise excellence within the wedding sector and to reward those businesses that stand out from the crowd.

We understand that 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone and we also know the importance of great marketing that will help cement wedding businesses into the future, so there will be a few changes from previous years to reflect the new world we live in.

The weddingsonline awards provides businesses with:

  • Increased credibility to couples and more reasons for them to choose you
  • A huge amount of additional marketing as part of a 6 month awards campaign
  • Social media shout outs

An opportunity to look at your own business and to ask yourself the question, “if I was getting married, would I choose my own business?”

The timeline of the awards can be viewed here

You do not have to be a client of weddingsonline to enter the awards, this is an industry wide competition and open to all.

There is a very clear scoring mechanism for the independent judges to adhere to that help them to choose winners in each category.

We always set the judges the challenge of “Who would they book if they were getting married?”, based on the submissions / website / social media and reviews.

Once businesses made the shortlist (based on a public vote), the awards were then scored in the following way:

  • 70% based on your online submission
  • 10% based on your website and social media
  • 20% based on your online reviews over the last 24 months

We have found over the past 12 years of running the weddingsonline awards that businesses that embrace the awards and use their nomination, shortlisting and winning the award to contribute to a positive marketing experience, can really push on to new heights.

Please let us know if you would like a marketing consultation with one of our team, we would be thrilled to help you make the best of your success.

 

Best of luck!

What winning the award meant for suppliers

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I’m just getting back to emails today, I am still in shock after winning my award! And will be on a high for a long time, believe you me. I had a brilliant night there, it was so well organised, the food was gorgeous and the music unreal. –
Brian Roche, Baker Boy Cakes, Cake Designer of the Year 2020

Still coming to terms with this, our second award of the year. I am hugely grateful for everything. Thanks to the whole weddingsonline team, especially my account manager Rory McDonald who was the very first industry professional I spoke to about advertising over 10 years ago. I’ve been with weddingsonline from day 1 and some of the seminars they have put on over the years have been where I picked up invaluable information helping me grow through the formative years. Onwards and upwards, the hardwork continues.
Ronan Quinn – Amare Stories, Wedding Videographer of the Year 2020

You have no idea how thrilled and shocked I am. Still in total disbelief and completely elated. THANK YOU SO MUCH to you and the team at Weddingsonline. I don’t think anyone will ever know what this means to me. 
Laura, Laura Colgan Music, Overall Supplier of the Year 2020

I just wanted to write to say thank you very much for giving Fernhill the opportunity to win best country house hotel in Ireland at the weddingsonline awards. My brother is on honeymoon and my wife and I had a baby last week so we were not able to go but we were celebrating back in West Cork! The win also had a great reaction locally with about 1,000 likes and comments from 165 different people on our instagram and facebook pages. Thank you again. It is very inspiring and we have lots of plans to improve for next year
Michael O’Neill – Fernhill House Hotel, Country House Venue of the Year 2020

‘I honestly found that being a finalist alone really helped with getting my brand out there and customers have said to me that they take comfort from the fact that I’m a registered Supplier of WOL.’
Abi – ​The Bridal Lounge

 
Because I was shortlisted I was asked to do the cover of a bridal magazine… how amazing is that? I’m over the moon thank you so so much!
Aoibheann Walsh G&G Hair and Beauty Therapy

“I’m absolutely thrilled I won the award, Business has just boomed since I joined WOL. You’re a really brilliant bunch and I was so delighted to meet you all and be part of it all! Back to reality today, a thousand emails to get through but with a very big smile on my face
Flannelly Media Design – Wedding stationery by Sarah, Stationery Designer of the Year 2019

“We were delighted to win and it is getting a massive reaction on social media!”
Michael O’Neill – Fernhill House Hotel, Hotel Venue of the Year Munster 2019

“Just to let you know we didn’t realise how prestigious the awards were and our phones have not stopped ringing with bookings since we announced our win. We loved every minute of the awards and we thought it was so well organised and there was a fab atmosphere. We were treated so well and we were genuinely so pleased with the messages of congratulations from other suppliers as well as brides.”
Michelle & Audrey, All About Weddings, Venue Decor & Event Stylist of the Year 2019

“Thank you so much to the judges for selecting Castlemartyr Resort as venue  of the year. It really was totally unexpected. A lesson learnt was always attend, because you just never know….next year we’ll be first to order tickets! The whole team are thrilled. It’s really given everyone a huge lift. Our PR company are working on our exposure after this great win. The Billboard is being planned too…….We had a great night and wished we could do it all again!” – Castlemartyr Resort – Hotel Venue of the Year, Munster and Overall Venue of the Year 2018

“I am just letting you know I have received my lovely trophy and my Certificate. I am delighted. It’s all very exciting!” Wicklow Wedding Celebrant – Wedding Celebrant of the Year 2018 

“Absolutely Brilliant Night! Great support from other suppliers in the industry! Best Awards I have entered, judged on actual work by independent judges. Brides pay attention to the winners of this award, it has been mentioned to me on hair trials” I saw that you won the weddingsonline awards, well done!” – Upstyle Junkie – Hair Stylist of the Year 2018

“Winning the weddingsonline awards has set me apart from other wedding photographers, it has been a great motivator for me in helping me improve my business! There have been more enquiries this year and definitely a bigger level of trust from couples”. – Couple Photography – Photographer of the Year and Overall Supplier of the Year 2018

“Floods of emails since. A few congrats from past/future couples but mostly enquiries. Booked my first 2020 yesterday, deposit and all as a direct result!” – Paudie Walsh, Munster DJ Hire – Winner DJ of the Year 2018

“My work and enquiries are through the roof. I have got the most amazing response for my award. Thanks so much for everything, joining WOL was the best move I made in a long time. Hope all good with you and your amazing team.” – Olivia O’Hanlon, Church Singer of the Year 2018


100 enquiries in just 2 days … 15 weddings booked in just 2 days … Thank You !” – DKPHOTO – Photographer and Overall Supplier of the Year 2017 (3 days after the Awards)

 

 

 

 

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