About The Awards

The Hampshire Wedding Supplier Awards and The Dorset Wedding Supplier Awards 2018

Businesses in either county can register for the awards at any time and start their application.

Applications can be submitted from 11th May 2018

Entries must be submitted by 24th August 2018
Finalists are announced by 12th October 2018

The Dorset Wedding Supplier Awards ceremony date is Saturday 3rd November 2018 at The Hilton Hotel, Bournemouth.

The Hampshire Wedding Supplier Award ceremony date is Saturday 10th November 2018 at The Hilton at Ageas, Southampton.

The Organisers, South Coast Events, are very passionate about the wedding industry. Supporting local businesses and helping them to get recognition within their chosen fields is something they feel particularly enthusiastic about and The Dorset Wedding Supplier Award is definitely a highlight in the events calendar, with the new addition of The Hampshire Wedding Supplier Awards in 2016.

Whilst national wedding awards are brilliant for businesses, many wedding companies cater for just their local area so gaining recognition within the county will raise their profile among their target market and be the name on everyone’s lips when planning their weddings.

This is also a great opportunity to acknowledge all of the amazing people that work within the Dorset and Hampshire wedding community and show our gratitude on behalf of the thousands of couples that have had the pleasure of working closely with them.

When creating the awards, it was important to ensure they were accessible to all those that are eligible to enter and have a fair judging process. This has been achieved by the awards not being based on votes but instead using a blind judging process by impartial industry professionals.

Why Enter The Wedding Supplier Awards?

We want to provide recognition to those companies that have led from the front when it comes to things like customer service, product or service offering and generally going over and above as standard. As these awards are NOT judged by voting, it’s not a popularity contest. Each applicant is judged on merit alone, so you and brides and grooms will know that a win is representative of the skill and dedication of the businesses themselves.

There is a £24 (incl VAT) entry fee to enter per category. If you are chosen as a finalist, you will also automatically be entered into ‘Overall High Score’, ‘Peer’s Choice’ and ‘Contribution to the Wedding Industry’ awards for no additional charge.

All entrants will be eligible for the People’s Choice award, the ONLY vote based award and completely separate and in addition to the other categories that companies enter.

The categories available to enter are:

  • Bridal Wear
  • Cake Maker
  • Caterer
  • Entertainment (non musical)
  • Entertainment Musical – DJ
  • Entertainment Musical – Live
  • Florist
  • Grooms Wear
  • Hair Stylist
  • Makeup
  • Marquee
  • Newcomer
  • Photography
  • Stationery
  • Transportation
  • Venue
  • Venue Stylist
  • Videography
  • Wedding Accessory
  • Wedding Attire
  • Wedding Extra
  • Wedding Planner

Event Planning Dorset

South Coast Events is an event management company, based in Bournemouth, Dorset.