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The Bridal Buyer Awards 2018: How to Enter

Find out now how you can enter to the bridal industry’s most prestigious awards - The Bridal Buyer Awards 2018

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Enter the 2018 Bridal Buyer Awards now!
Enter the 2018 Bridal Buyer Awards now!

Who wouldn’t want to party with the best of the bridal industry? A heady mixture of dinner, drinking, dancing and of course, celebration, The Bridal Buyer Awards 2018 is set to be the most dazzling awards event to date.

Don’t miss out on this spectacular event and get your entry ready – after all, you have to be in it to win it.

The list of categories this year are as follows:

Retailer Categories

  • Bridalwear Retailer of the Year – England
  • Bridalwear Retailer of the Year – Ireland
  • Bridalwear Retailer of the Year – Wales
  • Bridalwear Retailer of the Year – Scotland
  • New Bridalwear Retailer of the Year
  • Best Men’s Formalwear Retailer
  • Long Standing Retailer of the Year
  • Best Retailer Customer Service
  • Retailer Website of the Year
  • Best In-Store Design

Supplier Categories

  • Bridalwear Manufacturer of the Year
  • Best Bridesmaid Collection
  • Best Mother of the Bride Collection
  • Best Plus Size Collection
  • Best Headdress Collection
  • Best Supplier Customer Service

Special Categories

  • Student Designer of the Year
  • Wedding Dress of the Year
  • British Bridalwear Designer of the Year

Once you’ve decided which categories suit you, head over to the Bridal Buyer Awards website where you’ll find an overview of the entry process.

Take the time to think about what you’re going to write, what your strengths are and what makes you stand out from the crowd.

You’ll need to make an account on the website if you haven’t already, and answer questions for each category you want to enter. Don’t rush – you can save your work as you go along so you don’t have to complete each entry in one sitting.

There’s no limit for how many categories you can enter – however, we recommend focusing on a strong entry for one or two categories. Quality over quantity!

If you’re wondering how to create a winning entry, one of the judges from The Bridal Buyer Awards 2017 reveals all.

The winners will be announced on 10th September 2018, during the Harrogate Bridal Show. The black-tie event attracts more than 600 guests from across the bridal industry – making it an excellent networking event, as well as a great party!

The Judging Process

Meet the judges from The Bridal Buyer Awards 2018 here, and read up on the steps your entry will go through.

Step 1: Answer all the questions on your form and submit it.

Step 2: Your entry will be checked by an independent team to ensure it meets all of the criteria. Secret shopper checks can be used at random to ensure all the information submitted is correct.

Step 3: Providing your entry passes stages one and two, it will then be reviewed by our category judges. All judging is carried out independently and confidentially via an online portal. Judges will review and select up to six finalists within their category. Entries are awarded between one and six points and judges must offer detailed reasoning for their top three choices.

Step 4: Once all judges have completed reviewing the entries, scores across all of the categories are collated – resulting in a set of finalists in each category!

Step 5: Finalists will be notified by email and the winners will be announced at the Bridal Buyer Awards ceremony – taking place on the 10th September in Harrogate.


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