How It Works


Learn about the voting process and category nominations


The Brides Choice Awards are conducted yearly in each Region, across over Thirty (30) Wedding Regions of Australia.

  • Adelaide
  • Albury Wodonga & Riverina
  • Ballarat and Bendigo
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Capricorn Coast – Rockhampton
  • Central Coast
  • Central West
  • Fraser Coast & Wide Bay
  • Gippsland & Phillip Island
  • Geelong & Ocean Road
  • Gold Coast
  • Hunter Valley & Newcastle
  • Illawarra & Southern Highlands
  • Mid North Coast
  • Mornington Bayside
  • North Queensland
  • Northern Beaches & North Shore
  • Northern Territory
  • Perth
  • Shoalhaven & South Coast
  • South West Coast
  • Southern Queensland Country
  • St George & Shire
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Tasmania
  • Tropical North Queensland
  • Western Sydney
  • Western Melbourne
  • Whitsundays & Mackay
  • Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges


When do Nominations Open?
Newlywed Couples who have been married over the past twelve (12) month period are eligible to vote are targeted through FaceBook Marketing seeking their support to vote for the TOP5 Wedding Suppliers.

Regional Wedding Businesses will be advised by email of the pending Brides Choice Awards for their region one (1) week before voting is launched to contact their Newlywed Couples to ask them to support them in the Brides Choice Awards. Also, some businesses will be Tagged from the region on FaceBook. This is especially important in regions where majority of wedding couples come from outside the region, in other words Destination Weddings.

When do Nominations Close?
The Brides Choice Awards will announce when Nominations close for a specific region. Nominations will be accepted up until the Nominations closing date. The Voting period is two (2) weeks ONLY to reduce the opportunity for businesses to stack votes.

Who can Vote?
Only Newlywed Couples that have been married during the voting period (normally the past twelve months)

They need to identify:

  • The Partners Names
  • Date of the Wedding
  • Email Address
  • Wedding Reception Venue

Is there Validation of Nominations / Votes?
Only where there is an exception / extraordinary tally of Votes for a business that is outside the MEAN NUMBER of votes for a business in that Category. If it is perceived to be an overstated number of votes the Business is disqualified from participating.


What is the Judging Process?
Newlywed Couples vote for their TOP5 Wedding Suppliers that they believed went beyond the call of duty, professionalism, value for money, excellent customer service including and exceeded their expectations in the delivery of their services to the Couples Wedding Day.

Newlywed Couples are restricted to voting once and were locked out once their vote was cast.

Points were allocated to their voting rank as follows:

TOP5 Point allocation are descending in order:

  • First Choice: – 5 Points
  • Second Choice:  – 4 Points
  • Third Choice: – 3 Points
  • Fourth Choice: – 2 Points
  • Fifth Choice: – 1 Point


The Judging of Brides Choice is undertaken by independent arbitrators to ensure fairness and regularity. All votes are collated and sorted into Wedding Business Categories. If a business is not known, they are researched to ensure that they are from the region of the Brides Choice Awards being undertaken.


What are the Wedding Business Categories?
Depending on the Region, Wedding Business Categories will vary, you would not have Surf Clubs in Central West NSW for instance.

There are over Fifty-Five (55) Typical Categories:

  • Accommodation
  • Bridal Accessories
  • Day Spa
  • Beauty Therapists & treatments
  • Bridal Hair Stylist
  • Bridal MakeUp Artist
  • Bridal Gown Alterations
  • Bridal Gown Couture’
  • Bridal Gown Designer
  • Bridesmaids & Formalwear
  • Men’s Formalwear
  • Buck’s & Hen’s
  • Wedding Cakes
  • Caravan, Cart and Bar
  • Wedding Caterer
  • Marriage Celebrant
  • Chapel, Church & Ceremony Location
  • Dance Studio
  • Decorator & Stylist
  • Event Hire
  • DJ
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • Live Entertainment
  • Florist
  • Jewellery
  • PhotoBooth
  • Wedding Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Pop Up Weddings
  • Transport
  • Wedding Planner
  • Wedding Coordinator Venue
  • Wedding Services
  • Wedding Stationery
  • Wedding Venue – Boutique Hotel
  • Wedding Venue – 4 – 4.5 Star Hotel
  • Wedding Venue – 5 Star Hotel
  • Wedding Venue – Resort Hotel
  • Wedding Venue – Beach
  • Wedding Venue – Boutique
  • Wedding Venue – Unique
  • Wedding Venue – Community hall
  • Wedding Venue – Country Club
  • Wedding Venue – DIY
  • Wedding Venue – ECO
  • Wedding Venue – Farm & Country
  • Wedding Venue – Function centre
  • Wedding Venue – Garden
  • Wedding Venue – Golf Club
  • Wedding Venue – Historic
  • Wedding Venue – Licenced Club
  • Wedding Venue – Restaurant
  • Wedding Venue – Surf Club
  • Wedding Venue – Waterfront
  • Wedding Venue – Boutique Winery
  • Wedding Venue – Historic Winery
  • Wedding Venue – Large Winery


How are Finalists Selected?
Finalists are selected based on the number of nominations and points allocated that they receive in their specific Category. Each business must realise a minimum of 20 Votes.

Finalist Wedding Business (those that receive a minimum of 20 points will be notified of their selection by Brides Choice Awards by Email, Posted and on the Region’s, Our Wedding FaceBook Page (see below)  and the Wedding Business will be Tagged through the Region’s Our Wedding FaceBook Page.

Finalists will receive an Invitation via email to the Brides Choice Awards Gala Presentation Evening.

When are Finalists announced?
The Finalists of each category will be announced 2 – 4 weeks after close of voting.

Finalist businesses will be notified of their Finalist Nomination by Brides Choice Awards by Email, Posted on the Region’s Our Wedding FaceBook Page (see below) and the Wedding Business will be Tagged through the Region’s Our Wedding FaceBook Page.

Finalists will receive an Invitation to the Brides Choice Awards Gala Presentation Evening, a Finalist Logo Roundel, and General Information about the prestigious Brides Choice Awards Gala Presentation Evening

What are the Regional Our Wedding FaceBook Pages?


What is the National Brides Choice Awards FaceBook and Instagram Pages?


When are Winners Announced?

The WINNERS are announced at the prestigious Brides Choice Awards Gala Presentation Evening attended by Local Regional Wedding Businesspeople, Sponsors and Dignitaries. Tickets are available to Finalists, Finalist Staff, Family Members and Sponsors.


Are only Winners announced?

Winners for each Category specific to the Region, as some Regions do not have all Categories!

There is also Highly Commended.

In some Categories there maybe numerous Finalists:

  • Where there are 10 Plus Finalists there maybe a TOP5
  • Where there are 20 Plus Finalists there maybe a TOP10

Categories such as: Bridal Hair Stylists, Bridal MakeUp Artists, Marriage Celebrants, Wedding Cakes, Decorator & Stylists, Florists and Wedding Photographers can have more the 10 Finalists.

There is an overall WINNER who receives the Best of the Best – Brides Choice Awards, the Wedding Business that realises the most vote in any given Wedding Business Category

There will be awarded TOP 10, TOP 5, Highly Commended and WINNER where practical.

The business with the Highest VOTE.

Requires a minimum of 6 Finalists or voting points total same for businesses in same category.

Requires a minimum of 10 Finalists per category.

Requires a minimum of 20 Finalists per category.



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