From fabulous venues to beautiful dresses, incredible jewellery to dream honeymoons, The UK Wedding Awards 2018 will identify and reward those key companies – from individuals and independents to high street favourites and designer brands – who help make the journey from just-engaged to married couples as fun and magical as possible.
From shoes to hairpieces, these brands deliver great ranges and offer the perfect finishing touches that take the bride's look to the next level.
Best Bridal Accessories
This category celebrates independent bridal stores of all sizes across the UK, whether they have one perfectly formed shop or several outlets, offering excellent customer service and outstanding products.
Best Bridal Boutique
These brands provide beautiful bridal and wedding party pieces, from engagement and wedding rings to necklaces and bracelets, to make the bride and her bridesmaids look and feel extra special.
Best Bridal Jewellery
Calling all bridesmaid, mother-of-the-bride or groomswear brands! If you are a ready-to-wear or bespoke tailoring service (in-store or online), we are looking for a brand that offers style, choice and amazing customer service to the supporting wedding party.
Bridal Party Attire
This designer or manufacturer will offer the very best in design, incredible innovation, and an impeccable finish. They will make the bride feel her very best knowing she is wearing the Wedding Dress Of The Year.
Wedding Dress Of The Year
We are looking for a retailer (in-store or online) that offers couples a fabulous range of gifts and incredible customer service. If you offer a wide range of options, from household options to honeymoon vouchers, you could be this year's winner.
Best Gift List
No bride is complete without her trusted hairdresser and make-up artist. This individual or brand are with the bride at the exciting moments before her big day begins and they help the bride look and feel her very best.
Best Bridal Beauty (Hair and Make Up)
Entertainment can make the wedding day one to remember, so whether you can pull a rabbit out of a hat or do the best Elvis impersonation in the UK, we want to see acts that keep wedding guests amazed.
Best Non-Musical Wedding Entertainment
Quirky or cool, traditional or tiered, elegant or unconventional – this category is dedicated to creative cake designers who produce exquisite flavours and impressive designs that complement a stylish wedding.
Best Wedding Cake Company
Food is a key element of a wedding, so whether you cater for a three-course dinner, or are a cool pop-up food stall, you could be this category's winner.
Best Wedding Caterer
From confetti and thoughtful favours to giant L.O.V.E. letters, these finishing touches make the wedding day truly special.
Best Wedding Day Finishing touches
From buttonholes to the bride’s bouquet, these inventive florists specialise in adding creativity, colour and beauty to the wedding day.
Best Wedding Florist
Whether you accompany the bride walking down the aisle with a memorable quartet, or you're the DJ who starts the evening festivites, we are looking for a standout performance that has the wedding party singing their praises!
Best Wedding Musical Act
With an amazing eye, style, skill and exceptional service, this category seeks to identify the UK's very best wedding photographer.
Best Wedding Photographer
A wedding planner is there with the bride and groom at the most important stages of planning the wedding, and the stylist brings the soon-to-be married couple's vision to reality.
Best Wedding Planner/Stylist
From the all-important save the dates right through to those essential thank you cards, this brand or individual creates stunning wedding stationery that sets the tone for the entire celebration.
Best Wedding Stationery
Transport is not just a vehicle that turns up to take you from A to B on your wedding day. This company will offer a reliable service with exciting choices of vehicles with impeccable cleanliness.
Best Wedding Transport
These locations are either standalone barns or venues featuring on-site barns available for wedding celebrations, with excellent service and a fabulous aesthetic, inside and out.
Best Barn Wedding Venue
These locations are standalone castles or venues available for wedding celebrations, with excellent service and a fabulous aesthetic, inside and out.
Best Castle Wedding Venue
These venues are located in cities and offer excellent service and a fabulous aesthetic, inside and out.
Best City Wedding Venue
These venues are located on the coast and offer excellent service and a fabulous aesthetic, inside and out.
Best Coastal Wedding Venue
These venues are located in the countryside and offer excellent service and a fabulous aesthetic, inside and out.
Best Country Wedding Venue
These historic venues offer excellent service and a fabulous aesthetic, inside and out.
Best Historic Wedding Venue
From marquees to teepees, your venue is a pop-up sensation offering excellent service and a fabulous aesthetic, inside and out.
Best Pop-Up Wedding Venue
These stately homes offer excellent service and a fabulous aesthetic, inside and out.
Best Stately Home Wedding Venue
If you require help at any stage of your application or you are not sure of what category to enter, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.