For those of you that don't already know I have been shortlisted in the 2020 Wedding Industry Awards for the East Midlands Region! I still cannot quite believe this is happening! Amazed and humbled after being nominated by one of my lovely brides, I decided to enter even though I am very new to the industry and was up against some serious competition. (In for a penny and all that...) I see this as a great chance to learn more about the awards, network with other great wedding businesses and receive some genuine feedback about my own little business!
Whats different and great about these awards is that only couples who have actually used your services in the last year can vote and give feedback. It is not a popularity contest about who can get the most votes. This makes it a level playing field for all sizes of wedding business from individual start ups (like me), to well established big companies who do loads of weddings year in year out. This means that these awards have real meaning and are useful to both the entrants and anyone organising a wedding and looking for great wedding suppliers both regionally and nationwide.
I will of course be attending the awards ceremony in November, its a great way to meet and network with other local wedding suppliers and venues and gain insight into this lovely industry I find myself in. I am up against some stiff competition from two other finalists in the cake section, but for me its all about enjoying the evening and taking my little support crew out for a drinks to celebrate making it to the regional finals and to thank them for all their support over the last year!
I will keep you posted with how I get on...