Who is invited to the GALA? Can anyone attend?

Due to space limitations, first preference will be given to nominated providers. Once a provider has reached at least 3 industry nominations (from other industry professionals), they will receive an invitation to register for the gala. On the 10th of November, any remaining unclaimed seat allocations will be made public for other vendors/providers to purchase who want to attend and BE INSPIRED!

How do I register to attend the gala?

You can register for the GALA online on the link below.
RSVP

Once a provider has reached at least 3 industry nominations (from other industry professionals and / or former clients), they will receive an invitation to enter the awards and be given first seat preference to attend the gala. On the 10th of November, any remaining unclaimed seat allocations will be made public for other vendors/providers to purchase who want to attend and BE INSPIRED!

Can I nominate myself?

YES YOU CAN! But only ONCE

How many times can I nominate a provider?

You can only nominate ONCE per category. Any additional nominations from your ip address / email will be discarded.

Who can nominate a provider?

To give weight / substance to the nomination, only former clients/brides can nominate a provider. Nominators will be contacted at random for verification.

How are the finalists chosen?

Upon nomination, providers will be contacted and invited to ‘enter’ the awards.Providers will be asked to provide the below basic information in order for the nomination to be approved/finalised:

  • Company profile
  • 2 Wedding testimonials from couples in the last 24 months
  • 2 Endorsements from industry professionals
  • Social Media profile info (BOTH Instagram & Facebook)
  • Entry fee is your gala dinner ticket - $75USD early bird (this will automatically convert into their Gala Dinner ticket - nominees will not be expected to pay an additional fee) - finalists HAVE TO BE PRESENT for the gala dinner except diaspora categories.

The top 3 or 4 providers with the most number of nominations in their category are the Awards finalists to be invited for the finals.

How is a nomination verified?

  • When the provider accepts the nomination
  • When the provider provides the required basic information including industry and client endorsements (2 of each)

 

Can a finalist withdraw from the competition Only at the nomination stage (BEFORE accepting the nomination) Once a nomination has been accepted and published, it cannot be withdrawn.

Can I bring my plus 1?

YES! For the Gala plus 1s are permitted to come.