WedBiz Peer Appreciation Awards

The WedBiz Peer Appreciation Awards honor wedding industry professionals whose passion, talent, expertise or products are outstanding examples in their field.
An entrants eligibility for an award is based on votes which come from local wedding industry peers, (individuals who have worked with the same clients as the entrant).

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Award Categories

There are three award categories which recognize individual wedding professionals (Planners, Photographers, DJ's, Venue Managers, Caterers, Florists, Invitation Designers, Cake Designers, Bridal Attire retailers and more), for their performance, customer service, and products.

Explore our different awards and enter below.

Outstanding Service Award

Peer Appreciation Awards


Awarded to wedding professionals from all fields of the industry, who consistently provide outstanding service. Local, wedding industry peers have voted for recipients of this award category because they are masters of their trade who have a strong track record for delighting couples by delivering outstanding service. Click here for more information.

Creative Talent Award

Peer Appreciation Awards


Awarded to individuals who provide a wedding day related service or product that consistently wows their clients. Examples include caterers, cake and invitation designers, photographers, cinematographers, floral designers, bridal attire designers and retailers, jewellery designers, DJ's, musicians, entertainers, and more. Peers have voted for recipients of this category because they have a strong track record for delivering quality services and/or products. Click here for more information.

New Talent Award

WedBiz Peer Appreciation Awards


Recipients of this award are new to the wedding industry. They have less than 3 years experience in their field, but are considered by other local wedding industry professionals, to be highly creative and productive when it comes to delivering their service or product. Their enthusiasum is contagious and they are also considered to be up and coming innovators in their field. Click here for more information.

How it Works

Those individuals in the running for an award, provide a list of their wedding industry peers. Please ask your peers for permission to list them as peer contacts. A member of our team then contacts each one to independantly verify if the peer is eligable to vote, wants to vote, and if they think the entrant meets the award criteria, for the category they have entered.

Step 1

Setup an account and select your award categories. The application fee is $59. This includes a custom certificate for those who qualify.


Step 2

A member of our team will independantly contact your peers to verify that you meet the requirements for the Award category you are applying for - and to ask them if they are willing to vote for you.

Step 3

View the status of your entry by logging into your account.

If you qualify you will receive an award seal & certificate, and the option to order a laser engraved award.


When an individual receives enough votes to qualify for an award, they can download a web ready award seal and a custom PDF Certificate. Laser engraved awards are also available to those who qualify - and can be ordered from our awards store.

When an entrant qualifies for an award, a web ready seal can be downloaded from the members area.
Award Seal ~ JPEG Example
When you qualify for an award, a customised PDF certificate will be available for downloaded from the members area.
The Awards are made of glass and have a darker smoked glass center with a curved brushed silver base. Engraving and shipping takes 2-4 weeks depending on your location.
Laser Engraved Glass Award

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