Triumph for the Wedding Industry

The past year has been tough for everyone but arguably even more so for the wedding industry. 

With weddings first being cancelled, then limited to 30, then 15, then cancelled again, wedding suppliers throughout the UK have had to deal with stressed, unhappy couples who’s day has had to be re-arranged countless times due to this pandemic.

Many wedding suppliers have had no help from the government and so have had to struggle alone remaining forever positive in an ever-changing situation.

So it’s wonderful to see some great news for local wedding suppliers in our region.

On Sunday 15th November, the annual I Do Wedding Awards happened virtually for the very first time, bringing a much needed air of excitement and hope for the wedding industry. 

The I Do Wedding Awards are an annual event, usually held at Sheffield City Hall, which celebrates local wedding suppliers for all their hard work during the previous year making brides and grooms happy on their wedding day. 

Via the power of technology, The Virtual I Do Wedding Awards went live with Radio DJ Stephanie Hirst presenting the evening’s festivities.

These awards are held in very high regard for engaged couples and wedding suppliers alike as a marker for an excellent quality, trusted supplier.

Suppliers are voted for by past newlyweds who have used them for their own wedding days, so engaged couples looking for these services look to the I Do Wedding Awards for guidance. 

This year one of our own local wedding suppliers beat over 400 other entrants to gain WINNER status. Frank Bird won the award for BEST GROOMSWEAR , a hotly contested category with some top quality finalists. 

It’s an amazing achievement to even get to the finalist stage of the I Do Wedding Awards, so winning an award is just fantastic.

On top of hosting the awards, I Do Magazine chose to support a charity to raise funds for through ticket sales. They chose NHS Charities Together, which supports front-line NHS staff and volunteers dealing with Covid-19 patients.

Through ticket sales alone, the Virtual I Do Wedding Awards raised £665 for charity, with many of the finalists also donating raffle prizes for a charity draw held during the evening.

After the year we’ve all had, this was a fantastic event to bring hope and excitement to the wedding industry, and was truly wonderful to be able to celebrate with all the awards finalists together (virtually of course).