N O M I N A T I O N / E N T R Y   P R O C E S S   ::

You may nominate wedding suppliers from throughout New Zealand, across over 20 different categories.

In 2021 we have changed the NOMINATION / ENTRY process to make it easier for businesses. Once a business has been confirmed as having been nominated (and if the nominated business accepts the nomination and elects to enter the awards process), they can ENTER.

The closing date for the ALL 2021 ENTRIES is Sunday, 18th July 9:00pm {NZ time}.

For example, Photographers, Florists, venues etc. Anyone can nominate any wedding supplier(s), seek nomination from another wedding industry peer, or if you don’t wish to wait for someone else to nominate your fabulous business – you can nominate yourself!


OPEN         Friday, January 1st 2021 9:00am {NZ TIME}
CLOSE        Friday, 2nd July 2021 9:00pm {NZ TIME}

O F F I C I A L   E N T R Y   P R O C E S S   ::

HOW DO WE ENTER OUR BUSINESS INTO THE AWARDS? You must first be NOMINATED to get through the first gate of the awards process. Once your nomination has been received, you will be sent an email inviting you to officially enter the awards. The entry will be an online process, or alternatively, you can print the form, complete and post in.


  • If you decide to SUBMIT an ENTRY following your nomination, there is an entry fee of $55.00NZD* (*NZD=New Zealand Dollars) per category. This covers administration costs related to the processing of each category entry. A entrant once NOMINATED can only ENTER a maximum of 3 categories* (*including the People’s Choice category);
  • ALL finalists MUST be present at the awards dinner for the winning announcement in their respective category. If a FINALIST is not present at the awards evening and WINS in their category, they will automatically forfeit* their award (*unless a special dispensation has been granted by WIANZ organisers). Tickets to the Wedding Industry Awards Gala will only be available online via www.weddingindustryawards.nz** Tickets will be available via our official website. NO DOOR SALES WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THIS EVENT.**


OPEN           Friday, 1st January 2021 9:00am {NZ TIME}
CLOSE          Monday, August 2nd 2021, 9:00pm {NZ TIME}