N O M I N A T I O N / E N T R Y   P R O C E S S   ::  NOMINATIONS CLOSED 01.05.23

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

In 2023 the NOMINATION / ENTRY process is that much 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 2023 ENTRIES is yet to be confirmed.

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!

2023 – NOMINATIONS & ENTRIES – 2023 NOMINATIONS OPENED November 1st 2022 :

OPEN                                        November 1st 2022
CLOSE                                       MONDAY, May 1st 2023, 9:00 PM, NZT* (*New Zealand Time)
NOMINEES ADVISED             MONDAY, May 22nd 2023* (*we have received over 900 nominations as at closing date of NOMINATIONS. As such, we’ll be rolling out                                                           emails from MONDAY, May 22nd 2023 with a view to having ALL nominee businesses advised by FRIDAY, May 26th 2023).


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           November 1st 2022
CLOSE          MONDAY, June 19th 2023 9:00pm NZT