Unfortunately, The Wedding Industry Awards didn’t bring us success as were beaten finalists. I can see that the best ‘traditional’ company won and I guess that for an awards ceremony that is in it’s infancy, it would be a huge gamble to pick a ‘different’ type of wedding video company.
The evening was hosted by the amazing and gorgeous Mythe Barn which was picturesque in the wintery night.
There was no formal sit down meal, which was surprising for the price of entry and tickets, but vol-au ventes and a small glass of champagne were had on arrival.
We met up with some good friends there including Christian Fletcher and Bridal Hair Specialists and stood at the back to watch the awards. There were some great deserved winners of the night and a few surprising results, but overall, we wish them luck in the big event in London this month.
In all, it was a decent night which maybe could have been a bit more about the suppliers instead of maybe making a bit of money for the organisers. I suppose that this is the way of the world and TWIA have to treat it like a business like any other.
We were sad to not pick up an award but not too disappointed, as we didn’t didn’t think that the awards would greatly improve our prestige or sway our potential customers to using us. If I was to like to see one thing from the awards next time, it would be transparency of the final vote of which is a bit of a mystery.
On the plus side, we have had our comments and testimonials back from the awards (which were confidential during voting).
Thank you to the bride and grooms that voted for us and we wish you all a very Happy New Year!