2019 Categories Awards of Excellence 

 

By their very name The Awards of Excellence  recognize  outstanding work in the industry.  To ensure that commitment,  WIPA insists that these Awards truly recognize Excellence in the industry and that no one receives this award simply because very few submissions were completed. Because of that commitment, each category must have at a minimum of  THREE (3) submissions in the category that the judges deem viable in order for the recognition and the Award to be given. 

ANY CATEGORY THAT DOES NOT MEET THIS QUALIFICATION WILL BE ELIMINATED AND NO AWARD IN THAT CATEGORY WILL BE PRESENTED THIS YEAR. 

 

Wedding Planner of Excellence (Wedding size over  101 )

Wedding Planner of Excellence (Destination Wedding) 

 Wedding Planner of Excellence (Wedding size under 100)

Venue Categories

Boutique Venue of Excellence

Full Service Venue of Excellence

Design Categories

Florist of Excellence

Designer of Excellence

Lighting Designer of Excellence

Linen Provider of Excellence

Rental Company of Excellence

Food and Beverage Categories

Caterer of Excellence

Cake Artist of Excellence

Entertainment & Service Categories

DJ/Entertainer of Excellence

Photographer of Excellence

Film Maker of Excellence

Stationer of Excellence

Hair and Makeup Artist of Excellence

Officiant of Excellence

Clothier of Excellence

Eligibility

The 2019 WIPA Awards of Excellence honors weddings that were held between the dates of January 1 to December 31, 2018. The awards are open to WIPA members only. 

 

Award Criteria for Submissions

Description:

Split into Three Subcategories. Your nomination will fall into one of the subcategories based on your answers to questions within this nomination form.

Budgets

Section 1: Elements Statement

  • Summary of the wedding, including the theme, goals and objectives of the client, number of guests.
  • Include description of couple and their vision
  • Discuss working relationships with the couple: research, meetings, vision boards, etc.
  • Discuss details of the ceremony and reception and whether or not you handled both events
  • Entry will be judged on how well the wedding met the purpose, theme, goals and objectives of the client, and the different, unique or creative qualities which elevated the event to an award-winning level.

 Section 2: Planning and Venue

  • Overall event planning timeline
  • Timeline for the day of the event
  • Explanation of the budget: total, per person, actual spend with your company, spend for other vendors
  • Describe the venue/event site: location, challenges

Section 3: Ceremony

  • Describe the ceremony and how the elements coordinated with/supported/enhanced the wedding
  • Describe the theme of the printed materials, including programs, signage and favors, etc
  • Describe décor used: floral, props, décor, printed materials, etc.
  • Describe any unique support elements: AV, lighting, tent, staging, special effects
  • Describe the entertainment, including any unique aspects that may set this wedding apart from others

Section 4: Reception

  • Describe food and beverage in terms of color, texture, flavor and presentation and how these elements coordinated with/supported/enhanced the wedding
  • Describe the theme of the printed materials, including invitations, programs, signage, escort cards, menu cards, etc
  • Describe décor used: floral, linen, props, décor, printed materials, etc.
  • Describe any unique support elements: AV, lighting, tent, staging, special effects
  • Describe the entertainment, including any unique aspects that may set this wedding apart from others

 Section 5: Collateral

  • Attach up to 10 photos (maximum of 300dpi each)
  • Suggested attachments include: Wow factor, room shots, food displays, tablescapes, print materials, cake, etc.
  • File Requirements All Visual collateral should be in JPG of PNG format.
  • One Page 8.5x11 collages accepted, but not multiple page collages
  • Videos are permissible: title of video and link to Vimeo or YouTube site.