The 2014 Bridal Buyer Awards programme will introduce 17 categories, which will provide suppliers and retailers with the opportunity to scoop one of the coveted titles at the big ceremony in September 2014.


The 2014 Awards

The 2014 Retailer Categories

Best Bridal Retailer England
Sponsored by Alexia
Best Bridal Retailer Scotland
Sponsored by Essense Designs
Best Bridal Retailer Wales
Sponsored by Enzoani
Best Bridal Retailer Ireland (south and north)
Sponsored by Mon Cheri
Best Groomswear Retailer
Sponsored by Masterhand
Best New Retailer
Sponsored by Perfect Wedding
Best Retailer Website
Sponsored by Xedo

The 2014 Supplier Categories

Best Bridal Manufacturer
Best GroomswearManufacturer/Supplier
Best Bridesmaid Collection
Sponsored by Wedding Ideas
Wedding Ideas
Best Mother-of-the-Bride Collection
Sponsored by Rainbow Club & Colour Studio
Colour+Studio Rainbow+Club
Best Occasionwear Collection
Best Headdress Colletion Watters
Best Plus-Size Collection

The 2014 Special Categories

Best British Bridalwear Designer
Sponsored by Mark Lesley
Best Student Designer
Sponsored by Eternity
Wedding Dress of the Year

Judging Process


All entries are checked to ensure they meet the category criteria; they are then shortlisted by quality of entry. That’s an important point to remember – a scribbled sheet of paper shoved in an envelope will not impress anyone; it is the actual entries that count. Judges are supplied with a special pack, per award, which includes the shortlisted entries and details of the criteria. Each judge selects six finalists in each category, awarding them from one to six points. They are also required to give a reason for their number one choice in each case. The completed packs are returned to the Awards team where points are added together to arrive at the winner and five finalists per category. The judges work independently of each other and are not informed of the outcome of the judging until the night of the awards when the winners are announced.

Which one would get YOUR vote?

2014: The year that bridal heads for London.

In a few weeks time, entry into the 2014 Bridal Buyer Awards in open. But the finalists in the Wedding Dress of the Year category have already been selected and now face the nation’s brides-to-be.

Take a good long look at these five fabulous gowns. They are best-sellers from the collections of the finalists in the 2013 Bridal Buyer Awards, Best Bridal Manufacturer category, and now go through as contenders for the 2014 Awards Wedding Dress of the Year title. These gowns will be on display at the London Bridal Show, 6-8 April, and they will feature on the website of the National Wedding Show, where consumers will cast their votes. Place your bets….

For contact information:

Alfred Angelo
Amanda Wyatt
Benjamin Roberts
Mori Lee

The Awards Night

The Bridal Buyer Awards, a long-established highlight of the bridal calendar, will take place in Harrogate at the Harrogate Exhibition Centre on Monday 8th September 2014, during The Harrogate Bridal Show.

The glittering blacktie dinner and awards ceremony will be attended by more than 600 guests representing all sectors of the bridal industry.


For ticket enquiries, contact Georgia Pick on +44 (0)1423 770120.



The Bridal Buyer Awards, a long-established highlight on the bridal calendar, will take place in Harrogate at the Harrogate Exhibition Centre on Monday 8 September 2014.

For ticket enquiries, please click here to email Georgia Pick or phone on +44 (0)1423 770120.

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