Resources for the Wedding Industry

Looking for a quick link to specific, important information? We’ve compiled a useful list for you here!

Here is your place to find important resources that we believe will help you. We will be continuing to add more links that will help you and your business as time goes on. If you think we’ve missed something and would like to provide us with a link to relevant and important information for other wedding professionals, please do let us know at info@weddingindustryjournal.com or over on our contact page.

This website is not designed to, and should not be construed to, provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion or treatment to you or any other individual, and is not intended as a substitute for medical or professional care and treatment. Always consult a health professional, if needed.

Wedding Sector Latest News & Information

Current Coronavirus Wedding News in the UK by Wedding Industry Journal Contributor Alison Hargreaves of Guides for Brides:
https://www.guidesforbrides.co.uk/wedding-ideas/wedding-news-coronavirus/

Track and Trace App for Wedding Venues by Guides for Brides:
https://www.guidesforbrides.co.uk/business-information/virtual-check-in-and-track-and-trace

#WhatAboutWeddings -Wedding Sector Campaign during Covid-19:
https://whataboutweddings.co.uk/ 

To pass on to your couples planning a Covid-safe wedding:
https://covidsafeweddings.co.uk/

Churches and Registrar Offices

Church of England official website:
https://www.churchofengland.org/

Find a registrar office in the UK:
https://www.gov.uk/register-offices

Scotland – Registrar office’s direct details for each office in Scotland:
https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/files/registration/reglist.pdf

List of the Approved Premises for civil ceremonies and wedding ceremonies:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-marriages-and-partnerships-approved-premises-list

Professional Advice

Citizens Advice UK:
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Citizens Advice Scotland:
https://www.cas.org.uk/

Citizens Advice Wales:
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/wales/

Citizens Information Ireland:
 https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/

Legal Advice:
https://www.acas.org.uk/getting-legal-advice

British Chamber of Commerce:
https://www.britishchambers.org.uk/

Federation of Small Businesses:
https://www.fsb.org.uk/

Associations

National Association of Wedding Professionals:
www.nawp-uk.com

Association of Independent Celebrants:

https://independentcelebrants.com/

Civil Ceremonies Ltd:
http://www.civilceremonies.co.uk/

Incorporated Society of Musicians:
https://www.ism.org/about

Musicians Union:
https://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/

British Florist Association:
https://www.britishfloristassociation.org/

The Guild of Photographers:
https://photoguild.co.uk/

National Association of Disc Jockeys:
https://www.nadj.org.uk/

Association of British Wedding Businesses:
https://www.abwb.org/

UK Alliance of Wedding Planners:
https://www.ukawp.com/

National Hair & Beauty Federation (Hair, Beauty and Barbering):
https://www.nhbf.co.uk/

Guild of Professional Toastmasters:
http://www.guildoftoastmasters.co.uk/

National Association of Toastmasters:
https://natuk.com/

Charities & Personal Support

Mental Health Charity – MIND:
https://www.mind.org.uk/

List of British Charities:
http://www.charitylibrary.co.uk/home
Also:
https://www.charitychoice.co.uk/charities

Samaritans:
https://www.samaritans.org/

Clare’s Law – Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme – 1) You need to go to the police and tell them your concerns. You can do this by going to your local Police Station or by calling the police on 101. Ask them about Clare’s Law or obtaining a ‘domestic violence disclosure’. – Read more about it here; Clare’s Law | Threshold (threshold-das.org.uk)

Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
or visit www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk (access live chat Mon-Fri 3-10pm)

Refuge – For Women & Children against domestic Violence: 

www.refuge.co.uk

National Centre for Domestic Violence against men

www.ncdv.org.uk

ManKind – helping men escape domestic abuse

www.mankind.org.uk

Young Minds – Mental Health for Young People

www.youngminds.org.uk

Stand Against Racism & Inequality

www.sariweb.org.uk

Equality & Human Rights Commission

www.equalityhumanrights.com

Wedding Awards

Receiving an award for your hard work, commitment and your exceptional customer service is always an honour. It can make you stand out to couples looking in a sea of wedding providers, it can give you the boost you needed to keep going and to grow. If you receive testimonials from your clients or peers after the Awards presentations, they can be used as reviews on your website and social media – always good for showing potential bookings more about you from a buyers perspective. And of course, The Gala Presentation Evenings are a great chance to dress up, party and mix with your peers.

We have collaged a list of Wedding Awards across the UK Counties, National, International and Luxury that are open to UK Wedding Professionals and Venues. We are always looking to add any we have missed so do let us know at info@weddingindustryjournal.com

Regional

Herts, Beds, Bucks, Cambs Northants:
https://www.4countiesweddingawards.co.uk/

South West:
http://wedding-awards.co.uk/

Bristol, Somerset and Wiltshire:
https://www.bswweddingawards.co.uk/

North of England:
https://www.northofenglandweddingawards.com/

Essex:
https://www.essexweddingawards.co.uk/

Kent:
https://kentweddingawards.co.uk/

Great Northern:
https://littlewhitebooks.co.uk/awards/

Ireland:
https://www.weddingsonline.ie/awards/

North of Scotland:
https://www.toptierawards.com/

Welsh National:
http://www.welshnationalweddingawards.co.uk/

Midlands Asian:
https://mawawards.co.uk/

Asian Wedding Awards:
http://www.asianweddingexperience.com/the-awards/

Scottish Vow Awards:
https://www.dctevents.com/event/vows-awards/


National – UK Wide

Guides for Brides Customer Service Awards:

https://www.guidesforbrides.co.uk/business-information/guides-for-brides-customer-service-awards

Bridebook:

https://bridebook.co.uk/article/the-bridebook-co-uk-wedding-awards-2019

The Wedding Industry Awards:
https://www.the-wedding-industry-awards.co.uk/enter

British Wedding Awards:
https://www.thebritishweddingawards.com/

The Wedding Business Awards:
 https://www.theweddingbusinessawards.co.uk/

National Wedding Awards:
https://natweddingawards.co.uk/

Welsh, Scottish, English, Northern Ireland, Wales:
http://weloveweddings.info/

Hitched:
https://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-planning/organising-and-planning/the-uk-wedding-awards-2019-winners/


Luxury

Bridelux:
https://bridelux.com/awards/

International

Lux Review:
https://www.lux-review.com/awards/

International Wedding Awards:
https://internationalweddingawards.com/