Press Release

Sustainable Wedding Awards to Recognise and Reward Conscious Businesses in the UK Wedding Industry

Oct 16, 2023

We’re thrilled to announce the Sustainable Wedding Awards are back!

The awards recognise and reward businesses in the wedding industry for their dedication to sustainability.

We applaud the efforts and impact of businesses in achieving a balance between people, profit, and planet. Championing those making progress on their sustainability journey and encourage others to follow suit.

As part of the awards, we will highlight the innovative ideas, stories, and best practices demonstrated by businesses and individuals, hoping to inspire other businesses to take action.

“We’re delighted to be hosting the Sustainable Wedding Awards for a second year. Everyday we witness firsthand the positive impact businesses are having, not only on their operations and supply chain but also on their couples and wedding guests – all contributing to the shift towards a more sustainable wedding industry. These businesses need to be celebrated and recognised for their actions.” Michelle Miles, Sustainable Wedding Alliance

We invite businesses from all areas of the industry to apply. Finalists and Winners will be recognised at our in person, Award Ceremony on Thursday 1st February.

There are eight categories for businesses to enter that reflect the sustainable practices across the industry:

  • Net Zero Leader
  • Sustainable Supply Chain
  • Food Waste Prevention Champion
  • Best Sustainable Swap
  • Sustainable by Design Award
  • Sustainable Change Maker
  • Sustainable Start Up Award
  • Building Biodiversity Award

In addition to the categories listed, the Judges will have the option of awarding a Judge’s Choice Award – A wild card award solely chosen by the Judges to a non-category winner whose business impressed the Judges so much that they felt recognition is deserved.

The awards are open to anyone in the UK, working in the wedding industry that has been in business for a minimum of 12 months and have a publicly available Sustainability/Environmental Policy, statement or declaration. All entrants must meet the minimum eligibility criteria listed on the website. Applications entry will be assessed against the general award criteria in the category specific criteria (listed under each of the categories listed on the website).

The judges joining the panel for the first Sustainable Wedding Awards represent both the wedding industry and the world of sustainability. Using the award criteria, the judges will independently score each shortlisted application.

Judging panel includes: Russ Avery – Avery & Brown, Adam Bastock -Small99, Katherine Ann Byam – Where Ideas Launch, Hannah Cox – Betternotstop & The Better Business Network, Abena Fairweather – Legacy Events, Jen Gale – Sustainable(ish), Gwenda Jeffs – Green Union, Lynsey Penny – Hospitality and Food Service, WRAP, Georgina Wilson-Powell – Author

For more information, please visit Sustainable Wedding Awards.


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