ABIA Awards Ceremonies

The ABIA Awards are held in each state to acknowledge the highest rated suppliers as determined by brides. ABIA Awards are given across 38 wedding categories for the following achievements:ABIA celebrates the exceptional quality achievement of suppliers in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia with the Annual Bridal Industry Awards by hosting an exciting night to award the top suppliers in each state. These Awards recognise and reward the highest quality suppliers in the bridal industry as voted by brides.

The state’s finest suppliers congregated at an exceptional venue with a delectable meal, drinks and dancing and compete for the title of Queensland’s No 1 wedding supplier!

The nigh begins with an array of capapes, drinks and mingling. The Chairman of the Australian Bridal Industry Academy, Mr. John O’ Meara then addresses the guests and congratulates all the finalists on their ability to design and deliver the brides dream of the perfect day.

The guests proceed to enjoy an evening of anticipation as finalists for each category are narrowed down to the top 10, top 5, top 3 and finally culminated in the announcement of each happy winner.

The night is finished off by a stint on the dance floor!

ABIA Awards 

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The ABIA provide wedding suppliers who have achieved an Award with Certificates, Plaques and Award Logos for use in their printed and online advertising. These Awards are displayed proudly in suppliers shop fronts, offices and on websites and promotional material so that future brides may easily distinguish these Award Winning Suppliers.

The following are some examples of the new ABIA Awards that can be seen in the Marketplace:

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The ABIA has been providing Awards to Bridal Suppliers for the last 13 years. The Awards displayed on this website have been updated and brought into line with the new ABIA Branding. There are however thousands of ABIA Awards displayed in the bridal marketplace that have been designed in line with the time period in which they were won. These Awards carry the ABIA Brand name and are a reflection of the same high quality and standard as the ones displayed on this website.

The National Designer of Dreams Awards

The National Awards are called the Designer of Dreams Awards and are held each year to determine the Top Bridal suppliers in Australia. These Awards began in 2008 and have been designed to elevate the reputation, prestige and consistency of excellence achieved by Australia’s Top Bridal Suppliers, as rated by brides.

In their first year these Awards were determined by taking into consideration a 3 year period of rankings for each individual supplier and in 2009 we raised the bar by increasing the period of rankings to 4 years. Only those suppliers who have been ranked every year over a 4 year period will be eligible to win one of these prestigious Awards.


The Academy has created a unique and invaluable service designed to enhance the reputation of the dedicated wedding supplier by rewarding their passion and professionalism with public recognition of their past work. This service is achieved via information collected from over 50,000 newlyweds. Participating brides supply invaluable information relating to the ‘Quality of Product’, ‘Quality of Service’, ‘Value for Money’ and ‘Attitude of Staff’ of each nominated wedding supplier. The bridal ratings are collated and used to determine who were, in the opinion of the voting brides, the best suppliers of their wedding products and services. These suppliers are then publicly acclaimed at the Annual Bridal Industry Awards, held each year in NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and for the first time this year in Western Australia. Approximately 38 different wedding categories are represented at the Awards from the Jeweller who supplied the engagement and wedding rings to the company who supplied the ‘First Night Honeymoon’ suite.