How are the Awards Determined?

 

The Annual Bridal Industry Awards (The ABIA’s) are determined by the only entity qualified to evaluate a wedding business
- The Past Bride & Groom.

The purpose of the ABIA Awards

Each year, ABIA administer a series of State Awards which enables progressive, prolific and proficient wedding businesses to be publicly recognised for their efforts in designing and delivering the brides dream of the perfect day.

Determining the Finalists & Winners of the ABIA

The process of determining who are the best wedding businesses in each State is facilitated via a sophisticated online ratings system which requests past brides & grooms to evaluate each of their wedding businesses from a maximum of 100 points based on
ABIA’s four (4) Pillars of Perfection:

Quality of Product | Quality of Service | Value for Money | Attitude of Staff
Each bride provides a rating out of 100 points in each of the above criterions.
The ratings  provided by each bride/groom are accumulated to determine the overall performance of each vendor in each of 36
different wedding categories. Two additional criterions are then added to the overall brides rating, being a weighted index for the number of
brides/grooms who have rated each business and a weighted index for the number of times each individual business has been selected by the brides/grooms as the most outstanding business of all the businesses who provided a product or service for their wedding.

The chart below gives a visual outline when all criterions are combined to determine the winners and finalists.
The Ledger below this chart displays
the meaning behind each column in the chart.

Example of Ratings Process

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
ABIA Rank Example Category Nominees Bridal Votes Bridal Stars Product Rating Service Rating Value Rating Staff Rating Bridal Rate Vote Index Star Index Awards Rate Award Status
1st Reception Centre Nominee 1 23 10 99.43 99.04 99.09 99.35 99.23 100 100 99.74 Winner
2nd Reception Centre Nominee 2 19 10 98.11 97.84 97.32 98.11 97.85 100 100 99.28 Finalist
3rd Reception Centre Nominee 3 23 15 97.40 97.74 96.49 97.90 97.38 100 100 99.13 Finalist
4th Reception Centre Nominee 4 14 7 99.57 99.64 98.71 99.64 99.39 100 97 98.80 Finalist
5th Reception Centre Nominee 5 21 7 99.48 99.62 98.67 99.48 99.31 100 97 98.77 Finalist
6th Reception Centre Nominee 6 43 8 97.47 97.35 96.37 97.26 97.11 100 98 98.37 Finalist
7th Reception Centre Nominee 7 20 7 97.75 97.40 97.00 96.55 97.18 100 97 98.06 Finalist
8th Reception Centre Nominee 8 15 6 97.93 97.87 97.93 96.67 97.60 100 96 97.87 Finalist
9th Reception Centre Nominee 9 18 5 97.72 97.83 97.89 97.94 97.85 100 95 97.62 Finalist
10th Reception Centre Nominee 10 18 2 98.56 99.00 99.44 98.50 98.88 100 92 96.96 Finalist
11th Reception Centre Nominee 11 16 3 98.06 97.06 96.81 92.69 96.16 100 93 96.39 Finalist
12th Reception Centre Nominee 12 14 2 94.93 96.79 95.00 95.93 95.66 100 92 95.89 Finalist
13th Reception Centre Nominee 13 29 3 94.03 93.34 93.66 95.59 94.16 100 93 95.72 Finalist
14th Reception Centre Nominee 14 8 1 96.50 96.50 94.50 96.75 96.06 98 91 95.02 Finalist

Ratings Process Ledger:
0: Award Ranking
1: Wedding Category
2: Nominated Business
3: Number of brides who voted for this business
4: Number of brides who nominated this business as the most outstanding of all the business’s who supplied a service to the wedding.
5: Rating provided by all brides for supplier’s quality of product
6: Rating provided by all brides for supplier’s quality of service
7: Rating provided by all brides for supplier’s value for money
8: Rating provided by all brides for supplier’s attitude of staff
9: Bridal Rate = The average rating provided by all brides for product, service,value & staff
10: The weighted index applied by ABIA to the number of brides who have voted for this vendor in this category.
11: The weighted index applied to the number of brides who have nominated the supplier as the most outstanding of all suppliers who serviced this wedding
12: Awards Rate = the average of Column 9 + 10 + 11 = Awards Rate
13: ABIA Awards Status.

Ratings Process Reach
Over 120,000 weddings take place each year in Australia and approximately 35,000 of these are registered with ABIA by wedding vendors who desire their past brides & grooms to evaluate their overall performance. The business who has achieved the highest ABIA Rating in their category is declared the State Winner.

Who can enter?
The ABIA awards are open to all wedding businesses to invite their past brides & grooms to evaluate their performance. This can be done by registering the business with the Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA)  http://www.abia.com.au/suppliers/add-a-supplier/

Security & Privacy
NB: ABIA has put in place a number of security and privacy measures which identifies unscrupulous businesses who attempt to compromise the rating system, like any industry; there are the good the bad and the ugly.

Please address any inquiries or queries to vote@abia.com.au