LUXlife is excited to announce the launch of the Global Wedding Awards 2024! We have now been proud hosts of this prestigious award for eight consecutive years, and we look forward to shining a light once again on the top service providers making the Wedding industry what it is today.
After facing a challenging period during the pandemic, the global Wedding sector has gone from strength to strength in recent years, bouncing back much more quickly than many experts had anticipated. The industry is projected to reach a value of over $410 billion by 2030, thanks to a variety of factors such as product innovations, growing market competition, regulatory changes, and evolving consumer demands.
Now more than ever couples are looking for different and inventive ways to express themselves through their marriage ceremonies. Key trends like destination weddings, unique guest experiences, and custom or personalised packages are influential in shaping the overall Wedding industry. In this highly saturated market, it is important for vendors to keep up with the changing needs of clients in order to remain competitive and carve out a niche for themselves to expand their business.
The figures show that engaged couples are increasingly relying on vendors to execute their wedding plans and bring their ideas to life on their special day. Fifty percent of all weddings are now organised via professional wedding planners, and couples are hiring an average of over ten vendors for the event. While catering services leads in terms of overall market share, the photography segment is expected to experience the most growth across the Wedding industry over the next decade. A recent study by The Knot Worldwide revealed photographers to be the most popular vendor internationally, being hired by eighty-five percent of couples surveyed. There is growing demand for everything from caterers and bar staff, speciality venues, photographers, videographers, and entertainment – to bridal boutiques, hair and makeup artists, jewellers, and honeymoon packages.
LUXlife will bring all of these various sectors together under the umbrella of the Global Wedding Awards 2024. Our experienced research and judging team will utilise all publicly available sources to determine those most deserving of recognition in this years’ programme. While we do accept and encourage external nominations, we don’t operate as a popularity contest; only those who have demonstrated exceptional customer service, business growth, and innovation in their field will go on to be successful.
Winners in the Global Wedding Awards 2024 can expect to receive a marketing toolkit, completely free of charge, to assist them in promoting their award. For those looking to truly capitalise on the marketing benefits of being an award winner, LUXlife also offers a range of commercial packages to take advantage of. We provide a plethora of options including editorial coverage in the Global Wedding Awards supplement, dedicated articles on the LUXlife website, e-newsletter inclusions, digital items such as personalised badge logos, as well as trophies. Regardless of budget level, we have a variety of ways for our winners to effectively celebrate their success!
To submit a nomination for the Global Wedding Awards 2024, please click ‘Vote Now’ and follow the instructions provided. The team at LUXlife wish the best of luck to all of this years’ nominees!