WeddingWise Awards - Best of 2011

Benek Lisefski • January 02, 2012
WeddingWise Awards - Best of 2011 - WeddingWise Articles

Welcome to the second annual WeddingWise Awards!

Since we launched two years ago we’ve accumulated a directory of over 2600 New Zealand wedding vendors from all over the country, collected more than 1100 ratings and reviews from real brides and grooms, and helped thousands of kiwis make smart wedding vendors choices. Over this past year some wedding vendors have stood out as consistently exceptional and we want to recognise them for their efforts.

We’re honoring the best of the best in New Zealand weddings, as chosen by the public and by our editors. We hope this will continue an ongoing tradition of awards for excellence in NZ weddings that will be coveted by vendors in this important and challenging market.

Congratulations to all of the amazing wedding vendors who are honored here today!

2011 Top-rated Wedding Vendors

Top-rated vendorThis is our most prestigious award which is given to the vendors who stood out in their categories for receiving the highest praise from their customers. These are vendors who have the most number of positive official ratings/reviews on WeddingWise. All 2011 VIP members receive this award as well as any other vendors who had an exceptional number of great reviews in 2011. The winners of the Top-rated Vendor 2011 award (in no particular order) are:

2011 People’s Choice Award

People's ChoiceOur People’s choice award is given to the vendors who’s WeddingWise profile pages received the most visitors. Since we get a large majority of traffic from search engines this award is a good indication of which vendor’s products and services are in high-demand or are popular with visitors of this site. The top 10 People’s Choice Award winners for 2011 are (in order of most visits):

2011 Premium Wedding Vendors

Premium vendorThe Premium Vendor award is given to all of the Premium Members in our directory. These vendors have chosen, for a small annual fee, to make their WeddingWise profile pages more visible by coming up first in search results and enhancing their listing pages with extra features like extended text, photos, audio, specials/discounts, and more. The Premium Listings for 2011 are:

2011 Editor’s Choice Award

Editor's ChoiceOur Editor’s Choice Award goes to a small collection of vendors who caught our attention and we wanted to honour, even if they did not receive any other awards this year. These are hand picked by WeddingWise editors for their unique contribution to the NZ wedding industry or for maintaining and exemplary level of customer service. The recipients of the 2011 Editor’s Choice Awards are:

  • Perspectives Photo + Cinema - The recent addition of talented cinematographer Jared Brandon makes this team one to watch.
  • Kumeu Valley Estate - We’ve seen this venue first hand and it lives up to the hype.
  • Paper Magic - We like how all prices and options are clearly presented up front.
  • Zest Kitchen - Friendly advice, great communication, lots of options.
Benek Lisefski
Benek Lisefski
WeddingWise Co-founder and Creative Director

WeddingWise Co-founder and Creative Director; Husband and Father; Web designer; Photography, architecture, and design enthusiast.


  • Annette Simpkins 12 years ago

    Thank you to the team at Wedding Wise.  We appreciate the service you provide to all our potential clients and our current clients. We find the reviews posted on your site give credibility to what we do and we appreciate being once again recognized by your organization for the efforts we make.

    We will continue to promote the use of your site and look forward to many years of working together.

  • Williams Photography & Makeup 12 years ago

    Thank you Benek and the team at Wedding Wise. Great work with the awards, we appreciate the recognition. We’re often referring our clients your way for other recommendations.
    Warren & Katrina Williams

  • Lillybeth 12 years ago

    Wow -thank you, again!  I love being a top-rated vendor on WeddingWise as it’s the cutest website, easy to use and is a fab place to refer my bridal customers as part of my follow up after they’ve used my service.
    Thank you again.

  • Emma - Paperless Wedding 12 years ago

    Thank you so much for your continued support and your fantastic website.  We refer people here from both sides of the ditch as there is no other website like it. I look forward to a fab year in 2012 and you guys being a part of it!

  • Isaac @ Perspectives Photo + Cinema 12 years ago

    Woohoo smile

    Thanks for the awesome resource guys - this is by far the most user friendly of the wedding vendor database style sites.

    Cheers to Benek & the Wedding Wise team for the recognition, we really appreciate it.

    Congrats to everyone on this year’s list - goes to show - having happy clients = the best form of marketing you can do!

    All the best for 2012 smile

  • Corina Snow 12 years ago

    Many thanks for the prestigous award of being selected as being listed as one of the 2011 Top Rated Wedding Vendours. As we have only been a member for a short period of time, it was quite a suprise. We will endevour to provide our clients with a high standard of personal service and commitment. All the best to all the other businesses, for a great 2012.
    X Corina

  • Lou 12 years ago

    We love the Wedding Wise webby!

    Thank you to Wedding Wise for our Award. The team at Diligo Bay love making beautiful wedding invitations and it’s great to know that this is recognized.

    We are very honoured to be awarded alongside such prestigious businesses and wish you all a great 2012!

    Diligo Bay Team xxxx

  • Benek Lisefski 10 years ago

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