BONS Wedding 2018 FAQ

What are the BONS Wedding Awards?

From cake tastings to dress fittings to venue selections, the wedding planning process can be intimidating! To celebrate the North Shore experts who make wedding dreams a reality, Northshore magazine has an annual “Best of the North Shore” (BONS) Wedding Awards.We have six categories—attire, beauty, details, menu, setting, and the plan—and 40 sub-categories. The results are featured each year in the January/February Wedding + Travel issue!

Who can be nominated?

Any commercial business based on the North Shore of Boston specializing in one of the wedding award categories. Only local businesses or locally owned, independent franchises are eligible for a nomination and award.

How did you pick your nominees?

Our panel of editors and executives select based on research and knowledge of the North Shore wedding industry. People can also write in and request they be added as a nominee. New nominees can be added (pending editorial approval) through September 5, 2017.

Can I suggest a nominee?

Yes, there is a write-in option in the ballot. No nominations will be considered after September 5, 2017. A write-in does not guarantee your nominee will be added to the ballot.

How long is voting open?

Voting begins September 1 and continues through October 15. Only one vote per email address is allowed.

Can I promote my nomination? 

Yes, you may promote your nomination as a BONS Wedding Awards nominee. However, any discounts or special offers in exchange for a vote could result in disqualification. A Nominee Marketing Kit will be available when winners are announced in January.

When will I be notified who won?

Winners will be announced in the 2018 January/February Wedding + Travel issue. There will not be advance winner notification.

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