It’s finally September and you know what that means, don’t you? Not only are we bidding the hot summer farewell, but we are welcoming in a fresh new season full of wedding inspiration! For those of you who have been following along with Wedding Collective for a while, you might also know that September is the month that we announce some of the best wedding vendors in New Mexico. We call this the Wedding Collective Elite Awards!

Last month, we released a blog post giving you the run-down on how to vote for your favorite vendors. If you are anything like me, you’re doing everything at the last minute, so hop on over to that blog post to vote before it closes today at 11:59 PM. Your vendors and your community are counting on your input (because you’re the best).

In the past, we have hosted a night full of fun where we show our appreciation for our vendors and present their awards in person, but this year, things are going to be a little different. This is no surprise considering 2020 is the actual CEO of “different” – but hey, different isn’t always a bad thing! To shake things up a bit and keep the evening safe + socially distanced, we’re hosting our first-ever virtual award ceremony on Facebook Live. This event is free and open to the entire community to watch – simply head over to this Facebook event and RSVP ahead of time so that you don’t miss out!


FOR THE VIEWERS: Grab your Quarantine Bubble or Social Squad and gather round. Families, staff, and spouses are welcome to join in the fun. Watch parties with your Quarantine Pod are highly encouraged!

FOR THE WINNERS: Elite Award winners receive bragging rights, digital badges, recognition through Wedding Collective the magazine, and social media highlights.


The event is happening on Facebook LIVE on Wednesday, September 17, 2020 5:00pm

When the party starts, jump on the Facebook Live that will be posted to the page on the day of the event to see who reigns ELITE in their category and cheer your wedding community on!

What to wear? Dress in your Quarantine Best … pants required, of course.


Best Wedding Coordinator

Best Hairstylist or Salon

Best Spa or Place to Relax

Best Place to Order Wedding Cake

Best Catering or Restaurant 

Best Place to Have a Bachelorette Party

Best Place to Have a Rehearsal Dinner

Best Place to Have a Reception

Best Location to Have a Ceremony

Best Wedding Officiant

Best Transportation Company

Best Pre-Marital Education

Best Rental Company

Best Floral Designer

Best Bridal Gown Shop

Best Men’s Formalwear Shop

Best Hotel for Guest Accommodations

Best Place to Order Invitations 

Best Disc Jockey

Best Ceremony Musician and/or Company

Best Local Band

Best Photographer

Best Videographer

Best Photo Booth Rental

Best Gift Registry

Best Unique Wedding Service 

A winner will be selected for each category based on your engaged couples’ votes when voting closes September 1, 2020.

As always, we look forward to hearing your thoughts about your wedding community and we can’t wait for you to follow along as we celebrate local experts and their amazing talent! See you on the 17th for all of the stay-at-home fun, but in the meantime, GO VOTE.

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