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Australian Bridal Industry Academy

Address: By Appointment Ashmore QLD 4214
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http://www.abia.com.au

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Australian Bridal Industry Academy : Protecting the bridal customer and promoting the bridal supplier.

What Does ABIA Do?

The Australian Bridal Industry Academy was founded in 1997 to protect the bridal customer and promote the bridal supplier. To achieve these outcomes ABIA established four operating divisions:

ABIA Archives - ABIA Awards - ABIA Accreditation - ABIA Advertising

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Testimonials

Please note that the following testimonials are collected, supplied and maintained by Australian Bridal Industry Academy.

Kristen & Ryan , Australia
"ABIA helped me plan the perfect wedding day..." "ABIA was my bible when planning our wedding for the 9th April 2010. We used ABIA to find almost every supplier as we were one of the first of our friends to get married. It was incredibly helpful as we knew we were getting 'the best' when booking suppliers recommended by ABIA. As it turns out, all of the suppliers we selected based on their connection with ABIA were perfect, making our wedding day the most incredible day of our lives. It was our fairy tale come true. I certainly let the suppliers and every bride to be I know that I got the details from ABIA! Thank you!" said Kristen.
Holly & George , Australia
"Using ABIA Winners made us feel confident..." "When planning our wedding the ABIA website was a good place to start as it provided us with a list of all the wedding suppliers in Australia who had been recognised and recommended by other newlyweds. It really helped us save time... which we did not have much of. It was also funny when we had chosen some suppliers like Studio Zanetti, Bizzaro and L'Bridal through friend's recommendations only to find after booking that they were No 1 ABIA winners! It really made us feel confident that we had chosen people that were loved by others to join us on our special day" said Holly.
Alyssa & Konrad , Australia
"We found the best in the industry on the ABIA website" Konrad had always told Alyssa that he would not propose on a special occasion, so when he told her he had a surprise planned for their one year anniversary, she was not expecting his proposal! "I was whisked away to Sydney airport where our private helicopter was waiting to take us on a romantic sunset flight over Sydney Harbour. As I was enjoying the sights I realised that the helicopter was hovering over Sydney Harbour Bridge and in my heart I knew that was the moment that Konrad would propose! To make the proposal even more romantic, Konrad gave me a gorgeous engagement ring that he designed himself" said Alyssa.
Renee & Mark , Australia
"I learnt about ABIA the hard way" Renee and Mark were married in October 2008 on the lovely golf course at Monash Country Club on Sydney's northern beaches. It turned out to be the most amazing day of Renee's life, however a wedding isn't a wedding without a few hick ups along the way. Especially when she found out 2 weeks before her big day that the company that she had booked to do the hair and makeup for the bridal party had closed down. "In my eyes it was the worst thing that could have happened" said Renee.
Nathan & Elissa , Australia
"ABIA helped us plan our wedding day!" Nathan proposed to Elissa over Christmas in 2007 whilst holidaying in Coffs Harbour. When they arrived he took her for a romantic stroll along the beach, where he proposed with a gorgeous ring. Following the proposal Nathan and Elissa were both really excited about planning their big day. Initially, they went and purchased some bridal magazines and were feeling quite overwhelmed as planning a wedding was something new to both of them. They did a lot of research and came across ABIA.
Anna & Scott , Australia
"ABIA Awards increased my confidence!" Anna Singleton and Scott Murphy were married on the 19th of September 2009. The ceremony was at the beautiful St Andrew's Church at Lutwyche, chosen because the bride's grandparents were married there almost 80 years ago. Photos were taken at Kangaroo Point, where Scott had proposed 18 months earlier. Afterwards, the reception was held Oxley's on the River at Auchenflower. This was a superb venue with beautiful views, exceptional food and outstanding service. "Our wedding had an elephant theme and in lieu of gifts we asked our guests to donate to our favourite charity, Elephant Nature Park, a sanctuary for rescued elephants in Thailand, where we'd volunteered in 2007. We had a wonderful night and then spent two weeks honeymooning in Borneo, enjoying the beautiful beaches and amazing orangutans!" said Anna.

Offices

By Appointment, Adelaide CBD SA 5000
By Appointment, Gold Coast QLD 4217
By Appointment, Melbourne CBD VIC 3000
By Appointment, Canberra CBD ACT 2600
By Appointment, Perth CBD WA 6000

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ABIA Archives? The ABIA Archives are essentially a database of information about the 5,000 Australian wedding suppliers we receive feedback about each year. We collect the opinions of approximately 6,000 brides annually, and use it to determine who the best suppliers are in each wedding category. From this we are able to hold the ABIA Awards ceremonies in each state and to recognise those wedding designers who have achieved excellence. The system of collecting bridal feedback is of the utmost importance to ABIA because as well as the Awards it forms the foundation for the ABIA Accreditation system. This system has been set in place to ensure high quality service amongst bridal suppliers and to provide brides with an easy means of determining who the quality businesses are via the ABIA Accreditation logos. Both the ABIA Awards & Accreditation logos provide the bridal industry with a means of recognising the highest rated wedding suppliers as determined by brides. We provide future brides with information on who the highest rated wedding suppliers are in each state via the ABIA Advertising division. Via ABIA Advertising we are able to provide ABIA Suppliers with cost effective advertising initiatives to help them grow and improve their business. How Do We Protect the Bridal Customer & Promote the Bridal Supplier? We make it easy to distinguish high quality suppliers Willing suppliers can be inducted into a 3 year Accreditation Program, with 4 levels of Accreditation based on qualification criteria. The whole system is based on bridal feedback and businesses cannot progress to higher levels of Accreditation unless the service they provide is of a very high quality and standard. The standards are not determined by ABIA but by the only people who are really qualified to report on them - the brides and grooms. The ABIA Accreditation Logos are our way of showing the bridal customer the businesses that we know have provided quality service in the past. That is not to say that businesses who do not display the ABIA Accreditation Logos are not high quality businesses, we may not know anything about those businesses, but we do know about the ones who do display the ABIA Logo. With the multitude of wedding supplier services available we aim to make the selection process a little simpler and a lot safer so that you can relax and enjoy what should be an enjoyable and exciting planning process leading up to the Big Day. We put ourselves out there By advertising in over 20 bridal magazine titles around the country, we are working to ensure brides are aware of ABIA as a planning resource. Our new online ABIA Directory will make it easier for future brides to determine the best wedding suppliers in each category - with detailed information about Accreditation Level, Bridal Rating and Awards Status over the last 5 years. All Bridal Suppliers are invited to be listed, and rated, in the ABIA Directory. If your business is not listed then you can inform us by filling in the Supplier Registration Form. All Brides are invited to vote for their wedding suppliers. If you want to vote for your suppliers you can get the process started by filling in the Nominate Suppliers Form. We will soon be found at wedding expos in each state providing us with the opportunity to meet future brides and educate them about the ABIA Brand on a much more personal level. We also plan to hold business seminars around the country to educate wedding suppliers on how to increase the promotion of their wedding products & services through more efficient, effective and economical marketing programs.