Q: Do I need professional images to create my profile?
A: No! You can register and create your profile with images that you have on hand. We encourage you to create your profile before your wedding and start by telling us about the proposal.
Your profile can always be updated at a later stage, or once you have your professional images.
Q: I have created my profile, but I’m not appearing under my wedding month.
A: Log onto https://www.saweddings.co.za and click on users. Type in your name that you’ve registered with and 1) make sure that you have a profile picture linked to your profile 2) Click on the “page options” tab in the right hand corner and ensure that “I want to enter the Couple of the Year Competition” is ticked. 3) Ensure that your wedding date (including year) is correct.
Q: I cannot load my images
A: There is a 2mb file size limit with uploading images. Please resize your images and re-upload to your profile. Alternatively, ask your photographer to share your web-ready wedding album with you.
Q: I want to link my service providers, but I can’t seem to find them on the backend
A: When you’re on the back-end of your profile, click on “Link a Service” and then on “Can’t find a company” and fill in the form. We will then assist you from there.
Q: My votes are incorrect / not reflecting
A: Please allow 24 – 48hrs for your votes to reflect. If after the allocated time, your votes are still not reflecting, please feel free to contact us.
Q: Can my overseas family vote? If so, how?
A: Definitely! We have two voting options and both allows overseas guests to vote. Click HERE to find out more about the SnapScan and Bulk Voting Options.
Q: How do I make the most out of my profile?
A: Be sure to share your profile on all your social platforms and encourage your friends and family to share as well. You can share your profile using the buttons directly beneath your voting instruction on your profile or sharing the URL of your page.
Make sure your service providers are linked and ask them to share your profile with their followers. Your profile is a fantastic showcase of their work, so ultimately it benefits them as well.
Q: Who do I compete against? Is it based on month?
A: Going forward, our Couple of the Year competition is not based on the month you were married in. All brides compete against each other and our finalists are decided based on OVERALL vote count.
Q: When does voting open and close?
A: Voting starts on 01 November and closes on 30 April at midnight each year. This ensures all brides have a fair opportunity to get their votes in!
Q: How many finalists are there?
A: There are 10 finalists.
Q: Will I need my wedding attire for the final event?
A: You will be required to get into wedding attire. If your dress/suit is no longer available, you are free to hire a new one for the event. This will not affect your chances of winning at all.
Q: What happens at the final event?
A: At the event our finalists will be introduced to the live audience and those joining via livestreaming one couple at a time. Our MC will have a quick chat with you on stage and the overall winning couple will go ahead to do their First Dance and prompt the starting of the after party!
Q: How many winners are announced?
A: All of our finalists are treated as winners. If you make it this far, there is a full weekend of fun along with gifts and new friendships.
At the final event, 3 winners will be announced in the form of Couple of the Year, First Runner Up and Second Runner Up.
Q: How are the winners decided on?
A: Our audience at the event along with those joining via live streaming will have the opportunity to vote for the couple they feel is most deserving of the title. The voting mechanism will be announced in the week leading up to the event to ensure everyone participating is ready for voting to begin.
In the event of a tie, our MC will cast the deciding vote based on his/her experience with the couple over the course of the Couple of the Year weekend.
If you have any questions which were not covered in the above, please feel free to contact Dan via email on email@example.com
To vote, scan the QR code visible on each bride page. You will need to use the SnapScan app available for your mobile device.
R1.00 = One Vote
You can set the amount you would like to vote using the dropdown menu and selecting your value. A new code will then be generated.
Please make sure that you are using the QR code on the correct bride’s profile as votes cannot be transferred.
There are three bulk voting packages available directly through us.
Send your proof of payment with the Couple VOTE ID as reference to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Acc No: 62814477172
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ
Reference: Couple VOTE ID
Contact Danielle at email@example.com for more information on the bulk voting packages