First Chance

If you are planning your 2020 wedding, you will no doubt be in the throes of budgeting right now. Weddings are an expensive business with lots to consider, which is why we love to help.

Each year, we give away £1,000 to a couple getting married, which could easily help with the finishing touches to make your big day extra special.

Previous winners have spent the cash on dresses, flowers, rings, the reception and even a honeymoon – and if you’re getting married next year, you could do the same. If you’re getting married between April and December of next year, you can enter this competition to win a grand towards your big day.

The £1,000 can be spent either as a whole or in denominations of four £250 cheques, used at any Voice wedding retailer, on anything you want towards your big day.

All you need to do to put yourself in with a chance of winning is send us the story of your romance, and why you think you deserve to win.

Any couple can enter, so long as their big day falls between April 1 and December 31 2020, and the prize will go to the couple whose story we like best! Of course, terms and conditions do apply, and you can find these below.

All entries for this need to be in by January 16, 2020, by 5pm at the latest. You can email yours to or post it to Voice, Newsquest, Cardiff Road, Newport, NP20 3QN. You can also enter online at

Terms and conditions for the £1,000 wedding competition. The closing date for entries is January 16, 2020, at 5pm. The £1,000 prize will be distributed in cheque form and made payable directly to a Voice wedding retailer. A Voice wedding retailer is an advertiser who has advertised within the September 2019, October 2019, November 2019, December 2019 or January 2020 edition of the magazine.

This amount can be paid in up to four cheques to make a total of £1,000. The winner can choose to spend the £1,000 however they choose towards their wedding or civil partnership – outfits, cake, hen night, venue, etc. There is no cash alternative, and the prize will not be given directly to the winning couple.

All cheques will be made payable to the wedding retailer, who must supply us with an invoice prior to the cheque being presented. The winner will be decided by the Voice team, and the Editor’s decision is final.

We may ask the winner to take part in future articles regarding the competition which will appear in Voice and the magazine’s sister titles. The winner will be announced in the February 2020 edition of Voice. All prize money must be paid out by October 1, 2020.

Second Chance

Voice have teamed up with the wonderful team at The Lysaght Institute to offer one happy couple getting married in 2020 the chance to hire this beautiful venue free of charge – which usually costs £700.

All you need to be in with a chance of winning is tell us why you’d like to get married or hold your reception at The Lysaght Institute?

Send your reason along with your contact details to voice@wearevoice by no later than January 16, 2020, at 5pm.

Terms and conditions: This competition is running in partnership with The Lysaght Institute, Newport. The date can only be claimed on a date convenient to the venue and by prior arrangement. There is no cash alternative as the £700 is for room hire for the ballroom for one day only. Contact The Lysaght for full terms and conditions. The venue has the right to amend, alter or withdraw the terms and conditions at any time. Voice Media and Newsquest Media will accept no liability.