Weddings can be very expensive events for a bride and groom and/or their families. With all the cost that can add up so quickly a bride and groom will need to set a budget and adhere to it, so they are not paying for their wedding for the next 20 years. One area of the wedding budget that many may not even consider, but does affect the bottom line is purchasing bridal guides, catalogs, and magazines. There is no need to waste precious wedding funds on guides and catalogs you may likely be able to obtain for free. It is true the internet is accessible to most and a great tool, but when you are looking for inspiration or appreciate having things tangible in hand magazines and catalogs are the way to go.
Obtaining free wedding print resources is not as hard as you think. You can pick-up or request free wedding magazines from a variety of places. If you have a wedding coordinator, they may have access to some publications or will know where to tell you to find some in your local area. They will know magazines/catalogs will have the resources you are more than likely looking for, and where the most savings can be found.
Other places to obtain free bridal print information is from local bridal boutiques. Publishers provide many bride-centered stores with the free resources you will need, in a way to woo you to their service. Also you may have some luck obtaining a few free bridal issues by writing or calling a magazine to request a free issue. Also, if you attend a bridal expo or other wedding vendor events they will likely have free wedding materials on-hand to provide future brides. Keep in mind that when you request materials from magazines and catalogs they may arrive with inserts and coupons for discounts or other free services, so don’t miss those opportunities.
Below you will find some websites to contact and request free bridal catalogs on a wide range of topics that are of interest to the perspective bride for:
Invitations and Wedding Accessories
- The American Wedding will provide you with a free catalog full of perspective wedding invitation designs to fit any wedding style.
- Now-and-forever.com puts a modern and contemporary spin on your wedding “paper” needs of any kind
- http://info.easiest.com/sre/jeanm/catalogrequestform.cfmontact Jean M at
For Favors and Bridal Party Gifts
- Oriental Trading Company Wedding Catalog
- Things Remembered Catalog
- For Wedding Attire
- J. Crew
- Maggie Sottero
- Wedding Decoration and More
- Exclusively Weddings
- Marilyn’s Keepsakes
Use these and other free bridal resources to help cut cost on planning the wedding of your dreams.