A Complete List Of Wedding Planning Freebies For Your Big Day

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Everyone loves to get something for free especially when planning a wedding since weddings cost a lot of money. To help you start planning we created an outline of all the free wedding planning freebies you can get and where to get them.

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Brides Often Ask

How can I get discounts for a wedding?

  • Search for wedding coupons
    There are many online sites that offer to share discount codes for a variety of retailers. Sometimes you will get a percentage off your purchase while other times you will get free shipping or another discount.
  • Sign up for newsletters from retailers
    Many retailers will send out coupons and discounts via email newsletter so sign up and check your inbox.
  • Follow blogs who link to discounts
    There are wedding bloggers who just spend time to find the best discounts and savings available so take advantage of their searching and start saving.
  • Compare prices online
    Just because you find the perfect item does not mean you need to buy it right away. Take a moment and search online to see if there are better options available. By comparing prices you will feel confident that you are paying the best price.
  • Work with your vendors
    Many times vendors will be able to help get you a discount because they have the opportunity to purchase in bulk and at wholesale prices. Before you go ahead and order or purchase anything for the wedding check to make sure that your vendor does not already have available the item you want or if they can help you purchase one for a better price.

Free Stuff For Pre-Wedding Festivities

Gearing up for the big day can be fun with many pre-wedding festivities including bridal showers, engagement parties, and bachelorette parties just to name a few. There are tons of free templates, printables, and goodies you can get but you have to know where to look.

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Engagement Party Freebies

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There are wonderful invitation printables and downloads available to help celebrate your engagement party along with fun engagement party games and banners you can print for free. Several outlets have printables available but one good to place is Pinterest since you can see everything in one spot.

Bridal Shower Freebies

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If the idea of gathering all the important women in your life before your wedding sounds fun you will want to make sure a bridal shower is on your list of pre-wedding festivities. Many times bridal showers celebrations offer a chance for games and all of these templates can be found for free online and printed.

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Free Stuff for Bachelorette Party

#3

Perhaps the most festive pre-wedding celebration is the bachelorette party or weekend. If you are looking for some free stuff for your bachelorette party check out great printables and downloads for things like a scavenger hunt, music playlist, and more.

Bachelor Party Freebies

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Just like the bachelorette party, you will be able to find a wide variety of freebies for a bachelor party. Free online invitations, bachelor party games, and more.

Free Wedding Stationery Samples

Wedding stationery is crucial to a wedding so before order, make sure that the invitations are exactly what you want. Many stationery companies will give free wedding stationery samples so you can order and not stress.

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Free Save the Dates

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Before you purchase your save the date cards it’s good to see them in real life and not just on a computer screen. Many online wedding stationery companies will offer a free sample card so you can feel confident about ordering. If you are thinking about sending a digital save the date card you have endless possibilities for online sources for free save the date templates.

Wedding stationery is a large investment and a big-budget item. You should take a moment to review our wedding checklist so that you know exactly when to order and send out the different parts of your wedding stationery.

Free Wedding Invitations

#2

Wedding invitations are a major part of the wedding planning process, so it should reflect your style and wedding theme. There are ways to receive free wedding invitations so you can feel the cardstock, texture, size, and formatting. There are a large number of free wedding invitation templates online and then you have the ability to print them yourself or have them printed. If you want to work with an online company to print the invitations you can order a free sample card first and in many cases, you can order several samples.

Free Thank You Cards

#3

Don’t forget to thank all of your guests for attending your wedding and for all of the gifts you received. One way to gain free thank you cards is to purchase your entire wedding suite with one company and many will offer either free or discounted thank you cards to go along with your order. If you are looking for a template for your wedding thank you cards you can source that online and download them for free.

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Free Wedding Program Templates

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Creating a wedding program for your wedding ceremony takes some special attention to detail so it is best to start with a free wedding program template. There are different program templates for all different types of weddings including religious ceremonies, same-sex ceremonies, traditional and modern ceremonies.

Free Wedding Fonts

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One online search for wedding fonts and you can find a large number of sources. Let’s face it the simple computer fonts won’t do when it comes to your wedding stationery so start sourcing some fonts. There are dozens of online programs that will allow you to access free fonts that range from fancy script to modern type.

Free Wedding Planning Freebies

Wedding planning is a large task to take on so to help you stay on track there are lots of free wedding planning freebies you can find. From budgeting tools to checklist to timeline sheets you won’t believe how many wedding planning freebies you can get.

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Free Wedding Budget Tools

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The budget for a wedding is one of the first and most important topics you will have to tackle. Free wedding budget tools can be found both online with wedding sites, in paper form in templates you can download, and even in free apps for your smartphone. Track spending, pay invoices, and stay on top of your wedding budget can all be done online now and there are several free options available.

Bridal Subscription Boxes

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Subscribing to a subscription box such as Miss To Mrs Box is a great way to get several samples and items at once. So while it’s not technically free, you do get over $100 of stuff in each box for only $35. We love the Miss To Mrs Box because you don’t get sample size items you actually get full-size wedding planning goodies which help to celebrate your wedding journey and wedding day!

Free Wedding Planner Books

#3

Wedding planning is a large process so it is not surprising that there are wedding planner books that can help you. Many online outlets offer free downloadable planning guides and templates. If you head to your local bookstore, check out the wedding magazine section as many wedding magazines will often include a giveaway and it’s popular for it to be a small planner.

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Free Wedding Checklists

#4

You don’t have to pay a lot for a wedding checklist in fact you don’t have to pay at all for one. There are many online sources that offer free wedding planning checklists that can help you go from engaged to married. Since there are so many free wedding checklists available you should do your research and make sure you find one that fits your wedding planning timeline.

Wedding Registry Freebies

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Today couples have endless possibilities where they can register for their wedding so with that come to some great wedding planning freebies. Almost all wedding registries are free to use but some actually give you some freebies on top of the gifts you receive from your guests. If this idea gets you super excited checkout Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Crate & Barrel, Macy’s, and Kohls who all offer freebies when certain items on your registry are purchased. If it is very popular for wedding registry outlets to offer a freebie item when you spend a certain amount of money on other items in your registry.

Wedding Reception Freebies

Receptions are the celebration part of the big day and there are lots of wedding planning freebies that can help your day be totally special and unique.

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Wedding Seating Chart Tools

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Creating a wedding seating chart is important not just for the organization but will help to create a good flow for your wedding guests. You can use online templates, apps on your smartphone, or printables to help draft your seating chart. Once you have a seating chart you can then figure out a fun way to display it at your wedding. A few wedding seating chart trends we are loving are oversized printed charts, creative maps, and posters, and rustic displays.

Free Wedding Hashtag Generators

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While a wedding hashtag is not necessary, it can be a fun touch and make searching for images easy. Many couples will create a hashtag that is unique to them and their big day and either is a play on words, their last names, or location. The hashtag will allow everyone to search and view social media posts about the big day. If you are having trouble finding the perfect wedding hashtag there are several online options available that will help you and give you several suggestions based on your answers to a few questions.

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Free Wedding Menu Samples

#3

Wedding menus are a fun item to plan and a yummy one. If you are looking for some ideas for what to serve or just looking for printable and free menus you will find what you are looking for with a simple online search.

Many stationery companies offer menu printing and you might be able to get major discounts by ordering in bulk with your other wedding stationery while you often can get your venue or catering company to produce a wedding menu for display for free. Many free wedding menu templates are available online so all you have to do is plug in the information about your wedding and go.

Useful Wedding Freebies By Mail

Besides wedding subscription boxes like Miss To Mrs Box, you can also get some useful wedding freebies by mail. Many times if you sign up for a service online you will get something free sent to you as a thank you. Coupons, complimentary items and buy one get one, and other offers often are sent via mail.

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Free Wedding Magazines And Catalogs

Yes, the majority of wedding information is online but it is nice to have something in hand to look at. If you want to get some free wedding magazines you can start by looking at your local bookstore since many local magazines are given away for free to promote local businesses. If you visit any bridal store they often will give away free wedding magazines and of course you can visit your local library who will have a healthy amount of magazines as well.

Many print publications will offer a free trial period so you can sign up and receive a magazine or two and then cancel before the trial period is over. Most shopping can be done online but there are still some retailers who offer print catalogs. Retailers are happy to send you a free catalog of their items all you have to do is call or email.

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How To Find Freebies For Your Wedding

  • Search Pinterest
    Endless results can be found on Pinterest about free wedding items, discounts, and more.
  • Use Google
    This search can help you find trusted resources and articles about how and where to receive the best wedding discounts.
  • Scroll Instagram
    This social media platform can help you find discounts straight from retailers and influencers.
  • Visit The Blogs
    Many bloggers have compiled a list of discounts, coupon codes, and resources to make sure you receive a discount.
  • Sign Up For Newsletters
    When you sign up for a newsletter you will have the best chance at getting discount codes and coupons you can then use at the retailer.
  • Become A Rewards Member
    If a retailer offers a rewards program you should sign up since you can either trade in points for savings or receive a discount.
  • Purchase In Bulk
    If you know you have an item you want several of you might want to price out purchasing the item in bulk. Many retailers will offer either a discount or free shipping if you purchase a large enough quantity.
  • Work With A Professional
    Wedding vendors and wedding planners spend the day in and day out working on weddings so you will have a good chance of receiving a discount if you work through your vendors.

Weddings can cost a lot of money so you probably want to find a few ways to get some wedding planning freebies for free. From free wedding templates to magazines and invitation samples you have the opportunity to find awesome wedding freebies just have to know where to look.

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