Free Wedding Stuff!
I'm new to the site, with a wedding in less than 6 months, and I've been reading through tons of posts. I've seen many comments about free items- free wedding planner, free vistaprint sample kit- but I haven't seen anywhere where all of these deals are located in one place! So, if you know of something that you can get for free as a newly engaged bride/groom/couple, please post here and share with all of us!

Here are the sites for the first two that I mentioned:

1800registry.com (when you register, make sure you check the box before you enter the site to get your free wedding planner)
https://secure.vistaprint.com/wedding-sample-kit.aspx

Thanks in advance!!

Married: 07/13/2012
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Hayley C™
Married: 2+ years ago
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Jan 21, 2012 at 3:10 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Vistaprint

Here is a link to have them send you paper samples. The linen is pretty nice.
www.vistaprint.com/wedding-sample-kit.aspx

and sample of rack cards and postcards
(I'm pretty creative in thinking of ideas to use these items in a wedding related way)
www.vistaprint.com/samples-request.aspx?xnav=foot

Rings
They show a price about $299. You choose the one you like and input the code "brides" at the checkout screen, *Ring becomes Free.
It is $25 for shipping and $40 for engraving.
www.jvljewelry.com/Mens-s/21.htm
www.jvljewelry.com/Womens-Tungsten-s/128.htm

visual examples
www.weddingwire.com/wedding-forums/free-mens-rings-at-jvl-is-thus-real/70214fe8344009ce.html

and
www.weddingwire.com/wedding-forums/got-fhs-jvl-ring-yesterday/99aee7d26829c962.html


Married: 08/17/2012
Jan 21, 2012 at 7:03 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
wow, why are the bands free?

Married: 10/13/2012
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Jan 21, 2012 at 7:05 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
They aren't really...it's $25 in shipping and handling EACH. Still pretty cheap. =)

Hayley C™
Married: 2+ years ago
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Jan 22, 2012 at 12:13 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Magazines

Bridal Guide Magazine One Free Subscription
https://www.valuemags.com/freeoffer/freeoffer.asp?offer=bridalguide.asp

Grand Wedding Cakes Magazine $2.99
https://www.grandweddingcakes.com/ordergwc/

Silk Petals

Not Free but a pretty darn good price!
1000 petals for only $4.40 (free shipping)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1000-pcs-Fabric-Silk-Flower-Rose-Petals-Wedding-Party-Decoration-Table-Confetti-/320801162837?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item76c129d22f#ht_2537wt_943


Edited On: Jan 22, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Hayley C™
Married: 2+ years ago
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Jan 22, 2012 at 12:20 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Bachelorette Party Idea

Parties are free (or so I've been told.... been to one but didn't host it)

http://www.surpriseparties.com/hostess/

http://www.passionparties.com/host.html

Married: 06/09/2012
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Jan 22, 2012 at 1:33 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I have gone to two wedding festivals (in SC) and you get TONS of free stuff at them! For example, free magazines, free totes, got a ring cleaner yesterday :), free one-year subscription to Brides magazine (first one showed up at my apartment only 2 weeks after the festival!)...there are also tons of giveaways and prizes...I also got free lunch because there is more food and cake than you can stand! I guess technically it costs $7 to get in, but still!

Married: 07/13/2012
Jan 22, 2012 at 3:26 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Thanks for all the info everyone! Some of that will definitely come in handy.

Amanda
Married: 07/07/2012
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Jan 22, 2012 at 5:22 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Holy cow, how did I not know about JVL Jewelry? I might just have to order FH's ring from there because they have a very similar band to the one he wants and it will save me $400. He's a little untrusting of it, but after going through the forums, I think it sounds legit. Thanks for the help!

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Jan 22, 2012 at 5:25 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
A friend of mine got her husband's band there.

Marie S. (aka Princess Leia)
Married: 10/12/2012
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Jan 22, 2012 at 8:02 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Not necessarily free but I've seen some killer deals on these sites. Groupon in particular has had Photobooth deals for $350

http://www.kgbdeals.com
http://www.groupon.com

Married: 10/05/2012
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Jan 22, 2012 at 8:25 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Thank you for the information Amanda. I am going to check out all of these websites tonight.

Married: 02/18/2012
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Jan 22, 2012 at 8:28 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Where do you get all the information you will ever need about weddings? HAYLEY C. OF COURSE! Hayley, you are definitely a pro, love it!

Married: 05/12/2012
Jan 22, 2012 at 9:33 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
WOW!! FREE RING! :D Rhea did your friends hubbys ring come in good quality how long have they been married? did it turn his finger green? lol

Married: 07/28/2012
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Jan 23, 2012 at 10:50 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I would also like to know how the quality of the ring turned out. It's a great deal!

Hayley C™
Married: 2+ years ago
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Jan 23, 2012 at 11:01 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
If a person has a natural high acidity level in his/her skin, it is possible for his/her finger to "turn green" from silver or gold jewelry, especially when the weather is hot and humid. The green is actually caused by oxidation, and all silver will oxidize (it's also what gives silver a tarnished look). Or if the jewelry items contain nickel. It's not poisonous in small quantities but it can provoke a reaction in people allergic to nickel.

This "green finger effect" may also be an allergic reaction to alloy elements in sterling silver or gold. In some cases, the alloys, used to make jewelry more durable, may react with your body chemistry, causing a harmless green or black discoloration on the skin, which can be easily removed with soap and water. For this reason, most retail silver jewelry and white gold jewelry is plated with rhodium, which serves as a defensive layer.

They are tungsten.
Steel, titanium and tungsten are all hypo-allergenic and should not turn your fingers green.

Married: 07/27/2012
Reviews: 8
Jan 23, 2012 at 11:07 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
The rings are great!! We ordered two from them, the first one was supposed to be the only one but FH changed his mind after we had it... So we ordered another one :)

Married: 03/31/2012
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Jan 23, 2012 at 11:30 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
WOOOOWWW TOTALLY A GREAT DEALL!!!

Married: 03/31/2012
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Jan 23, 2012 at 11:31 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
WOOOOWWW TOTALLY A GREAT DEALL!!!

Married: 06/16/2012
Jan 23, 2012 at 11:52 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Wow!!! I'm Definitely going to use that coupon code for the ring!!! that covers a HUGE expense!!! this made my night!!! :D Hope they are good quality!!

Married: 04/21/2012
Jan 24, 2012 at 12:38 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
This is mighty helpful!
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