You’re getting married!

Before you start checking things off your wedding to-do list, make sure you’re taking advantage of the many bonus items and straight-up freebies you can get just for being a bride-to-be. (Hint: Don’t buy wedding magazines!)


1. Register on Amazon and receive bonus gifts.

Did you know you can register for your wedding on Amazon?

After your wedding date, you’ll receive a 10% off coupon (20% for Prime members) for items sold and shipped by Amazon.

Other perks:

World’s Largest Selection — register for all the items you both want.
It’s universal — keep track of what you want from anywhere. Add from other websites to your Wedding Registry with the universal button.
Personalize and share — there isn’y any other registry out there that allows you to add your own picture, add comments, etc to interact with your family and friends.
Bonus gifts…because who doesn’t love free gifts?!

Get started creating your Amazon registry and you’ll be racking up those free bonus gifts in no time!


2. Get free gifts through wedding giveaway websites like Wedding Vibe and Emmaline Bride.

WeddingVibe is dedicated to all things wedding planning. You can look up wedding vendor locations in your area, get ideas, and start a registry. There’s even a whole section for free giveaways!

Just create an account and head over to the giveaways section to enter. You’ll also see the drawing dates for prizes.

Emmaline Bride also offers wedding giveaways. Enter to win wedding cake toppers, bridesmaid robes, guestbooks, and more! You’ll see your drawing dates when you check out the website.


3. Score free bonus gifts from OXO, Cuisinart, KitchenAid, and more when you register at Bed Bath & Beyond.

Bed Bath & Beyond has it going on when it comes to free bonus gifts for brides-to-be. Based on what your wedding guests buy for you, you’ll get bonus gifts. You can see all current bonus gifts in the “Bridal Freebook.”

Say your guests buy you $500 worth of OXO cookware or electronics. You’ll receive an 8″ non-stick frying pan and an oven mitt ($50 value). If you get $500 worth of Cuisinart products, you’ll receive three multi-color mixing bowls for free ($20 value). And if you receive $500 worth of KitchenAid products, you’ll receive a bakeware set!

Take a peek at BB&B’s Bridal Freebook!


4. Register at Crate & Barrel to get free stemless wine glasses, gift cards, and bonus gifts from Wusthof.

Choose Crate & Barrel and you’ll get 10% off all items in-store and online for 6 months after your wedding date. You’ll also get a free set of stemless wine glasses ($8 value).

Plus, bonus gifts. If you receive $450 or more in Wusthof products, you’ll get a Wusthof 4″ extra-wide paring knife ($50 value). If you register for a KitchenAid stand mixer, attachment, and blender, you’ll get a $10 gift card to Crate & Barrel. If you actually receive those items, you’ll get a $50 gift card! A $10 gift card just for registering for something you probably want anyway? Freaking amazing.

Cruise through Crate&Barrel’s free bonus gifts.



5. Sign up for free wedding catalogs through David’s Bridal and The American Wedding.

Go ahead and skip the part where you pay for wedding catalogs. There are tons of catalogs you can order for free, or at least view them online!

Let me get you started:


6. Choose Target for your wedding registry and receive bonus gifts from Keurig and Shark.

Register at Target and you’ll get 15% off everything left on your registry after your wedding day. Plus, return and exchange your gifts for up to a year after your big day. You can also add items from other websites you love.

Ready for the bonus gift run-down? If you receive a Keurig brewer from your registry, you’ll get two free Keurig travel mugs ($50 value). If you receive $200 worth of Shark products, you’ll get a free Shark Pet Perfect Cordless Hand Vacuum ($60 value).

See all the bonus gifts Target wants to give you.


Related: How I Built My Gift Stockpile for Birthdays and Weddings


7. Register at Williams-Sonoma and get free bonus gifts from All-Clad and Shun.

When you register at Williams-Sonoma, you’ll receive 10% off all purchases for 6 months after your wedding. Plus, you’ll get entered into a monthly sweepstakes for a chance to win everything on your registry!

Williams-Sonoma’s wedding registry gifts include an All-Clad 9″ French skillet ($200 value) when you receive $800 worth of products from All-Clad, and a Shun knife ($88 value) when you receive $450 worth of Shun products.

Visit the world of Williams-Sonoma bonus gifts.


8. Get “Save-the-Date” and “Thank You” card templates for free through Wedding Chicks and Mountain Modern Life.

Wedding paper is not cheap! On average I’ve found that invitations + RSVP cards for 150 guests can hit around $250 (and that’s not even counting thank you cards). While it’s enticing to pay someone on Etsy to make you super cute cards, you can get equally cute (but free!) printable templates to make your own cards.

Here are a few of my favorite options: Wedding Chicks, Mountain Modern Life, Everything Etsy, and Greetings Island.

You can also get free printables for bridesmaids invites, groomsmen invites, and reception photobooth props!



9. Register at Kohl’s and get bonus gifts from Circulon and J.A. Henckles.

Kohl’s is as generous as always. Get this: you can print announcements that have a 20% discount code your guests can use when they buy your registry gifts. Every bride loves a little incentive for guests to shop the registry!

Plus, get free bonus gifts, like an 11″ griddle and a 9.5″ stir fry pan ($80 value) from Circulon when you receive $400 or more of Circulon products. Or a thee-piece paring set from J.A. Henckles when you receive $150 or more of J.A. Henckles products.

Find out more about Kohl’s bonus gifts for brides.


10. Get a free wedding planner + bonus gifts from Oneida and Cuisinart when you register at Dillard’s.

Register at Dillard’s and you’ll receive a free “I thee wed” wedding and home planner! You’ll also get 20% off any remaining items on your registry after your wedding.

Plus, land free bonus gifts like an Oneida two-piece entertainment set ($55 value) when you receive Oneida silverware. Or get multi-color mixing bowls ($20 value) when you receive at least $500 worth of Cuisinart products from your guests.

Learn more about Dillard’s bonus gifts.


11. Get a free groom’s tuxedo rental when you book five groomsmen’s tuxedos at National Tuxedo Rentals.

Here’s the skinny: First you have to register at National Tuxedo Rentals, then add at least six people to your account (including yourself) and finally, book five groomsmen to get tuxedo rentals. These can pay separately, so you don’t have to pay for all of them. But you’ll get a groom’s tux rental free!

Be sure you do this at least 60 days before your wedding or you won’t be eligible for the free rental.


12. Get free wedding cake tastings through your local cake shops.

Why pay for cake tastings if you don’t have to? Before you choose your bakery, call around to see if anyone offers free tastings.

If that’s a bust and you end up having to pay, try asking if they’ll deduct the cost of the tasting should you decide to buy your wedding cake from them.


13. Get free Pyrex, Dyson and Vitamix bonus gifts when you register at Macy’s.

So many benefits to registering at Macy’s. Let me count the ways! You’ll get 20% off everything you didn’t receive on your registry after your big day and 10% off furniture, mattresses, and rugs. Your guests will get $20 off a $50 purchase at Macy’s when they buy something off your registry, too. That means they only spend $30 on a $50 gift for you!

And, of course, you’ll also receive some sweet bonus gifts. If you receive two sets of Pyrex, you’ll get a Pyrex portable bag ($15 value) with a hot/cold insert. Receive $400 worth of Dyson and you’ll get a Dyson hard floor tool attachment. And if you purchase any Vitamix blender, you’ll receive a free Vitamix to-go cup ($30 value).

Get more information about Macy’s bonus gifts.



14. Register at Sur la Table and get free gifts from Cuisinart, Fagor, and KitchenAid

…just for registering with them, no strings attached! If you register for $150 worth of Cuisinart products, you’ll get a download for 75 Cuisinart recipes. Register for a Fagor Pressure Cooker and you’ll receive a free “Pressure Cooker Perfection” cookbook. Register for a KitchenAid stand mixer, mixer attachment, and blender, and you’ll get a $10 gift card to Sur La Table.

On top of that, you’ll also get 10% off after your wedding date, plus you’ll receive bonus gifts when you receive certain products from your guests.

Check out Sur la Table’s registry benefits.


15. Manage your wedding planning for free with the WeddingHappy app.

The WeddingHappy app is the new “wedding binder.” It’ll help you manage planning tasks, payments, and the vendors you end up going with. Most importantly, it’ll help you stick to that wedding budget!

Happy planning!

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