When it comes to effective wedding business marketing, it’s either going to cost you MONEY or TIME.

If you find your wedding business gives you a little more time than money on your hands, start using the free marketing power of these websites.  They take a little bit of time to set up and use properly for your wedding business, but they’re well worth the effort.

The Top 14 Websites For Free Marketing

WARNING:  Some wedding directories on this list restrict businesses by country.  Please read each site’s Terms of Service for details.

1.    Wedding Wire

Create a free Wedding Wire account for your business in the US or Canada and start taking advantage of those powerful client reviews immediately.  Brides go to Wedding Wire just to research the experience of other couples.

The marketing benefits don’t stop there.  Move on over to the Pro Forums for power networking and marketing advice from your peers.  Then check out the Wedding Forums and share your expert advice with real brides.  Finally, show off your best work by submitting a real wedding over on the Wedding Wire blog.

2.    Wedding Bee and Wedding Bee Pro

Vendors are welcome to comment on bride blog posts, so long as your comments are not blatant promotions.  Hop on over to Wedding Bee Pro to read blog posts by other wedding vendors.  If you’re ambitious, put in an application to be “Pro.”  It’s a great way to demonstrate your expertise and attract brides for free.

3.    Bridal Tweet

Set up a free profile and you can join in Vendor Discussions, share our own blog posts and interact with real brides.  Check out this awesome article about 7 Ways To Attract More Business With Bridal Tweet for more ideas.

4.    Wedding Mapper

If your business has been mentioned in any wedding on Wedding Mapper, claim it to add photos and a description to go along with your wedding reviews.

5.    One Wed

Create a free business listing to receive “MatchMake” leads and reviews, answer bride questions in the Ask the Experts forum and participate in the Vendor Chat rooms.

6.    Wedding Vibe

Create a free listing for your US business with a link to your website.

7.   Facebook

Profiles are great for connecting with other wedding vendors, pages are excellent for promoting your business, gathering reviews and attracting bride traffic both on Facebook and in the search engines.  This site is a must.

8.    Twitter

75% of the traffic on Twitter DOES NOT come from Twitter users.  What does this mean?

Twitter is actually a search engine.  Other search engines and aggregating sites pick up those tweets and serve them up for hungry searches.  That can equal more website visitors for you.

9.    Google Places

Set up or claim your local business listing on Google and it can be an easy way to get onto Page 1.  Optimize with targeted local keyword phrases, add images and contact information and you’ve got easy, free marketing.  Watch a video on this here under the live videos topic: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BookMoreBridesTribe/

10.    Local Business Directories

Even though #10 isn’t a single website, local business directories can be such an effective form of free marketing that I couldn’t resist mentioning them.

Create free accounts on any or all of the 50 local business directories in this article.  Then don’t forget to search for local wedding directories and get a free listing wherever possible.

11.  Green Bride Guide

Free listings for qualifying green wedding vendors in the US, UK and Canada.

12.  Inclusive Wedding Venues

Wedding venues and locations can create a free listing.

13.  Guides For Brides

Free listings for UK wedding businesses.

14.  Reception Halls

Free listings for US wedding venues.

15.  Eventective

Free listings for event businesses in the US and Canada, with paid upgrades for more features and visibility.

16.  Thumbtack

Sign up and get leads for free.  You only pay when you choose to respond.  US businesses only.

If you are serious about not only getting more leads but actually booking more couples then you must join us today for live training in the Book More Brides Tribe! 

Did I miss a free marketing site you can use for your wedding business?  Leave me a comment and I’ll add it to the list!