If you work the chances are excellent that you have access to the company’s business cards or have cards bearing your name and title. We are starting to see business cards bearing the names of the bride and/or groom who are in the business of getting married. As one consultant put it, "Depending on the budget, the bride may actually be a fairly big business." Cards are easily self printed on one's computer or can be done economically at many print shops.
Here is an example of useful copy:
Bride: Mary Jane Doe Groom: John Michael Smith
Wedding Date: June 15, 2015
E-mail special promotion or individual offers to: email@example.com
Fax to: 999-999-9999 or Mail to: 12345 MyStreet North, My City, Stateand Zip
Including your phone number - home or cell - is your call. Some brides are already inundated by phone calls and don't want or need more.
Including the statement about "special promotions" gives vendors a clue that you are interested and ready to shop.
You may want to include a photo of yourselves. The question most brides ask is whether to use their wedding site or to create a new temporary site just for receiving bids, information and for maintaining the wedding budget. That is your call.
Once printed, stock your purse or brief case with cards and hand them out freely to vendors throughout the wedding planning process.