There is one event which, for many, is regarded as the most special day of their lives – their wedding day! Consequently, couples are prepared to spend whatever it takes to have their dream wedding.
Statistics show that couples on average plan to spend $23,000 but end up spending $30,000. This is great news for you if your niche is weddings! Read on for the 11 Best Wedding Affiliate Programs To Join Right Now to help you help your audience find everything they need to make their dreams come true.
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I almost felt inspired to start a wedding blog myself when I found this absolutely beautiful website. The owner of Blush, Sheryll Raz Gold, describes the dresses as ‘stunningly timeless gowns that will make women happy’.
I have to say I would be ecstatic to wear any of their creations – they have an ethereal, quality about them. They are just about as far removed from a traditional wedding dress as you can imagine and would suit brides with an individual or boho style – perfect for unusual venues and woodland weddings.
If that wasn’t enough, commission is 18% (unusually high for this sector) and you also get a lifetime cookie which is great, given that brides can take forever to make up their mind. Prices are up to $500. While this is at the lower end of the price scale, there is the potential to help more people get a fabulous dress and not blow the budget. (They will ship anywhere). Sign up through ShareASale.
My Love Wedding Ring
This website features lots of unusual wedding ring styles. Couples can create their own designs or opt for one of the fabulous, chunky styles with the wedding date in roman numerals. Having said that, it is possible to buy a very simple wedding band. They also have engagement rings, eternity rings and an entire range of fine jewelry.
They offer a free ring sizer, free engraving, free shipping in the USA, a 45-day money-back guarantee and a lifetime warranty. Furthermore, there is a conflict free guarantee as they only work with ‘a select few suppliers devoted to ethically and socially responsible practices’.
Prices are from around $500 – $5000. Commission is 9% which again, is great for this sector (most offer 2 – 3%) and can increase up to 15% depending on volume of sales. You can sign up with ShareASale.
Wedding Window is a website tool that enables couples to showcase their wedding online from start to finish. There are also planning tools so they can send your invitations, receive RSVPs, create a seating chart and keep track of their budget!
The real fun part is the opportunity to share photos and videos. Also, guests get the chance to upload photos they have of the big day and they can make comments as well.
It doesn’t have to end there – they can also share honeymoon photos and stories and keep friends and family updated. One of the best things this offers for the couple is the chance to get a lifetime version – imagine being able to look back at your day in so much detail 10 or 20 years from now?
There is a free version that couples can sign up for but most (I would think) would upgrade to the premium version which offers a greater choice of themes and gives more storage. See details of the plans here.
The Premium cost is $14.95 per month or for the year the cost is $79. Commission is 30% (so roughly $30 if your prospects opt for the annual plan and $50 over the year if they pay monthly). You can sign up directly with Wedding Window.
Babaroni specialize in bridesmaids dresses, although they also offer wedding dresses, prom dresses and accessories. For me, the absolute star of this website is how easily you can search for bridesmaids dresses.
Imagine being a bride with, say, 5 bridesmaids. They are all different heights, shapes and sizes and what suits the 5ft 8ins size 8 is just not going to work for the 5ft 2ins size 14!
This is easy to resolve with Babaroni. You can find different dress styles in the same color very quickly and all the bridesmaids can feel confident that they look great on the big day.
Commission is 10% and at the time of writing, prices are from $89 – £139 and naturally you have the opportunity of multiple purchases. (With these prices, brides could afford to have more bridesmaids!) I couldn’t find a cookie duration but you can sign up here.
But this does not come at the expense of the quality or design – in fact, they offer a free design assistance if required. (They also have a lovely blog if you are looking for inspiration for content in this niche.)
Commission is 10-12% with a 120-day cookie. Sign up is via ShareASale.
Wayfair wedding registry is a really useful tool for couples who want to make if easy for their wedding guests by having a list of what they need online. Wayfair is perfect for this, simply because the choice of products is enormous!
Furthermore, they have an option for group gifting which can help the couple to get a more expensive item and / or enable guests on a tight budget to contribute in a smaller way. Shipping is free and if it turns out that a gift is not suitable after all, items can be returned for a credit.
The average order value is generally $300 for Wayfair, however, you could notch up sales of much more than this for a wedding registry. Commission is 7% with a 7-day cookie. This would also be an excellent program for anyone in the home wares niche. Find out more about signing up here.
Nearly Newlywed started their business selling pre-owned wedding dresses out of their apartment and although the business has grown beyond all recognition, they still hold their original values of transparency, sustainability, accessibility and authenticity.
These days they also have a range of new gowns as well as sample gowns. Savings, particularly for the pre-owned gowns are massive. You can get some top designer dresses for $4,000 less than the original purchase price although there are also options to buy from only $450. Discounts are up to 90% off.
This is a great opportunity for brides to do their bit for sustainability and get a serious discount off designer wedding gowns.
Commission is a healthy 14% with a 90-day cookie. You can sign up with ShareASale.
Sandals and Beaches
Sandals is best known for being a couple’s only luxury brand, naturally hugely popular with honeymooners. Beaches is less well-known but offers the same high standards in similar tropical locations for families with children of all ages.
There are 15 Sandals Resorts and 3 Beaches resorts on offer, all in the Caribbean.
Commission is from 4% and there are free trips and incentive bonuses on offer for high performers. Commissions are paid within 45 days of completed travel. Sign up with Awin.
There is a distinct gap in the market for men’s wedding suits and even more so, that offer an affiliate program.
Suit Direct offers a really great range of styles – from tweed to tuxedo – at bargain prices. They even 20% off when you buy 5 suits which would encourage the wedding party to get together to make a purchase. At the time of writing, they have some suits where you buy one and get one for £1!
Delivery is free in the UK for orders over £70 but they will ship anywhere.
Commission is 8% for new customers (with a 30-day cookie) but you do get 3% for returning customers. As well at the potential for multiple sales, they also have a good selection of shirts, ties and accessories Sign up with Awin.
Favors by Serendipity
The owner of Favors by Serendipity started off handcrafting items for boutiques in Southern California in 1975! Fast forward a lot of years and she has this incredible business that sells wedding favors for every possible theme you could imagine. (She also does a large selection of baby shower favors and cruise accessories.)
Commission is 12% with 120-day cookie. Average order value is $150. Sign up is with AvantLink.
I love the story behind Sidney’s Closet. A mother was inspired to start the business after her daughter could not find a dress in her size to go to the prom. One in four high school girls are a U.S. size 12 or larger but fashionable dresses for the prom just did not exist. The business has developed now to include clothes for all occasions, including wedding gowns.
Having watched Curvy Brides Boutique (the most fabulous show based in an Essex boutique where curvy brides find very special dresses), I am well aware of how many brides dread trying wedding dresses on in a regular store because there will not be much (if any) choice. Sidney’s Closet offers sizes from 14 to 40.
Buying something suitable online from a business that understands your needs would be an absolute blessing to many and would be a great business to share in either a wedding or curvy fashion blog. Commission is 5% with a 45-day cookie. Sign up with ShareASale.
There are so many choices in the wedding niche! This is just a sample of what I found that would give value to anyone planning a wedding. As ever, do your due diligence to make sure that the terms will suit you.
One point to note is that you can sign up for the best affiliate programs out there but if you don’t have enough targeted traffic, you won’t make any money! Check out the story of one of my buddies who is using the same training program as me here or go straight to my review.
Are you in the wedding niche? If so I would love to hear about your experiences in the comments below.