I swear by courbette bridles. I have one, that I totally do nottt take care of, and it's still in perfect condition, and comes right back to life with a little oil. I lovee it. Break in time is a little annoying, but other than that, they're very nice. They keep their color, and they are VERY hard to destroy in any manner :]
Look for some discount stores that sell them cheap. I got my havana brown fancy stitched hunter bridle for a little under 90 dollars and I'm pretty sure that included reins. So just look around :]
If you REALLY want quality for a low low low price, look at suffolk bridles. They're actually really nice. I have a few friends who got some thinking "oh, I know it's cheap but I only need it for a couple time's use... I know they won't last long." And like... 13 years later.. they swear by suffolk, lol. They're like... 40 dollars reins included, and they look like a $150 bridle. Very nice.