We're having mini jam and marmalades (1 of each, which we are wrapping ourselves in tissue paper with a little thank you tag and the person's name (so double up as place names). The jams we got direct from Tiptree and the whole lot for 90 people cost less than £60!
We are doing heart shaped cookies wiuth the guests names on them, double as place cards. We can batch cook the cookies over a few weeks and freeze them, then ice them a couple of days before. Mind you, we are also doing our own wedding cake, so the icing could be a bit frantic
we are doing home made sloe gin in small 100ml bottles, then each bottle has a luggage style tag tied round the neck with the guests name on to double up as name place, childrens are having little jam jars with sweets in, same theory with the name tag. bottles and jars coming from ebay and my friend is making the gin, we are paying for ingredients, 150 guests coming in at less that £100 which fits with our budget of less than £1 per favour x
We're doing lotto scratch cards & 2 green&blacks mini choc bars tied with ribbon & a tag. I'm sure our ideas have been done alot though! You could do seed packets as it's a spring wedding? or homemade lemoncello in little bottles,as Sammi said it can be really cost effective.
I am thinking of doing the cancer research pins - our budget was £1 per guest (110 of them!!) but i think we will stretch to £2 as its for charity.
If you dont want to pay for the pins, you could make a donation and explain to the guests in the speeches that the favour was a donation on their behalf? I'd rather have the knowledge that someone is benefiting from it than to take home some stuff that i will never use/ dont want!
a recent wedding i went to had the pins, and everyone put them on, which looked fab in the pics!