For our wedding favours I wanted to give a thoughtful keepsake to our guests so I asked my Nan if she would cultivate some succulents from her garden so we could pot them and give one to each guest (easier if you only have 55 guess like we did).
Potting plants is a relatively cost effective option, I purchased the glass fish bowls $2.50 each from a dollar store, add soil and pebbles (Nan cultivated and potted the plants as a wedding gift). The whole cost of the favour was under $150.
Feeling frugal: If you have a talented friend or family member ask them to make something in lieu of giving you a gift.
Potted herbs with guests name
Nan is the lady to the right.
And if you were wondering this is my mum
(we are lucky Nan has passed onto both of us the creative gene).