Wedding favors on a budget

One of the hidden costs of getting married is the price of wedding favors. Before you know it, you've paid for 150 or more bags of goodies, and that can add up pretty quickly! Before you get pulled into the money pit, consider a few of these unique ideas that won't break the bank.

Personalized gifts are a great way to make your guests feel special and are often fairly inexpensive items. For example, wedding lollipops with you and your hubby's monogram imprinted on them are a delicious way to get people talking. Personalized candy wrappers are another cheap solution.

More functional treats like lip balm are also a good idea. People are always losing their chapstick, so why not help them out? Another popular choice is wedding tin favors, which you can fill with mints, sunflower seeds, or whatever else you like.

Giving a homemade treat may require a bit more effort on your part, but doing so will save you loads of money in the long run. And what's better than getting a tiny box with fresh-baked cupcakes and cookies?