You don’t really have to give wedding favors on your wedding day. It is however a great way to show your gratitude for the presence and support of friends and family. For couples on a strict budget, a  cheap  wedding favor that will not go over $2 per piece is ideal. Here are some suggestions for your  cheap  wedding favor.

1. Homemade Bookmarks

Buy a ream of stiff, high quality special  paper  for your  cheap  wedding favor. Use a simple lay-out software to create a couple of bookmark sized squares for each piece of  paper . Put your wedding picture on each square and a poem or message and print on your laser printer. Cut out the bookmark squares, punch a hole on each and attach silk ribbons.

2. Message in a Bottle

Order small, empty party favor bottles in bulk for your  cheap  wedding favor. Print and slip in a special wedding message for each bottle. Wrap each bottle in tulle or put a ribbon around each.

3. Charity Cards

Donate a dollar to your favorite charity for each guest or for each couple at your reception instead of handing out wedding favors. Give each guest a thank you card that also says that you have given an amount in favor of your charity. Some of your own guests might even want to make a donation too.

4. Sea Shells

Plan a trip with your friends to the beach and collect some smooth, great looking shells for your  cheap  wedding favor. Brush and carefully disinfect each shell and then wrap in tulle and silk ribbons. You may also instead have your  cheap  wedding favor engraved with your names.

5. Flower Seeds

Buy some flower seeds in bulk or per sack. Stitch some mesh or tulle cloth into little packs and slip in a handful of flower seeds.  Write  a message on a tag and attach to your  cheap  wedding favor.

6. Wedding Cookies

Go for a variation on fortune cookies for a  cheap  wedding favor. Bake a batch of mini cookies and slip different messages on each cookie. Pack a couple of cookies in small  paper  boxes and wrap each box in tulle and ribbons.

7. Glycerin Soap

Get some materials from a local melt and pour glycerin soap supplier for a  cheap  wedding favor. Most purchases include beginner’s instructions. Customize each  cheap  wedding favor with dye scents, and molds of your choice.

8. Poem or Message Box

Type a couple of messages on small square slots on a piece of special hard  paper . You can quote Biblical passages, famous lines or you can come up with your own personal messages and short poems. Cut out the pieces and place the pieces in small boxes tied with ribbons.

9. Silk Fan

Purchase silk fans in bulk and have your names engraved at the side or attach a card at the bottom with some silk rope.

10. Wedding Jam

Buy small jam bottles in bulk. Fill each bottle with your homemade jam and attach a card with your name and wedding message on each  cheap  wedding favor.