A bride-to-be recently asked me for advice on gifts for her wedding guests. She wanted everyone to take home a little reminder of the day, and with a guest list of 180, she needed be careful not to overspend.

Here are a few ideas for chic, inexpensive favours that you're guests are sure to love.

A slice of wedding cake.
Don't let your wedding cake go to waste. If your not planning on serving it as dessert, then ask your caterer to divide up and pop into mini cake boxes. Check out the new boxes at from Cox and Cox, (£6 for 10) designed for a single slice of cake. Genius. www.coxandcox.co.uk

A Sporting Bet or Lottery ticket
I love this idea. My cousin's wedding coincided with the Grand National Horse Race so she placed a £1 bet for every guest. The betting tickets were presented in a cute envelope at each place setting. Some of the guests won big money! A lottery ticket would be equally fun. Check out the chic envelopes at www.dottiecreations.co.uk

A miniature drink
If you like the idea of miniature champagne bottles, but don't have the budget to match, take a look at the selection of mini drinks at www.justminiatures.co.uk. Tiny bottles of Baileys liqueur (£1.37 for 50ml) or peach schnapps (£1.52 for 50ml) would make great winter wedding favours.

Home-made with love
For domestic goddesses, consider a homemade favour. If the thought of a weekend in the kitchen sounds like bliss, then why not make a batch of fruit jam for your wedding guests? Buy mini jam jars from www.freemanharding.co.uk, and add a handwritten label.