More ideas to keep your wedding budget in check at the 7 month mark...

• Lose them: Don't feel you have to have them (most get left behind anyway).
• Have a candy bar instead: It's more fun and kids will love it too. Fill glass bowls with sweets that match your colour scheme (try or, provide scoops and bags and invite guests to help themselves.
• Think outside the box: Pile favour boxes on your tables - you'll save on expensive centrepieces.
• Let them eat cake: Box up your cake as gifts instead of favours.
• Make them yourself: Buy sweets or chocolates in bulk, plus material and ribbon ( has lots of designs) and have the girls round for a favour-making session.
• Do your research: 'Etsy ( is a fabulous website filled with a vast array of stylish handmade goodies often at unbeatable prices. You'll find everything from accessorises and stationery to cake toppers and favours,' says wedding planner Zoe Lingard.
• 'Write a poem for each guest or buy a Lottery ticket,' says Marie Haverly at Isabella Weddings.