If you have a lot of guests coming to your wedding and you are worried about spending money on guest gifts, there are a few ways you can cut costs. Since you are paying for the wedding and everyone already gets to eat and drink, you don't want to spend more money if can't afford to.
There are a few ways you can still send your guests home with something to remember the wedding by, without having to shell out money for each individual person. Consider the following options.
Instead of trying to order prints from your photographer, or sending your guests home with something they are going to toss out, get a photo booth. The booth will print out picture strips for the guests to take home, and they can remember the fun they had with a photo memento. You even get a disc with all of the photos that were taken that night, so you can make a book or keep the prints to remember how much fun your friends and family had.
Candy or Popcorn Bar
Instead of individually labeling or wrapping gifts for all of the guests, set up a candy or popcorn bar. With scoops and boxes, the guests can take what they want, and they will have a sweet treat to enjoy at home after the wedding. This is easy to set up and take down, and you can easily buy the items you need in bulk at a low cost.
You can make bagged treats for each guest a few days in advance, and on a budget. If you are having and outdoor wedding you can make a s'mores kit for each guest or couple. An idea for a winter wedding kit is hot chocolate, with mix and toppings like candy or chocolate chips. Cookie mix and other options are enjoyed, and affordable to put together.
You don't have to spend a lot on the guests at your wedding, the day is supposed to be about you and your soon to be spouse. If you are worried about spending too much money on the guest gift, or if aren't sure what to do, set a budget and stick to it. All of the above options are going to be more than enough for each person at your wedding, and you can give items to couples instead o individuals to cut costs even more.