Brides who are overwhelmed by the cost of things can rejoice because you can have ways to double-duty things to shave expenses.
For this idea, you can create a chic and rustic escort card idea using jams (and the like), which, as you can see, also serve as parting wedding favors for your guests! The idea isn't new but it's something that you might not remember to do when you're in the thick of planning for your wedding. It's so easy to forget details and tricks like that.
That is why...it's always to have a sounding board during your planning phase. That means, you need a mom, a best friend, even a professional that you can hire to reign in both, ideas and costs. It's a delicate balance.