You can always opt to request guests with certain talents as opposed to giving wedding gifts.
If any of your guests offer entertainment talents such as belly dancers or comedians, you could ask these guests to entertain others.
Photographer friends or family members could offer photography services instead of a gift which could be more of an honour to the guests as well.
Members with catering and baking talents could always assist you with these requirements.
Any dance instructors in your circle… request a simple dance course to aid towards your first dance. Every family or friends circle has a musician which would be excited to perform as your wedding gift.
These simple extras from friend and family could help towards keeping your wedding expenses low.