Here's the idea: Instead of a traditional wedding cake use cupcakes. Place each cupcake (wrapper and all) in little clay terracotta pots. Decorate the pots as you like, try ribbon or small garden tags with your monograms! Finally, arrange pots on a tiered stand!
This is a fabulously simple idea and what makes it even better; guests can take home their own little terracotta pot as a wedding favor! Talk about budget-savvy, be sure to check out Dollar Tree for bulk orders!