Let's face it, you are going to need to buy stuff. And perhaps the idea of using someone's castoffs gives you the heebie jeebies. Ok, so how about using recycled items?
Like these tags from etsy seller ClaudiasCreations. These would work for favors, tags on OOT bags, or on gifts for the wedding party. She also has other recycled paper products.
Or how about these poppy pins made with vintage fabric from Etsy seller foundling. There are other colors to choose from in her shop as well as corsages. Perhaps something for the mother in law.
Etsy seller bottleupdesigns has jewelry made from antique glass and bottles. And if I'm reading her site right, I think they collect the glass from the woods where it was left behind. It makes me feel like there is so much more history in that glass. They have some beautiful pieces if you are looking for jewelry for yourself or your maids.Or how about this awesome dress made from recycled fabric? It's from etsy seller frabjousfrocks. For $22 this could your rehearsal dress or perhaps wear it on your honeymoon.
I think this is a lovely gift idea especially for a music lover. I found this in chicalookate's etsy shop. The LPs were damaged before they were shaped into bowls so don't worry vinyl lovers.
Ok, I'll probably do this again cause you know I love to explore etsy. Any excuse will do!