Wedding favors, no thank you

I’m not sure I understand the purpose of wedding favors.  This article says, “The newlywed couple presents a gift to their guests as gestures of gratitude for having attended their wedding and participating in the couple’s new life together.” Well, that is very nice, but wasn’t it enough that the newlyweds used their life savings (or that of their parents) and treated you to a royal evening complete with free food, drinks, music, dancing… they need to give you a gift to take home as well?

And isn’t it the guest who’s supposed to be giving gifts??

The article goes on to state, “A bottle of vintage wine with a personalized label is a nice wedding favor for those couples with a large budget, or a simply made personalized candle is a nice gift.” A bottle of vitange wine? Sure, if you are millionaires!! Even a personalized candle (how does one personalize a candle anyway?) seems pricey!

I’m all in favor of no wedding favors at all. When the chocolate rose is eaten, all you have left are the memories, anyway.