I still haven’t wrapped my head around the fact that I am getting married in less than six months. After all the obstacles that 2020 threw at brides to be, it’s hard to imagine the day is actually going to happen.

But reality is sinking in for this November bride as I begin putting the final touches on the big day and making executive decisions like a boss. The cake is a must, a good sound system is a definite, but are the wedding favors all that necessary?

“Don’t waste your money,” Michael said to me when I was telling him my genius idea for a wedding parting gift.

I wanted to put a couple scratch tickets in a bag that said, “For richer or poorer.” Pretty clever, right?

I thought I was being crafty and frugal, but I’m not very good at math. Buying “a couple” of scratch tickets for a wedding of 200 people would get costly.

“If there is one way area you can save your money in, don’t waste your time on the favors,” Michael insisted.

Get our free mobile app

He’s got a point. I went to a wedding in 2018 where the wedding favor was a miniature jar of honey with a label that read “Life is sweet” with their wedding date underneath. That jar has gone unused and untouched since 2018.

But I find myself getting attached to the sentimental parts of the wedding day. I want people to take a piece of the wedding home with them, so they can always remember that special day.

I’m calling on all the brides, past and present. Do I save the money and nix the favors, or do I keep the favors and find a cheaper option? So many options, so little time.

A Look Inside Jay Leno's Newport Mansion

Since 2017, Jay Leno has lived the life of luxury on Ocean Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island, and here's a peek inside.

We Are Adults, But We Still Cannot Do This

We may be considered adults, but there are few 'adult' behaviors we never got the hang of.