Reader Questions for the Community:"I am getting married in July, and per tradition I would like to buy a gift for my future groom. I've been a bit stumped on the ideal gift. I would like it to be a cherished item that ideally is passed down to future generations. The problem is, after the remarkable costs of a wedding, I don't have an enormous budget. I would like to keep the gift below $500. My groom-to-be sails (not at all seriously, just recreationally), golfs occasionally, and generally runs traditional in taste. He has no need for fancy ties, and I recently bought him a nice watch. Being at a loss for ideas, I can think of no better community to tap than yours. Best."
"My fiancé and I are planning our wedding. We are stuck as to how to think about a wedding ceremony budget. I am curious, when people look back at their own ceremonies, do they wish they had spent more or less, or saved the money for a down payment or vacation?"