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Wedding Budget Worksheet

     As you're planning your wedding, you may start to feel that your money is just flying out of your wallet. That's why I'm offering this handy budget worksheet based on estimates of what you might spend and where. Copy and paste the worksheet to Microsoft Word or Notepad; print it out. Next, plug in your own numbers, and with a little simple math, you'll be able to make sense of your dollar's in no time.

     If you plan on using a wedding consultant, the fee will most likely be a percentage of your total budget (usually 10 to 20 percent). Deduct that fee from your total right away, and then base your budget on the resulting amount.


 

Reception 50%

_________________ x 0.5 = ______________________

Total budget                             Available $ for reception

 Site fee, if applicable  __________
 Catering costs (tax, tip, etc.)  __________
 Bar and beverages  __________
 Wedding Cake  __________
 Valet parking, if necessary  __________
 Transportation from ceremony site to reception  __________

 

Music 10%

_______________ x 0.1 = ________________________

Total budget                         Available $ for music

 Ceremony (sound system, organist, etc.)  __________
 Cocktail hour  __________
 Reception (DJ, sound system, etc.)  __________
 Soloist / Vocalist  __________

 

Flowers 10%

_______________ x 0.1 = ________________________

Total budget                          Available $ for flowers

 Ceremony-site flowers  __________
 Bridal bouquet (usually groom's purchase)  __________
 Wedding party flowers  __________
 Reception centerpieces  __________

 

Wedding Attire 10%

______________ x 0.1 = _________________________

Total budget                       Available $ for attire

 Wedding dress __________
 Headpiece / veil __________
 Lingerie __________
 Jewelry __________ 
 Shoes __________
 Hair & makeup __________ 
 Other __________

 

Photography 10%

_______________ x 0.1% = _______________________

Total budget                            Available $ for photography

 Photography  __________
 Videography  __________
 Engagement portrait  __________
 Wedding portrait  __________
 Wedding album package  __________

 

Stationery 4%

_______________ x 0.04 = _________________________

Total budget                           Available $ for stationery

 Invitations and enclosures  __________
 Announcements  __________
 Thank-you notes  __________
 Postage  __________
 Programs  __________
 Place cards  __________

 

Extras (at least) 6%*

_______________ x 0.06 = _____________________

Total budget                          Available $ for extras

 Bridesmaids' luncheon  __________
 Attendants' gifts  __________
 Wedding gift for groom  __________
 Favors  __________
 Wedding ring for groom  __________
 Rehearsal dinner (groom's expense)  __________
 Marriage license (groom's expense)  __________
 Church / synagogue fees  __________
 Officiate fee  __________
 Assistant fee  __________

*If you find that you have money left over in any category, you may

choose to apply it here. If you know you would like to spend more

than six percent of your budget on extra touches, you may deduct

a percentage point or two from other categories to make up the

difference.

 

Hope this helps!