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Wedding Budget Planner
An easy guide to setting your wedding budget

A wedding budget is absolutely essential to planning your wedding. In fact I think setting your wedding budget is one of the very first things you should do. Use this handy wedding budget worksheet to plan out what you'll need to pay for, and how much you should plan to spend on each thing. (Use a calculator to figure out the percentages.)

I recommend you print this wedding budget worksheet and put it in your planning notebook so it will be handy whenever you are out shopping or talking to a vendor.

Your Wedding Budget Worksheet


My Total Budget ___________
Expenses % of total budget Your estimate What you actually spent
Ceremony
Location fee, officiant fee, marriage license, musician's fees, ring pillows
3% ______ ______
Reception
Reception Site, Food, Drinks, Rentals, Cake, Favors
48% ______ ______
Attire
Dress, Headpiece/veil, undergarments and hosiery, shoes, accessories, jewelry, hair and makeup, Groom's Tuxedo or Suit, shoes, bow tie, cuff links, studs, suspenders
10% ______ ______
Rings
His and her rings, engraving
3% ______ ______
Flowers
Ceremony, bride's bouquet, maid-of-honor and bridesmaid bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres, centerpieces, flower-girl basket
8% ______ ______
Music
Ceremony Musicians, Band and/or DJ, cocktail hour musicians, sound system rental
8% ______ ______
Photography
Photographer and Videographer's fees, albums, additional prints, disposable cameras for candids
12% ______ ______
Transportation
Transportation for wedding party, guest shuttle and/or parking attendants
2% ______ ______
Stationery
Invitations, response cards, thank you notes, postage, calligraphy, guest book
3% ______ ______
Gifts
Bridesmaid and groomsmen, parents, welcome baskets for out-of-town guests.
3% ______ ______

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