Wedding Budget

Percentages:

 

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% ______ ______
 
Actual Budget Work Sheet:

 

THE CEREMONY ESTIMATED COST ACTUAL COST               
Officiant’s fee $_________________ $____________________
Site fee $_________________ $____________________
Marriage License $_________________ $____________________
Musician’s fee $_________________ $____________________
Miscellaneous $_________________ $____________________
  ESTIMATED

SUB-TOTAL

ACTUAL SUB-TOTAL
  $_________________ $____________________
 
 
 
THE RECEPTION ESTIMATED COST ACTUAL COST
Site fee $_________________ $____________________
Food & Beverages $_________________ $____________________
Alcohol (including champagne) $_________________ $____________________
Serving Staff   $_________________ $____________________
Rentals $_________________ $____________________
Parking $_________________ $____________________
Tips & taxes $_________________ $____________________
Musicians $_________________ $____________________
Decorations $_________________ $____________________
Wedding Favours $_________________ $____________________
Guest Book $_________________ $____________________
Toasting Glasses $_________________ $____________________
  ESTIMATED SUB-TOTAL ACTUAL SUB-TOTAL
  $________________ $____________________
 
 
 
WEDDING CAKE ESTIMATED COST ACTUAL COST
Wedding Cake $_________________ $____________________
Groom’s Cake $_________________ $____________________
Cake Topper $_________________ $____________________
Cake Knife $_________________ $____________________
  ESTIMATED SUB-TOTAL ACTUAL SUB-TOTAL
  $_________________ $____________________
 
 
 
THE RINGS ESTIMATED COST ACTUAL COST
Bride’s Engagement Ring $_________________ $____________________
Bride’s Wedding Band $_________________ $____________________
Groom’s Wedding Band $_________________ $____________________
  ESTIMATED SUB-TOTAL ACTUAL SUB-TOTAL
  $_________________ $____________________
 
 
 
BRIDE’S ATTIRE ESTIMATED COST ACTUAL COST
Wedding Gown $_________________ $___________________
Headpiece/Veil $_________________ $___________________
Shoes $_________________ $___________________
Undergarments (Lingerie, hosiery, garter, etc…) $_________________ $___________________
Jewelry $_________________ $___________________
Alterations $_________________ $___________________
Miscellaneous Accessories $_________________ $___________________
  ESTIMATED SUB-TOTAL ACTUAL SUB-TOTAL
  $_________________ $____________________
 
 
 
GROOM’S ATTIRE ESTIMATED COST ACTUAL COST
Tuxedo rental or suit $_________________ $___________________
Shoes $_________________ $___________________
Miscellaneous Accessories $_________________ $___________________
  ESTIMATED SUB-TOTAL ACTUAL SUB-TOTAL
  $_________________ $___________________
 
 
 
THE STATIONERY ESTIMATED COST ACTUAL COST
Engagement Announcements (optional) $_________________ $___________________
Wedding Invitations $_________________ $___________________
Postage $_________________ $___________________
Personalized Napkins $_________________ $___________________
Cake Boxes or bags $_________________ $___________________
Thank you notes $_________________ $___________________
Miscellaneous Accessories (plume pen, programs, scrolls, etc…) $_________________ $___________________
  ESTIMATED SUB-TOTAL ACTUAL SUB-TOTAL
  $_________________ $____________________
 
 
 
THE FLOWERS ESTIMATED COST ACTUAL COST
Bride’s bouquet $_________________ $___________________
Toss-away-bouquet $_________________ $___________________
Bridesmaid’s bouquets $_________________ $___________________
Mother’s & Grandmother’s flowers $_________________ $___________________
Boutonniere’s $_________________ $___________________
Flower Girl’s flowers $_________________ $___________________
Pew flowers $_________________ $___________________
Altar flowers $_________________ $___________________
Cake table flowers $_________________ $___________________
Table centerpieces $_________________ $___________________
Miscellaneous $_________________ $___________________
  ESTIMATED SUB-TOTAL ACTUAL SUB-TOTAL
  $_________________ $___________________
 
 
 
PHOTAGRAPHERS & VIDEOGRAPHERS ESTIMATED COST ACTUAL COST
Engagement photo $_________________ $___________________
Formal wedding portrait $_________________ $___________________
Ceremony pictures $_________________ $___________________
Reception pictures $_________________ $___________________
Videographer $_________________ $___________________
Wedding albums $_________________ $___________________
Proofs $_________________ $___________________
Miscellaneous $_________________ $___________________
  ESTIMATED SUB-TOTAL ACTUAL SUB-TOTAL
  $_________________ $___________________
 
 
 
THE TRANSPORTATION ESTIMATED COST ACTUAL COST
Limousines or other $_________________ $___________________
Tips $_________________ $___________________
Miscellaneous $_________________ $___________________
  ESTIMATED SUB-TOTAL ACTUAL SUB-TOTAL
  $_________________ $___________________
 
 
 
THE GIFTS ESTIMATED COST ACTUAL COST
Bride’s gift $_________________ $___________________
Groom’s gift $_________________ $___________________
Attendants gifts $_________________ $___________________
Miscellaneous $_________________ $___________________
  ESTIMATED SUB-TOTAL ACTUAL SUB-TOTAL
  $_________________ $____________________
 
 
 
BEAUTY SALON ESTIMATED COST ACTUAL COST
Hair styled $_________________ $___________________
Make-up $_________________ $___________________
Manicure $_________________ $___________________
Miscellaneous $_________________ $___________________
  ESTIMATED SUB-TOTAL ACTUAL SUB-TOTAL
  $_________________ $___________________
 
 
 
MISCELLANEOUS ESTIMATED COST ACTUAL COST
Engagement Party $_________________ $___________________
Bridesmaid’s Luncheon $_________________ $___________________
Rehearsal Dinner $_________________ $___________________
Dance Lessons $_________________ $___________________
Wedding Consultant $_________________ $___________________
Ring Bearer’s Pillow $_________________ $___________________
Rice, Birdseed, Bubbles, or other $_________________ $___________________
 
(for after the wedding ceremony)
Miscellaneous $_________________ $___________________
  ESTIMATED SUB-TOTAL ACTUAL SUB-TOTAL
  $_________________ $___________________
 
 
 
THE HONEYMOON ESTIMATED COST ACTUAL COST
Travel Agent $_________________ $___________________
Transportation $_________________ $___________________
Accommodations $_________________ $___________________
Souvenirs $_________________ $___________________
Miscellaneous Expenses $_________________ $___________________
  ESTIMATED SUB-TOTAL ACTUAL SUB-TOTAL
  $_________________ $___________________
 
 
 
BRING YOUR WEDDING BUDGET SUB-TOTALS
 
DOWN TO THIS TABLE TO TOTAL THEM !
 
Ceremony Sub-total $_________________ $____________________
Reception Sub-total $_________________ $____________________
Wedding Cake Sub-total $_________________ $____________________
Wedding Rings Sub-total $_________________ $____________________
Bridal Attire Sub-total $_________________ $____________________
Groom’s Attire Sub-total $_________________ $____________________
Stationery Sub-total $_________________ $____________________
Florist Sub-total $_________________ $____________________
Photographer/Videographer Sub-total $_________________ $____________________
Transportation Sub-total $_________________ $____________________
Wedding Party Gifts Sub-total $_________________ $____________________
Beauty Salon Sub-total $_________________ $____________________
Miscellaneous Sub-total $_________________ $____________________
Honeymoon Sub-total $_________________ $____________________
  ESTIMATED TOTAL COST ACTUAL TOTAL COST
  $_________________ $___________________