Wedding Budget Planner

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Congratulations on your engagement! Now it is important to start a budget for your special day. Begin by discussing and agreeing on a budget. Establish who is contributing and how expenses will be shared.
The biggest expense of a wedding is usually the Reception. Total reception costs usually account for approximately 50% of your budget.
The next biggest expenses will be photography, outfits, music, flowers and stationery. These costs combined will account for approximately 30% of your budget.
Use the following budget planner to keep track of what you estimate will be your wedding expenses, as well as what the actual expenses are.

Ceremony andReception: (Excluding Music and Decorations)
  Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Officiant
 
   
Wedding Planner
 
   
Ceremony Site Fee
 
   
Reception Venue Fee
 
   
Food
 
   
Beverages
 
   
Cake
 
   
Favours and/ or Lolly Buffet
 
   
Additional Accessories, e.g. Guest Book, Photo Booth    
Additional Staff Costs
 
   
Other
 
   
Total Cost for
Ceremony and Reception
   

Decorations: (Excluding Flowers)
  Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Ceremony Decorations
 
   
Chair Covers and Table Cloths
 
   
Centrepieces
 
   
Other
 
   
Total Cost for
Decorations
   

Photography:
  Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Photographer’s Fee
 
   
Album and Photographs
 
   
Enlargements
 
   
DVD
 
   
Extras for Parents etc
 
   
Videography
 
   
Total Cost for
Photography
   

Attire:
  Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Bridal Gown
 
   
Veil / Headpiece
 
   
Shoes
 
   
Jewellery
 
   
Bridal Accessories e.g. Garter, Lingerie
 
   
Groom’s Suit
 
   
Groom’s Shoes
 
   
Groom’s Accessories
 
   
Wedding Rings
 
   
Bridesmaids’ and Flower girls’ dresses    
Bridesmaids’ and Flower girls’ accessories    
Best Man’s, Groomsmen’s and Page Boy’s Outfits    
Best Man’s, Groomsmen’s and Page Boy’s Accessories    
Other
 
   
Total Cost for
Attire
   

Music:
  Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Musicians for Ceremony
 
   
Band/ DJ for Reception
 
   
Other
 
   
Total Cost for
Music
   

Flowers:
  Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Bouquets
 
   
Corsages and Buttonholes
 
   
Ceremony Flowers
 
   
Reception Flowers e.g. Centrepieces    
Other
 
   
Total Cost for
Flowers
   

Stationery:
  Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Announcements and Save the Date Cards    
Invitations including Posting
 
   
Thank You Cards
 
   
Programs
 
   
Place cards
 
   
Calligraphy
 
   
Other
 
   
Total Cost for
Stationery
   

Transport:
  Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Transport to Ceremony, e.g. Limousines    
Transport to Reception Venue
 
   
Leaving Transport e.g. Taxi
 
   
Other
 
   
Total Cost for
Transport
   

Gifts:
  Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Bride and Groom Gifts
 
   
Attendants
 
   
Parents
 
   
Other Participants
 
   
Other
 
   
Total Cost for
Gifts
   

Extras:
  Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Hen’s Night and Bachelor Party
 
   
Rehearsals
 
   
Hotel rooms
 
   
Other
 
   
Total Cost for
Extras
   
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