A Sample Wedding Budget – Managing your finances

The Wedding Budget – probably the most stressful part of your wedding! It is imperative to keep track of your costs, deposits paid and how the budget itself is going. If you have everything organised it should be a piece of cake! It is also a good idea to make a list of which suppliers require envelopes of cash on the wedding day itself. I thought I would draw up a sample wedding budget for all you readers out there who may be struggling with keeping on top of things. Simply copy and paste this into excel or word and you can make your own additions to the list if needed! Happy Budgeting!!
Sample Wedding Budget Sheet Estimate spending Deposit Cost Due By
Press Announcements
Engagement announcement
Wedding announcement
Engagement Party
Invites
Venue
Food
Drink
Entertainment
Ceremony fees
Giving notice
Registrar fees
Officiant’s fees
Church fees (organist, bell ringers etc.)
Marriage certificate
Rings
Engagement ring
Groom’s wedding ring
Bride’s wedding ring
Bride
Dress 
Dress alterations
Shoes
Veil
Tiara or headdress
Lingerie
Jewellery
Beauty treatments
Make-up
Hair
Trials for hair & make up
Going away outfit
Other pre wedding treatments
Groom
Wedding outfit
Shoes
Barber
Attendant’s Outfits
Bridesmaids’ dresses
Bridesmaids’ shoes
Bridesmaids’ accessories
Bridesmaid’s hair and make-up
Groomsmen outfits
Childrens’ outfits
Stationery
Save the date cards
Invitations and reply cards
Thank you cards
Postage
Order of the day
Menus
Place cards
Table plans
Escort cards
Cake boxes
Guest book
Miscellaneous (e.g. napkins, confetti )
Flowers
Bride’s bouquet
Bridesmaids’ bouquets
Flower girls’ bouquets
Buttonholes & corsages
Ceremony flowers
Reception flowers
Flowers for car
Reception
Venue or marquee hire
Décor
Staff (waiters/waitresses etc.)
Equipment hire (linen, crockery & cutlery)
Furniture hire (chairs, chair covers etc)
Favours
Thank you gifts
Late licence fee
Damage waiver & insurance
Service charge & tips
Catering
Celebratory drinks
Main meal or buffet
Wine with meal
Other beverages
Wedding cake
Cake cutting fee
Transport
Bride & Father to ceremony
Mother & Bridesmaids to ceremony
Groom and Best Man to ceremony
Bride & Groom to reception
Attendants and parents to reception
Guests to reception
Bride & Groom from reception
Photographs
Package
Extras
Video
Package
Extras
Entertainment
Ceremony
Drinks Reception
Band/DJ
Children’s entertainment
Fireworks
Photo booth
Other
Hen night
Stag night
Rehearsal dinner
Wedding insurance
Wedding Planner fees
First night accommodation
Honeymoon
Day after costs
TOTAL:
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2 Comments

  1. by hasan hosin on February 7, 2014  4:58 am Reply

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  2. by Kieran Williams on February 17, 2014  8:54 am Reply

    Undoubtedly, your wedding is one of the most important events of your life and many brides-to-be want their wedding in such a way that they will never forget. Though, wedding planning can be a fun and exciting task, but many also have a budget to work within. Before doing anything, it is essential to do prior planning and think for the budget. You should take suggestions from your family and friends as they can help out in any way. There are lots of things which need to be arranged properly including: Food / Reception, Ceremony, Music, Transportation, Favors and Gifts, Photography and the last but not least is flower arrangement. Flowers are undoubtedly the heart of wedding decorations which need to be chosen carefully and conveniently. Today there are various florist websites which provide fresh and blossoming flower delivery in budget. I also ordered my own wedding flowers from http://postalflowers.ie/same-day-flowers/flower-baskets.html. I ordered lily, roses and daisies in wedding flowers and bridesmaid bouquets. Online flower delivery for wedding is always cheap. Apart from flowers, you can also purchase other wedding essentials online rather than going shop to shop.

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