Post # 1
The fiance and I in a stroke of genius have created a REAL wedding budget calculator. I looked at a number of templates and tried theknot.com, but they don’t do any math except tell you that you are over budget.
This spreadsheet uses average data from costofwedding.com (you just copy and paste), uses the average percentages from that data, and your desired budget to create a budget for you.
Then when you actually spend money, it adjusts the amount you have available (or not available) for other things.
You can find it linked from my blog here:
or in the Google Docs template gallery here:
Post # 3
I’m a little confused as to how it works?
Post # 4
It seems like you enter the amount you want to spend on the first page of the spreadsheet and then on the second page ‘budget’ it shows the average breakdown for each of the expense based on the national average.
Post # 5
That’s pretty cool, maybe i’ll give it a try in a little while! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Post # 6
I am so confused! I entered the amount on the first page, but the second page doesn’t reflect it! And then were do I put in what I actually spent?
Post # 7
Hi, you put your spending in the Actual Cost column on the ‘Budget’ tab (click on Budget at the bottom).
On the first page you would copy and paste the text from http://costofwedding.com/index.cfm?action=costest.index
into cell A3 for it to generate a budget breakdown.
Post # 8
Cool!! Thanks for sharing!
Post # 9
I got it!!!Thanks so much! This is awesome!!!
Post # 10
Too bad costofwedding.com only works for American cities 🙁
Post # 11
You don’t have to use information from costofwedding.com…it’s just a starting point. You could find info about typical wedding costs for weddings in other cities, then put down items (in column A) and how much you want to budget for them (in column D, hidden).
Or you could find a place in the US that has a similar cost of living…that info is just used to make a % breakdown.
It’s still useful to keep track of how much you spent and how much left you have to keep under your budget.
Post # 12
Very cool @escapekiken I’ll have to try this out.