Post # 1
How are you keeping track? The Knot? Wedding Wire? A different Site? On your Computer? I made this insane spreadsheet that updates the date when i open it, calculates what we need to spend, subtracts what we have and divides the rest by how much time is left. I know. I am an excel dork.
Post # 3
I made a spreadsheet, too, then uploaded it to Google Docs so my parents and fiance could also keep track of things.
Post # 4
The FH is just keeping track of the payments
Post # 5
I log everything in Excel to track what I’ve spent and anticipated budgets for other items. I don’t have it set up in too much of a fancy way!
Post # 6
I used theknot budget tool but I didn’t track all my purchases very diligently. If I had had the time and patience, I would have totally made a crazy excel model. I know it would have been a lot more detailed and customized. I’m sure there are a lot of wedding related purchases that I didn’t track – we totally didn’t track our honeymoon budget!
Post # 7
Well….I mostly use Excel, but I also have the SAME budget on paper in my binder AND on Bed, Bath, & Beyond bridal tools. But I couldn’t vote for all three.
Post # 8
I use Excel. I cant remember where but someone posted their spreadsheet and I used that but customized it to all my stuff. It has the estimate, actual, deposit, when payments are due and if I went over or not.
Post # 8
honestly, we aren’t keeping track. we just pick reasonable vendors and know we don’t want to spend a lot. keeping it under 10k.
Post # 9
We’re not really keeping track… but we’re mindful of our purchases. We’ve discussed the max we can afford for each aspect of our wedding & we haven’t really gone over budget either! We’re not having a huge blow-out, so we can afford to splurge on the things that are important to us
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm
I use the martha stewart weddings budget tool.
Post # 12
you find the responses on this thread from a couple months ago helpful as well!
I use Microsoft money and love it! I also use excel for cost breakdowns of wedding expenses.
Post # 13
We didn’t keep tack…we just went with what our gut instinct dictated was reasonable. Maybe we are a bit odd in this way!
Post # 14
I’ve been using the Knot budget tool, but I find it too simplistic. The entire budget so far is in my head, but I want to create an Excel doc, so all the data is custom for my circumstances.
Post # 15
I started out on The Knot when we first got engaged but it doesn’t allow what I wanted so I ditched it. I still refer to it as it has the skeleton of what I want to spend and where, but I can’t detail everything like I can with Excel. Plus, I love Excel and love running formulas and instances off of it. I am a Marketing nerd, I can’t help it.