Type-A Bees! How did you keep track of your budget?

posted 2 years ago in Money
Post # 2
5476 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

I don’t think an app or a spread sheet is going to be able to tell you what to prioritise. I would look up vendors in your area, pick 2/3 venues you love, photographers, caterers etc and work backwards from there. Find out how much they call cost and try to find a balance. 

Post # 4
1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I guess I’m unsure what you mean as well, but there’s no harm in sending you a link to my favorite budget app! 


Post # 5
1199 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I used a microsoft excel to keep track of all wedding expenses.

Post # 8
207 posts
Helper bee

I don’t know of a way to keep total expenses constant as I only know basic formulas, adding up etc. But you could have the template above which adds up everything you have put in, and then in a separate column have the total budget you intended to spend subtracted what you would be spending if you went with what you wanted. 

That way the result of that formula will be however much over or under you are… if that makes sense

Post # 9
644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I just used excel. 

Post # 10
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Mint.com and excel are my go to tools. 

Also google sheets. 

Post # 12
9388 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

 I just created an Excel spreadsheet to do what I want.  

I used tabs as appropriate if I wanted a single line on my main page for “food” but then in another tab played around with what exactly I was ordering from the caterer.

Post # 13
2331 posts
Buzzing bee

hickoryhills :  I imagine that exists, but it would involve very complex rules and formulas. If the total is supposed to equal a certain amount (or 100%), and you increase one catergory (going over the total or 100%), how will excel know which catergories to decrease? I can imagine there’s a way to tell it to decrease all other categories by the same percentage to have the total still equal the amount you want (or 100%), but I have no idea how to do that. 

Post # 14
380 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I created a sheet in excel that had our total budget, vendors, total price for each, deposits, due dates, and had formulas so it all updated when we paid something to reflect how much of our budget we spent/alloted to each.

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