(Closed) working out a budget.

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I felt the same way as you do right now, but you definitely want to have an idea of how much you want to spend before you do anything else. I used this budget worksheet:

http://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/weddings/budget/wedding-budget-worksheet-00000000009135/index.html (just click the link for the worksheet)

I used a few others (just google “wedding budget worksheet” and you should get a few useful hits) and tweaked and combined them all to do what I felt like we wanted and needed and put my final one in a google spreadsheet. 

Good luck!



Post # 5
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Pokemon:  Wow, that’s a lot. I would really suggest getting your budget worked out then! Haha, I definitely understand where you are coming from about being a 5 year old. I have those moments too.

It’s hard when you feel like you are all out of sorts, but I am sure that this will help. It really helped me to stay on track. I like to have things written down. I hope that it helps you! If you need any more help I can try my best, I love budgets and stuff like that.

Post # 7
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would use the budget tool on weddingwire. Its super easy to use, lets you keep track of payments, and gives you ballpark figures to start with when you enter in a total budget goal.

Post # 8
3092 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ickk…we have had so many issues with our excel wedding budget!  The Fiance works in computers and wanted to set it all up.  Problem is he put in so many equations and has stuff being pulled from different pages that it’s gotten all mixed up NUMEROUS times. 


We started with how much we had to spend

Breakdown of costs

deposits paid

Savings-deposits= what’s left

But the problem is that with all this going on we missed that we needed the spreadsheet to update when we spend $ and to take that amount-what’s left to see where we are.  For some reason we just can’t get it. 

It’s been about 9 months 🙁

Post # 10
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I am using the knots budgeter as a backup but also have my own budget checklist whwere i weite down how much everything is, deposits, final payments, etc.

You have spent quite a bit so far, I would sit down and make up a relaistic budget before you sond anymore so you know what you have left to works with.  

Have you already budgetd for the catering and venue?  Also I see that you’re spending $2200 on a photogrpaher but then you’re another photgrapher for just the reception? Is there a way to get the same photographer to photograph both events at a discounted price?

Post # 11
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I wasn’t very good at it. Our budget kept going up.

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