If you click on the image below it will take you to a google docs from there you can download the spreadsheet. Print it off and start the budgeting process.
Here are some handy tips to get the most out of the printable.
First, make a note of all the contributions. This will give you the total you have to work with and will guide the rest of the process.
Decide what expences you will have. For example if you have a combined ceremony and reception package then amend to reflect that. At first you wont be entirely sure how much of your budget you will spend on each area and although there are percentage guides don't worry if they are not exactly how you plan to spend. Talk to friends and family who are recently married to see which areas they found their budget went mostly too. Also try to decide on what you plan on having (the budget sheet will have categories that not everyone will use), identify what areas are of highest priority and other which are less important. For example for us photography was super important to us and we attributed a high percentage of our budget to this area, whereas my dress was only £150. We found the best way to start to figure these amounts out by collecting a number of quotes and combining these with guide percentages to see how much is sensible to spend in our area. This will be your budgeted amount.
Once you have contacted a number of vendors and narrowed it down you will have a better idea of how much it is likely to cost. We recommend contacting 3-5 vendors for quotes to give you the best idea of prices. This is your vendor quote.
You may also want to assign certain expences to money given my particular individuals. For example it may be the bride and grooms responsibility to pay for the groom's ring. You may want to use a colour coding method for this.
Finally once you have bought all that is needed for a expense area then give it a tick next to it at the end. Do this to remind yourself to stop spending from this category and to control the budget. Its also a good idea to keep a copy of all the receipts as you go along so that you can verify the total when writing it in the budget.
If you use the spreadsheet be sure to let us know how it helps you with wedding budgeting :)