Wedding Budget Worksheet

From: Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

Use the Wedding Budget Worksheet to help you keep track of all of your wedding expenses. Good planning is the most important factor if you hope to keep your wedding on budget.

Download the interactive Wedding Budget Worksheet (Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that does all of the calculations for you)

Print this page and fill in the Wedding Budget Worksheet

Use the Wedding Budget Worksheet by following these steps:

  • enter the amount of money you hope to spend on each item in the column on the left
  • enter the amount you spent on the right
  • add up each column
  • enter the totals in the bottom row marked “Total” 
  • subtract the actual expense from the planned expense and put the difference in the column marked "difference"

If the number in the “difference” column is negative, you’ve spent more than you budgeted.

If the number in the “difference” column is positive, you’ve spent less than you budgeted.

To figure out what each item costs as a percent of the total planned budget:

  • divide the planned cost of the item by the total planned budget
  • multiply that result by 100

To figure out what each item costs as a percent of the total actual budget:

  • divide the planned cost of the item by the total actual budget
  • multiply that result by 100
Wedding Budget Worksheet
Item Planned expenditure ($) Actual expenditure ($) Difference ($) Planned as %
of total budget (%)
Actual as %
of total budget (%)
Ceremony
Site rental          
Officiant          
Marriage license          
Music          
Other          
Rings
Wedding rings          
Other          
Reception
Site rental          
Catering/food          
Wedding cake          
Bar and bartender          
Tables          
Chairs          
Tablecloths          
Centrepieces          
Setup          
Entertainment          
Decorations          
Rehearsal dinner          
Other          
Attire
Wedding dress/gown          
Headpiece/veil          
Suit/tuxedo          
Shoes          
Jewellery          
Hair and makeup          
Other          
Flowers
Bouquet/boutonniere          
Wedding party flowers          
Reception flowers          
Ceremony flowers          
Other          
Photography
Ceremony and reception          
Formal portraits          
Album(s)          
Other          
Stationery
Announcements          
Invitations          
Thank-you notes          
Guest book          
Place cards          
Other          
Transportation
Wedding party transportation          
Parking          
Other          
Miscellaneous
Wedding planner
(if using)
         
Gifts for wedding party          
Other          
Honeymoon
Transportation          
Accommodation          
Food          
Spending money          
Other          
 
Total          
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