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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