Wedding Budget Checklist

 

Few people like to discuss things as crass as finances when it comes to planning a wedding, but the fact remains that creating a wedding budget checklist is an important part of planning any wedding ceremony.

Average Cost Of Weddings These Days

Weddings these days can be very expensive. As a matter of fact, some estimates put the cost of the average ceremony at more than $15,000.

If $15,000 is the average, that means that there are some pretty expensive weddings out there, and this makes a wedding budget checklist even more important.

You can still have a wedding that cost mush less then the average estimates.

What Should Be Included In your Wedding Budget Checklist?

Some of the items that will go on the wedding budget checklist are obvious. Everyone knows that the wedding budget checklist will include items like the multi-tiered wedding cake, the catered meal, the costs for the church ceremony, the reception hall rental fee, the flowers, the wedding gown and the bridesmaid dresses.

Do Not Forget The Incidental Expenses

What many people fail to realize when creating your wedding budget checklist, however are a great many incidental expenses associated with planning a wedding.

In addition to the obvious wedding expenses mentioned above, don’t forget to include such mundane things as dry cleaning expenses for the rented tuxes, tips for the limo drivers, plus the cost of wedding party favors and wedding reception gifts.

These incidental expenses can add up quickly, and it is important that the wedding budget checklist include those items.

Wedding Software

There is help available in creating that all important wedding budget checklist.

There are a number of software products on the market that can provide help with wedding planning, and they include a sample wedding budget checklist which you can customize.

Create A Wedding Checklist Yourself

In addition, any standard spreadsheet program can be used to create a wedding budget checklist. Just create a line for each item, enter an estimated cost, take a deep breath and add it all up.

Just remember to include everything you can think of, and plan your wedding budget checklist accordingly. If you need help on what to include, be sure to consult your favorite wedding planning guide for recommendations.

For A printable copy of the Wedding Budget Checklist click here.

 

Wedding Budget Checklist

Bridal Beauty

 

 

Budget

Actual Cost

Facial

____________

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Hair Stylist

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Make Up

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Manicure

____________

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Massage

____________

____________

Pedicure

____________

____________

Waxing

____________

____________

Other:

____________

____________

Total

____________

____________

Bridal Consultant And Attire

Bra

____________

____________

Bridal Consultant

____________

____________

Dry Cleaning/Preservation

____________

____________

Garter

____________

____________

Gloves

____________

____________

Going Away Dress

____________

____________

Gown Alterations

____________

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Gown

____________

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Handbag

____________

____________

Hoop Petticoat

____________

____________

Jewelry

____________

____________

Lingerie

____________

____________

Shoes

____________

____________

Stockings

____________

____________

Veil/headpiece/Tiara

____________

____________

Other:

____________

____________

Total

____________

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Cake

Cake

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Boxes

____________

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Forks

____________

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Fountain

____________

____________

Grooms Cake

____________

____________

Napkins

____________

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Plates

____________

____________

Server And Knife

____________

____________

Topper

____________

____________

Other:

____________

____________

Total

____________

____________

Ceremony

Birdseed, Flowers, Rice

____________

____________

Ceremony Site

____________

____________

Decorations

____________

____________

Guest Book And Pen

____________

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Marriage License

____________

____________

Officiant Fee

____________

____________

Reserve Candelabra (Optional)

____________

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Reserve Kneeler (Optional)

____________

____________

Reserve Aisle Runner (Optional)

____________

____________

Reserve Canopy (Optional)

____________

____________

Reserve Other Items (Optional)

____________

____________

Ring Pillow

____________

____________

Other:

____________

____________

Total

____________

____________

Flowers

Attendants Bouquets

____________

____________

Boutonnieres

____________

____________

Brides Bouquets

____________

____________

Ceremony

____________

____________

Corsages

____________

____________

Flower Girl

____________

____________

Hair

____________

____________

Preservation

____________

____________

Reception

____________

____________

Rehearsal Dinner

____________

____________

Ring Bearer

____________

____________

Thank You Bouquets

____________

____________

Other:

____________

____________

Total

____________

____________

Gifts

Brides Attendants

____________

____________

Grooms Attendants

____________

____________

Brides Gift For Groom

____________

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Grooms Gift For Bride

____________

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Other:

____________

____________

Total

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Groom's Attire

Accessories

____________

____________

Cummerbund

____________

____________

Vest

____________

____________

Shirt

____________

____________

Shoes

____________

____________

Socks

____________

____________

 

Suit/Tuxedo

____________

____________

Tie/Neckwear

____________

____________

Other:

____________

____________

Total

____________

____________

Groom's Care

Facial

____________

____________

Hair

____________

____________

Manicure

____________

____________

Massage

____________

____________

Pedicure

____________

____________

Other:

____________

____________

Total

____________

____________

Honeymoon

Car Rental (optional)

____________

____________

Clothing

____________

____________

Hotel

____________

____________

Money/Traveler Checks

____________

____________

Passports

____________

____________

Tours

____________

____________

Wedding Night Accommodations

____________

____________

Other:

____________

____________

Total

____________

____________

Music

Ceremony

____________

____________

Reception

____________

____________

Other:

____________

____________

Total

____________

____________

Photography

Album

____________

____________

Announcement

____________

____________

Engagement

____________

____________

Reception

____________

____________

Wedding Photographs

____________

____________

Wedding Portraits

____________

____________

Other:

____________

____________

Total

____________

____________

Reception

Alcohol Bar

____________

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Caterer

____________

____________

Dance Instruction/Lesson

____________

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Decorations

____________

____________

Favors

____________

____________

Other Rentals

____________

____________

Place Cards

____________

____________

Site Rental

____________

____________

Other:

____________

____________

Total

____________

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Rehearsal Dinner

Beverages

____________

____________

Caterer/Dinner

____________

____________

Decorations

____________

____________

Site Rental

____________

____________

Toasting Flutes

____________

____________

Other:

____________

____________

Total

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Rings

Engagement

____________

____________

Wedding Ring/Band Bride

____________

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Wedding Ring/Band Groom

____________

____________

Site Rental

____________

____________

Other:

____________

____________

Total

____________

____________

Stationary

Announcements

____________

____________

Engagements

____________

____________

Invitations

____________

____________

Map

____________

____________

Napkin Favors

____________

____________

Postage

____________

____________

Programs

____________

____________

Thank You

____________

____________

Other:

____________

____________

Total

____________

____________

Transportation

Transportation Vehicle

____________

____________

Parking Fees

____________

____________

Other:

____________

____________

Total

____________

____________

Videography

Editing

____________

____________

Taping

____________

____________

Overtime

____________

____________

Special Touches

____________

____________

Other:

____________

____________

Total

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