Thursday, September 17, 2009

Get your budget together

A wedding budget is absolutely essential to planning your wedding. In fact I think setting your wedding budget is one of the first things you should do. Peter Bruce Photo & bELLE have put together this handy wedding budget worksheet to plan out what you'll need to pay for, and how much you should plan to spend on each thing.

We recommend you print this wedding budget worksheet and put it in your planning notebook so it will be handy whenever you are out shopping or talking to your vendor. Please let us know.

Your Wedding Budget Worksheet

My Total Budget (hope dad felt good this day) $___________
Expenses % of total budget Your estimate What you actually spent
Location fee, officiant fee, marriage license, musician's fees, ring pillows
3% ______ ______
Reception Site, Food, Drinks, Rentals, Cake, Favors
48% ______ ______
Dress, Headpiece/veil, undergarments and hosiery, shoes, accessories, jewelry, hair and makeup, Groom's Tuxedo or Suit, shoes, bow tie, cuff links, studs, suspenders
10% ______ ______
His and her rings, engraving
3% ______ ______
Ceremony, bride's bouquet, maid-of-honor and bridesmaid bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres, centerpieces, flower-girl basket
8% ______ ______
Ceremony Musicians, Band and/or DJ, cocktail hour musicians, sound system rental
8% ______ ______
Photographer and Videographer's fees, albums, additional prints, disposable cameras for candids
12% ______ ______
Transportation for wedding party, guest shuttle and/or parking attendants
2% ______ ______
Invitations, response cards, thank you notes, postage, calligraphy, guest book
3% ______ ______
Bridesmaid and groomsmen, parents, welcome baskets for out-of-town guests.

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