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Wedding Budget Planner - Stay Focused!

Here's a realistic Wedding budget planner that can be customised to fit various budgets. It provides a general breakdown of wedding expenses to consider during the planning process:

Bride on the stairs
Bride on the stairs

Venue and Catering:

  • Ceremony venue

  • Reception venue

  • Food and beverages

  • Wedding cake or desserts

Attire and Beauty:

  • Wedding dress or suit

  • Alterations and fittings

  • Accessories (shoes, jewellery, etc.)

  • Hair and makeup

Photography and Videography:

  • Photographer

  • Videographer

  • Engagement photoshoot

Decorations and Flowers:

  • Ceremony decorations

  • Reception decorations

  • Centrepieces

  • Bouquets and boutonnieres


  • DJ or band

  • Ceremony musicians

  • Sound and lighting equipment

Stationery and Invitations:

  • Save-the-dates

  • Wedding invitations

  • RSVP cards

  • Programs and menus

Wedding Planner/Coordinator:

  • Hiring a professional planner or coordinator


  • Transportation for the wedding party

  • Guest transportation if needed

Wedding Rings:

  • Engagement ring

  • Wedding bands


  • Officiant's fee or donation

Miscellaneous Expenses:

  • Wedding favours

  • Guestbook

  • Marriage license fees

  • Wedding insurance

Gifts and Gratuities:

  • Gifts for wedding party and parents

  • Tips for vendors (photographer, DJ, etc.)

Pre-Wedding Events:

  • Engagement party

  • Bachelor/bachelorette parties

  • Rehearsal dinner


  • Travel expenses

  • Accommodations

  • Activities and meals

Remember, these categories may vary depending on your priorities and preferences. Allocate a realistic amount to each category based on your total budget, and adjust as necessary. It's also a good idea to set aside a contingency fund for unexpected expenses.

Throughout the planning process, keep track of your expenses and compare them to your budget regularly. This will help you stay on track and make adjustments as needed.

Happy budgeting and congratulations on your upcoming wedding! 🎉💒

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