So we've finally done it. We've finally created a real wedding budget! And thanks to a little help (ok a lot of help) from Craig, I've made it presentable enough to share with you in case you'd like to use it for your own planning!
Here is a screenshot:
Now it might look complicated but don't panic! You only have to fill in the yellow boxes.
All the other boxes will magically calculate numbers to give you all sorts of geeky stats like:
- Running total of your budgeted items. "Budget remaining" will turn RED if you go over budget :)
- Running total of budgeted items by category.
- What percentage of your budget each thing takes up (both individual items and categories).
- And similar stats for what you actually spend so you can see how close you're hitting your estimates.
Of course, the items I've listed are pretty specific to our own wedding (a bagpiper may not be your thing) so you can replace any item. I've also added a few rows with "other" in case you need to add items.
Oh and the currency is in British pounds. ;)
Hope it's useful for you!