By Louise Baltruschat Hollis
When it comes to your wedding budget, you want a plan of action. Keeping your wedding budget in control is only possible with proper planning. Don’t hide from those pesky numbers but face them head-on and be organised. This is where my wedding budget planner spreadsheet comes into play folks. I have it up for grabs, for free!
I know what wedding overwhelm can feel like, I don’t want this for you. I want you to take control of your wedding, your finances and feel on top of your wedding to-dos. This is why I am here, giving away all my top planning tips and tools.
Before you start your wedding planning, I always recommend starting with your wedding budget. In fact, you can find my ultimate wedding planning checklist on the blog which has so much info you’re going to want to bookmark it!
But why start with your wedding budget?
Well, your wedding budget will help you to suss out what you can and can’t afford right at the beginning. Hopefully, this avoids any disappointment or any expectations which are not realistic.
Sit down together, whether it be the two of you or other loved ones who are kindly offering to contribute to your wedding budget. You can then decide on that number.
Also, add a contingency. This will cover any unexpected costs that arise or any amendments you make. My wedding budget planner spreadsheet covers every little detail so you won’t forget those teeny tiny little things, that all together can really add up.
To use the spreadsheet all you need to do is download it once it’s arrived safely in your inbox. Once downloaded, simply upload it to your software of choice, I recommend Excel or Google Sheets.
Think about setting up your wedding budget spreadsheet in the cloud. Personally I love Google Sheets as I can access it in real-time from any device and I can share it with others. That means as soon as anyone updates it, everyone can see it. Just so awesome! If only I had this feature when I started planning my wedding in 2010.
My husband and I! Image by Alexa Loy
In the spreadsheet I have included are as many of the possible wedding suppliers and details you may need to book in and buy. A place for multiple quotes and estimates, plus deposits and final balances. It also has auto-sums already set up so you can see all the totals instantly.
I really thought the wedding budget spreadsheet through in detail so it really saves you time. Wedding planning can take up so many hours each and every week, I know this first hand. Therefore, hopefully this nifty spreadsheet will ease one element of your wedding planning tasks.
What wedding suppliers do I need to book? is a great place to look if you are thinking about what wedding suppliers you may need to think about. Don’t worry, they are all included in the budget planner I will be sending you. Hoorah!
Also, check out how to never go over your wedding budget if this is something you are worried about happening. Some great advice there from a top UK wedding planner!
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