The wedding budget is a not-so-fun but very necessary part of planning your wedding. Talking about money can seem uncomfortable but here at Bridal Musings, we’re not ones to shy away from uncomfortable conversations!
5 Of Our Best Wedding Budget Posts
Here are 5 of our most useful, purse-friendly planning posts to help you make the most of your wedding budget, whether it’s $200,000 or $2000.
Your Free Wedding Budget Spreadsheet
Top London wedding planner, Andri of Always Andri Wedding Design (and our resident wedding planning expert) has kindly shared her very own wedding budget spreadsheet template to help you and your love get to grips with your budget.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out her top tips on wedding budgets where she takes you through the process of creating your own personal wedding budget step by step.
Oh how I wish I had known Andri when I was planning my wedding.
Would you just look at how organised and detailed this spreadsheet is?!
Andri is keen to point out that this template isn’t an exhaustive list of all the things you ‘should’ have at your wedding but it’s a good, general starting point.
This spreadsheet will help you in the initial stages of wedding budgeting as you estimate roughly how much each service/vendor is going to cost, right through to after you’ve booked your dream team of vendors and receive those ‘final payment due’ emails.
It’ll help you to keep your budget in check along the way with the handy addition of a ‘difference’ column – which calculates how much over or under your estimated budget you are.
Andri has done all the hard work for you – all you need to do is input the figures.*
And the best part is – it’s absolutely FREE to download!
How To Download Your Free Wedding Budget Spreadsheet:
1. You can download a copy of the Excel wedding budget spreadsheet via Dropbox here. (There’s no need to have your own Dropbox account.) Then you’ll need to download it and open or export it to your preferred spreadsheet software eg. Microsoft Excel / Google Spreadsheets / Numbers etc. to be able to edit it.
2. Click here to access the Google Spreadsheet. Then click ‘File’ in the left hand corner of the page and ‘Download’ – then you can download it as an Excel Spreadsheet (or as csv to use with other spreadsheet software). See the screenshot below for more info:
Using a Google spreadsheet is a great option to be able to keep track of your budget on your laptop and on your smart phone when you’re out and about. Because the information is stored online it syncs to all of your devices and is also perfect for collaborating in real time. (You also have the option to download it and open in Excel too by following the steps outlined above.)
Best of luck with your budgeting, folks!
The key is to prioritize the things that are most important to you and your partner – and that goes for all aspects of wedding planning!
Check out all of Andri’s expert wedding planning posts
* If you’d like to use a different currency, go to the ‘123’ button at the top left of the spreadsheet – then scroll down to ‘more currencies’.