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5. Wedding Budget Worksheet

From: Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

**Use the Wedding Budget Worksheet to help you keep track of all of your wedding expenses.**

Good planning is the most important factor if you hope to keep your wedding on budget.

Download the interactive Wedding Budget Worksheet *(Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that does all of the calculations for you*)

Print this page and fill in the Wedding Budget Worksheet

Use the Wedding Budget Worksheet by following these steps:

- Enter the amount of money you hope to spend on each item in the column on the left
- Enter the amount you spent on the right
- Add up each column
- Enter the totals in the bottom row marked “Total”
- Subtract the actual expense from the planned expense and put the difference in the column marked "difference"

*If the number in the “difference” column is negative, you’ve spent more than you budgeted.*

*If the number in the “difference” column is positive, you’ve spent less than you budgeted.*

To figure out what each item costs as a percent of the total planned budget:

- Divide the planned cost of the item by the total planned budget
- Multiply that result by 100

To figure out what each item costs as a percent of the total actual budget:

- Divide the planned cost of the item by the total actual budget
- Multiply that result by 100

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