## 5. Wedding Budget Worksheet

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:

1. Enter the amount of money you hope to spend on each item in the column on the left
2. Enter the amount you spent on the right
3. Add up each column
4. Enter the totals in the bottom row marked “Total”
5. 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:

1. Divide the planned cost of the item by the total planned budget
2. Multiply that result by 100

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

1. Divide the planned cost of the item by the total actual budget
2. Multiply that result by 100