Congratulations on your engagement! You’ve found the person that you want to spend the rest of your life with. Now it’s time to get planning for the big day…
Planning a wedding is exciting, but it can be hard work too. Not many of us are wedding and event planners, and it can be difficult to know where to start. How much will everything cost? What percentage of the budget should you allocate to the venue, the rings, floristry and so on? Our wedding budget calculator has been designed to make planning your wedding as easy as possible.
Our wedding budget calculator lists everything out for you, allocating average percentages of spend to each element. Simply add your total wedding budget to the spreadsheet and it will calculate approximately how much that budget you should consider spending on each part. It really couldn’t be simpler!
Same ingredients, different flavour
Every couple is unique, and so is their big day. Despite this, there are still some key ingredients that make up every wedding day…
These ingredients needn’t detract from individuality. The Devil is in the detail, and it’s the details that make each wedding unique; Every wedding needs a venue, but the choices are almost unlimited! Today you can marry in a Church, a stately home, or even outdoors.
Even if you choose to marry in a venue that hosts weddings week in, week out, it’s the theming and décor, floristry, food, drink and entertainment options that shape your special day and give it its own unique flavour.
The wedding budget calculator
Our wedding budget calculator lists every ingredient out for you, splitting your total wedding budget by suggested percentage per element, and giving you an actual figure (in £s) that you should expect to spend on it.
You can even add in your own estimated costs alongside, to see how the figures match up!
For example: Wedding stationary, covering everything from invitations to menus, save the date cards and table planners. Our wedding budget calculator suggests an overall cost for wedding stationary but allows you to add in the estimated costs for each of the sub ingredients too.
At the end of the wedding stationary section, you’ll see a sub total for your estimated spend, alongside the suggested budget allocation figure.
We’ve included and actual costs column too. This way you can update the spreadsheet as you go along; keeping tabs on your actual spend and making sure that things don’t get wildly off track. It’s a wedding after all and its easy to get carried away!
Why not download the wedding budget calculator here, and take a look for yourself? It’s designed to be easy to use, and is quite self-explanatory! We also have a free wedding planning checklist too. Our wedding planning checklist works perfectly alonside our wedding budget planner, you can download the checklist here.
We’ve even included a list of recommended suppliers within the wedding budget calculator spreadsheet. Simply click the logo for each company to find out more.
Every supplier that we’ve listed is a tried and trusted company that we have worked with in the past. We wouldn’t recommend companies that we didn’t have 100% faith in. But every supplier is different and each brings their own unique flavour to proceedings.
Whichever suppliers you contact, whether from our supplier’s directory or somewhere else, make sure that you meet with them in person if possible. Check their reviews and ratings, their testimonials and case studies too. Ask for personal recommendations from previous clients too.
One couple’s perfect wedding band may be another’s worst nightmare! And personality matters too. You need to make sure that you click with your caterer, wedding coordinator or contact at the venue. If your personalities clash, then the build up to the big day, and potentially the big day itself, could be a disaster.
Check out our supplier directory for recommendations.
Talk to us about your big day
Whether you’re considering hiring a marquee to create a stunning, and unique wedding venue, or would simply like some supplier recommendations, talk to our team. You can call 01483 322070 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have over 40 years’ experience in the wedding and events industry and would love to be able to help you with your big day. In the meantime, why not download our wedding budget calculator at the link below?