The Budget...

 


Money ~ always a source of headaches and upset stomachs! The budget should be set out first to avoid these unpleasantness, not to mention, being in debt is a bad way to start a new marriage.

First of all, decide on what you and your families can afford, set that number and stick to it. Below you will find a list of expenses, print out the list for your personal use.


Ceremony/Reception Facilities

License Fees $ ________ Fee for Reception Site $ ________
Blood Tests $ ________ Serving Staff (unless included) $ ________
Ceremony Extras
(Justice of the Peace)
$ ________ Plate per person
(unless catered)
$ ________
Liquor (open/cash bar?) $ ________
Gratuities $ ________
Reception Extras
(coat check, parking, rentals)
$ ________
Total: $ ________ Total: $ ________

Entertainment

DJ, band $ ________ Ceremony Music
(soloist, organist)
$ ________
Total: $ ________

Flowers

Bridal Bouquet $ ________ Corsages $ ________
Bridal Party Bouquets $ ________ Boutonnieres $ ________
Tossing Bouquet $ ________ Reception Flowers (decorations) $ ________
Ceremony Flowers $ ________ Transportation Flowers $ ________
Total: $ ________

The Clothes

Gown $ ________ Tux Rental for Groom $ ________
Veil $ ________ Tux Rentals for Party $ ________
Shoes $ ________ Tuxedo (if not renting) $ ________
Hosiery and Garter $ ________ Vest $ ________
Gloves $ ________ Suspenders $ ________
Purse/Handbag $ ________ Bow Tie and Cummerbund $ ________
Lingerie $ ________ Shoes $ ________
Jewelry $ ________ Cufflinks $ ________
Honey Moon Clothes $ ________ Honey Moon Clothes $ ________
Total: $ ________ Total: $ ________

Beauty

Hairstyling (Bride) $ ________ Haircut (Groom) $ ________
Makeup $ ________
Manicure $ ________
Massage/Spa $ ________
Total: $ ________ Total: $ ________

Cakes and the Caterer

Wedding Cake $ ________ Plate per Person $ ________
Caketop $ ________ Buffet (number of guests) $ ________
Grooms Cake $ ________
Total: $ ________ Total: $ ________

Invitations and Reception Favors

Invitations $ ________ Announcements $ ________
Calligrapher $ ________ Postage $ ________
Thank You Notes $ ________ Guest Book $ ________
Reception Favors $ ________ Printed Napkins/Match books $ ________
Toasting Glasses $ ________ Cake Knife $ ________
Personal Staionary $ ________
Total: $ ________ Total: $ ________

Photographer and Videographer

Engagement Picture $ ________ Wedding Video $ ________
Bridal Picture (newspaper) $ ________ Highlights Video $ ________
Wedding Pictures $ ________ Extra Copies $ ________
Album (copies) $ ________ Special Effects $ ________
Extra Prints $ ________
Table Cameras $ ________
Total: $ ________ Total: $ ________

Final Totals

Bride $ _________

Brides Parents $ _________

Maid of Honor $ _________

Groom $ _________

Grooms Parents $ __________

Best Man $ __________


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