Your Wedding Budget Checklist

Managing Your Wedding Money

Budgeting for your wedding just got easier! Follow our simple checklist to ensure your wedding expenses are all accounted for.

A tip for budgeting brides: identify how much you can spend, then include an additional 10 percent for an emergency fund. You'll have a little extra put aside for those unforeseen details and expenses that can pop up in spite of careful planning.

Ceremony and Reception Photography

It's a good idea to assign approximately 50 percent of your budget to the essentials of your wedding:
ceremony and reception, locations, food and beverages.

____________________ Ceremony Location Fee

____________________ Officiant's Fee

____________________ Marriage License

____________________ Reception Site Fee

____________________ Food

____________________ Cake

____________________ Bar

____________________ Rentals

____________________ Couple's Transportation

____________________ Guests' Transportation & Parking

____________________ Tips & Coat Check

____________________ Other

_____________ Subtotal



____________________ Photographer's Fee

____________________ Engagement Portrait

____________________ Wedding Album

____________________ Parents' Albums

____________________ Additional Prints

____________________ Videography

____________________ Other

_____________ Subtotal

Music Flowers

____________________ Ceremony Music

____________________ Cocktail Hour Music

____________________ Reception Music

____________________ Other

Subtotal _____________


____________________ Ceremony Decorations

____________________ Bride's Bouquet

____________________ Maid of Honor's and Bridesmaids' Bouquets

____________________ Flower Girl's Accessories

____________________ Corsages

____________________ Boutonnières

____________________ Reception Centerpieces and Decorations

____________________ Other

Subtotal _____________

Bride and Groom's Attire Gifts, Favors and Extras

____________________ Bride's Dress

____________________ Headpiece and Veil

____________________ Bride's Shoes

____________________ Lingerie

____________________ Jewelry and Accessories

____________________ Hair and Makeup

____________________ Groom's Tuxedo or Suit

____________________ Groom's Shoes

____________________ Groom's Accessories

____________________ Bride's and Groom's Rings

____________________ Other

Subtotal _____________


____________________ Maid of Honor's Gift

____________________ Bridesmaids' Gifts

____________________ Best Man's Gift

____________________ Groomsmen's Gifts

____________________ Child Attendants' Gifts

____________________ Bride's Parents' Gifts

____________________ Grooms Parents' Gifts

____________________ Guest Room Gifts

____________________ Guest Favors

____________________ Ring Pillow

____________________ Guest Book

____________________ Other

Subtotal _____________

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