Wedding planning budget checklist

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Wedding budget checklist

One of the first and most important aspects of planning any wedding is making a budget and checklist. We've combined the two, with the most important items listed in the checklist below. Once you have a budget laid out stick to it and use the checklist, to make a time line for the wedding, this will take a great deal of stress out of the picture making it more enjoyable for all.

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Wedding budget checklist

Pre-Wedding events Budget allowance Who is going to pay?


1) Engagement party
2) Rehearsal dinner
3) Bachelor party
4) Bachelorete party

Stationery Budget allowance Who is going to pay?


1) Announcements
2) Invitations
3) Save the date
4) RSVP cards
5) Thank you cards
6) Monogrammed napkins
7) Guest book/pen

Wedding fees Budget allowance Who is going to pay?


1) Marriage license
2) Location
3) Priest or notary
4) Wedding rings

Wedding Accessories Budget allowance Who is going to pay?


1) Aisle runner
2) Ring pillow
3) Flower basket
4) Candles
5) Bird seed/confetti
6) Cardholder/money holder



Wedding cake

Wedding accommodations Budget allowance Who is going to pay?
1) Hotels
2) limo
3) Carriage
4) Parking
5) Guest transportation

Bride Budget allowance Who is going to pay?
1) Wedding dress
2) Hair piece/veil
3) Hair/ make-up
4) Shoes
5) Garter
6) Accessories
7) Clothes for parties
8) Lingrie for honeymoon


Groom Budget allowance Who is going to pay?
1) Tux or suit
2) Shoes
3) Hair
4) Accessories
5) Clothes for parties
6) Clothes for honeymoon

Flowers Budget allowance Who is going to pay?
1) Ceremony
2) Bouquet
3) Boutonniere
4) Bridesmaids
5) Groomsman
6) Mothers corsages
7) Reception

Photography Budget allowance Who is going to pay?
1) Engagement
2) Wedding
3) Reception
4) Wedding album
5) DVD/CD/Video
6) Parents album


Finishing touches

Music Budget allowance Who is going to pay?
1) Ceremony
2) Reception
3) DJ
4) Band/piano/organ

Gifts Budget allowance Who is going to pay?
1) Maid of honor
2) Best man
3) Bridesmaids
4) Groomsmen
5) Guest favors

Reception Budget allowance Who is going to pay?
1) Food/Caterer
2) Drinks/Bartender
3) Wedding cake
4) Topper/Serving set
5) Facility rental
6) Rental equipment
7) Place cards
8) Decorations/Center pieces
9) Tips

Honeymoon Budget allowance Who is going to pay?
1) Transportation
2) Accommodations
3) Food
4) Fun cash



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AllSuretyBonds 5 years ago

I have been looking online to find a checklist of everything i need to remember for planning my wedding this fall. I loved this checklist. Everything is here that I tried thinking of and everything I forgot. Great Hub!

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