Wedding Budget Calculator

Let's talk wedding guest numbers for a moment!

Wedding guest numbers have a huge impact on the cost of your wedding. When looking at things like room hire and wedding venues, it will be helpful to find out if they have any minimum guest number requirements, or if selling wedding venue accommodation to your guests is something you should include in your budget. This is a popular approach by wedding venues that couples planning a wedding are not always familiar about. Number of guests will also impact catering costs, and the size of your bridal party will have an impact on the cost of a florist.

#insidertip - Keep your flowers seasonal! Having your favourite flower imported from Holland isn't cheap, so keeping to a range of flowers that are seasonally available will really help keep your florist costs down.

Creating a list of priority wedding suppliers, like a wedding photographer ;-), caterer, grooms sit hire and transport will help you list out all your essentials, and be useful to use alongside your wedding budget tracker. A budget list will help keep you focussed on saving for your chosen wedding essentials, and a secondary list can be created of wedding services that would be 'nice to have', but not essential. This will help keep you keep track of your wedding costs, and planning in advance what are a priority and non-essentials will help make decisions easier further along the line as you get closer to your target. 

#insidertip - You can create your own planning tools for your wedding budget tracker by creating a spreadsheet within Word Excel or Google Sheets. If you have a Google account, Google sheets is a free tool, that is very similar to excel. Again this will help you not pay for other planning tools and save even more money!

wedding budget calculator & Savings Calculator

Wedding Budget Calculator

Well, after all of the above advice you’re now ready to test out the calculator! Enter your realistic savings per month and see the results unfold.You can untick items which you will not require, that amount will then go into your surplus budget for you to spend on the things that are priorities for you!

Again, this is just the UK average spends and not a golden rule set in stone.

Obviously, if your wedding venue is a package deal then you can bundle the catering, decor and venue costs all into one! Sometimes even the hair and makeup costs can be added to your venues offer.

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How much per month can you save?
Ideal budget?
How many months away is your wedding date?
If you’re using savings, how much savings do you wish to use?
Are friends of family helping? If so much much have they gracefully given?
If you’re taking out a loan, how much is your loan for?
Any other funds you’re using? if so how much do they come too?

Total Budget

£19,200

Months to save

42

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Total cost

£17,672

£24,851

Extra to spend on your priority vendors

£1,528.32

£2149.20