Instructions:

1. Use the Estimator worksheet to set the estimated budget for each category, listed below the word "Estimated"

2. Record estimated amounts for each item in each category, trying to stay below the Estimated budget

3. When you make a purchase, add the amount to the Actual column

4. Try to make the Total for each category be equal to or less than the Estimated (budgeted) amount

  Estimated Actual
Total Expense $ $
  Estimated Actual
Apparel Gown Bridal Shoes Bridal slip Lingerie Hosiery Jewelry Bridal Headpiece/veil Bridal gloves Bridesmaid dresses Bridesmaid accessories Bridesmaid shoes Groom's tux Groomsmen tuxes Groom's tux Garters Gown preservation Alterations Going-away outfit Honeymoon clothes Children's apparel Total Apparel $  $ 
  Estimated Actual
Flowers Brides bouquet Bridesmaids bouquets Corsages Boutonnière Reception centerpieces Altarpiece Pew/chair bows Toss bouquet Flower girls' flowers Total Flowers $ $
  Estimated Actual
Photography / Video Bridal portraits Reception Ceremony Photo albums Engagement portraits Videography Total Photography/Video $ $
  Estimated Actual
Stationary Invitations Announcements Map/direction cards Reply cards Ceremony cards Save the date cards Postage Calligrapher Newspaper announcement Thank you notes Rehearsal dinner invitations Bridesmaid luncheon invitations Bachelor party invitations Wedding programs Address labels Total Stationary $ $
  Estimated Actual
Gifts & Favors Attendant gifts Gift for fiancee Favors Total Gifts & Favors $ $
  Estimated Actual
Misc Marriage license Bridesmaids' luncheon Hairdresser Manicure/pedicure Manicure/pedicure for attendants Make-up Wedding planner/organizer Consultant/coordinator Hotel for guests Other Total Misc $ $
  Estimated Actual
Reception Location fee Caterer Food Baker Musician Bar tender Liquor Security Wedding cake Groom's cake Cake knife Cake decorations Groomsmen tuxes Servers Table decorations Other decorations Dishes Glassware Napkins Linens Tables Chairs Guest book Entertainment Rice/Rose petals/bubbles Parking Gratuities Limousine/Carriage Transportation Childcare Balloons Total Reception $ $
  Estimated Actual
Ceremony Clergy Location fee Altar decorations Arch or canopy Chair/pew rental Pew/chair decorations Guest book/pen Ring bearer pillow Flower girl basket Unity candle Aisle runner Ushers Gratuity Transportation Childcare Total Ceremony $ $
  Estimated Actual
Rings Wedding bands Engagement ring Engraving Total Rings $ $
  Estimated Actual
Rehearsal dinner Caterer Bartender Liquor Tables/chairs Decorations Security Music Sound system Guest parking Dishes Centerpieces Linens Groomsmen tuxes Food Servers Total Rehearsal $ $
  Estimated Actual
Honeymoon Air fare Accommodations Rental Car Entertainment Misc Total Honeymoon $ $