Congratulations, you're engaged! Planning a wedding can come with so much excitement—picking out a wedding dress, taste-testing the cake and selecting a song for your first dance. But before getting started, you’ll want to map out the most important piece of the planning process: the budget. For many couples, understanding how much money should go toward photographers, caterers, DJs and so on varies greatly on your initial budget. To help make this stressful period a little more manageable, we created a wedding budget planner so you know where to allocate each dollar.
Start your planning below and don't forget to browse invitations and other big day details once you have a budget in mind.
How to Use the Wedding Budget Calculator:
Enter your desired wedding budget and click "Suggest a Budget" to get a recommended spending allowance for each line item.
Adjust the recommended budget by entering new costs for any item. If you don't want an item included in the budget, simply enter 0.
As you revise the costs, your Total Budget displayed will change in real time allowing you to see how spending more or less on specific items will affect the bottom line.
To start over, scroll to the top and enter a new desired budget total. Click the "Suggest a Budget" button to delete your custom values and have a new budget calculated using our suggested costs.
To save your budget to revisit later, select "Export Budget for Excel" at the bottom.
Work on your wedding budget offline. Select "Download a blank worksheet for Excel" at the bottom of this page for a spreadsheet of recommended budget items.
How much do you plan to spend on your wedding?
Suggest a Budget
Do you want to suggest a new budget? If you have entered custom prices below, they will be removed.
* When creating the wedding budget calculator, we used costs based on a medium size wedding with 75-100 guests. Our starting budget is $31,000. Budget items are rounded off to the nearest whole number.