Wedding budget calculator: The ultimate guide

Not sure where to begin with wedding planning? Well- you’re going to need a wedding budget calculator- and a clue. Here’s the ultimate guide to the wedding budget calculator on Easy Weddings, and some helpful tips on how to plan your wedding budget.

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So, you’re got engaged, and now people are asking the inevitable- when is the wedding? What is the venue? What does your dress look like? After you take a moment to breathe and enjoy your euphoria- one of the most important things you can do is nail down your budget. How much do you want to spend on this (huge) day? Will you have help from any family members? Or will you and your spouse-to-be pay for all of the little details of your wedding day? Firstly, that’s the most important thing to discuss and figure out. You need to know how much this day means to both of you- and what is that day worth. It might pay to overestimate some of the costs because you may forget to include minor details that aren’t immediately obvious, like postage stamps and dress alterations.

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Firstly, that’s the most important thing to discuss and figure out. You need to know how much this day means to both of you- and what is that day worth. It might pay to overestimate some of the costs because you may forget to include minor details that aren’t immediately obvious, like postage stamps and dress alterations.

Be sure to discuss your most necessary items. What would you be willing to spend the most money on, what do you NEED at your wedding? For me, it was Videography, Venue, an amazing dress, and donuts! For you- it might be the 5 tier cake and an epic DJ. Be sure to discuss these things with your partner and get a list together. This means that you know the areas where you are willing to spend a little more, and where you may want to cut a little bit out of your budget.

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Wedding budget calculator

The Easy Weddings budget calculator is a tool to help you to organize your wedding budget.  You can easily itemise all of your wedding expenses- your quotes, payments you’ve made and actual costs. They are all broken up into categories to keep an eye on what areas you are spending the most in. 

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For a budget of $35,000, the recommended spend on a dress is $2,450

Firstly- use the wedding budget calculator to update your overall budget- this automatically updates the EW suggested budget to help you allocate your funds. Of course, you don’t have to follow this- but it’s a good place to start. We have based this functionality on years of data in the wedding industry. That way, you can use this tool whether your budget is $10,000 or $100,000!

Updates based on your wedding budget

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For a budget of $55,000 the suggested budget for a dress is $3,850

As you can see, the calculator as automatically updated the recommended budget for each item when I updated the overall budget.

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You can also click on the (!) icon next to each items EW suggested budget for more information about purchasing the item, as shown above. In addition, you can delete an item by clicking the x on the right-hand side, or add an item at the top right of the calculator- this way, you can completely personalize the budget to your needs.

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