6 Best Free Wedding Budget Templates

This post will show you some free wedding budget spreadsheet templates for both google sheets and Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet, as well as some explanations of the features or important function points of these templates. You can then easily make modifications when using these templates in order to achieve your special requirements.

Why the wedding budget spreadsheet is important?

A wedding budget spreadsheet can tell you what things to spend money on, however, later in the process of spending money, you will find many things over budget and some things less than budget, these are actually not very important, what is important is that once you have this budget spreadsheet, then at least your shopping list is clear at a glance and many things can be planned very well.

Wedding Budget Breakdown

When creating your wedding budget spreadsheet, you can also consult with your wedding planner in advance so that you can get a breakdown of the main costs of your wedding in advance, such as wedding photos, wedding party costs, bride and groom gifts and accessories, photography, flowers, honeymoon costs, etc.

The wedding budget spreadsheet will cover everything from the wedding ceremony, wedding venue, food, drinks, dress, cake, makeup artist, photographer and wedding insurance.

Every couple wants their wedding venue to be organized and able to stay on track with all the ceremonies, so it is essential to create a wedding budget spreadsheet through google sheets or Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet.

Create a Personalized Wedding Budget Template

Below you will find some free and simple wedding budget templates in google sheets or Microsoft Excel. You can use these free templates to customize your wedding budget spreadsheet and achieve your personal wedding planning goals.

1. Bridal Musings Wedding Budget Spreadsheet

free wedding budget spreadsheet teamplate1-1 This template needs to be opened via google sheet by default, if you need to use this template via Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, then you can download this wedding budget template spreadsheet for free by clicking on the Dropbox address here.

This template contains a variety of wedding essentials or some wedding services that you may need to purchase before and after the Wedding Day, and provides a record of the estimated and actual cost of these wedding essentials, and also automatically calculates the difference between the before and after pricing, so that you can easily calculate the amount over or under the budgeted price.

The template also provides a Where to Buy & Resources column to record the address of the online store where the current wedding item or service was purchased, allowing you to easily access the corresponding website to get instructions or customer reviews for the item or get some support from the online store’s customer service.

This template contains 3 simple Google sheets or Microsoft Excel formulas to automatically calculate the estimated cost, actual cost, over or savings of all wedding items or services purchased.

The three formulas are as follows:

=SUM(B7:B119)

=SUM(C7:C119)

=B120-C120

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The first formula calculates the total estimated amount for all items or services from B7 to B119 by using the SUM function, and the second formula automatically calculates the total actual amount spent for all items or services from C7 to C119 by using the SUM function. The third formula calculates overestimated or saved amount by subtracting the total estimated amount from the total spent amount.

As you can see from the image above, the current wedding cost is $935 and the initial budget was $733, so the actual cost was $201 more than the initial budget.

If you have any other wedding cost items that you need to add to this template, then you can find the corresponding category and just insert a new line afterwards.

If you have any other personalization requirements, you can leave us a comment and we will assist you as well.

Click here to use this template.

2. Wedding Budget Templates By APW

free wedding budget template2-1 This template needs to be opened through google sheets by default, if you need to use this template through Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet, then you need to download this template in xls format through google sheets and then use this free wedding budget template through Excel Spreadsheet.

This template is relatively simple and does not use any google sheets or Excel formulas, so it does not provide any complicated summation and statistical functions.

The following are the distinct features of this template:

  • Provides some very useful statistics, such as industry averages for various wedding expense items, budgeted Estimate, Total Actual Cost, Deposit Amount Paid, Balance Due, Final Payment Due Date, etc. This allows you to easily track the current spending on wedding items.
  • The header row of the template is set to freeze so that when you have a lot of wedding items or services, the header row will always be displayed and you can easily record the value of the corresponding column.free wedding budget template2-1

This template can add some statistics through SUM function, for example, you can do summary statistics for all wedding items or services under a particular sub-category, such as total sub-category budget, total sub-category cost, total sub-category paid, etc.

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Of course, you can also do summary statistics for all wedding items or services. If you have such customized needs, you can send us a message and we will assist you with these complex statistical functions.

Click here to use this template.

3. Wedding Budget Templates By Microsoft Office

free wedding budget templates3-1 This template is a free wedding budget spreadsheet provided by Microsoft, if you want to use this template in google sheets, then you can import it into google sheets.

The template provides a beautiful background image and the overall color of the spreadsheet is very nice; the template only provides the two most common statistical fields: Estimated and Actual, so the template is very simple and easy to use.

The top row of the template provides statistics for the total wedding budget and the actual cost, which are summarized for all wedding items and wedding services through the SUM function.

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This template provides total budget and total cost statistics for different wedding item categories by using the SUBTOTAL function. As the following figure shows.

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Click here to use this template.

4. Wedding Budget Templates By Vertex

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This template needs to be opened through google sheets by default, if you need to use this template through Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet, then you need to download this template in xls format through google sheets and then use this free wedding budget template through Excel Spreadsheet.

This template is basically similar to the official Microsoft Office wedding budget template in Template 3, the only difference is that it puts the total budget statistics from the major categories of wedding items into a new Sheet. The advantage of this is that you can easily calculate the total budget automatically by adjusting the budget percentage for each major category. Please see the screenshot below:

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This template is easy to use, the google sheets or Excel formulas in the template are very simple and just accumulate the cell values.

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If you have a more complicated customization requirement, you can send us a message and we can support you.

Click here to use this template.

5. Wedding Budget Templates By SmartBride

free wedding budget template5-1 This template is a free interactive wedding budget spreadsheet provided by After The Wedding, this template is also very easy to use. The template needs to be opened in Microsoft Excel by default, if you need to use this wedding budget template in Google Sheets, then you just need to import it.

The template is an overall wedding planning spreadsheet that includes a wedding calendar, wedding checklist, wedding supplier information, wedding guest template, wedding day schedule template and more.

The template also provides an average cost reference for wedding items, so you can easily compare it with the actual cost value.

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Click here to use this template.

6. Wedding Venue Tracking Spreadsheet

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This template needs to be opened through google sheets by default, if you need to use this template through Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet, then you need to download this template in xls format through google sheets and then you can open this free wedding budget template through Excel Spreadsheet.

The wedding reception will definitely take up most of the total wedding budget, and most wedding planners suggest that the wedding venue will take up 45% to 65% of the total budget. Therefore, if wedding venue rental costs are not reasonably controlled, it will definitely affect the cost of other wedding items or services.

This template provides a breakdown of costs for specific items at each venue, so you can easily track exactly what each venue offers and how much it will cost at the end of the wedding.

This template is a wedding venue information collection template and does not contain any google sheets or Excel formulas. If you need to personalize it, you can send us a message.

Related Functions

  • Excel SUM function
    The Excel SUM function will adds all numbers in a range of cells and returns the sum of these values. You can add individual values, cell references or ranges in excel.The syntax of the SUM function is as below:= SUM(number1,[number2],…)…
  • Google Sheets SUBTOTAL function
    The Google Sheets SUBTOTAL function returns the subtotal of the numbers in a list or database. The syntax of the SUBTOTAL function is as below:= SUBTOTAL (function_num, ref1, [ref2])….
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