By now, the concept of a wedding budget sample is a little clearer to you. Let's walk through an example. We will assume that the total budget is ฤꯠ (which is below the national average for a wedding budget). The percentages above can be changed accordingly to what you would prefer to focus on during the wedding. If the DJ and lighting design are more important, then you can allocate 11% towards the DJ and lighting instead of 10%. This would translate to (ฤꯠ x 12%) budget instead of a (ฤꯠ x 10%) budget for the DJ. Prioritize the list below as to what is most important to you and then adjust your percentages accordingly.
Next, you will want to fill out a monthly financial report worksheet where you record you income and come up with your net spendable income after taxes and any charitable giving. Then you want to take your totals from your monthly expense record worksheet and fill in all amounts in the categories such as household, food, medical, transportation, and recreation just to name a few. When you total up your expenses and subtract them from you net spendable income you will see if you have a surplus or not.