Tip _ Track you spending _ Tracking your spending for 30 days before creating a budget will give you the concrete numbers of how much you spend in each expense category every month. Many people are surprised to see how all the little purchases at up at the end of the month. By knowing how much you typically spend in each expense category you can now plan those expenses for the next month in your budget. _ Tip _ Plan for periodic expenses _ When creating a monthly budget that actually works you will need to plan ahead for periodic expenses such as car insurance (if not paid monthly), yearly car registration, gift giving, school shopping, and insurance deductibles just to name a few. If you estimate these expenses for the year and then divide by 12 you will get an amount that you can save each month for these expenses.
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.