An average wedding will spend 50% of their budget on the reception. This includes food, drinks, and venue. 10% of the budget is spent on the attire. This includes bridesmaid dresses, suites for the groomsmen, as well as the bridal gown. Another 10% is spent on the decorations, and another 10% on music. Plan to spend another 10% on a photographer or a videographer, and the rest for miscellaneous charges. This of course is not set in stone. Your wedding might be much different then this. But when setting up your wedding budget worksheet this is a good place to start.
Almost everybody I know, which includes me, has let a budget get out of control at one time or another. I really think it used to be able to control personal finances because it was not as easy to spend money. As I work on my own budget, and as I speak to people I know, here are some common problems that get people in trouble. Debit and Credit Cards. It is just so easy to buy things by swiping a piece of plastic that we lose track of how much money we spend. A decade or so ago we spent cash or wrote checks. It made us think about spending money more as we had to carry enough money or go through the act of writing and recording our checks.