Alternative Approach: Use Virtual Envelopes for most of your Spend Categories _ In today's electronic world, there's a version of the envelope system that can take the old proven approach and revamp it for the 21st century: Virtual Envelopes. Built on the solid foundation of the Cash Envelope system, Virtual Envelopes works seamlessly with your existing cash envelopes and your budgeting worksheets. The only difference from Cash Envelopes is that for some budget categories you will now deposit the cash into your bank or credit union and manage those categories online, or "virtually." Hence, the term Virtual Envelopes.
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.