First, track your spending and expenses for the next 30 days. You can begin by recording all your purchases on a weekly expense report worksheet that you fill out each day. Save your receipts from each purchase and then record a description of the purchase, the amount, its category, and how you made the purchase; whether by cash, check, or credit card.
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.