Wedding Budget Calculator

Congratulations, you’re engaged! Planning a wedding will come with so much excitement—picking out a wedding dress, taste-testing the cake and selecting a song for your first dance. But before getting started, you’ll want to map out the most important piece of the wedding planning process: the budget. For many couples, understanding how much money should go toward photographers, caterers, DJs and so on varies greatly on your initial budget. To help make this stressful period a little more manageable, we created a wedding budget calculator so you know where to allocate each dollar.

Start your planning below and don’t forget to browse invitations and other big day essentials once you have your budget in mind.

How to Use the Wedding Budget Calculator:

  1. Enter your desired wedding budget and click “Suggest a Budget” to get a recommended spending allowance for each line item. You can adjust the costs for any item and if you don’t want an item included, simply enter 0.
  2. As you revise the costs, your “Total Budget” displayed will change in real time allowing you to see how spending more or less on specific items will affect the bottom line.
  3. To save your budget to revisit later, select “Export Budget for Excel” at the bottom.
  4. To start over, scroll to the top and enter a new desired budget total. Click the “Suggest a Budget” button to have a new suggested budget calculated.

How much do you plan to spend on your wedding?

Suggest a Budget

Venue, Catering & Rentals

Reception Bar Service
Reception Food Service
Event Location(s)
Event Rentals
Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Cake/Dessert

Wedding Stationery

Ceremony Programs
Engagement Announcements
Invitations & Reply Cards
Reception Menus
Save the Date Cards
Table Name and Place Cards
Thank You Cards

Attire & Accessories

Bride’s Accessories
Bride’s Wedding Dress
Bride’s Hair and Makeup
Bride’s Manicure & Pedicure
Groom’s Accessories
Groom’s Tuxedo / Suit

Flowers & Decorations

Boutonnieres, Corsages
Bridal Bouquet
Bridesmaid Bouquets
Event Decorations
Event Flower Arrangements
Event Table Centerpieces
Flower Petals
Ring Bearer Pillow
Guest Book
Misc Accessories

Gifts & Favors

Gifts for Bride’s Attendants
Gifts for Groomsmen
Gifts for Parents
Wedding Favors

Photography & Video

Digital Photo CD/DVD
Engagement Session
Prints or Enlargements
Wedding albums
Wedding Photographer


Hotel Room
Limo Rental or Transportation
Ceremony Officiant
Wedding Planner
Miscellaneous Costs

Total Budget:

Remaining Budget:

* When creating the wedding budget calculator, we used costs based on a medium size wedding with 75-100 guests. Our starting budget is $31,000. Budget items are rounded off to the nearest whole number.