6 Super Helpful Online Wedding Budget Planners

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Ready to get wedding planning? The first thing most brides do is dream big: they run to Pinterest, their magazine rack, or websites (like WomanGettingMarried!) to come up with inspiration for their big day. But before things get too out of hand, there’s one thing that needs to be considered—your wedding budget.

It’s no secret that weddings are insanely expensive and that budgeting is a necessity. Little costs add up before you know it, and some vendors are pros at trying to push your limits. It’s hard to say no in a meeting with a DJ who absolutely insists you need the premium package when it may not be within your wedding budget. But how can you track your spending? If looking at an Excel spreadsheet gives you a headache, have no fear—there are tons of easy to use online wedding budget planners that can help you make sure your dream day is within reason.

Just starting your wedding planning? Make sure you’re on tracking with this super helpful Wedding Planning Checklist.

1. The Knot

The Knot offers a wedding budget planner that not only guesstimates the amount you’ll spend on each item after putting in your total wedding budget, but is easily viewed on either your laptop, phone or tablet. In other words, not only do you have clear cut guidelines on how much you should be spending on a particular area like wedding flowers, but you’ll be able to whip out your phone during your meeting with your florist and actually show them your specific budget so they can find something gorgeous in your price range. It can also help you track when deposits and payments are made.

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The Knot

2. Wedding Wire

This budget tool allows you to track your spending goals vs. what you actually end up spending, and also offers a detailed payment plan schedule so you make sure to avoid late fees or missed deposits. You can also create your own categories that don’t already exist, so if you have an unusual expense (like if you’re paying for all your bridesmaids’ shoes) you can add that as well. Wedding Wire’s tool makes it easy to redistribute funds, so you can add or delete categories and the math is automatically readjusted.


3. The Wedding Class by Woman Getting Married

Well, we don’t like to toot our own horn too much, but we created what we think is the best wedding budget planner out there. And trust me, I’ve seen A LOT!!

It’s part of The Wedding Class, our new wedding planning guide that will walk you through every stage of how to plan a wedding—including how much everything will cost you.

As you soon as your purchase the guide you’ll get instant access to our downloadable 100+ page e-book, plus on-demand video advice from the country’s top wedding vendors who are sharing all the dirty details of what you really need to know.

Our proprietary wedding budget tracker AND estimator breaks down wedding industry averages so you’ll know what percentage you should be spending, and allows you to estimate exactly what you’ll need to budget for. We even give you estimates for vendor tips so you can make sure you’re not forgetting those until the end! Get the guide here.

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4. Easy Weddings

Easy Weddings has a wedding budget planner that allows you to keep track of quotes from potential vendors. If you’re on the hunt for a photographer, for instance, you can compile their costs in one place to compare and see how different ones fit into your budget.

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5. YourWeddingCompany.com

This site allows you to put in your total wedding budget number, followed with things that are either already paid for or have an unshakeable cost (like your dream wedding photographer’s price). It’s simple, easy-to-use and makes everything clear cut. It will definitely help you at least get started.

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6. NerdWallet

NerdWallet’s wedding budget cost calculator is pretty basic, but it gets the job done. Just enter your wedding budget and guest count and then add in your costs so far. They include estimates (IE: $1,700 for a wedding planner) for each category which you can use or add in your own.

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Your wedding day should be exactly what you’ve envisioned—but also comfortable. You don’t want to go into debt that will follow you for years, or spend the next day regretting that you spilled wine all over a dress you couldn’t afford in the first place. Budgeting has never been easier with these and other online tools. Use them to their full advantage to ensure your wedding is a day to remember—and not a day for your bank account to regret.

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