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About the Redesign

If you visited this site prior to September 15th, 2018, you've no doubt noticed that I've since launched a complete redesign of the website.

If you're not happy with the new design, I sincerely apologize. I would have preferred to keep the old desktop design, but considering the majority of my site's users are now accessing the site from small-screen, touch-enabled, mobile devices, and considering Google is now penalizing websites for not being mobile/thumb friendly, I was left with no choice but to switch to a responsive, mobile-first design.

The good news is that now that I have combined the three separate versions of the site (mobile, desktop, and ad-free member) into a single design, this will free up a ton of my time for working to make the mobile-optimized calculators more desktop/laptop friendly. In fact, some of the redesigned calculators already offer a desktop-optimized form that becomes visible when you increase the width setting of the calculator (within the "Calculator Preferences" expandable panel).

Thank you in advance for your help and patience as I work to improve the redesign.

-Dan

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Wedding Budget Calculator

This free online budgeting tool will allow you to create your own self-calculating wedding budget worksheet, either from scratch or from a sample wedding budget. Includes built-in multipliers and several options for printing blank or completed worksheets. The Alert tab includes:

  • Don't be fooled by average wedding costs.
  • The wedding is for YOU!
  • The real average wedding cost: $300,000!
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Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

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Budget amt:Budget amount:Amount you are budgeting for wedding:Amount you are budgeting for a wedding:

Amount you are budgeting for a wedding:

Enter the maximum amount you plan to spend on your wedding, without the dollar sign or any commas.

Preferably you will enter the amount you have saved up for the wedding -- meaning that neither you or anyone else would have to borrow any money to get married (debt can put your marriage at risk). If you and all concerned cannot pay cash for the wedding, you should either wait until you have saved up enough cash, or scale back the size of your wedding to the point that no one has to go into debt on your behalf.

Bridesmaids:# of bridesmaids:Number of bridesmaids and MOH:Number of bridesmaids including maid of honor:

Number of bridesmaids including maid of honor:

Optional: If you want to use the built-in multiplier for bridesmaids, enter the number of bridesmaids here.

Groomsmen:# of groomsmen:Number of groomsmen with best man:Number of groomsmen including best man:

Number of groomsmen including best man:

Optional: If you want to use the built-in multiplier for groomsmen, enter the number of groomsmen here.

Other:# of other:Number of other participants:Number of other participants:

Number of other participants:

Optional: If you want to use the built-in multiplier for non-attendant members of your wedding party, enter the number here. The wedding budget calculator will total the bridesmaids, groomsmen, and non-attendant participants to arrive at the size of your wedding party (participants).

Ceremony:# ceremony guests:Number of ceremony guests expected:Number of ceremony guests expected:

Number of ceremony guests expected:

Optional: If you want to use the built-in multiplier for ceremony guests, enter the number of guests here.

Reception:# reception guests:Number of reception guests expected:Number of reception guests expected:

Number of reception guests expected:

Optional: If you want to use the built-in multiplier for reception guests, enter the number of expected guests here.

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Budget Categories and Expenses:

If you would like the wedding budget calculator to populate all categories and item fields with suggested titles, along with a sampling of budget amounts, tap the Load Sample button in this row. Please note that the sample budget amounts are an average taken from a multitude of sources. If you would like to clear the categories, item titles, and expense amounts, tap the Clr button on this row (may also appear as Clear or Clear Worksheet).

Categories: Tap the plus signs (+) to expand each category. Tap the category names to edit them.

Expenses: After expanding a category, tap any expense name (or "Blank") to open a popup wherein you can make changes to the name and budget amount.

Edit Category Name:

Tapping the "Save" button will close the popup and save the changes to the main worksheet, whereas tapping the "Cancel" button will close the popup without saving the changes.

Edit Expense Name and Amount:

Note that the "Times" field only applies if the "Per -->Times" option is selected. Tapping the "Save" button will close the popup and save the changes to the main worksheet, whereas tapping the "Cancel" button will close the popup without saving the changes.

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Budget Summary:

This section of the calculator will keep an updated summary of your entries.

Budget:Wedding budget:Budget amount for a wedding:Amount you are budgeting for a wedding:

Amount you are budgeting for a wedding:

This is the budget amount you entered in the top section of the wedding budget calculator.

Entered:Total entered:Total of all entered expenses:Total of all entered expenses:

Total of all entered expenses:

This is the total of all expenses you have entered into the wedding budget calculator.

Under/-Over:Under/-Over budget:Under/-Over budget:Under/-Over budget:

Under/-Over budget:

This is the amount you are over or under budget. If the result is preceded by a minus sign, your entered expenses exceed the amount you are budgeting for a wedding.

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Printable Worksheet Settings:

To create a printable wedding budget worksheet, indicate how many blank category and expense rows you want included in the worksheet, and then tap the "Create Printable Worksheet" button. This will open a printer friendly window displaying your current wedding budget worksheet.

Note that you can create a blank budget worksheet by leaving all of category and expense amounts set to zero.

Blank cats:Blank categories:Number of blank categories:Number of blank categories:

Number of blank categories:

Select the number of blank categories you would like included in the printable wedding budget worksheet. The maximum number of categories that will display in the worksheet is 12. For example if you have 6 categories with entries, but would like two more blanks for later use, select 2 from the dropdown menu. This will include 6 completed categories in the worksheet and two blank categories. If you are printing out a blank worksheet, simply select the total number of categories you would like included.

Blank exp:Blank expense lines:Number of blank expense lines:Number of blank expense lines:

Number of blank expense lines:

Select the number of blank rows you would like included for each category in the printable wedding budget worksheet. The maximum number of rows that will display for each category in the worksheet is 15. For example if you have a category with only 4 entries, but would like two more blank rows for later use, select 2 from the dropdown menu. This will include the 4 completed rows, plus two blank rows, for the category in the worksheet . If you are printing out a blank worksheet, simply select the total number of blank rows you would like included for each category.

If you would like to save the current entries to the secure database, tap or click on the Data tab, select "New Data Record", give the data record a name, then tap or click the Save button. To save changes to previously saved entries, simply tap the Save button. Please select and "Clear" any data records you no longer need.

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Help and Tools

Help and Tools:

This section, which you can Unstick or Hide in the Calculator Preferences (just above the top of the calculator), contains the following tabs (content too long to fit within bordered frame can be scrolled up and down):

About: Click this tab for an introduction to the calculator.

Instructions: Click this tab for step-by-step instructions for using the calculator.

Terms: Click this tab for a list of the descriptions that are located within each popup help button (info icons).

PCalc: Click this tab for a handy "pocket" calculator you can use when you need to calculate an entry needed for the calculator.

Data: Click this tab to save a set of entries or a note in between visits. Entries and notes will be stored to your web browser's local storage (if supported by your browser of choice), meaning they can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save entries and notes between devices you can do so by subscribing to the Ad-Free Member Version.

 

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