How to Make a Wedding Budget in Excel (2 Suitable Methods)

Looking for ways to know how to make a wedding budget in Excel? Then, this is the right place for you. Organizing a wedding event needs budgeting on different scales. We can make a budget sheet for various purposes including wedding budgets in Excel. Here, you will find 2 different step-by-step explained ways to make a wedding budget in Excel.


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2 Ways to Make a Wedding Budget in Excel

We can make a wedding budget in Excel by using some easy ways and formatting.


1. Using Excel Templates to Make a Wedding Budget

In the first method, we will use the in-built Excel templates to make a wedding budget in Excel. Follow the steps below to do it on your own.

Steps:

  • First, open an Excel workbook.
  • Then, go to the File tab.

Using Excel Templates to Make a Wedding Budget

  • After that, go to the New tab.
  • Then, in the Office section in the search bar type “Wedding Budgets”.

  • Now, you will find various templates. Choose anyone according to our preference. Here, we selected the Wedding budget expenses comparison1 template.

Using Excel Templates to Make a Wedding Budget

  • After that, press on the Create button.

  • Now, you can see a new Excel file has opened. Here, we named the workbook as Wedding Budget.

Using Excel Templates to Make a Wedding Budget

  • Here, we can change the title of the table.
  • Now, select the text and Right-click to bring the Context Menu.

  • After that, we changed the Theme Fonts as Matura MT Script Capitals.

Using Excel Templates to Make a Wedding Budget

  • Then, we changed the Font Size to 28.

  • Here, we can change the Background Image too.
  • Now, select the image and Right-click to bring the Context Menu.
  • Then, click on Change Picture >> select This Device.

Using Excel Templates to Make a Wedding Budget

  • After that, the Insert Picture box will open.
  • Then, select the image you want to add in the Excel sheet. Here, we select the image named istockphoto-1294181713-612×612.jpg.
  • Next, click on Insert.

  • Now, you can see the changed image.

Using Excel Templates to Make a Wedding Budget

  • Here, in cell C7 we can see the following formula to calculate the total Estimated value for the Apparel.
=SUM(Table_Apparel[Estimated])

  • Moreover, in cell D7 we can see the following formula to calculate the total Actual value for the Apparel.
=SUM(Table_Apparel[[#All],[Actual]])

Using Excel Templates to Make a Wedding Budget

  • Then, you can insert any value in the Estimated and Actual columns. Here, we inserted 350 in Cell C9.

  • Here, you can see all the values we have inserted as Estimated and Actual columns.

Using Excel Templates to Make a Wedding Budget

  • Then, you can also join other data in Column D.
  • Here, we will add new data as Vail/Headpiece.

  • Then, add the corresponding Estimated and Actual costs.

Using Excel Templates to Make a Wedding Budget

  • Now, after inserting all the data you will see a dataset like an image given below.

  • Then, select Cell range B3:D108.
  • Afterward, go to the Home tab >> click on Cell Style.

Using Excel Templates to Make a Wedding Budget

  • Next, select Heading 2.

  • Finally, you will get a Wedding Budget sheet like the image given below.

Using Excel Templates to Make a Wedding Budget

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2. Manually Making a Wedding Budget in Excel

We can also make a wedding budget Manually in Excel by going through some steps. Here, you will find some of those steps to make your own wedding budget in Excel.

Steps:

  • First, insert the name of the things you want to add to your budget according to some categories. Here we added some stuff as sub-categories under the Reception/Ceremony, Attire, Decoration, and Stay/Transport categories.
  • Then, name the Excel worksheet as Manually Making Wedding Budget.

Manually Making a Wedding Budget in Excel

  • After that, adjust the Column width according to our preference.

  • Next, select all the sub-categories.
  • Then, go to the Home tab >> click on Alignment >> click on the Increase Indent twice.

Manually Making a Wedding Budget in Excel

  • After that, add column titles %, Budget, Actual, Notes, and a row title Total.

  • Then, select all the categories, row title and column titles.
  • Next, go to the Home tab >> click on Font >> change the Font Size as 14 >> click on Bold.

Manually Making a Wedding Budget in Excel

  • Then, select Cell B2.
  • After that, type Wedding Budget as Table title.

  • Then, go to the Home tab >> change the Font Size as 16 >> click on Bold.

Manually Making a Wedding Budget in Excel

  • Next, select Cell range B2:F2.
  • Then, go to the Home tab >> click on Alignment.

  • After that,click on Merge & Center.

Manually Making a Wedding Budget in Excel

  • Next, select the Cell range B2:F15.

  • After that, go to the Home tab >> click on the Borders toolbox >> select All Borders.

Manually Making a Wedding Budget in Excel

  • Then, select all the categories, row title and column titles.

  • After that, go to the Home tab >> click on the Theme Colors toolbox >> select Blue, Accent 5, Lighter 60%.

Manually Making a Wedding Budget in Excel

  • Then, select Cell range C4:F25.
  • Afterward, go to the Home tab >> click on Alignment >> click on Center.

  • Then, insert the Total Budget in Cell D4. Here, we will insert $20,000 as the Total Budget.
  • Next, insert the Percentage Values (%) of the categories. Here, we inserted 52% for Reception/Ceremony, 13% for Attire, 10% for Decoration and 25% for Stay/Transport.

Manually Making a Wedding Budget in Excel

  • Again, select Cell range D6:E25.
  • After that, go to the Home tab >> click on Number Format.

  • Then, select Currency.

Manually Making a Wedding Budget in Excel

  • Next, select the cell D6.
  • Then, insert the following formula.
=D4*C6

  • After that, press ENTER to get the value of Budget for Reception/Ceremony.

Manually Making a Wedding Budget in Excel

  • Similarly, calculate the value of the Budget for Attire, Decoration, and Stay/Transport.

  • Then, insert the individual value of the Budget for all the sub-categories.

Manually Making a Wedding Budget in Excel

  • After that, insert the Actual amount of cost for all the sub-categories.

  • Next, select the Cell D6.
  • Then, insert the following formula.
=SUM(E7:E9)

Manually Making a Wedding Budget in Excel

Here, we used the SUM function to calculate the Actual value spent for the Reception/Ceremony.

  • After that, press ENTER to get the Actual value spent for the Reception/Ceremony.

  • Similarly, calculate the value of Actual amount spent for Attire, Decoration and Stay/Transport.

Manually Making a Wedding Budget in Excel

  • Then, select Cell E4.
  • Next, insert the following formula.
=SUM(E6,E11,E17,E23)

  • Then, press ENTER to get the Total Actual Cost.

Manually Making a Wedding Budget in Excel

  • After that, select Cell F6 to use the IF function.
  • Then, insert the following formula.
=IF(D6>=E6,"In Budget", "Overhead")

Here, the IF function will check the spending Overhead based on the Budget. If spending access the budget limit then it will return Overhead otherwise will return In Budget in the Notes column.

  • Next, press ENTER to know if the Actual cost is In Budget or Overboard for Reception/Ceremony.

Manually Making a Wedding Budget in Excel

  • Similarly, evaluate whether the Actual cost is In Budget or Overboard for Attire, Decoration, and Stay/Transport.

  • After that, select Cell ranges D4:E4, C6:F6, C11:F11, C17:F17, and C23:F23.
  • Then, go to the Home tab >> from Fonts >> click on Fill Color.

Manually Making a Wedding Budget in Excel

  • Next, select Green, Accent 6, Lighter 80%.

  • Next, select Cell B2.
  • Then, go to the Home tab >> from Fonts >> click on Fill Color.

  • After that, select Orange, Accent 2, Lighter 40%.

Manually Making a Wedding Budget in Excel

  • Then, go to the View tab >> off the Gridlines.

Manually Making a Wedding Budget in Excel

  • Finally, you will get your desired Wedding Budget.


Conclusion

So, in this article, you will find 2 ways to make a wedding budget in Excel. Use any of these ways to accomplish the result in this regard. Hope you find this article helpful and informative. Feel free to comment if something seems difficult to understand. Let us know any other approaches which we might have missed here. And, visit ExcelDemy for many more articles like this. Thank you!


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