A most excellent sample wedding budget ($20k edition) #Budgeting Advice#budgeting December 26 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Paper piglet folding kit money box Related Post 10 super-obvious things I forgot to add to my wedding budget When I started planning my wedding, I scoured the web for as many budget breakdowns as I could find. I made spreadsheets and included everything... Read more Wendy and Robert rocked a steampunk-themed costume wedding that we loved. We featured their steampunk duel recently. Wendy shared with us their $20k wedding budget that we felt would be an awesome sample wedding budget for anyone rocking that general area of price tag. They used You Need a Budget, a very cool app that is good for everyday life in addition to wedding budget planning. Then they exported Excel spreadsheets to see it all laid out. (We've got downloadable budget spreadsheets in our big ol' wedding binder here!) The spreadsheet contains two breakdowns: one for major categories, common headings most people work with, and then all the individual categories they used. They had about 78 people attending the wedding including themselves with a total budget of slightly over the $20k mark, for reference. (Click to embiggen, opens in a new window) Here's what Wendy had to say about it: We aimed to keep the wedding costs to $20k or less, but a few things caught us off guard — the hair/beauty costs crept up, stationery is expensive even when DIYing the whole lot, the 22 custom (and so worth it!) boutonnieres, and the outfits were up there as well. Everything else was pretty much as expected (or as quoted). So it was under $23k in the end. We plan to recoup some of the costs by on selling the lolly jars, unused costumes and accessories on the local by/swap/sell, eBay, etc. Caveat: if this doesn't look like your wedding budget, NO WORRIES! Don't let this be a model for you, just a sample of what a ~$20k budget could look like. More sample wedding budgets: Break it down now: sample wedding budgets for all kinds of offbeat weddings Newly engaged and totally clueless to how much your wedding will cost? Pretty much everyone goes into wedding planning like a big ol' noob and leaves boggled by all the… Read More Show me the money! Here's my wedding budget breakdown My wedding in total cost roughly £13,500 which I believe is the bottom end of average here in the UK, and was largely thanks to the very kind support of… Read More Don't forget to grab our Google Drive spreadsheets to get your budget (and other organization tools) started! Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS These mini terrarium rings are huge on whimsy for your wedding style NEXT The Rose Armor Gown is here to make you look fierce as hell fighting dragons at your wedding Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.