With prom season just around the corner, one of the most essential tasks of any parent or party-goer is to make sure that every detail of the day is well-planned — and budgeted for. To help you stay organized, Easy Event Planning has created a prom budget worksheet. This tracker calculates all of your potential expenses, from attire to transportation, so that you won’t forget anything important in the process. The budget is available in Google Sheets and free to download with the click of a button.
And, if our budget is helpful to you, consider looking into our prom checklist, too!
6 Reasons You’ll Love Our Prom Budget Worksheet
A prom is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime event, so the expense tracker you choose should be more than a standard template. Instead, it should actually reflect your needs. Thankfully, our prom budget planner takes this into account. It was designed with proms in mind, using specific categories and budget items tailored to your event.
Our sheet is shareable via Google Docs, making it easy to collaborate with others and plan prom expenses accordingly. In addition, it reduces the possibility of mistakes by allowing multiple people to work together. With this feature, you will be able to plan out the details of your special day in no time.
3. Easy to View
Unlike with other sheets, which are often difficult to navigate and list all of your expenses in one category, our prom budget sheet is designed with you in mind. It is user-friendly and well-organized, separating each of your expenses into specific categories.
One helpful feature of our sheet is the estimated and actual columns, which can be used to track both a rough budget — which estimates rough costs when you’re just starting out — and a specific budget, which details your real-life prom expenses as they come.
4. Easy to Organize
When you share the sheet with other planners, you have the option to assign different people to different expenses using the “Who Pays” column. This ensures that every expense is organized and accounted for, and that everyone in your group can do their part.
5. Individual Payment Tab
Using the “Payment” tab on the bottom of our worksheet, you can track individual expenses and payments. To use this feature, simply enter the total cost of each expense and assign it to an individual person. Then, enter the payments made and the sheet will automatically calculate the amount still owed.
6. Pie Charts
A final reason you’ll love our expense sheet is that it will give you a visual representation of how much you’re spending in each category, using pie charts. As soon as you start filling in costs for each item in your budget, the sheet will fill in pie charts at the top of the page.
How to Use Our Prom Budget Worksheet
Using our sheet is quick and easy. First, click the “Download prom budget worksheet” button on this page. When prompted, click “Make a copy,” which will save the sheet to your personal Google Drive. When it’s time to get planning, look to our how-to page for step-by-step instructions on how to use the sheet.
Prom planning doesn’t have to be stressful with the help of our budget calculator. If you find this tool to be helpful, check out our other budget sheets, customized for a wide variety of events; and consider looking into our site for all of your event-planning needs.