The amount you ‘estimated’ initially to spend for a budget item may not be the same as the ‘actual’ cost in the end. For this reason, the estimated and actual cost fields are separated. This will enable you to review whether you have over-estimated or under-estimated the costs for the budgeted category.
Note: Changing the total budget – during the course of planning – will not affect any of your estimated or actual costs entered. The total budget will only affect the suggestion/guide amounts to help you better manage the total event budget. The suggestion amount is located on the budget category header of the table in light grey. This is in contrast with your total estimated amount for that budget category – shown in black in the header.