When it comes to planning a wedding there are so many things to think about, from booking your ideal location to hiring the caterers.

Here is our list of the top 10 must-haves you need to remember when it comes to your special day.

1. A planning folder

Instead of having booking confirmations and ideas floating around the house, compile everything wedding related into a folder.

A folder will help you keep things organised and important information in one place.

2. Budget

Unless you’re Kim Kardashian and Kayne West, who spent a fortune on one of the most highly anticipated weddings of the year, it’s an idea to set a budget for your special day.

3. Help from friends and family

If your friends and family have agreed to be part of your wedding, that also means they will be there when you need them most.

From wedding dress shopping to suit design choices, they’ll be able to give you a second opinion if you’re unsure on your choices.

4. A spreadsheet

Have you written up your list of guests and then realised you’ve gone overboard? A spreadsheet will give you a clear idea on how many people you plan on inviting.

5. Marriage Licence

You can’t forget about it and you can’t get married without it. You will need to obtain one before you are able to exchange your vows.

6. Recommendations

Ask your friends for recommendations if you don’t know where to start in hiring a photographer, location and catering.

Make a list of all the businesses they recommend and begin making enquiries.

7. Hen and Stag dos

It’s basically a rite of passage to have a hen and stag do before you’re married. Usually the maid of honour and best man are supposed to organise the event, but if you have something in mind, don’t be afraid to request it.

8. Marriage Gift List

Your wedding is the perfect opportunity to get the items that you’ve been longing to buy for your home.

Create a list of all the things you would like to receive, then your friends and family can reserve what they would like to give you.

9. Honeymoon

After all the hard work you’ve put into your perfect wedding, it’s only fair you get to go on holiday!

For the best price, book your honeymoon as soon as possible. It also gives you something to look forward to.

10. Don’t forget the rings!

Among the turmoil of organising your wedding, you may forget the all-important rings. Spend a day looking around for your ideal wedding bands or if you want them to be extra special, look into customising your rings.