Make sure the sticky issue of who's coughing up for your big day is clear from the off. Unless you're determined to go it alone, be direct; ask your parents whether they would like to contribute and, if so, what figure they had in mind. If you prefer a more subtle approach, ask them whether there's an element of the wedding they would be happy to cover, from the flowers to the dress.
From Cardigan to Cardiff, Pembroke to Porthcawl, here are a selection of real weddings from previous issues of Your South Wales Wedding magazine.
We're looking for local newlyweds who have said 'I do' this year. Any couples can enter the competition: it doesn't matter whether the event was large or small; modest or spectacular.
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Tips on featuring your wedding day in the magazine, meeting the team and much more.
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