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 Bexhill-on-Sea to Bognor Regis, Haywards Heath to Hastings, here are a selection of real weddings from previous issues of Your Sussex Wedding magazine.
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Tips on featuring your wedding day in the magazine, meeting the team and much more.
this map table plan by Maps International. Couples who have the travel bug can incorporate their love into their wedding with this design. Each table is named after a country you've visited together or have yet to explore. Priced £36, buy from www.maps international.co.uk
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