In Wisconsin Can You Really Marry Your House?

A bunch of trivia websites claim you can do just that. We found out the truth.

by Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

While researching Wisconsin wedding laws (and by “researching” I mean “googling”) a year ago, I kept running across one of those “unbelievable but true” factoids that I decided was truly unbelievable. Reproduced on numerous websites ...

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Asking the Wedding Experts

talking to local photographers, florists, and more about all the crazy weddings they’ve attended

photos by Randy Lee

“I saw a bride’s wedding dress nearly get pooped on by her bare-bottomed toddler. I didn’t know the child was about to poop and ended up with a picture of the moment.”

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‘I’m Right There With You’

as she prepares for her fast-approaching wedding, Renee gives new brides tips for minimum stress

photos by Randy Lee

If you could just pay attention for one minute here and remove the god-forsaken glue gun from your hand (the wedding favors can wait), I want to give you all a written hug. This wedding planning stuff is for the birds ... unless you actually like it – then feel free to go back to Pinterest. This letter isn’t for you.

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You Can Get Married At UWEC?

if you so choose, UW-Eau Claire can facilitate your wedding

by Scott Morfitt

In the past 15 years, I’ve had many people pop that big $300 question: “Will you be in my wedding?” Because I’m a sucker for small gifts commemorating me wearing a tux, I’ve always said, “Yeah, is there an open bar?”

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One More Song! One More Song!

a part-time wedding DJ considers - and reconsiders - hanging up the microphone

by Ken Szymanski

This wedding dance was supposed to end almost an hour ago, but nobody wants to go home. As the DJ, however, I have to wonder how many encores are too many. The bride and groom instructed me to end the evening, back at midnight, with ...

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How to Keep It Green

by V1 Staff

To keep with the ever-growing trend of being green and saving the environment (oh yeah, and just being a good citizen of the world), here’s some extreme tips for keeping your wedding environmentally-friendly, and some alternatives if you’re ...

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9 Things You Need to Know to Get Married in Wisconsin

by V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When it comes to marriage, there are laws. No, not the don’t-leave-the-toilet-seat-up kind of laws: We mean actual legal requirements written in actual law books. To save you the trouble of dusting off your copy of the Wisconsin statutes ...

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(Local) Destination Weddings

unique places to get hitched – or at least take photos – in the Chippewa Valley

by Thom Fountain

Unique places to get hitched – or at least take photos – in the Chippewa Valley.

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Nippy Nuptials

a pros and cons list for winter weddings

by Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A pros and cons list for winter weddings ...

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5 Wedding Etiquette Do’s and Don’ts

by Lauren Kurkowski

There’s plenty to think about when it comes to planning a wedding, so it’s easy for some things to fall under the radar. Here are our picks ­– compiled from various articles and guides – of the top 5 things you definitely shouldn’t forget about ...

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Picking the Music

a pros and cons list for live bands and deejays

Either option can get your guests a-movin', but vastly different moods can be set. Here are some pluses and minuses to help you choose!

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Picking the Flowers

common flowers to match your wedding colors

You know what colors you want, but you're not a botanist. No problem, here's a big list of flowers to match your chosen hues. P.S. If you actually are a botanist, that's awesome, but you probably won't need this.

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A Picture Perfect Reception

your options to involve guests in memory capturing, and what you need to know about them

First of all, let me throw something out there. If the photography of your wedding is important, don’t just hire a professional for the ceremony and staged photos with the wedding party. Also have them around for the reception. I know your friends...

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Picking the Setting

a pros and cons list for outdoor and indoor venues

photos by Andrea Paulseth

Unless you live in a different dimension, you basically have two options when it comes to roofs: yes or no. A great wedding can be had either way, but here are some pros and cons to help you choose.

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Wedding Questions: A Check List

a good starting point for any wedding plan is a big ol’ checklist

A good starting point for any wedding plan is a big ol’ checklist. Here's a good one to get you started on covering all the basics – listed in chronological order.

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