by Tom Giffey
Anyone who has ever gotten married – heck, anyone who has ever even been to a wedding – knows there are countless colorful wedding traditions out there. Every culture and community has them, and Wisconsin is no exception. Forget “something ...
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?”
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 ...
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 ...
by V1 Staff
Starting out planning your wedding can be pretty intimidating. Choosing your themes, color schemes and “branding” will set the tone of the whole event. We sat down with Andra Christianson of Andra Delores Design to pick her brain about the process...
by V1 Staff
The question “Who can conduct the ceremony?” is actually more complicated than you might think. Generally speaking, there are three different kinds of people who can do the hitching ...
by V1 Staff
Handfasting, the act of tying the bride’s and groom’s hands together, is an
ancient Celtic custom that coined the phrase “tying the knot.”
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 ...
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.
a pros and cons list for winter weddings
by Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth
A pros and cons list for winter weddings ...
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 ...
major wedding and bridal fairs in our area
It's always bridal fair season. From winter to fall, here are some of the biggest annual fairs and conventions in and around the Chippewa Valley.
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!
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.
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...
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.
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.
by Sarah Dobs
Planning a winter wedding has more advantages than a bride would think. For starters, a winter wedding can cost half of what a spring/summer wedding would cost because winter is considered the off season for venues.
by Alex Olson
Are you trying to find a photographer for your wedding, but slowly losing your mind? I’m here to take away some of your angst with five helpful tips.
by Allison Schrader
Don’t want to sweat in the heat of the summer on your special day? Wisconsin is a great location for an autumn wedding – the leaves are turning, the air is cool and comfortable...