Let us provide the elbow that guides your trip down the aisle. Because we all know that aisles—though straight and narrow – can trip you up sometimes. We believe that, until you’ve read this section—and subsequently gathered all the green wedding advice possible, internalized the folly of movie brides & grooms, turned to local vendors for wedding gifts, scouted out local organic caterers, and pondered the varied wedding customs of the world—your first step will be a doozy.

Weddings & Occasions is sponsored by:

29 Pines Hotel and Convention Center
Hwy 29 North of Eau Claire

How Do I Plan a Wedding, When COVID-19 Is Still a Thing?!

tips from local wedding experts on how to plan a wedding, when it's hard to plan anything

TALK IT OUT. Couples need to communicate their desires with all their vendors and guests, up front. Requiring masks? Cool, make sure that info is on the invites. Requiring proof of vaccine? Totally cool. Make sure that info is on the invites ...

Picture Celebrating Your Special Day, the Eau Claire Way

here’s a glimpse at The Oxbow Hotel’s one-of-a-kind wedding experiences at the heart of Eau Claire

At The Oxbow Hotel and The Lakely, you’ll find a wedding venue with intimate spaces, one-of-a-kind details, and a destination atmosphere. The property features multiple indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception options, full-service catering, boutique rooms for your family and friends, and a stage for live music so you can dance the night away ...

Something Bold, Something New

Gloss Beautique encourages brides feel their best on their big day

Every bride wants to look and feel their best. When you look back on your wedding photos, you should marvel at how radiant and glowing you look. But most importantly, you should remember how confident you felt. And that’s where Christa Ball – owner of Gloss Beautique – comes in ....

I Do ... Or Don’t? Dos and Don’ts For Your Wedding Day

wedding planner Kim Louise offers tips for brides & grooms to avoid sweating the small stuff

DO give yourself grace. It's very common to be nervous and it's pretty likely that something will go wrong, but that's all OK! In the end, you are marrying the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. DON’T try to please everyone. Make sure you and your fiancé(e) spend time talking about the things that are most important to you for that day. Tip: Each of you write down what are your top three parts of your wedding ...

Love at First Bite

Hy-Vee’s expert team of professional bakers, florists, and caterers make your wedding dreams a reality

The creation of every wedding cake at Hy-Vee in Eau Claire begins with a conversation: How do you envision your wedding day? What kind of color scheme are you looking at? Where will your wedding and reception be held? Can you tell me how the two of you met? How many people will be in attendance? And while the thought of planning every single minute detail of both the wedding ceremony ...

Five Bits of Info You Must Provide Your Wedding Guests

a tip from the experts: remember to share who, what, when, how, and why

The basics are easy: who, what, where, when, and why. But don’t forget to make sure your guests are prepared to celebrate with you by making sure all their questions are answered...

Fake Bride, Fake Groom, Fake Wedding

how one totally faux wedding helped wedding professionals better serve local brides and grooms

For the Chippewa Valley Wedding Professionals, planning the perfect faux wedding is a way to help market each others’ wedding businesses and connect brides and grooms to the resources they need to be successful ...


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Weddings & Occasions is sponsored by:

29 Pines Hotel and Convention Center
Hwy 29 North of Eau Claire