Wisconsin Weddings

Getting Married In Wisconsin?
Information you might want to know if you are getting married in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin State Flower

Do you want to use the state flower in your wedding bouquet?
The state flower of Wisconsin is the beautiful Wood Violet.  (Pictured above)
The blooming season is early spring and continue into early fall.

Alabama State Fruit

Do you want to use the state fruit in your wedding dessert?
State Fruit:  Blackberry
State Tree Fruit: Peach

Getting Your Marriage License

If you are getting married in the sate of Wisconsin, you must first apply for a wedding license at the County Clerk’s office in the county one of the parties has resided in for at least 30 days prior to making application.

Marriage license fee: Fees vary by each county in the state of Wisconsin for a marriage license.  Marriage license fees are required at the time of application.

  • Minimum age to get a marriage license in Wisconsin: Age 18
  • The marriage license can be used in any county in the State of Wisconsin.
  • There is a 6-day waiting period.
  • The wedding license is valid 30 days.
  • There is NO blood test required.
  • Residency is NOT required.
  • 2 Witnesses are required in the State of Wisconsin.
  • Both parties need to be present to apply in person.
  • Both parties need to provide a valid form of I.D.
  • Both parties need to provide a valid Social Security number/card.

You can check most recent updated laws here.

Plan Your Wedding According To Your Favorite Season

SUMMER
A few places in Wisconsin get much hotter than the upper 80F’s during the peak of summer between June and August.  Thunderstorms are common most weeks.  There are a few weeks in the summer where the temperatures reach over 90F.  The humidity levels are pretty high.

WINTER
Winter is a rough season in Wisconsin.  Between December and February the daytime rarely top 30F, and the night lows dip well below freezing.  Wisconsin get a lot of snow, with an average of 40 inches in the south and to 160 inches in the north.

FALL
September is a great month in terms of weather, with highs in the 70F’s and not too much precipitation.   October even gets better as the trees turn color and the weather cools off.

SPRING
Spring is a mixture of weather, with frequent rain but plenty of beautiful weather.  May temperatures are back to the mid 60F’s.

Popular Wisconsin Wedding Traditions

  • Most engaged couples in Wisconsin choose to have a vintage theme wedding.
  • Indoor wedding venues are just as popular as outdoor venues.
  • Backyard weddings are a popular trend in Wisconsin.
  • Tradition in Wisconsin is that the bride’s family pays for the wedding.
  • Milwaukee and Madison are the two most popular cities to get married.
  • Bride’s tend to keep things simple when it comes to wedding planning.  The mismatched colors and rustic feel of the wedding will surely be memorable for all wedding guests.
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