Lets explore one possible option. The scheduled wedding is 7/2. The 6 month period is 7/13. In wisconsin one must state the date and officiant on the application for marriage license. If we get our marriage license and schedule a "followup" ceremony with the officiant on the 13th or 14th, having this date as our marriage date, can the officiant conduct the religious wedding on the 2nd and we are officially married on the 13th, without the officiant being subject of issues? The WI law reads that a marriage license must be in hand, not specifically that the officiant cannot conduct two ceremonies, with the actual date of marriage being on the second date. Just a thought toward a solution.
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