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Wedding industry not seeing a boom from gay marriage ruling

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WISCONSIN DELLS (WKOW)-- After the court ruling initially came down, many same-sex couples went to get their marriage licenses right away, but now the rush has slowed down.

Dells Bells Wedding Chapel sent their minister to Dane County on Friday and Saturday where he performed ceremonies free of charge, four in total. But now many couples who didn't already apply for a license... are waiting to see how things play out in court. Partly, so they don't lose money planning a wedding that may not be legal.

“The flood came- Dane County, Milwaukee County, people now are just feeling it out, waiting to see if it's going to stick,” said Tara Joles with Dells Bells. “Just for financial reasons I think that's a big part of it. Some of the big questions that were being asked at the Columbia county clerk's office- is it refundable? Is our license fee refundable if it doesn't stick and no it's not.”

So far Dells Bells hasn't had a couple reserve the actual chapel for a ceremony, but they think it's only a matter of time. Dells Bells performed commitment ceremonies for same-sex couples even before the court ruling came down. Now those couples can come with their marriage license and have it validated for free.

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