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While many in Bigfork are saying "I do," many of the neighbors are saying "please don't."

This summer was the first commercial season of weddings at the Ten Arrows Ranch in Bigfork, with nuptials scheduled almost every weekend during the summer months.

Some of the neighbors on McCaffery Road, though, are complaining about the noise and other late-night disturbances.

This unrest brought to light that the venue does not have the proper paperwork to host weddings.

Alana Myers, the property owner and wedding coordinator, claims she has taken steps to mitigate the noise and nuisances.

On November 5, Myers, along with several of her neighbors, will present their sides of the case to the Board of Variance.

"Just our venue alone brought in $6 million by guests and the wedding party using restaurants, motels, other caterers--other vendors like catering, flowers, restaurants when they're not here for the actual wedding, so it's a wonderful economic thing for the Valley," said Myers.

Dan DeMars who lives only a quarter of a mile away from Ten Arrows Ranch countered, "We've been here for forty-four years, I have, right here and it's always been quiet, nice, peaceful neighborhood--nice place for people to come, visit, retire, and live. I think that we need to protect that."

The Flathead county planning board plans to soon look into the bigger issue: how to deal with the growing trend of destination weddings in rural neighborhoods.

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