Bilah and Zilpah are referred to as the נְשֵׁי of Yaakov (Bereshis 37:2). Did he ever technically, formally marry them?
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Rav Menachem Mendel Kasher in Toras Shleimah (bereshis 30:9) cites a medrash that Yakov married them when they were first given over to him by Rochel/Leah.
Ramban, Yayeishev posuk 2, says he married them after the deaths of Rochel and Leah