Skyrim Marriage Guide: How to Get Married

Wondering how to get married in Skyrim? Here's everything you need to know about marriage.

Getting married in Skyrim is a great way to delve into the game's deeper role-playing elements. From Khajiit to Argonian and Nord, there are many romance options and marriage candidates available across the 10 races. But if you're here, you're wondering how to actually get married.

This Skyrim marriage guide will tell you exactly how to do that, as well as where to find an important item that you'll need to get married: the Amulet of Mara.

How to Get Married in Skyrim

Before you seek out any romance options or marriage candidates, you'll need a nice piece of jewelry for your companion. The jewelry in question is the Amulet of Mara, and it is a requirement to win over any of the available NPCs in the game. 

To get the Amulet of Mara, travel to Riften and enter the Temple of Mara. First talk to the priest, Maramal, about weddings, and he'll tell you how marriages work in the Old Kingdom. You can then purchase an Amulet of Mara from Maramal for 200 gold. Equip the amulet to let everyone know that you're available for marriage. Venture out to find your significant other and get married.

Maramal in the Temple of Mara.

You can't just marry anyone, however. There are 66 NPCs in Skyrim that you can marry, each with special requirements to win them over. You may have to retrieve something for them, complete a questline, or even beat them up to win their love.

With the Amulet of Mara equipped, and after you've completed a task for them, interact with NPCs to access a special dialogue option. Pop the question, and they will agree to get married. It really is that easy. All that's left to do is go through the wedding ceremony.

Skyrim Marriage Ceremonies

Return to Maramal and inform him that you would like to proceed with a wedding. He will need 24 hours to get everything set up, so return after that time to undergo the marriage proceedings. During the ceremony, make sure to confirm your marriage, otherwise, things may get a bit awkward.

If for whatever reason you miss your own ceremony or fail to confirm your marriage, you can simply re-prepose to the same marriage candidate, and they will accept. NPCs are apparently very forgiving when it comes to standing them up at their wedding.

With your newfound love, you can now enjoy the married life in Skyrim. If you find yourself not enjoying your marriage, well, divorce isn't an option. Murder is, however. In fact, it's your only choice if you're desperate to marry another companion. We'll leave that decision to you, though. If you're interested in more tips and tricks, check out our Skyrim guides page.

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Published Nov. 1st 2021

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