Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life — How to Marry Gustafa

Learn how marry Gustafa in Story Seasons: A Wonderful Life.

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Learning how to marry Gustafa in Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life is a popular choice. One of four bachelors you can romance regardless of your gender, he’s a laid-back character who spends his time wandering the Forgotten Valley or playing his guitar under a tree. And if you stay with him long enough, your children will have adorable striped shirts!

How to Marry Gustafa in Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life

Before you can marry Gustafa in Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, you’ll need to romance him first. As with any courtship, there are some things you’ll need to know about your potential match first.

  • Gustafa’s Heart Events are tied to seasons.
  • He’s a kind and free-spirited man.
  • Gustafa has a deep appreciation for nature and music.
  • He’s a popular romance option in SoS: AWL because his free spirit and love for nature feel like a perfect fit for farm life in the Forgotten Valley. However, winning Gustafa’s heart can be a little difficult compared to other marriage candidates.

Related: The Comprehensive Story of Seasons Bachelor Romance Guide

All of Gustafa’s Likes in SoS: AWL

Gifting any character what they like is an easy way to raise their affection level, but to marry Gustafa, you’ll need to be a little patient. He won’t always accept multiple gifts in a row like other characters will, but the nice part is that Gustafa’s likes are still simple enough to grab. The easiest among them are:

  • Flowers
  • Melons
  • Milk & Milky Soup

Between the flowers, milk, and milky soup, I never felt like I was at risk of running out of gifts for Gustafa. You can give him multiple presents per day as long as they aren’t the same item, but you must spread your gifts throughout the day for him to accept them. You’ll be trekking around quite a bit to marry Gustafa.

Gustafa’s Complete Schedule

Gustafa’s schedule isn’t as routine as other characters, but like Matthew, it’s fairly open; he’s much easier to give gifts to than someone like Molly. He often wanders around the Forgotten Valley. The timeline below is a pretty regular day for him.

  • 9AM – 10:30AM: In his home
  • 10:30AM – 12:30PM: Playing guitar behind the inn
  • 12:30PM – 6PM: Traveling to and staying in the Forest
  • 6PM – 9PM: Heading home
  • 12AM: Goes to bed

How to Find Gustafa’s Diary

Like with other romance options, you’ll track Gustafa’s affection for you in his diary, which you’ll find in his yurt. It’s in the back against the couch with the guitar leaned against it.

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Gustafa’s Heart Events Detailed

Gustafa’s Heart Events are a little different than some other characters (like Lumina) since they’re tied to seasons. Luckily, there’s one per season, and they’re still based on if he has enough affection toward you to trigger the event. Below, I’ve included a table that goes over each Heart Event, the requirements, and how it’s triggered so that it’s easier to marry Gustafa.

After these events, you can propose to him with a Blue Feather. As a bonus, you’ll hear the song he’s been writing over Year 1 if you decide to marry Gustafa.

Heart Event OneTwo HeartsSpring: Leave your farm on a clear day
Heart Event TwoFour HeartsSummer: Enter Gustafa’s home
Heart Event ThreeSix HeartsFall: Leave your house
Heart Event FourEight HeartsWinter: Enter town at night

And that’s how to marry Gustafa and hear his song. Of course, you can now start an idyllic life with him in the Forgotten Valley! Read more of our Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life guides here.

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Melissa Sarnowski

Melissa Sarnowski turned her hobbies of gaming and writing into a job through freelancing with the help of an English degree. If she isn't playing games and writing guides for them, she's spending time with her family or her dog.