How To Get Married In Skyrim

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You can do almost anything in Skyrim, from the usual adventures to raising a farm and even getting married. Life in the province can be harsh and short. Having a partner to help you weather the storms and to support you throughout your journeys will make your burdens that much easier to bear.

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You do not slide into anyone’s DMs here; things will need to be done the traditional way. Once that is done, however, you can look forward to your beautifully married life with your lovely spouse and all the benefits that such a lifestyle can bestow upon you.

How To Get Married In Skyrim

A man dressed in fine clothes speaks to a priest at a temple, asking to get married.

Before you can even start courting the many eligible bachelors and bachelorettes in the province, you will first have to learn how marriage works. Maramal, at Riften’s Temple of Mara, will be more than happy to explain the process to you. Suitors will only express interest after the explanation. Simply put, you need to wear an Amulet of Mara to show your eligibility.


If you do not have an Amulet of Mara, you can buy one for 200 gold from Maramal. It can also be looted from enemies and dungeons.

The quest the Book of Love will give you an Amulet of Mara for free.

Interested people will comment on the Amulet, letting you know that they wish to marry you. They are often people that you have helped during your adventures.

Some potential marriage partners need you to complete specific objectives to make them interested. Muiri from Markarth, for example, will only be interested if you kill Nilsine Shatter-Shield in the Dark Brotherhood Quest Morning Never Comes.

You can marry anyone, so long as they are interested. There are no restrictions on race or sexual orientation.

Return to Maramal to arrange your wedding ceremony for the next day.

The Marriage Ceremony

Two men stand at a wedding ceremony at a candle-lit temple with their friends in attendance.

You will have to return to the Temple the following day for the event. Your spouse and a handful of guests will be present. During the short ceremony, you will be given a final chance to accept the marriage or call it off.

If you want to look your best, you can wear the Wedding Dress, Wedding Sandals, and Wedding Wreath. These items are looted from Vittoria Vici after she is slain at her own wedding during the Dark Brotherhood Quest Bound Until Death.

Should you accept, the deal is sealed, and you are given the unique ring, The Bond of Matrimony. The guests will offer their congratulations, and you can choose where to move in with your spouse.

You can only get married once in Skyrim and you can neither divorce your spouse nor kill them to return to being single. Be very sure that you have found the one before you accept.

Missing Your Wedding

If you manage to forget your wedding, not all is lost. You can beg your dearest for another chance. There will be another ceremony on the following day.

Married Bliss

A spouse complains about being made to cook a meal.

With your lives now bound together for the rest of the game, you will get to settle into married life. Your spouse will move into a house of your choosing while you go about the world on adventures. They will not sit idle, however. Your home will be a much more inviting refuge from the outside world thanks to the benefits that they offer.

Married Money

After some time, they will set up a store from your house. From there, you can trade with them like a merchant and even receive a cut of the profits every day. They will generate 100 gold a day, which will accumulate over time.

Lover’s Comfort

Sleeping in the same house as your spouse will grant you Lover’s Comfort. This is a bonus that lets you learn skills 15 percent faster for eight hours.

Homemade Meal

Once a day, you can ask your spouse to cook you a meal. This meal will increase your Magicka, Health, and Stamina regeneration by 25 percent. It can be incredibly useful when you are low on potions.

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