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How to get married in Skyrim

How to get married in Skyrim

At some point you are going to wonder how to get married in Skyrim. When you've had enough of fighting all of the dragons and demons, then getting married in Skyrim can provide a nice distraction, and a wholesome side quest to do instead. No more blood and guts, just love between you and your future husband or wife in Skyrim. Plus a married version of the Well Rested XP buff. If you're ready to tie the knot with a companion, then here's who you can do it with and how to get married in Skyrim and live happily ever after.

How to marry a companion in Skyrim 


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Getting married in Skyrim is actually pretty easy. All you need to do it head to Riften and find the Temple of Mara. Once there speak to the priest about weddings to have them explain how the process works. You'll then need to buy an amulet of Mara, which you can then wear while speaking to your potential betrothed. If you can marry them, there will be dialogue options for you and if they agree to marry, return to the Temple of Mara to request the ceremony and wait 24 hours. 

Once the the service is complete, you can then speak to your partner to decide where you will settle down and make your home. They will then stay there, waiting for your return from adventuring. You can check out our best Skyrim companions guide to find out exactly who you can or can't marry, because, just like the real world, you can't always get what you want. Sometimes you'll have your heart set on a girl or guy, only to find out that they're already taken by another. Or, you know, they'll be eaten up by a dragon. Just as likely in Skyrim.

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