How to get married in Skyrim

Who can you marry in Skyrim?

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The open world of Skyrim allows you to do nearly anything you want to do in the game. Something you can do in the game is marry certain characters you encounter during your adventures. You can only start to do this by obtaining the Amulet of Mara, which you can acquire from Maramal for 200 gold. You can find them in two locations: the Temple of Mara or the Bee and Barb, which is a tavern. Both of these locations are in Riften.

When you want to marry someone, make sure you are always wearing the Amulet of Mara. You can verify this from your equipment page in your inventory.

Following this, you need to form a bond with a character in the game. Traditionally, before this happens, you need to do a quest for them, and after you complete the task, you bring up a dialogue tree with them to have a marriage. There’s a wedding ceremony that happens with several other characters connected to the two show up to celebrate the occasion.

These are the characters you can marry in the game, and their requirements:

AelaThe quest Glory of the Dead
AeriChop wood for her
AinethachMake the Silver-Blood henchmen leave their mine
AngrenorGive them a gold piece
AnwenThe quest The Heart of Dibella
ArgisBecome the than of Markarth
AthisComplete the Glory of the Dead
AvrusaGive them 20 Jazbay Grapes
BalimundGive them 10 fire salts
BelrandHire them
BenorDefeat them in a brawl
BorgakhPay their dowry or have them leave their house
BrelynaThe quest Brelyna’s Practice
CalderBecome thane of Eastmarch
CamillaThe quest The Golden Claw
CosnachDefeat them in a brawl
DerkeethusRescume them
DravyneaGive them Frozen Salts
FarkasComplete the Glory of the Dead
FilnjarComplete the Mine or Yours
GatComplete the favor for Pavo Attius and liberate Kolskeggr Mine
GhorbashPay their dowry or make them leave
GhorzaGive them The Last Scabbard of Akrash
GilfreChop wood for her
HilundThe quest Retaking Thirsk and collect 50 Riekling Spears
HalbarnComplete the Retaking Thirsk and Halbarn’s Supplies
IonaBecome the thane of The Rift
Jenassa Hire them
JordisaBecome the thane of Solitude
LydiaBecome the than of Whiterun following the death of Mirmulnir. You must also purchase Breezehome.
MarcurioHire them
MjollRetrieve the sword from Grimsever from the Dwemer ruins of Mzinchaleft
MorwenFree the Skall following the return of their mother’s amulet
MothBring them a Daedra Heart
MuiriThe quest Mourning Never Comes, and both targets have to die from the affection
NjadaThe quest Glory of the Dead
OctieveHelp them pay off their debts
OmluagTalk to Mulush in markarth about the smelter workers
OnmundRecover the amulet from Enthir
OrlaThe quest The Heart of Dibella
PavoComplete their favor for Kolskeggr Mine
PerthClear Soljund’s Sinkhole of Draugr
QuintusComplete the Repairing the Phial
RayyaBecome the thane of Falkreath and buy the Lakeview homestead
RevynBring back the stolen ring from Viola Giordano
RiaComplete the Glory of the Dead
RoggiRecover their family’s shield
RomlynDeliver black-briar mead keg from Wilhelm
Scouts-Many-MarshsSpeak to Torbjorn Shatter-shield regarding the Argonian dock workersq
SennaComplete the Heart of Dibella
ShahveeGive her the Amulet of Zenithar, before the quest of Blood on the Ice
SondasDeliver the note to Quintus Navale
SorexDeliver the kegs of Stros M’Kai Rum to Falk Firebeard at the blue palace
StenvarHire them
SylgjaGive her father the satchel in Darkwater Crossing
Taarie Complete the Fit for a Jar. Make sure you have the investor perk in the Speech Tree and invest in Radiant Raiment
TembaGive them 10 bear pelts
TorvarComplete the Glory of the Dead
UthgerdDefeat them in a brawl
VilkaComplete the Glory of the Dead
ViolaStart Revyn Sadri’s favor, but rat out what they’re doing to Viola
VorstagHire them
WilhelmComplete the investigation of Shroud Hearth Barrow
YsoldaGive them a Mammoth tusk