get married in skyrim
Game: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
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get married in skyrim
The happy couple on their wedding day.

In our latest Skyrim Fansite poll we asked if players have gotten married in Skyrim. The majority of poll respondents answered that they either hadn’t gotten married (38%) or didn’t know that you could get married in Skyrim (28%). The remaining 34% have successfully tied the knot. As a player, whether or not to get married in Skyrim is a personal choice. If you’re not hitched yet, here are three compelling reasons why you may want to say “I do.”

  1. Housing After tying the knot, you and your spouse will need to live somewhere (you don’t expect your blushing bride or dashing groom to sleep in tavern back rooms or wilderness camps, do you?). Thankfully, your spouse owns a house. Immediately after the wedding ceremony your partner will ask if you should live in their house or yours. If you don’t already own a home, marriage is a great advantage, giving you a place to hang your half-helm. You don’t have to carry your spouse across the threshold, but when you get married in Skyrim you definitely have a place to call home.
  2. Money If you happen to relocate your partner to your own house (now or in the future), your spouse will tell you that he or she wishes to set up a shop. Being a shop owner beats sitting around the house eating bonbons all day, and your partner will soon start to earn a little side money from their business while you’re off adventuring. If you get married in Skyrim not only can you sell items to your spouse, but you can purchase items as well. Best of all, your spouse will split any profits the store makes with you. Cha-ching!
  3. Cooking As it turns out, your marriage partner is a good cook. Once a day you can ask that he or she cook you a meal. Home cooking is better than eating at a greasy inn. Not only are your spouse’s homemade meals prepared with love, the food will increase your Magicka, Health, and Stamina regeneration by 25% for the next 600 seconds after eating. You get to eat like a king when you get married in Skyrim, and best of all, you don’t have to wash any dishes!

Are the three reasons listed above compelling enough to make you get married in Skyrim? Or are you still a bachelor or bachelorette at heart? Share your thoughts with your fellow Skyrim players in the Speak Your Mind section below, and consider following us on Facebook if you haven’t already do so. Also, be sure to checkout our followup article, The Easy Way To Get Married In Skyrim.

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Rodrigo Rocchi

Man you forgot to mention a minor bonus that is when you sleep with your beloved one you get 15% faster up bonus from 10% you’d get sleeping in your own bed.

This is a minor bonus cuz you need to sleep on your city to do it.

Shane Scarbrough

DOH! How could I have forgotten? **Bangs Head Against Table**

Seriously, the 15% sleeping bonus should definitely be listed in the article. Thanks for the reminder!


It’s no problem Shane, you cant be blamed for forgetting one small detail that everyone would find out anyway. And also what is the best way to get married in your opinion?

Shane Scarbrough

Hi nordicprince,
That’s one of the great things about Skyrim — the game is SO big, it’s hard to experience and/or remember everything. If you’re really working towards Skill building, the 15% bonus is sweet, and was one of the neat things Bethesda touted about marriage when the game was first released. As far as the best way to get married, I’m working on an article slated to be published in a few days that should answer that very question. Stay tuned!


Thanks a lot man.


I killed my wife

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