FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why should we choose Getting Married in Denmark?
Every town hall in Denmark have different criteria and rules when it comes to what is needed. In addition, every international case is different with individuals sometimes needing to supply different or extra documentation. This can cause delays and sometimes even cancellations.
At Getting Married in Denmark we work closely with town halls in Denmark and specialise in organising documentation and dealing swiftly with any potential problems that may arise. We work our hardest to make sure you get your ceremony as soon as you want it and the way you want it, without stress.
From the moment you land on our page, we offer constant support. We’re always available to talk, either through chat, email or phone and we always respond to you quickly, keeping you fully informed. We’re also very happy to help you with your stay in Denmark, offering lots of free advice on venues, vendors and places to stay.
Some companies may add charges at a later stage of their service, or there may be hidden costs but we believe everything should be clear from the beginning. We don’t have any hidden costs and the town hall administration charges are always included in our prices.
Who can get married in Denmark?
People from all over the world and of any gender can get married in Denmark. The only exception can be if you currently have asylum seeker or refugee residential status.
Can same sex couples marry in Denmark?
Absolutely! Denmark is a popular destination for same sex couples who wish to marry. Denmark was the first country in the world to grant recognition to same sex unions in 1989 which has now been replaced by a new same sex marriage law.
What documents do we need to get married in Denmark?
Take a look at our page Documents Needed Depending on your individual circumstances and the time frame you would like to marry, there will be certain locations in Denmark that suit you best. Every town hall has their own requirements and regulations so we asses your situation and offer the best solutions for you as well as give you the correct list of documents needed.
Can we get married at short notice?
Yes! We may be able to organise a ceremony appointment for you in as little as a 3 days. Take a look at our page Services and Prices for more info.
Can I book my wedding date right away at Copenhagen City Hall?
In Copenhagen city hall we can only request a date for you and then they will give us a date on or close to the date you require once processing of your documents is complete. Processing time varies between 4 to 6 weeks depending on the time of year, so it’s not possible to secure a date right away.
Can we get married anywhere in Denmark?
You can marry in most places around Denmark and we would be happy to help you with any location. The most popular and easy location is Copenhagen the capital of Denmark. The international airport has a metro service that takes only 15 minutes to bring you right in to the heart of the city. This city is steeped in history, it’s fun, vibrant and full of many of possibilities for couples.
If you’re in a hurry to get hitched, then we would need to assess your circumstances and find you a town hall within Denmark where we could organise you a ceremony appointment quickly.
How do we get to Copenhagen?
Copenhagen International airport is the largest in Denmark and receives flights from all over the world. You can catch a metro at the airport which brings you to the centre of the city in just 15 minutes. It’s that easy!
How long do we have to stay in Denmark?
If you marry in Copenhagen, you will both need to go to the Copenhagen City hall in person at least 1 day before your marriage ceremony to show all original documentation. This means you will need to stay in Denmark a minimum of 2 days.
The same rule applies for most of the town halls we work with although one or two have a longer period between presenting documents and having your ceremony.
What is the ceremony like?
A wedding ceremony in Copenhagen city hall is cosy and romantic, however it is also quite quick, lasting between 5- 10 minutes. The registrar can conduct the ceremony in English and even German if you request. You can exchange short vows and your rings if you wish. After, along with witnesses, you will sign your marriage certificate.
All the town halls we work with take pride in the experience couples receive so whichever town hall you go to.
Can we have a more romantic wedding that is not in a town hall?
Yes! Although the town hall in Copenhagen is cosy and romantic, some couples would prefer something different and unique. Our aim is to offer services whereby we deal with the documentation and organise the ceremony itself for you outside of the town hall, and then you have full control over how you want to build your event around it, all the while, utilising our constant support, advice and recommendations. This way, our ceremonies outside the Town Hall can work for many different budget ranges. It’s often more affordable as full wedding planner services are not required.
Couples who want a romantic, yet, low key and stress free wedding day, might for example choose our Botanical Garden’s ceremony and then have an intimate meal for two afterwards. Another couple, may wish to organise a reception and party afterwards, with all the frills but would like to save money in the process by having us take care of the paperwork and legal ceremony and then taking care of the finer details themselves. With each option, our service is the perfect solution!
Do we need witnesses?
You may bring witnesses, but in the case you don’t have any, stand in witnesses will be made available.
Will we receive a marriage certificate?
Yes, you will receive two marriage certificates directly after your ceremony. We can legalise your marriage certificate for use worldwide with our Apostille service, please visit our page, Services and Prices for more info.
Can you legalise our marriage certificate for use worldwide?
Yes, we can legalise your marriage certificate with our Apostille service please visit our page, Services and Prices for more info.
How much does it cost to get married in Denmark?
To process your documents and make your appointment at the town hall, we charge €495 per couple, this fee includes all administration and legal fees and there are no extra hidden charges.
If you would like a more romantic option outside the town hall, we can organise this for you. We have some great packages you can choose from. Take a look at our page Services and Prices to see what we offer.
Denmark can be an expensive country to visit but it is also possible for every budget. It all depends on what experience you’re looking for and how much you’re willing to spend. We can help you with the planning and finding a solution that fits your needs.
Do we need to pay legal and administration fees?
No, all legal and administration fees are included in our price.
How can we pay?
Once your wedding is confirmed, we will send you an email with a link to pay by card. You can also pay by bank transfer if you wish.
Can I change my name on my wedding day?
You can’t change your name in Denmark unless you are a resident. To change your name, you must do this once you are in your country of residence.
Do we need to translate our Documents?
Any documents that are not in Danish, German or English will need to be translated in to any of these 3 languages. We offer certified translations, please visit our page, Translate Documents for more info and to send us your documents for translation.
Once we’re married, can my non EU partner travel around Europe without a visa?
Your marriage does automatically make your non EU partner an EU citizen. However, not all countries in Europe will fully accept this without further information. After your marriage, your partner will need to apply for residency in the country you both plan to reside. Until then, you may need to carefully consider travel around Europe making sure you are fully informed on what the country you are travelling to requires so that you can avoid difficulty.
We have a low budget, can you still help us with our wedding?
Our processing fee and Apostille fee is fixed but we would be more than happy in advising you as best as possible on ways you can achieve your celebration to fit with the budget you have. We’re always happy to answer any questions you have and direct you to the best vendors. We don’t charge for giving you advice and the only time we agree a wedding planning fee with you is when you ask us to organise and co-ordinate for you. You can easily achieve an affordable marriage in Denmark and we would be happy to give you a little guidance.
Can you help us find a photographer?
Yes, we certainly can! We have a number of great recommendations for you to choose from. We can help you find one that suits your budget and the style that you’re looking for.