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A marriage application service designed by an international & intercultural couple living in Denmark.

Bureaucracy made easy for couples who are looking for a simple & intimate town hall wedding ceremony in Denmark. You can avoid long delays with the Danish Government by letting us get your application right the first time.
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Application Service

We will help you gather and organise your documentation to make a successful marriage application, as well as help you with booking your ceremony at the town hall of your choice.

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Dedicated Team

A wonderful, sweet team of Danish and international specialists trained especially within each step of the process, in order to offer you a highly professional and secure service.

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Local Experts

Our physical office is in Copenhagen, our knowledge is truly local and even though we’re a 100% online service, we’re here if there’s an emergency during your stay.

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Apostille Service

You may need to legalise your wedding certificate with an Apostille to use outside of Denmark. We offer this service and is available even if you haven’t used our other services.

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These articles are created with you, the couple, in mind to help you gain a deeper understanding about exactly what the process of Getting Married in Denmark involves.

What’s the process?

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Step 1

You’re thinking about getting married in Denmark

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You’re thinking about getting married in Denmark

Many of our couples find themselves considering Getting Married in Denmark for various reasons.

  • You are avoiding the lengthy administrative processes of your residing country.
  • You’re having a bigger non legal wedding somewhere exotic and just want to do the legal part quickly and easily.
  • You just want to have a super low key wedding by yourselves & you have heard from friends that Denmark is the place to do it.

We get it! The required documentation is simple, the processing is quick and Denmark is an awesome place to visit.

People are friendly, the transport is easy and once you’re here for your ceremony you’re going to find your trip is wonderfully seamless with our help.

Getting Married in Denmark as a Foreigner

You may already be wondering, what it’s like to get married in Denmark as a foreigner?

There are so many international people getting married in Copenhagen and other town halls around Denmark.

We can help you understand more about what it’s like.

A question you might have is:

  • “What is a Danish Town hall wedding ceremony like?”
  • “Are Vikings involved?”

Okay, so we don’t get asked too often if Vikings are involved!

But a lot of our couples do ask us what a ceremony here in Denmark is like.

Getting Married in Denmark as a Same-sex Couple

Perhaps you are wondering whether you can have a same-sex wedding in Denmark?

Of course you can! The LGBTQ+ community is thriving in Denmark and same sex weddings are very welcome.

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Contact Us and Get Your Free Documentation List

Step 2

Contact Us and Get Your Free Documentation List

Great, you’ve decided to contact us for some information!

As soon as you contact us you will receive an automated email with some questions. We need you to answer these questions so that we can understand you and your partner’s circumstances. 

Once your situation is clear to us we send you a free complimentary document list. This is a preliminary list that outlines the basic things you would require to get married in Denmark. 

Did we mention it’s free?

When you then choose to continue with our services we’ll send you a full and detailed documentation list and support you further.

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The Required Documentation and Applying for Your Wedding

Step 3

The Required Documentation and Applying for Your Wedding

When you choose to go ahead with one of our services we send you a full and detailed documentation list. With this list, you can start gathering everything you need. 

While gathering your documentation you can contact us with any questions you have. You will always receive a very quick and clear response from us. 

Once you have collected the documentation needed we organise it so that it’s suitable for administration with the Danish Agency of Family Law office.

We also help you with the online application, or complete the whole process on your behalf, depending on which of our services you choose. 

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It’s Time For Your Wedding Ceremony​​

Step 4

It’s Time For Your Wedding Ceremony​​

How exciting!

Your documents have been processed and your wedding date confirmed at the town hall. Now it’s time to start planning your stay and wedding in Denmark. 

If you have taken our complete service we are helping you every step of the way. We give you our recommendations, we direct you on how to get around and we offer you helpful articles.

We’ll be right there from the moment you step in to Denmark to the moment you leave. 

Are you’re wondering what your ceremony will be like?

Usually, a ceremony at the town hall is very quick.

Each town hall will vary slightly in the way that it conducts the ceremony, but the usual time it will take is 5 to 10 minutes.

Directly after the ceremony you will receive two international wedding certificates to take home with you. 

Although the ceremony may sound short the town halls do their best to make it a wonderful experience for you. 

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Returning Home As A Married Couple ❤​​

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Returning Home As A Married Couple ❤​​

Finally, you are returning home as a married couple having had a wonderful time in Denmark.

Although all our couples had read our great reviews beforehand, everyone is still surprised at how seamless we make the whole experience.

It’s a joy to receive feedback from our couples.

We receive all kinds of feedback, from wedding snaps and family memories of their trip to Denmark to pictures of happy pets on their return, and it really brightens our day!

Remember, we’re still here after your wedding for any questions or help you might need concerning your marriage certificate or wedding in Denmark.

As you married in Denmark your wedding will be registered here so, on your return home, you will still need to register it in the country where you are residing.

This can usually be done at your local registry office or government office and we recommend that you do that as soon as possible.

If you would like to change your name now that you are married this also needs to be completed in the country you are residing.

Magazine

Our Wedding Magazine offers you a selection of inspirational ideas, tips and information about marriage in Denmark. With articles ranging from what’s on in Denmark, through to couple’s stories, we aim to help you to see beyond the paperwork so you can truly envision and plan your Danish wedding adventure!

Couple’s Stories, Locations
Carola and Messan are a German / Togolese couple who came to Denmark in the summer of 2022 for their wedding.

They brought their family and friends to share in their special day, which had beautiful touches of both Germany and Togo sprinkled throughout their Danish wedding day.

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When Leanne from Getting Married in Denmark asked me to talk about Pride and LGBTQIA weddings, I felt really privileged to have the opportunity to use this space to talk about such topics. This also shows Getting Married in Denmark’s commitment towards creating a better world for us all, which makes me very proud to collaborate with them.


My name is Martina (she/her), wedding and elopement photographer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. And I’m queer.

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What is it REALLY like to be a marriage registrar, at Copenhagen City Hall in Denmark’s capital city?


Wedding photographer Elena Belevantseva speaks directly to marriage registrar, Peter Holst Beck, and digs deep to find out exactly what being a marriage registrar in this beautiful city involves.

Why get married in Denmark?

Couples from all over the world travel to Denmark to get married here, because it’s the easiest country in Europe to do so, regardless of your circumstances, background, race, religion, or history. Read on to find out more.

If you are hoping to get married in Denmark fast, read our 5 tips on how the process works, the timeframe involved, and how to get your wedding date secured as quickly as possible.

Denmark is known worldwide for its long history when it comes to fighting for, and paving the way for, LGBTQ+ rights. Making Denmark not only the popular, but the obvious choice, for same sex couples wanting to get married. 

There are town halls located all over Denmark that are set up perfectly to conduct international weddings. This means you have the choice of a wedding at Copenhagen or Ærø or somewhere in between! Take a look at our town halls guide to find out more.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you would like to know what documents you need for marriage in Denmark, why not contact us to receive a free documents list? We answer everyone who contacts us – and free of charge.

We will then send you a preliminary list of documents to get you started. 

Everyone’s circumstances are different. Therefore, the documents you need will vary greatly from one couple to another.

To see a list of the general documents, take a look at our page:

Required Documentation for Getting Married in Denmark.

People from all over the world  can get married in Denmark – and of any gender. 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. This has now been replaced by a new same-sex marriage law.

Getting married in Denmark is so easy, but some strict conditions apply. 

You must be at least 18 years old to marry in Denmark.

If either of you have been previously married, that marriage must have been legally dissolved before you can marry again. 

To get married in Denmark you need to be able to legally enter the country. Therefore  you need to either have a valid visa or a type of residency that allows entry in to Denmark. 

There are many wonderful town halls around Denmark where you can have your wedding ceremony.

We recommend the town halls who love to welcome international couples and are more geared towards offering you a lovely ceremony. 

When you engage our services we send you a list of the town halls that we recommend. This list includes all the information you need about each town hall. With the list you can make a decision about which town hall would be right for your special day. 

The list of town halls we work with includes:

You will usually need to be in Denmark at least 2 days. You need one day to present your documentation and the second day to have your wedding ceremony. 

Some town halls require that you present your documentation the same day. There are always different factors to take into account like your travel and flight plans. 

Denmark is an amazing place. Therefore we would always recommend that you stay longer to enjoy what the country has to offer. But we do understand that many of our couples need to get home as quickly as possible. 

We give you all the information and guidance you need to choose the option that suits you. 

Read more about: The Benefits of Getting Married in Denmark

The most important part of the whole process is your wedding day. We hope that you can start planning as soon as possible. 

We always advise to wait until we have processed your documents. We also recommend that you wait until the town hall of your choice has confirmed the date of your ceremony.

After this you can start planning your wedding and stay in Denmark. 

The Agency of Family Law’s application process is an online platform.

You would be required to complete an extensive form online and upload the relevant documentation. 

Once completed, the Danish Agency of Family Law sends you receipts as confirmation.

By law they are required to get back to you about your application within 5 days. The same goes for any amendments or extra documentation required.

Once they have responded there is no longer any requirement to get back to you within a certain timeframe and they will prioritise other new applications before replying to you again. 

When you choose our Complete Service we carry out the application process for you. We have a phone line to the Agency of Family Law and this helps us find solutions to any issues that may arise. 

Have a question you can’t find the answer to?

Get started with our Free Service

This is for those couples who are considering getting married in Denmark and are looking for some helpful information on how to get started and how the process works:

  • You answer our 6 questions for us to understand you and your partner’s situation 
  • We will tell you if you and your partner are able to get married in Denmark
  • We provide you with a preliminary list of the required documents to get married in Denmark
  • We answer any questions, concerns or doubts about getting married in Denmark or our services