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All you need to know to get married in Denmark.

Getting Married in Denmark

The Wedding Process

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

  1. It could be that you are avoiding the lengthy administrative processes of your residing country.
  2. Or perhaps you’re having a bigger non legal wedding somewhere exotic, and just want to do the legal part quickly and easily.
  3. Some of our couples just want to have a super low key wedding by themselves. They 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 thanks to 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.

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

Of course you can! The LGBT community is thriving in Denmark and gay weddings are very welcome.

Your Wedding is Our Passion

Our team of advisers have helped thousands of couples with their wedding in Denmark. 

We have excellent customer service and aim to reply to you quickly with the answers and guidance you need. 

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Getting Married in Denmark

No.1 Destination

15,000 couples travel to Denmark to get married every year. 

Easy

International couples choose Denmark, because it is easier than their own country.

Quick

We guide you all the way. Processing your documents is quick and stress free. 

Happy Couples

It brings us smiles to see all these happy couples.    

Leaving this review a bit late but Serafina, Zoo and the team were amazing helping us with the entire process, I can't recommend them enough. It was all so stress free from start to finish but thankfully now we're married. We paid at the end of December and had our wedding date in less than 3 weeks. Thank you so much for everything!Aaron and Diego
Aaron McCormack
Aaron M.
13:35 25 Feb 20
Leaving this review a bit late but Serafina, Zoo and the team were amazing helping us with the entire process, I can't recommend them enough. We had some problems trying to get married in Ireland (I'm Irish and my husband in Brazilian). It was so stress free from start to finish but thankfully now we're married. We paid at the end of December and had our wedding date in less than 3 weeks. Thank you so much for everything!Aaron and Diego
aaron mcc
aaron M.
13:34 25 Feb 20
Tashi Wangmo
Tashi W.
06:56 25 Feb 20
Ich habe sehr gute Erfahrungen gemacht und bin von dem schnellen und vertrauenswürdigen Service, welcher individuelle Besonderheiten professionell berücksichtigt, begeistert! Vielen, vielen Dank!
Falk Kalkbrenner
Falk K.
21:17 24 Feb 20
We got married on 21.02. 2020, They was great!! amazing service from Getting Married on Denmark team!!! 🙂
Angela Angie Angieka
Angela Angie A.
17:22 24 Feb 20
We got married on 21.02. 2020, They was great!! amazing service from Getting Married on Denmark team!!! 🙂
Angela Angie Khar
Angela Angie K.
17:19 24 Feb 20
Working with GMiD was SUCH a wonderful experience! My fiancé and I found them online and due to several timing issues, were in a cramped spot of needing to get the paperwork done and a date confirmed quickly. Even though it was right before the Christmas holidays, GMiD was SO helpful and very fast with responding to every email, question, or concern we had. Once we finished the paperwork (which was a pretty simple process), they processed everything for us and got a ceremony date in about two weeks. It was truly an answer to our prayers and they were so kind through everything. When we came to Copenhagen the process was very smooth and simple, there were no hiccups or extra things to do. We got married just two weeks ago and our apostilled marriage license is already on its way to us! Thank you so much again to this great team! If you’re reading this review and considering working with GMiD, we so highly recommend it! It takes any stress away from the process and makes it easy and enjoyable. ☺️☺️☺️
Amy Bryerton
Amy B.
01:02 21 Feb 20
They were great! The process was quicker than we thought it would be and they were really patient with all our questions considering we had lots (sorry guys), in addition, we felt as they were truly cheering for us not only in a business sense but in a human sense too. Thanks a million, we have already recommended you. 😉
Mylla Eugenie
Mylla E.
20:48 20 Feb 20
They were great! The process was quicker than we thought it would be and they were really patient with all our questions considering we had lots (sorry guys), in addition, we felt as they were truly cheering for us not only in a business sense but in a human sense too. Thanks a million, we have already recommended you. 😉
Mylla Eugenie
Mylla E.
20:29 20 Feb 20
The service was just perfect. We were guided very well through the procedure which made everything quite easy. Questions were answered very quick. We highly recommend! Thanks for everything!
Manuel Flätgen
Manuel F.
08:13 13 Feb 20
ethan kargbo
ethan K.
05:35 11 Feb 20
The staffs are friendly and professional. I would have not known how to fill the forms, which town hall to choose or how to write to the Danmack marriage counsel if not for their help. Zoo and Sarafina were simply the best.Their email response is fast,constant and trustworthy . They are to be trusted,Thank you guys.
Three throne Productions
Three throne P.
14:24 10 Feb 20
Very helpful and highly recommended this team!!
La Chacha
La C.
13:43 09 Feb 20
We worked with serafina and she guided us every step of the way. The process was straight forward and the whole experience was really smooth. I highly recommend their service!
Pavithra Krishnan
Pavithra K.
21:51 07 Feb 20
Amazing service! The staff were courteous (shout out to Serafina:)), extremely helpful and fast with their replies. Being in a particular situation, they've helped us a lot with our documents. We chose to pay extra to get them to apply with the AFL on our part, and we got a fast response within 5 days and 2 days to book the town hall. We are both thankful for your service and help. We extremely recommend this service 🙂
Manal B
Manal B
19:56 05 Feb 20
We got married on 22 November, 2020. Serafina helped us a lot and made our process a lot easier. She was very quick in reply. Even when Serafina was not available, their team responded and helped us go through the processes. We really recommend their service and we thank them for everything. -- Diana and Monsur
Monsur Islam
Monsur I.
09:47 05 Feb 20
Very helpful and highly recommended. Reply so quick. Help you in each and every steps with every single small things. Salute to them
Manoj Traveler
Manoj T.
13:39 29 Jan 20
The team from Getting Married in Denmark are very passionate about making couples big day perfect, I have personally been the a Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist for over 30 of them. They make sure to take off any burden from her clients for a smooth wedding day with years of experience in their wedding agency. Every time I ask the bride how her experience has been, she makes sure to compliment her “Getting Married in Copenhagen”s efforts. Thank you for being so knowledgable in this field and helping the beautiful couples, I am so lucky to be your makeup artist and help them as well! 🇩🇰🎀In the picture is: Elena from Ukraine and her now-husband from India! Thank you both for letting me show your pictures. //Best regards,Tina AlfheimWebsite: Www.alfheim.co
Tina Alfheim
Tina A.
13:23 29 Jan 20
Good People,Good Team ,Good service all Perfect Thank you very much GMID
spartak brami
spartak B.
00:24 16 Jan 20
Good Team , Good people, Good service all Perfect Thank you very much GMID
Spartak Brami
Spartak B.
00:22 16 Jan 20

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting married in Denmark is so easy, but there 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. 

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.

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 contact 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.

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 take our services, we send you a list of the town halls that we recommend. This list include 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,

  • Copenhagen
  • Ærø
  • Stevns
  • Frederiksberg
  • Tønder 
  • And others…

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. Though, there are always different factors to take in to 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. 

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 gotten back to you, there is no 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. 

You do not need your own wtinesses.

Though, you are always welcome to bring your own witnesses with you. They must be over 18 years old in order to act as a witness for you. 

The town halls always have people who can stand in as witnesses. Each town hall have their own rules and availability of witnesses. We will give you information on this so that you’re fully prepared and covered. 

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.

You should talk with your local government office about his. Talk to them about what steps you need to take in order to change your name after your wedding in Denmark. 

We are required to show the Agency of Family law that you have given us permission to handle your case. Therefore we need a power of attorney.

They are not allowed to speak with us about your case without this Power of Attorney form. 

We strongly advise that you complete the POA form even if you are using our Essential Service and completing the online application yourself.

In this case, if you decide you would like our help or to upgrade to our Complete Service at a later date then we can easily help you.