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Get Married in Denmark?
15,000 international couples travel to Denmark to get married every year.
International couples choose Denmark, because it is easier than their own country.
We guide you all the way. Processing your documents is quick and stress free.
The Process of
Getting Married in Denmark
Many of our couples find themselves considering Getting Married in Denmark for various reasons.
- It could be that you are avoiding the lengthy administrative processes of your residing country.
- Or perhaps you’re having a bigger non legal wedding somewhere exotic and just want to do the legal part quickly and easily.
- 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 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here we outline exactly what documents are required for couples who are looking to get married in Denmark, to ensure you understand what’s involved with the process from the outset.
What does the Danish International Marriage Certificate look like? Will it need to be translated? Take a look here to see exactly what paperwork you will receive after your wedding in Denmark.
What is an Apostille Legalisation and will you need to have your marriage certificate legalised in order to register your marriage back home? This guide explains it all in detail for you.
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. Read on to find out more.
The aim of the AFL is to keep couples safe and ensure that both the law is upheld and that Denmark’s wonderful reputation is maintained. We delve into the world of the AFL here
It might seem a daunting task planning a wedding in a different country. We explain here in detail what is involved at every step of the way, to guide you the process, stress, worry and hassle free.
This comprehensive town hall guide offers everything you need to know about various town halls, from location to opening hours to history, helping you choose the one that’s right for you.
We love to work with different town halls around Denmark that are geared toward international weddings and are used to welcoming international couples.
That’s because we know that many of our couples have different needs when they come to Denmark for their wedding, so it’s great to be able to give you lots of options so that you can choose which works best for you.
Which is why we wanted to write about things to take into consideration when choosing your town hall.
As there are quite a few to choose from, and they all have different things to offer, we understand that it can be quite confusing, so don’t worry if after reading this you’re still not sure.
While you’re using our service we can give you recommendations on which to use, and why it could work best for your needs, as well as make contact with the town hall to arrange your ceremony.
Where is the town hall located?
Denmark isn’t a huge country and it doesn’t take long to get around, however, if you have time constraints, or you would like to limit travel as much as possible for any reason, then location will be important for you.
In Denmark there are two main airports, Copenhagen International airport in Sjaelland and Billund Airport in Jutland and there are town halls we work with that are close to these making those town halls very practical locations in terms of time and travel.
We also work with town halls that are an easy drive from the German border which is great for our couples coming from Germany.
You may, instead, be looking for somewhere more rural and natural to have your wedding and, in that case, you can travel a little further away from the larger Danish cities.
There are some absolutely stunning locations around the country, and its different islands, that will offer a more adventurous take on your elopement in Denmark.
When you come to Denmark for your wedding ceremony.
You will be required to go to the town hall before your wedding to present your
Passports, or ID, and any travel documents that you may have needed such as visas or residency permits.
With some town halls this will be the day before your wedding and with others it can even be on the same day, just 10 minutes before your ceremony.
This will definitely be something that is important to some couples.
We know a lot of our couples need to have their wedding and be able to fly out of Denmark on the same day, so presenting documents on the same day means less time in Denmark.
Effectively, it means that you can come to Denmark, marry and leave all on the same day!
Not all town halls offer same day document presentation, but since many of you will be flying into Denmark ahead of your wedding day anyway it might not make too much of a difference.
And there may be other factors that are more important to you about the town hall in Denmark that you will marry.
Some town halls in Denmark are busier than others, due to popularity or location.
Others simply marry more couples than other town halls each day so availability can differ greatly.
When we make your application to the Agency of Family Law, we have to choose a town hall, so at this point, we’re already thinking about how much time you will have after we receive your approval.
This is because we usually can’t secure a date until your documents are processed and the town hall has received the electronic approval sent by the Agency of Family Law.
If you would like us to book a date quickly and be more sure of possible availability once we have received your approval then a town hall with plenty of availability and one that gets back about appointments is needed.
Finally, the way a town hall and location look could be really important for you.
We find that aesthetics are often our couples’ least important consideration when it comes to planning, whether they have a larger celebration planned elsewhere or not.
But the closer it gets to their marriage in Denmark, the more they start enjoying the idea of making it an occasion and hiring a photographer and florist, for example.
That’s why we advise that you take a look at the pictures and videos on our website and our social networking pages, like Instagram and Facebook, to get an idea of how different locations look, as well as gain some inspiration from our wedding vendors and previous couples before choosing your town hall.
We only recommend the town halls that we know will give a great experience to our couples.
All the town halls that we recommend are lovely and friendly, so no matter which you choose you’re going to have an amazing ceremony!
Local attractions, Eateries & Vendors
Local attractions, places to eat and available vendors are something to think about when you’re looking at locations.
If you would like your wedding in a more rural area it’s good to remember that smaller towns are likely to have fewer options for you to choose from.
You might need to ask vendors, such as a wedding photographer or makeup artist, to travel to that location which can sometimes slightly raise costs.
In comparison, a larger city will have many more options if you’re looking for something in particular.
Standards are generally very high in Denmark and so, even in the smaller towns, you will be able to find great restaurants for your post-ceremony celebrations and if you’re going to have a few guests with you, it will likely be more affordable than celebrating in Copenhagen itself.
These blog posts are updated regularly, keeping you up to date with the more intricate details of Getting Married in Denmark.
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Our team of advisors 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.
It brings us so many smiles to see all the happy couples we have helped.
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Read the answers to the most commonly asked questions here to help you work out the basics of what a wedding in Denmark will involve.
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:
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?
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.
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.
Take a look at our Instagram page to see some of our recent happy couples, or even just for a little wedding inspiration!