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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?

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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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. 

Getting Married in Denmark

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. 

Happy Couples

It brings us smiles to see all these happy couples.    

We're a couple living in Germany and we availed of the "Complete" service since early February 2020. This was before the pandemic hit really hard. The GMiD team were so easy to work with and responsive. They were able to answer all the questions we had during the application process. The process felt so smooth that we were even surprised when they secured an appointment at the Copenhagen City Hall for us so quickly! Then the pandemic hit and all our plans were suddenly out the window. Despite the uncertainty of everything, the GMiD team worked hard to constantly update us with what was happening in Denmark and what this meant for our wedding plans. Even though I was worried, I felt relieved that I had a central contact point with the GMiD team that was located in Denmark and responding reliably. We had to move our wedding date several times as the lockdowns extended, but it felt so easy as the GMiD team did all the contact and rescheduling with the City Hall for us. Beyond the scheduling of the actual ceremony, the team also went above and beyond to offer us updates on travel restrictions, as well as great recommendations on suppliers and where to go in Copenhagen. We finally had our ceremony last week and everything went so smoothly! It was definitely worth it for us to hire the GMiD team's excellent service and we highly recommend it for couples who want to be stress-free!
Anna G.
Anna G.
20:10 01 Jul 20
We had such a wonderful experience working with GMiD! I would highly recommend their service if you're looking to get married in Denmark. They took care of everything and were super responsive. We we were affected by corona virus so our time line got pushed out. GMiD kept us up to date with the latest news and helped us get everything booked in. We were so happy we chose to work with them!
Erin O.
Erin O.
11:14 30 Jun 20
We used the services of GMiD for our legal ceremony in Frederiksberg in March 2020. I am Ethiopian/ South African and my husband is British. Having an almost paralysing fear of bureaucracy (our countries have complex marriage procedures, especially for foreign spouses), I am happy to say that Zoo and the GMiD team made it a PLEASURE to organise signing our marriage certificate in Denmark. We were in and out within 10 minutes! Everything was so straightforward and simple thanks to their guidance, whereas without them, it may have been a bit tricky. It is 100% worth it. Do not hesitate to work with them for the most stress-free wedding. Also, Denmark, even in the cold, is pretty awesome and especially their people (including government officials) are very warm, practical and helpful.
Haimi T.
Haimi T.
06:56 11 Jun 20
We used the services of GMiD for our legal ceremony in Frederiksberg in March 2020. I am Ethiopian/ South African and my husband is British. Having an almost paralysing fear of bureaucracy (our countries have complex marriage procedures, especially for foreign spouses), I am happy to say that Zoo and the GMiD team made it a PLEASURE to organise signing our marriage certificate in Denmark. We were in and out within 10 minutes! Everything was so straightforward and simple thanks to their guidance, whereas without them, it may have been a bit tricky. It is 100% worth it. Do not hesitate working with them for the most stress-free wedding. Also, Denmark, even in the cold, is pretty awesome and especially their people (including government officials) are very warm, practical and helpful.
Haimi T.
Haimi T.
06:55 11 Jun 20
Khalid H.
Khalid H.
07:57 05 Jun 20
Papi M.
Papi M.
09:01 23 May 20
Great service, the team was always very helpful, guided us well through the process and responded to our messages quickly. If you are thinking of getting married in Denmark, their assistance will make the whole thing go smooth and easy!
Elżbieta R.
Elżbieta R.
07:32 09 Apr 20
Thank you for your amazing service!! GMiD team gave us all the support, help and advice along the way, considering all the details and allowing us to correctly arrange our documents to make the process very easy!!They were always very fast and consistent in their E-mail replies which gave us confidence and removed any stress along the way.Finally we were able to do it in the beautiful city Copenhagen :))Many thanks to Zoo and her wonderful team!!
A R
A R
00:33 19 Mar 20
We can highly recommend the services Getting Married In Denmark is offering. The whole team has been super helpful, efficient and overall spot on during the entire process.
Christiane R.
Christiane R.
16:31 18 Mar 20
Our wedding in Copenhagen City Hall carried out smoothly on 11 March 2020. Thanks much for GMiD's help and efficient service!
Derek M.
Derek M.
09:40 18 Mar 20
Getting Married in Denmark

Why Get Married in Denmark?

Nr. One

15,000 international 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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What documents do we need for marriage in Denmark?

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.

Who can get 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.

Conditions for getting married in Denmark

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. 

Where can we get married?

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:

How long do we have to stay in Denmark?

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. 

When Should We Start Planning Our Wedding?

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. 

How does the Application process work?

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. 

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