WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF GETTING MARRIED IN COPENHAGEN
Through the following four steps we have described the process of getting married in Copenhagen.
STEP 1: WORKING WITH US AT GETTING MARRIED IN DENMARK
Think of us as your local friends in Denmark, we know the wedding laws, the process, and the good places. With more than 700 weddings in 2017 alone, we feel confident to say that we have experience with most types of weddings.
Getting Married in Copenhagen can be a small private affair or a large glamorous wedding, if we do not have the resources in-house, then we know someone who has. We do not work with commissions from our collaboration partners. So when we suggest anyone it is because we know they will take good care of you and your guest.
We support you in gathering the correct documentation, organise your wedding date at the city hall and make sure you know everything you wish to know before arriving in Copenhagen. Giving you a stress-free experience.
If we help you arranging a bespoke wedding in Copenhagen, then we will also arrange the registrar and one of our representatives will be on location, to ensure your ceremony runs smooth without you having to worry about any of it.
STEP 2: PRESENTING YOUR DOCUMENTS AT COPENHAGEN CITY HALL WEDDING OFFICE
When getting married in Copenhagen you have to present your original documents to the Copenhagen City Hall Wedding Office at least one day before your wedding day. The wedding office is part of the Copenhagen City Hall Information Desk, it’s here you and your partner have to meet up in person and hand in your original documentation.
The Information Desk (Rådhusoplysningen), is located to the left in the entrance hall after entering the main entrance from Rådhuspladsen.
When you get to the Information desk, you willtell them your names, the day of your wedding, and give them the registration number that your wedding consultant sent in your confirmation email. The receptionist will then take your documents and tell you to come back an hour later.
It usually takes an hour, but it can vary depending on the time of day and how busy they are. If you arrive just as they have all gone to lunch, it might take a bit longer.
We suggest going first thing in the morning to be sure the information desk have time to check your documents.
If for some reason you are delayed, don’t try to call the wedding office, but contact your wedding consultant. She will then reach out to the wedding office and find a solution. It can be rather difficult to get through to the wedding office if you do not have a direct number.
When you present your documents at the Copenhagen City Hall Wedding Office, it’s only for them to reassure that the documents they received as scans by e-mail, are also the same as your original documents.
While you wait, why not pop up and see the Copenhagen City Hall Wedding Room so you know where it is and how it looks? You might not be able to get into the little wedding hall where the ceremony takes place, but you can see the large wedding hall. If you are there before midday they will likely be marrying other couples so you can see how it works.
After an hour, you can then return and pick up your original documents. Simple as that. 🙂
STEP 3: ON THE DAY OF YOUR WEDDING IN COPENHAGEN
On the wedding day, it’s very individual how couples wish to start their morning. Some have prepared a large party with friends and family and wish to spend their last night separately. But most of our couples, have arranged a more simple wedding day and wish to spend the night together. So they wake up and prepare for the ceremony together.
One thing everyone should expect is that in the morning, you are likely to feel a bit nervous. This is your wedding day after all, even though it might not be your big celebration party day, it is the day you are getting legally married, so you are likely to feel like that too. 🙂
The time up to the ceremony and after your ceremony goes by super fast. So make sure to make plenty of time and have your breakfast, many forget one or both of these and end up getting both nervous, stressed, and hungry, none of which is very nice.
STEP 4: APOSTILLE LEGALISING MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE
Before your ceremony, we have already offered our Apostille service where we legalise one or more of your marriage certificates with the Apostille legalisation. So after the ceremony when you have received two copies of your Danish International Marriage Certificate. and if you’ve taken this service, it’s time for you to drop them off at the drop off point. For couples who get married at Copenhagen City Hall, we have a drop of point at the closest possible hotel. For bespoke weddings, we can take the certificate(s) from you in person.
Common for both is that within one to two weeks, depending on the day of your wedding, your legalised wedding certificate will arrive with tracked UPS delivery.