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Fatal RusHFatal RusH658,788
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Before you can actually meet somebody, you'll need to go to the Temple of Mara in Riften and inform yourself about marriage at the local priest, Maramal. On rare ocassions, he can be found in the Bee and Barb tavern, also in Riften, but since he lives in the temple, that is your best bet to find him.

After asking about the temple and informing yourself about marriage, you will be able to buy a necklace for 200 gold that shows you're 'available'.

Buy and wear the necklace, and find yourself a partner. Your own race and gender does not impact the choices you can make.

A full list with name, race, gender, occupation and required quest/action can be found here:

All credit goes to Anthony Accinelli who created the list.

After choosing your partner, head back to the temple and arrange your wedding with Maramal. Wait for a day, but NOT inside the temple, and re-enter to attend your marriage.

The achievement will unlock after saying 'I do'.
TyhonpholusDO NOT wait inside the temple. It tottaly glitched for me and she never appeared. I found Ysolda as well. If anyone finds someone else please let me know.
Posted by Tyhonpholus on 11 Nov 11 at 22:05
Fatal RusHI'll emphasise the not part. ;)
Posted by Fatal RusH on 11 Nov 11 at 22:07
erickydullboyCamilla in Riverwood is also available.
Posted by erickydullboy on 12 Nov 11 at 05:27
Posted by Skuller 1O1 on 12 Nov 11 at 07:59
Fatal RusHHe sometimes preaches in the Bee and Barb, but you do not have to speak to him to get him inside the temple. I haven't, and so did many others.
Posted by Fatal RusH on 12 Nov 11 at 09:13
Nihlus WrexDoes what race you are affect who you can marry or could an Argonian still marry a human? :-S
Posted by Nihlus Wrex on 12 Nov 11 at 18:36
sC x BoOgEyMaNi cant buy the amulet either. wtf
Posted by sC x BoOgEyMaN on 12 Nov 11 at 18:50
Fatal RusHYou first need to ask him some questions and let him know you're interested in marriage before you can buy the amulet.
Posted by Fatal RusH on 12 Nov 11 at 23:36
ChuckieJAnybody think this is way too easy? Lame. Since when is it harder to make a small weapon than to get married?
Posted by ChuckieJ on 12 Nov 11 at 23:38
Ebon Hawk AUAre marriages gender and/or race specific?
Posted by Ebon Hawk AU on 13 Nov 11 at 01:58
Fatal RusHAs far as I know, they're not.
Posted by Fatal RusH on 13 Nov 11 at 09:32
Fatal RusHI'll dig into the subject and update the solution accordingly. Hoping to find a list of available people with locations aswell.
Posted by Fatal RusH on 14 Nov 11 at 13:27
wolfzero01are you limited to only one marriage or can you have multiple spouses?
Posted by wolfzero01 on 14 Nov 11 at 15:24
HunterThx DBB Klikopedia, i just did the quest from her and a few seconds later i have the option to marry her.
Posted by Hunter#8335 on 15 Nov 11 at 23:15
THE IRISHMAN 35I think i was late for my own wedding. i waited outside the temple for 24hrs went back in and everyone got mad at me and told me to get out of the temple.
Posted by THE IRISHMAN 35 on 16 Nov 11 at 05:44
Great PuhweehwaSame thing here. No matter where I wait, I always fail. I spent an hour trying over and over to not have her and the rest of the wedding party get mad at me and tell me to get out of the temple.
First I waited in the temple. Then I reloaded and waited just outside the temple. Then I tried again and waited on the other side of town.
So, my opinion on marraige is totally biased now. =]
Posted by Great Puhweehwa on 17 Nov 11 at 19:31
s1nTh23About the NOT waiting inside thing... I waited inside and Mjoll was with me as she was my follower at the time... nothing happened. I then left and waited one hour outside to see if it would change anything, then dismissed her as my follower and she said she was going to go prepare, then it said attend your wedding, then it said FAILED, all within a matter of two seconds. WEAK! Point being, DISMISS your follower if that's who you choose to marry.
Posted by s1nTh23 on 17 Nov 11 at 19:37
paddycfc22Just to let everyone no do not let your companion friend told me a funny glitch that his died and he went to his wedding and it was just about to start and companion spawn dead on the floor next to him and everyone got scared and ran out,so wedding was cancelled loool
Posted by paddycfc22 on 18 Nov 11 at 21:37
Im LoganXPMy wife dissapeared after the marriage
Posted by Im LoganXP on 20 Nov 11 at 17:41
Im LoganXPwedding*
Posted by Im LoganXP on 20 Nov 11 at 17:46
Albert ScaleI had the problem that paddycfc22 mentions above. The corpse of the companion I sacrificed for a Daedric artifact appeared in the church and killed my wedding (on final act of revenge on his part I guess). To fix it I grabbed another companion, patched things up with my wife to be and rearranged the wedding. After that it all went smoothly :-)
Posted by Albert Scale on 28 Nov 11 at 10:04
oXI deviant IXoi don't know if it works with everyone or not, but to answer the gender question... my female character married Ysolda. dunno if you're able to get everyone on the list to marry you, but Ysolda (at least) is bi.
Posted by oXI deviant IXo on 29 Nov 11 at 01:53
keyhole69A lot of friends that have been playing as males have said that other male characters often ask to marry them. So I guess a lot of the characters are bi.
Posted by keyhole69 on 29 Nov 11 at 05:34
Who FLuNg MuNgI was late for my own wedding! LOL
Posted by Who FLuNg MuNg on 01 Dec 11 at 01:22
HighT3chR3dn3ckI'm a Kajit, and I can't seem to find anyone to propose to... can you do cross species marriage?
Posted by HighT3chR3dn3ck on 03 Dec 11 at 07:28
SunsaintDC@HighT3chR3dn3ck yes, you can. I also picked a khajiit, and there isnt a single other khajiit in the game that can be married. You can marry any race, and either gender for that matter.
Posted by SunsaintDC on 13 Dec 11 at 03:00
Shinwasha@HighT3chR3dn3ck I had the same problem. The problem was that I already had an amulet of mara before I spoke to the priest and I couldn't buy one from him. I loaded an earlier save without and one and bought it from him and had no problem.
Posted by Shinwasha on 15 Dec 11 at 19:03
FailedSeppukuCan i have a lesbian marriage?
Posted by FailedSeppuku on 02 Jan 12 at 18:57
Rakkman ForeverDo you have to buy the amulet specifically. I looted one off a bandit but it doesn't seem to be working :/
Posted by Rakkman Forever on 05 Jan 12 at 14:00
Dizzy DomesI notice a lot of people missing their wedding. When I did this achievement, I got to the temple and said I was getting married. They told me the wedding was the next day from dawn to dusk. It was 11PM so I waited outside until 8AM (9 hours) and got with no problem. You may want to change it to say "Wait until the next day" rather than "Wait for a day". Thumbs up for a great guide.
Posted by Dizzy Domes on 25 Jan 12 at 09:05
SvingXDI waited inside the temple and it all went fine, i think they had already started the ceremony around me, obv i must have got lucky.
Posted by SvingXD on 12 Feb 12 at 15:39
Brad HKI had an issue that matched those above who said they entered and the people in the church "got mad" and the wedding failed. For me, there was a thief inside the church. None of the priests attack him, but he's running around in there and when warrior types enter the church they attack him, ruining your wedding. To solve, I killed the thief when I went to set up my wedding. Then went outside, waited for tomorrow and when I went in this time wedding went off without a hitch.

Hope that helps
Posted by Brad HK on 19 Mar 12 at 03:04
Pa1ppiAnother good list
Posted by Pa1ppi on 22 Apr 12 at 22:04
SpoolinChaosSo I couldn't buy the amulet from him, as I already had it in my inventory. I got it from some previous quest as the item wasn't stolen, but I don't remember which quest, I went straight to the person I wanted to marry, she said yeah, and that was that. So you don't have to buy it from him if you've gotten it from somewhere else.
Posted by SpoolinChaos on 26 Jul 12 at 21:32
LadyKillerinaThanks for the guide.
Posted by LadyKillerina on 01 Sep 13 at 00:18