How to Force Marry on Skyrim

So you’ve finally decided to take the plunge and settle down with a nice, eligible young man or woman in Skyrim. But how do you go about it?

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In the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, you can marry any eligible NPC of the opposite sex. You must first have a ring, which can be purchased from a number of vendors across Skyrim. The Amulet of Mara must also be worn while talking to potential candidates for marriage; otherwise, they will not recognize your intentions.

What you need

In order to force marry someone in Skyrim, you will need the following items:

-A copy of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
-A computer or console on which to play Skyrim
-A spouse who is willing to be forced into marriage (this can be accomplished through persuasion, bribing, or intimidation)

##Heading: The Process
Once you have all of the necessary items, the process of forcing someone into marriage is relatively simple. First, travel to the municipality in which you would like to be wed. Once there, speak to the local priest or magistrate about arranging a marriage. Make it clear that you are not interested in a traditional wedding ceremony, and that you would like to proceed with a forced marriage. The official will likely warn you that this is not a legal way to marry someone, but they will agree to go through with the ceremony if you insist.

After paying the required fee, the ceremony will take place and your new spouse will be forced into marriage. It is important to note that this type of marriage is not recognized by the government of Skyrim, and as such, your new spouse will not have any legal rights or responsibilities. Additionally, if you should choose to divorce your forced spouse, there will be no legal repercussions.

How to do it

To force marry on Skyrim, you will need to use the console command “player.placeatme 000aec12” followed by “prid 04c87d3e” and then “moveto player”.

Why this works

In Skyrim, there is a way to marry any character, regardless of gender or race. This can be done by using the console command:

Where is the ID of the character you wish to marry. For example, if you wanted to marry Aela the Huntress, you would use:
ForceMarriage 0001A695

You can find the Reference ID of any character by opening the console and clicking on them. Their Reference ID will appear at the top of the console window.

What to do if it doesn’t work

If the force marry option doesn’t work, you can try the following:

1. Go to the Games tab in the main menu and click “Load Game.”

2. Choose the game you want to load and select your last save file.

3. Press “Esc” to open the console and type in “setstage RelationshipMarriage 60.” hit enter.
it should say “stage RelationshipMarriage 60 set.”
You can check your progress by typing in “getstage RelationshipMarriage” If it says anything other than 60, try setting it again.
4. Now, exit the console by pressing “Esc” again and load your game.

What to do after you’re married

After you’re married, there are a few things you can do to make the most of your new relationship. You can move in with your spouse if you haven’t already, and start working on building a home together. You can also have children together, which will give you additional family members to help out with tasks and emergencies. Finally, don’t forget to keep up with the romance! Regularly giving your spouse gifts and spending time together will help keep your relationship strong.

What if you’re already married

If you are already married in Skyrim, you can file for a divorce at any time by speaking to a priest of Mara. To get divorced, you will need to pay a 500 gold fee. Once you are divorced, you will be able to re-marry.

Further reading

You can’t actually force anyone to marry you in Skyrim, no matter how hard you try. You can, however, pay a modder to create a custom follower for you that will agree to marry you. This follower can be made to look like any character in the game, and you can even choose their voice, race, and gender. However, this follower will not be an official part of the game, and they may not behave exactly as a regular follower would.


We hope this guide has been helpful in helping you understand how to force marry in Skyrim. While there is no one definitive way to do this, we hope this guide has given you some idea of the steps you need to take to make your forced marriage happen.


Bethsoftware for original game
Nexusmods for the two housing mods used
The wedding Coordinator is an NPC that can be hired to help set up and officiate a wedding.
This mod was created with the help of two other mods: JK’s Skyrim and Stronghold.
Both of these mods add player-owned houses to the game which are essential for this guide.

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