There are a lot of wedding destinations across the globe where you can plan your grand wedding. Denmark is one of the most favorite wedding destinations for foreign couple to conduct a romantic and serene destination wedding. There are many reasons behind this selection – easy legal procedures for wedding, minimal documentation, LGBT-friendly wedding destination, beautiful landscapes and the list go on.
Well, if you are also a foreign couple and are planning to get married in Denmark, then here is everything you would want to know:
Who can get married in Denmark?
Denmark welcomes everyone who is in love and wants to tie their knots. Almost everyone can get married in Denmark, except refugees and asylum-seekers.
Validity of your marriage
If you get married in Denmark, your marriage is absolutely valid throughout the world. However we strongly advise you to have your marriage certificate ‘apostilled’. It is a validation by the Danish Foreign Ministry which gives you an added level of global acceptance as a couple.
Change of name
Many of our clients have this doubt whether they can change their names on the day of their wedding in Denmark. According to a change in the Danish Marriage Law in 2006, being foreigners, you aren’t the residents of Denmark and so, you will have to change your name once you are back in your own resident country.
After a successful wedding ceremony, you can get your marriage certificate straight away which already comes translated in multiple languages – French, English, Spanish and German. After that, to receive the Apostille for you, we send a request to the Danish Foreign Ministry.
Registering your marriage differs from a country to country. So, depending upon which country you live in, you have to proceed further. Usually, you have to take your wedding certificate to the local authorities of your resident country. In case of some countries, they want you as a couple to contact their embassy in Denmark before you get married here.
In this post, we have tried to address most of the questions foreign couples have on their mind regarding getting married in Denmark. We, Elsinore Wedding, are one of the known wedding planners in the Elsinore, Denmark. We help couples by arranging their wedding, completing all required paperwork and be there to make their wedding one of the most cherish able day. You still might have some concerns, questions or doubts which you can always ask us. You can reach us at any time; we’d love to hear from you! Contact us!