How to Get Married in Stardew Valley

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Stardew Valley is full of fascinating features, and one of the most exciting is marriage. It's available as soon as you start the game, and you can even host a wedding during your first year in Pelican Town. There are also many spouses to choose from, and getting married offers significant benefits.

What do you need to do to get married in Stardew Valley?

The process is not too complicated, but it requires several achievements, items and money. Let's see what exactly you need to do to get married in Stardew Valley.



How to get married in co-op in Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley lets you marry your friends and other players in co-op mode.

  1. Go to the Traveling Cart by the pond in Cindersap Forest between 18-20 PM. You can find it on Fridays and Saturdays.
  2. Click on the shopping cart and purchase the alliance recipe for 1 gold.
  3. Craft your wedding ring with a Prismatic Shard and five Iridium Bars.
  4. Once you've made the wedding ring, find the friend or player you want to marry.
  5. Select the alliance in your inventory and right click on the other user.
  6. Press "Yes" in the next window to confirm your proposal.
  7. Wait for the other player to accept your offer. You will receive a message that the other user has agreed to marry you if successful.

Now let's see how you can marry NPCs in Stardew Valley.

You have several partners to choose from, but each requires you to establish a relationship with them. Relationship-building activities include regular conversations, birthday presents, quests, and giveaways offered about twice a week. After a specific time, you can also see a movie with them.



All of these activities earn you Friendship Hearts with your desired partner. You need 10 to marry each NPC.

The number of hearts you can get from the activities mentioned above is limited to eight. When you hit that threshold, you'll need to give them a bouquet, upgrade your farm, and gain access to the Tide pool at the beach.

After reaching 10 hearts with your NPC, you can ask them to marry you. Here's how:

  1. Go to the beach when it rains and find the old sailor.
  2. Purchase the Mermaid Pendant for 5 gold.
  3. Go to your future spouse, select the mermaid pendant and right click on the NPC.
  4. Ask them to marry you and they will automatically accept your marriage proposal. The wedding will take place three days after the deal, and your friendship level with the NPC will increase to 14.

If your life together isn't working out, you can always divorce. To file an application, you will need to go to the Mayor's Mansion, where you will find a small book with the possibility of divorcing your spouse.

Once you have filed, you can revoke your decision within a day. If you don't undo it, your spouse, bedroom, and unique outdoor space will disappear the next day. Your friendship levels will be reset and the other player will have "ex" under their name.

If you had children, they would remain on the farm after the marriage was dissolved.


Before deciding to divorce, think carefully about your decision. This will cause your ex to return to their former residence and have negative interactions with you, recalling why your marriage failed. They won't accept your gifts either, which can be a huge obstacle if you want to remarry.


The good news is that you can visit the witch's hut and erase your ex's memories for 30 gold. As a result, your ex-spouse will not remember your previous marriage, allowing you to date them and remarry. You can also turn your children from the previous marriage into doves using a prismatic shard. This removes them from the game permanently, but you can have other children with other partners.

How to Marry Abigail in Stardew Valley

Abigail is one of the NPCs you can marry in the game. She's not as easy to woo as Sebastian, but still a lot easier than most other characters. As mentioned earlier, you will need to use certain gifts to unlock the marriage option and propose to an NPC. Abigail likes the following items:

Another gift she loves is quartz. Luckily, he's easy to find, which makes building a relationship with Abigail much easier. You can get the item by recycling junk, searching trash cans, and mining.

Once you've reached eight friendship hearts, give her a bouquet, a mermaid pendant, and propose to her.

How to Marry Haley in Stardew Valley

Like Abigail, you should have no trouble building a relationship with Haley. However, you must first access the Calico Desert. Otherwise, it can be quite painful. Her favorite gifts include the following items:


  • Coconut
  • sunflowers
  • Macedonia
  • Pink Cake

Apart from these items, you should also set aside every daffodil you find for Haley. This can speed up your progress and help you earn eight relational hearts faster.


You can also speed up the relationship process once you fix the bus and reach the Calico Desert. The area is a great place to find one of her favorite gifts – coconuts. Once you reach eight hearts, use the same proposal process as with any other NPC.

How to Get Married in Winter in Stardew Valley

You can get married in winter in Stardew Valley just like in other seasons. However, since it does not rain at this time of year in the city, you will not be able to purchase the Mermaid Pendant. Therefore, you will have to buy it at another time.

Your other option is to use a rain totem. It is a handcrafted object that invites rain for the next day and is made of a hardwood, truffle oil and five pine tars. You can unlock the item's recipe when you reach it at forage level nine (one level from the threshold). Remember that you will need a lot of foraging experience to get the item if you plan to go this route.

The easiest way to improve your foraging skill is to chop down trees with your axe. Each tree gives you 12 experience points, while removing cut stumps gives you an extra point.

Another effective method is to pick up foraged items from the ground, which nets you seven XP. Additionally, clearing large logs and large stumps gives you 25 experience points. However, you will need a Steel Ax and a Copper Ax to do this.

If you don't like foraging, you can try your luck by searching the treasure rooms in Skull Caverns. They occasionally spawn between one and three Rain Totems.

After obtaining a Rain Totem, you can now use it to summon rain. All you have to do is select the item in your inventory and right click directly on your character. It will bring rain, allowing you to buy the mermaid pendant in winter.

Keep in mind that the Totem will not change the weather on the first day of a season or festival. If you use it in winter when it is snowing, it will cause both snow and rain. Also, the item can cause a storm if you activate it on a stormy day.

Additional FAQs

Is there a benefit to getting married in Stardew Valley?

There is no reason why you should avoid getting married in the game. On the contrary, several benefits come with your marriage.

After getting married in Stardew Valley, your spouse will move into your farm and adopt their new schedule. They will also occupy the area above your shipping box, where they will indulge in their pre-wedding hobbies. In addition, they will rearrange one of the rooms in your house according to their preferences.

Having a spouse can make your life in Stardew Valley easier. Chances are they'll do some of your chores, such as fixing fences, feeding livestock, and watering crops. Additionally, they can give you food and a bunch of other items.

How to get married fast in Stardew Valley?

There is no way to avoid building relationships with NPCs to get them married faster. However, some characters may be available for marriage earlier than others. The NPC that allows you to get married the fastest is Maru. Once you start your game, you can marry her on the 13th of summer, three days after her birthday.

Most of your job is to talk to her and give her the favorite gifts. Many options are available to you:

• Batteries

• Cauliflower

• Cauliflower with cheese

• Lingot d’or

• Diamond

• an iridium bar

• Pepper poppers

• Miner's Treat

• Radioactive bar

• Strawberry

• Rhubarb tart

Talk to her as much as possible and bring regular gifts before the flower dance. This festival takes place on the 24th of every spring and earns you lots of points with your dancing partner. Therefore, be sure to choose Maru.

When the flower dance is over, keep giving her gifts and having conversations. These actions will quickly bring you to eight hearts and allow you to buy a bouquet for her. If all goes well, you should progress enough before the 13th of summer to give her the mermaid pendant and ask her to marry you.

Who is the best character to marry in Stardew Valley?

Most people consider Penny the best character to marry in Stardew Valley. She may not seem like much and may seem too solemn or focused on work, but she has a heart of gold. She also helps the children of Pelican Town with their education, which makes her very noble and eager to help.

You can find Penny near the museum, teaching local children. Alternatively, she spends a lot of time sitting on a bench in the town square. She likes different foraged items, but her most popular gifts, including melon and diamond, are expensive.

That said, one of his favorite foods is the Root Platter, which can be easily made with Winter Roots and Cave Carrots in your first year. Once you marry her, she offers a host of valuable gifts, including Geodes with Minerals, Artifacts, Ores, Basic Resources, and Mixed Seeds. All in all, she is a terrific and well-rounded marriage partner.

Many players also like to marry Haley. Her exterior may seem cold, but several users like characters with layers, and Haley has a bunch of them.

Haley leaves a faint impression when you first reach the valley, seeming indifferent but very polite. However, as you interact with her, you become familiar with her funny and caring side.

Penny and Haley top most people's lists of desirable spouses, but another name that comes up often is Sam. earth crystals and geodes. He likes Joja Cola which you can get by fishing, rummaging through trash or vending machines.

It's time to dive

Stardew Valley offers plenty of opportunities for new adventures that will get your blood pumping. But it also allows you to settle down with your soul mate. Whether you want to marry another player or an NPC, it means you won't be home alone anymore. You will have someone willing to take on some tasks, bring you food, and invest in your happiness.

How many times have you been married in Stardew Valley? Who is your favorite NPC to marry? How long was your longest marriage? Let us know in the comments section below.

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