Coeleste Jan 22, 2013 @ 11:44pm
Lydia's missing
I got one of my characters up and decided to try the marriage thing, see what happens with the quest and all. Being lazy, I decided to marry Lydia, the ever-trusty Whiterun housecarl. I go through everything, gettting the amulet, asking for her hand, et cetera, but right before the ceremony ends and I'm still listening to the Priest of Mara, Lydia walks out of the temple, as does everyone else. I got the Ring of Matrimony, but Lydia is nowhere to be found. Ran all over Riften, Whiterun, Dragonsreach, and even Breezehome; can't find her. Where could she have gone? Did she leave me at the altar or what?
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Darkfiro Jan 23, 2013 @ 12:16am 
Aww...
Triumphant Obtuse Jan 23, 2013 @ 12:31am 
She ran off with Belethor.
JesterJason Jan 23, 2013 @ 2:01am 
Best thing that could of happened to you! Just use console commands to move her to you, Go to her wikia page and find her console code etc.
Roscaria Jan 23, 2013 @ 2:52am 
Where did you decide to live? Spouses do go off and leave you after they get married. Maybe they are eager to check out their home.

If you fast travel there, remember Lydia will be walking! So if you dashed off home she's still on her way.
Sam the beast Jan 23, 2013 @ 11:53am 
that's what hapened to me! i searched everywhere and decided to take a trip to the temple of mara (where you got married in riften) and there she was. what a waste of 10hrs looking for her.
Darkfiro Jan 23, 2013 @ 11:57am 
Oh Lydia...
Coeleste Jan 23, 2013 @ 12:37pm 
It didn't give me any options or decisions as to where to live, but then I only have the one house, Breezehome in Whiterun. Plus as far as game time goes, it's been about a week and still no sign of her. I've been back to the temple a few times looking and she's not there either.

As far as the console command thing goes, I'm reserving that as a last resort. I'd prefer to try and find her in game, but if it turns out that she's glitched or something, I may have to use that.

Thanks for the replies! I'll double check everywhere again. Wish me luck!
Darkfiro Jan 23, 2013 @ 1:14pm 
Maybe she was kidnap by the vampire (if you sided with Dawnguard)
maxknight7 Jan 23, 2013 @ 1:26pm 
lydia always disappears i think shes cheating on me, serana is a better companion
Darkfiro Jan 23, 2013 @ 1:36pm 
Sadly in Skyrim I cant marry or else they will become a vampire and there no way I am getting cured...
Coeleste Jan 23, 2013 @ 4:20pm 
I don't have any DLC, just a few random mods, so I don't think that'd be the case. However...

I found her! I checked the suggested spots to no avail and then remembered Roscaria's comment "remember Lydia will be walking" and set off to walk from Riften to Whiterun. Finally caught up to her in Helgen, fighting a gang of bandits. Looks like I picked a winner ;)

Thanks again for the replies everyone!
SuperWingsy Jan 23, 2013 @ 4:27pm 
Well now you two can live happily ever after, and you'll be able to go and fight gangs of bandits together :')
JesterJason Jan 23, 2013 @ 5:36pm 
The children will be beautiful :')
TrickyDOTcom Jan 23, 2013 @ 6:25pm 
I'm dying. Dude said its been about a week. Poor guy at that moment. Glad you found her lol.
Calendyn Feb 12, 2013 @ 9:27am 
Nothing says, "I love you" like running off to take the lives of your enemies. :P
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Date Posted: Jan 22, 2013 @ 11:44pm
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