How to Get Married in Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
How to Get Married in Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town

In order to get married to a character in the game, first you need to fulfill certain requirements. First, you need to raise a girl’s affection to the maximum. Then you must buy a bed and expand your house in order to make room for your future spouse.

Finally, you need to buy a special item in order to propose marriage to the girl you like.

Candidates for Marriage

There five regular girls in the game that are eligible for marriage:

Requirements for Marriage

  • Raise a girl’s affection to the maximum (red heart level)
  • View all of their heart events
  • Expand your house twice and buy the large bed
  • Buy the Blue Feather and propose to a girl 

Raising a Girl’s Affection

Popuri’s affection level, represented by a heart | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Popuri’s affection level, represented by a heart

Each of the eligible bachelorettes in the game has a heart level beside their portrait when you talk to them. This is their affection level, and you need to raise this to the maximum before you can propose marriage.

Affection Levels (lowest to highest)

Heart LevelAffection Points
Black Heart0 – 9999 Points
Purple Heart10,000 – 19,999 Points
Blue Heart20,000 – 29,999 Points
Green Heart30,000 – 39,999 Points
Yellow Heart40,000 – 49,999 Points
Orange Heart50,000 – 59,999 Points
Red Heart60,000 – 65,535 Points
Giving gifts to the girls will increase their affection | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Giving gifts to the girls will increase their affection

To increase a girl’s affection, you must talk to them daily and give them gifts. Each girl has a unique taste when it comes to gifts. You can give the girls multiple gifts every day, but every gift after your first one will be less effective in increasing their affection.

Gift TypeAffection Points
Special Favorite Item+800 Points
Loved Item+500 Points
Liked Item+300 Points
Neutral Item+100 Points
Disliked Item-500 Points
Hated Item-800 Points

Tip: You can have your gifts wrapped in wrapping paper at the Supermarket for 100G. This will increase the affection points gained by the person receiving the gift.

Giving a birthday present to Popuri | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Giving a birthday present to Popuri

It’s also important to remember a girl’s birthday. When you gift a girl with their loved item on their birthday, they will gain a huge amount of affection points. This is especially effective when you have their gift wrapped at the Supermarket.

Viewing Heart Events

Viewing Elli’s heart event | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Viewing Elli’s heart event

Heart Events are cutscenes between you and a girl. You can trigger them when you enter a specific area at a certain time. Choosing the right dialogue can significantly increase a girl’s affection level during heart events.

House Expansion

The expanded house and the large bed | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The expanded house and the large bed

If you want to get married in the game, you must also expand your house to the largest. You can talk to Gotz, who lives south of your farm to upgrade your house. You will need a lot of lumber and gold to fully expand your house.

You will need 13,000G and 900 pieces of lumber to get the largest house in the game.

Getting the Large Bed

Before you can get married, you need to buy a large bed from the TV Shopping Network. You can watch the show on the television every Saturday. Each week, they will sell a unique item that you can order by using the telephone at the Inn.

The big bed costs 10,000G and it only becomes available after upgrading your house to the largest, and you have bought the previous items they are selling. 

The Blue Feather and Marriage Proposal

Proposing to a girl with the Blue Feather | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Proposing to a girl with the Blue Feather

The Blue Feather becomes available at the Supermarket for 1000G when a girl reaches the orange heart level. You can use this item to propose to a girl, but she won’t accept it unless she reaches the red heart level and you’ve seen all of their heart events.

Note: The girl will not accept you if you have not completed all the requirements, even if their affection level is at maximum.

If the girl accepts your proposal, you will marry them after seven days. A heart symbol will mark your wedding date on the calendar. It’s important to remember this date.

Married Life

Your wife will stay in your house the whole day | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Your wife will stay in your house the whole day

After getting married, your spouse will move with you and stay inside your home all day. If you’ve married Elli or Mary, they will not quit their job and will continue to work from time to time.

Sometimes when there is a special occasion, your wife will ask you what day it is (her birthday, your birthday, or your wedding anniversary). If you answer correctly, she will be happy and will give you a gift. If you get it wrong, she’ll get angry and you’ll get nothing.

Elli gets pregnant after 2 seasons | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Elli gets pregnant after 2 seasons

If you maintain your spouse’s happiness by giving them gifts, she can get pregnant. Your wife will give birth to a baby boy after two seasons. Your son will only grow into a toddler, and like your wife, he will just stay inside your house forever.

On your 50th wedding anniversary, your spouse will give you the Mountain Cottage as a gift. You can find a Jewel of the Goddess inside the cottage.

Marrying the Harvest Goddess

It is possible to marry the Harvest Goddess in the game, but the requirements are really hard and tedious. If you manage to complete the requirements and marry the Harvest Goddess, she will not move and live with you in your house. However, she can still get pregnant the same way as the other girls.

Requirements:

  • Ship 1 of every shippable item
  • Catch 1 of every species of fish.
  • Dig up every type of item in the Winter Mine
  • Dig up every type of item in the Spring Mine
  • Collect all 9 Goddess Jewels
  • Buy the Large Bed.
  • It must be Year 5 or later
  • During a confessional, ask Pastor Carter for permission to marry the Harvest Goddess