In Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) Anakin and Padme get married. As per the Jedi rules, Jedi are not allowed to have relationships or marriages.

So why did Anakin & Padme take a huge risk and have someone there at the wedding who knew what they were doing?

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    That's of course the one flaw of that particular movie
    – Raditz_35
    Mar 1, 2018 at 11:36
  • So what's your question? "Why did they allow anyone to be present at their wedding?"
    – F1Krazy
    Mar 1, 2018 at 12:38
  • Then who will perform the marriage?
    – Ankit Sharma
    Mar 1, 2018 at 12:50
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    I suspect its getting downvoted because people think the answer is obvious. If you want to get married you have to have someone perform the ceremony.
    – iandotkelly
    Mar 1, 2018 at 14:54
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    Then it becomes circular .... we have nothing to go on other than the fact that someone married them. From that it appears that this is normal and/or required in this society. We have nothing to indicate otherwise.
    – iandotkelly
    Mar 1, 2018 at 15:01

2 Answers 2


Yes they are breaking Jedi rules but no others.

If you want to get married (even in secret) then someone has to make it official or "proper" be it a priest, other religious official or someone with the legal authority to do so.

In this case,

the ceremony was officiated by a Pontifex of the Brotherhood of Cognizance named Maxiron Agolerga who presumably could be relied upon to keep his mouth shut. *


* Probably not the case with C3-PO

The very fact that they are in a relationship breaches Jedi rules, making it official just makes it harder to undo.


I think the answer to this is obvious: they needed the man there at the wedding so that he could actually perform the wedding ceremony. They could do it all themselves, but it wouldn't have been legally-binding unless done by someone with the correct authority. We don't know how weddings work in the galaxy far, far away, but it's safe to assume they work just as they do here.

In any case, there's no indication that the official knew Anakin was a Jedi. He can't blab to the Jedi Order about Anakin's marriage if he doesn't know Anakin belongs to the Jedi Order.

  • so in other universes when they getting Married some on have to allow them by the Low.... :/?
    – user34693
    Mar 1, 2018 at 12:53
  • @RANSARA009 As I said, we don't know for certain, but that does appear to be the case.
    – F1Krazy
    Mar 1, 2018 at 12:55

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