Wedding Dreams – What Do They Mean?

January 2, 2023 | | Expert Validated By
Updated On: January 2, 2023
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Dreams are wild, chaotic, and utterly surprising at times. You wake up in the morning and wonder what the dream meant or if it’s trying to tell you something in the form of visuals. Wedding dreams can be exciting for not just those who are obsessing over planning their weddings, they are also intriguing for those who are single and have no clue at all why they dreamt about getting married.

With the help of Astrologist Nishi Ahlawat, we are going to find out what different kinds of wedding dreams mean. But what do dreams mean in general? She answers, “A dream is a glimpse of our subconscious mind. It provides you with hints to find your deepest truths. Let’s say you are afraid of snakes. You won’t really think about them during the daytime. But when you sleep, they will appear in your dreams, hissing and scaring you.

“That’s because we often tend to take our anxieties, fears, and traumas to bed where we spend our time overthinking and deliberating before falling asleep.” According to research, an average person dreams 4 to 6 times per night. You might spend as many as 2 hours dreaming over the course of one night’s sleep.

Common Wedding Dreams And What They Mean

If you are actually getting married soon and are spending every waking minute thinking about the wedding, planning the wedding, and inviting your friends to the wedding, then there’s nothing to worry about. The wedding madness is seeping into your subconscious mind as well. Listed below are some common wedding dreams and their interpretations: 

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Dreaming Of Getting Married When You Are Single

Nishi says, “If you dream of getting married when you have no romantic partner in your life, then the dreams are expressing your deep desires that despite not having someone in your life, you still want to get married. You may act all cool and say you don’t ever want to get married but that’s not the case. Deep down, even you wish to wear a white gown and a veil.”

It’s neither a prophetic dream nor a sign that you are going to get married or that love is coming your way. It’s just your hidden desires coming out through the subconscious mind. You have a hidden desire to meet someone, fall in love, and get married to them. 

If you dream about marrying a specific person in your dreams, then it could also signify your unrevealed love for them. You may have a crush on them but haven’t confessed yet. It’s not just a dream of getting married while you’re single, it is also a dream of getting married to someone you ‘know’. If it’s someone you secretly like, then your dream is just expressing your innermost wishes and desires. 

Dreaming About Having A Lavish Wedding 

Many people want a wedding that’s royal and screams luxury, though most of us can’t afford a wedding like that. But what does it mean when you dream about it? Nishi, a dream analyst, says, “If you are the main character of this dream, then this may signify death. Someone you know may die soon. You also have to notice the details. If the priest or any of your family members is wearing black in this dream, then a tragedy like death could happen to someone you know.”

Dreaming Of Your Own Marriage With Someone You Barely Know

It’s quite daunting to see a dream where you are marrying someone you are totally not interested in. It’s weird and puts thoughts in your head. It is weird because you barely know this person. You may even dislike them, but what does it mean?

Nishi says, “These kinds of dreams indicate that you are soon going to form a cordial relationship with them. You aren’t going to marry them, but you will join hands with them for some other commitment besides marriage. It isn’t one of the signs you are obsessed with them or will fall in love with them. It just means that this person has popped up in your memory and you have nothing to worry about.”

Wedding Dreams With A Stranger

It can be scary to see a dream where you are marrying a stranger. This dream can reveal your hidden loneliness if you are single. It could mean you secretly wish for someone to commit to you. Nishi adds, “If you are single and you see a dream like that, it is one of the signs that love is coming your way.

“You would get a good proposal soon and it’s the universe’s way of letting you know that happiness and love are coming your way. On the other side, it could also be your fear of getting married to someone you don’t know, like an arranged marriage or a forced marriage.” 

Dreams That You Don’t Want To Get Married 

When you dream that you don’t want to get married and that’s the case in real life too, then it’s the obvious fear of getting burdened by a commitment you don’t wish to have in your life. What you think in your waking moments is what your dreams are showing you as well. 

Nishi says, “If you are in a relationship with someone you love yet you dream that you don’t want to get married, it shows your fears. You are worried that you may not be able to fulfill your duties as a spouse or that you may not be a good partner. You are afraid that you will fail.”

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Dreaming About Someone Else’s Marriage 

When you see a dream where you are attending someone’s wedding, then it’s one of the signs of big changes coming your way. You could get a promotion, you could move cities, or you may even fall in love with a stranger if you are single. Nishi shares, “When you dream of a friend or a family member’s wedding, prosperity awaits you. It has nothing to do with your fear of commitment or your desire to get married. Dreams like these bring good omens. You will witness happy and joyful days regardless of your relationship status.”

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Dreaming That Guests Didn’t Attend Your Wedding 

It can be upsetting to see a dream where none of your friends, neighbors, and family members have attended your wedding. But what does it mean? When you see a wedding dream where none of the guests you invited have come, it means you have a feeling of rejection in your waking hours. 

It could be work rejection or rejection in a relationship, or it could also signify being rejected by your own family members. This fear has not just taken over your thoughts, it has also taken over your dreams. If you recently experienced rejection or have a fear of rejection, this is one of the reasons for your heartbreaking wedding dream. 

Dreaming About Being Left At The Altar

Nothing gets scarier than this. You getting dumped on your wedding day and being left at the altar has to be the most heartbreaking thing ever. You are abandoned in front of all your loved ones. So many people get to see your heart break into a million pieces. This dream symbolizes your fear of abandonment.

You fear being left alone by the ones you love. This dream may also mean that your loved ones aren’t in favor of this wedding and there is a lack of support from either your side of the family or your partner’s. However, it’s best to work on your fear of abandonment by seeking professional help. 

Dreaming Of Not Finding Your Wedding Venue

If you’ve locked the wedding venue and dates long ago, and yet you’re seeing a dream where you are running through the fields looking for your wedding venue, then there are chances of you being commitment-phobic in real life. Your fear of commitment is subconsciously trying to grab your attention.

Nishi says, “This dream isn’t a good sign. You are heading toward new beginnings and you see a dream where you are desperately looking for your wedding venue. You need to do some introspection and find out if you are ready to commit to being someone’s spouse for the rest of your life. Marriage isn’t something one takes lightly. You promise to spend the rest of your lives together after all.”

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Dreams About Your Wedding Getting Ruined

You are dreaming about your perfect wedding. You’re in love with the groom, your parents are present, and all your loved ones are cheering you on to celebrate your big day. However, something comes in the way of your perfect wedding. The bridesmaid is late, your wedding dress is ruined, or you forgot your wedding vows. 

When we asked Nishi what dreams about your wedding getting ruined mean, she says, “Something ruining your wedding in a dream is a hint for you to get your act together in life. It’s indicating a temporary sadness in your life. You could be coping with depression. Perhaps you are struggling to get over a breakup, or you are dealing with substance abuse or anything that’s stopping you from doing better in life.”

How To Manage Stressful Wedding Dreams 

Your wedding is supposed to be the biggest day of your life. Even if you’re not getting married any time soon, these stress-inducing dreams can affect your day-to-day activities. Nishi adds, “If your waking hours are filled with dread, then you need to distract your mind. Think about positive things. Engage in activities that will help you keep your mind occupied.

“Weddings can make anyone anxious. That’s exactly what’s happening with you. It also reveals your subconscious desires. None of the scary dreams you see will take place as an actual event. Even someone’s death or losing your engagement ring won’t happen the way you see it in your dreams. They are all signaling the other problems you have – whether it’s related to work or your relationship problems.”

Bad dreams don’t mean bad omens in any way. You just have to find a better way to manage your stress and anxieties. Don’t worry about your wedding too much regardless of your relationship status. It will happen just the way you imagined. Don’t overthink it or let it get the better of you.

If your dreams are bothering you and you can’t stop thinking about them, then seek professional help. At Bonobology, we offer professional help through our panel of licensed advisors who can help you embark on a path toward recovery.  

Key Pointers

  • An average person dreams 4 to 6 times per night. Dreams are glimpses of our subconscious mind. They reveal our hidden sadness, fears, and traumas
  • Dreams about marrying your partner reveal your true intentions of marrying them because you are genuinely in love with them
  • Dreams about marrying a stranger reveal your loneliness

Sometimes dreams are quite straightforward, sometimes they are funny, and other times, they are extremely difficult to crack and you wake up perplexed. If you still want to know the deeper meaning of your dreams, a professional can help you with that because each person’s dreams can be different based on their life experiences.

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