Have you been dreaming about a wedding a lot recently? Are you getting married in the dream, or are you in the crowd watching the wedding?
This dream can be pretty exciting, I mean, who doesn’t love a wedding?! However, having this dream might actually represent a range of things in your subconsciousness. Of course, you may be dreaming about a wedding because you are planning your own big day. However, if marriage is currently not on the cards for you, dreaming about a wedding can be a bit confusing.
In this article, I will look at the different ways you might be dreaming about a wedding, and what you can learn from these dreams!
Why Are Dreams Important?
For the majority of my life, I didn’t really pay attention to my dreams. I didn’t think that they actually had any meaning and that they were just weird pictures in my mind whilst I sleep, like the TV on in the background.
However, I began to read more about dream theory and dream interpretation and soon realized that what we dream about is super important and relevant to the waking world.
This is because dreams are a window into our subconsciousness. They can teach us about our repressed emotions, desires, and fears. The psychologist Sigmund Freud discussed dreaming a lot in his work and suggested that our dreams use symbolism in order to express our subconsciousness.
This means that understanding our dreams can take a bit of work. We may be dreaming about giving birth, but this isn’t because we are wanting to have a baby. In fact, the baby represents something we desire or fear in the waking world.
So, we need to look at our emotions and the symbolism in our dreams to fully understand our subconsciousness. Then, by getting to know our subconsciousness, we can work to live a happy and fulfilling life.
Dreaming About a Wedding When You Are Engaged
If you are dreaming about a wedding when you are engaged, it is probably because your mind is processing all the information experienced in your waking world.
Planning a wedding is pretty big deal, and it will frequently feel all-consuming. There are so many things to do before the big day, from sending out invitations to ringing up the venue to make sure everything is exactly how you want it!
Because of this, our minds can feel a little overwhelmed. This means our brains take time to process all this information when we sleep. According to one theory of dreaming, our dreams are really important as they help us make sense of all the things we have experienced when we were awake.
This theory does make sense if you are dreaming about a wedding, and you are currently planning one! If you are feeling stressed in the dream, you may want to examine how you are dealing with your wedding planning. If you are feeling anxious and stressed about the amount of planning you need to do, try some natural remedies or crystals in order to ease the anxiety.
Take time away from the wedding planning to remind yourself of why you are getting married: love!
Dreaming About A Wedding: Common Dreams and Interpretations
Dreaming about a wedding makes sense when we are engaged, but if we aren’t, we may be pretty confused about why we are having this dream!
However, we can actually learn a lot about our psyche through dream interpretation. Remember how I said that a lot of what we dream about is actually symbolism? So, we may be dreaming about a wedding, but this dream will actually reflect something completely different!
Let’s look at some common dreams about weddings and what they typically mean.
Dreaming About a Wedding to Someone You Don’t Want to Marry
Okay, this is a pretty weird dream, and you wake up doubting who you even are as a person! In the dream, you are planning your big day or walking down the aisle… but the person you are marrying is someone you absolutely despise.
It may be someone in your waking life that you know and find super irritating, or it might be a stranger that your dream self seems to hate.
But what does this mean?!
If you are dreaming about a wedding to someone you know and dislike in your waking life, it is not really about them. You don’t actually want to marry this person, but your psyche is using this person in order to reflect something about you.
Think about the characteristics of this person that you don’t like. Can they be rude? Are they snobby and always seem to look down on other people?
Well, your subconsciousness is telling you that you fear having their negative characteristics in your own personality. Perhaps you have upset someone recently or behaved in a way that is really not like you at all.
Can you make amends and spread some positivity in the world?
Dreaming about a Wedding To a Total Stranger
Even weirder than dreaming about a wedding to someone you hate, dreaming that you are getting married to someone you don’t know at all is a really bizarre experience! You probably wake up pretty confused, thinking, ‘who is this person and why I am getting married to them in my dreams?’
This dream is all about your relationship with yourself, not your relationship with other people. You may be hoping that dreaming about a wedding to a total stranger is because soon a hunky new love will sweep you off your feet. But sorry, this isn’t the case! Our dreams can’t predict the future!
This dream suggests that there are parts of your personality that you haven’t explored. Ultimately, life is a journey of self-discovery. We have so much to learn and find out about ourselves!
You may be having this dream because you are avoiding exploring new aspects of yourself. You may be stuck in a rut, doing the same thing day in and day out, and not getting in touch with your spiritual side.
You should take time to practice spirituality, as this will help you learn so much about yourself and your relationship with the universe. Practicing Tarot and learning about the Chakras and Third Eye will allow you to open up to new ideas and discover more about who you are as a soul.
It can be a long journey, but it is so important!
Dreaming About a Wedding to Someone Who Isn’t Your Partner
If you are in a long-term relationship, and you have dreams about marrying them, you can kind of guess the point of them. You love this person, and are ready to take the next big step together!
However, dreaming about a wedding to someone who isn’t your partner can make you feel pretty guilty. You love them, and are excited about your future together, so why are you dreaming about marrying someone else?!
If you know the person in the dream that you are marrying, think about their qualities and what you like about them. You aren’t having this dream because you want them instead of your partner. In fact, you are having this dream because you admire parts of the personality and want to learn from them!
Marriage is a symbol of commitment, and your dream is because you are committed to becoming a better person. This person you are marrying is guiding you to be a better person, so consider their good traits and how they can help you learn and grow.
Dreaming About Eloping
Eloping is when two people run away to get married in secret. In this dream, you may be eloping with your current partner, a stranger, or someone you know in your waking life.
However, who you are eloping with doesn’t really matter in this dream. Dreaming about eloping will typically signify your readiness to change and leave things behind you. You may be feeling a bit stuck right now and have things that you need to address.
Dreaming about eloping suggests that a change is approaching, and you have everything that you need in order to move forward. It is time to look at issues that are in your current life and work out what you need to do in order to fix them.
Eloping is pretty exciting, and there is an element of freedom with it. This dream signifies an excitement within you of the future, and a readiness to create your own reality. You might need to act boldly, but it will pay off! Life is a journey, and we always need to be moving forward.
Dreaming About a Wedding That You Do Not Want
You may dream that you are marrying someone, but your dream self is digging their heels in. There is something wrong with the person you are marrying or the situation surrounding the wedding, and you are feeling pretty anxious about it all.
This dream will normally signify a commitment in your waking life that you really do not want to make. It could be in regard to a romance. Maybe the person you are dating is being a bit intense, and things are moving pretty quickly. Your subconsciousness is telling you that you need to step back and stand your ground! Of course, you like this person, but you need to take things at your own pace.
The commitment in your waking life could also be about your career or family. Are you taking on too much at work and craving a break? Perhaps certain members of your family are putting too much pressure on you.
Take time to think about the commitments you have in your life. Are you happy with them, or are there things that you need to change?
Dreaming About Getting left at the Altar
Dreaming about getting left at the altar typically suggests that you are anxious about not achieving all your goals in life and not being someone that you wish to be.
Society puts quite a bit of pressure on us, with high expectations of success. We are told that, in order to be successful, we need to have lots of money and be good-looking. This can really affect us, and we might begin to feel down when we do not think that we are good enough.
Dreaming about getting left at the altar reflects your anxiety and stress about who you are right now. You may be upset about your career or romantic life, feeling as if you aren’t where you thought you might be at this point in life.
If you relate to this, it is really important to practice self-care and self-love. Of course, it can be difficult to not compare ourselves with others and our earlier dreams and goals. However, we must be able to congratulate ourselves on what we have achieved and identify all the good things in our lives.
Having a gratitude journal and using affirmations can have a huge positive impact on how you feel about yourself and your life. Take five minutes out of each day to remind yourself of all the positive things about yourself. Just being alive and trying your best means that you are successful!
Dreaming About a Wedding And You Are in the Audience
Dreaming about watching a wedding will often represent something in your waking world that you are not directly involved in, but are concerned about. There may be a situation that your friend or family member is in, and you are preoccupied with it.
In order to fully understand why you are having this dream, pay attention to the details. Who are you at the wedding? The best man, maid of honor, or a random wedding guest? Plus, how do you feel about the wedding? Do you disprove it, or are you excited?
If you are stressed in the dream, your subconscious might be telling you that you need to help a friend or family member out. Even if you think that the situation has nothing to do with you, you care about this person and need to give them some advice!
Are You Dreaming About a wedding?
There are so many reasons why you might be dreaming about a wedding, and they aren’t all about love and marriage!
I hope this article has helped you understand why you might be dreaming about a wedding and what your subconsciousness is wanting you to know.
If you are interested in dreams and want to learn more about how we can use them to grow emotionally and spiritually, check out our article about lucid dreaming! This fascinating phenomenon can really help you on your spiritual journey in life.