What Do Dreams About Weddings Mean?

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Are your subconscious hours filled with dreams about weddings?
Do these dreams mean you are obsessing over getting married?
Or is it just because you are involved in planning a wedding?

Especially for people who are not planning a wedding, such dreams can be very confusing. Some people are scared of wedding dreams because of the notion that they symbolize death but that isn’t always true. On a positive note, a dream like this signifies success, happiness, and harmony. On the flipside, it could mean you are bitter, jealous or feel inadequate.

Sometimes people experience nightmarish events during a wedding dream. Scary as the dream might be, a wedding nightmare isn’t necessarily a prediction of your future but rather a metaphor for unresolved conflict.

Brides-to-be constantly dream about their impending nuptials but so do folks who have never thought of tying the knot. When an unmarried person dreams of a wedding it could mean that they will experience some problems. In ancient times it was believed that dreaming of a marriage between strangers had negative connotations. Often, the interpretation was that you would face something extremely stressful.

Just like with real weddings, several unique scenarios present themselves in dreams. It could be positive, strange or downright scary but these notwithstanding; there are many reasons why you dream about nuptials;

  • New beginnings in your love life
  • Anxiety about things going according to plan (if you are actually preparing for one)
  • Wedding dreams could be an indication of impending success
  • Acceptance by your partner’s family and friends
  • A sign of impending danger
  • A sign of contentment, harmony, and passion

How to Interpret Dreams About Weddings

A dream could be about your own nuptials, wedding planning or invitation. Here are some common wedding dreams decoded;

Wedding cakes

If you see or cut a cake during a wedding dream, it means you are happy and peaceful. Eating the cake means you are a soul in touch with their sensuality.

Wedding rings

Dreams about a wedding ring for the unmarried signify new heights in a personal relationship. You are probably more intimate with a partner. Wedding rings in our dreams signify long-lasting love but losing one means we are struggling with unresolved marital problems.

Engagement rings

To see an engagement ring in your dreams is a sign that you are seriously considering a long-term commitment. The engagement ring is a simple symbol of love even in your dreams.


Wearing a wedding dress might mean you are looking for romance but if you’re wearing one in an awkward situation it points to feelings of unworthiness and nervousness. If you dream that a wedding dress isn’t the right fit, you are probably uncomfortable with your partner.it could also be that your family and friends do not approve of your intended spouse.


A veil is a staple in many weddings and seeing it in your subconscious mind means you are trying to hide an aspect of your personality. In some cases, a veil could signal coyness, humility or innocence.


Putting on or seeing a tuxedo in your wedding dream shows aspirations of making something of yourself. It suggests culture and in some cases just means it is after 6 p.m.


Attending a wedding rehearsal in your dreams? This might mean you are simply preparing for an important change in your life.


A proposal; whether your giving or receiving could mean you are exploring commitment to something or something is about to take a negative turn.

Dreams about being a wedding planner

This is a dream telling you to become more serious about your life. It is a good sign that you should stop living for today and take the reins of your life rather than being so carefree.

Attending a wedding dream meaning

Dreaming of attending a wedding or being part of a wedding reflects anxiety about something, new transition. Your feelings during this event can signify what you feel about your current situation. If the dream was about attending a close friend’s wedding, it might point to a discussion you had with them about your relationship. If it is just about participation, such a dream might foretell your attendance to a celebration. A dream where you are the guest of honor at a wedding means you will be helping or giving advice to someone close.

Having an important role at someone’s wedding may mean starting a romantic relationship with someone you have been eyeing for a while. If you are the best man at a wedding, it signifies a dramatic change in your own life.

Wedding dream meaning death

For some people, dreaming about a wedding can symbolize death. This is especially true if the wedding in your dream is between you and someone you are close to, such as a family member or a friend. Dreams about weddings can also be a way for you to process your feelings about a death that has recently occurred.

Another interpretation is that the dreamer is about to experience a great loss. This loss could be the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or something else that is significant in their life. A wedding dress can symbolize the sadness and grief that the dreamer is about to experience.

Dreaming of going to a wedding

When you dream of going to a wedding, it can symbolize a number of different things. If you are single, it may represent your desire to be in a committed relationship. If you are in a relationship, it may represent your desire to get married.

Alternatively, it may represent your desire to witness the commitment of others. Weddings are also often a time of joy and celebration, so the dream may simply be a reflection of your current happiness.

Dream about getting married to a stranger

When you dream of getting married to a stranger, it can be interpreted in a few ways. It could be a sign that you are ready for a committed relationship or that you are searching for something new in your life. It could also be a warning from your subconscious to watch out for someone who may not be who they seem.

Dream of attending a wedding reception

When you dream of attending a wedding reception, it can symbolize a number of things. If you are single, it may represent your desire to find a partner and get married. If you are already in a relationship, it may represent your desire to strengthen your current relationship or take it to the next level.

Alternatively, it may represent an upcoming event in your life that will be significant or meaningful in some way. If the wedding reception in your dream is particularly lavish or extravagant, it could also be a sign that you are yearning for more excitement or adventure in your life.

Dream of wedding preparation

When you dream of wedding preparation, it means you are subconsciously preparing for a major life event. This could be an upcoming marriage, the birth of a child, or any other major life event. Your subconscious mind is trying to help you prepare for this event by giving you a dress rehearsal of sorts.

You may dream of wedding preparation even if you are not engaged or planning a wedding. This is because your subconscious mind is trying to tell you that something big is about to happen in your life. It is important to pay attention to these dreams and take them seriously.

If you are engaged or planning a wedding, your subconscious mind may be trying to help you with the planning process. You may dream of picking out your wedding dress or cake, or of the ceremony itself. These dreams can be a way for your subconscious to help you plan your big day.

Dreaming of someone else’s wedding

When you dream of someone else’s wedding, it can simply be a reflection of your own desires for marriage and/or love. Alternatively, it could be a sign that you are happy for the person in question and wish them all the best in their future endeavors.

It could also be a way for your subconscious to process some sort of unresolved feelings you have towards the person getting married.

Hearing music in a wedding dream

If this happens, it is a sign that you are living according to your partner’s wishes. Hearing an organ playing means you are generally happy about the outcome of a decision you recently made.

Something important missing at the wedding

Such dreams suggest feelings of anxiety, failure to fit in, or lack of control over a situation. Common dreams in this category involve losing a ring, wedding dress or failure of a service provider to show up. Whatever may be missing is something you are definitely concerned about.

Dreaming no-one shows up

If your whole wedding party is a no show at the wedding you are probably nervous about the upcoming event. Sometimes this means you have a desire to return to single life. Showing up naked to your own wedding means you are feeling defenseless or exposed about a personal situation.

Guest misbehaving

It is not unusual to dream about guests misbehaving at a wedding. This suggests insecurities about the individual misbehaving at your wedding. If you have such a dream you should let go of your worries about an individual in order to be at peace.

Marrying an ex

Strange as it may seem, marrying an ex in your dreams means you have moved on. It could also mean that there are some similarities between your past and current relationship but that you are wise not to repeat mistakes.

Dream of planning a wedding

When you dream of planning a wedding, it means that you are subconsciously thinking about getting married. This could be because you are in a relationship and are considering taking the next step, or because you are single and wondering if you will ever find someone to marry. Either way, the dream is a reflection of your thoughts and feelings about marriage.

If you are already married, dreaming of planning a wedding could symbolize your desire to renew your vows. Perhaps you are feeling like your relationship is in a rut and you want to spice things up. Or, it could be that you are happy with your spouse but are longing for the excitement and romance of your wedding day.

Whatever the case may be, this dream is likely to leave you feeling hopeful and optimistic about your future.


Are you trying to escape problems in your life? Or are you just stressed about planning a wedding? These are some of the things that an eloping dream signifies. To see yourself running away means you are unable to deal with a certain situation. If you see yourself running from your wedding, means that you have cold feet about an upcoming change in your life. It could be about a wedding or other life change that you do not feel prepared to face.

If it is other people you see running it could mean you are feeling burdened about something.

Re-marrying your current spouse

Marrying the person you are currently with means a strong commitment. It might also mean that both of you are entering a new stage.


Denial about a personal problem is the main reason people have dreams about having a marriage annulled. If you see yourself get married and then divorced, it could point to a looming surprise in your life.

Marrying an older person

Such a dream is a negative sign of upcoming illness or trouble. It is believed that when elderly people see weddings in their dreams it could mean they are at peace with themselves and ready to die.

Stopping a wedding

Having a wedding stopped is a negative thing that no one hopes could happen to them. If you find yourself stopping another person’s wedding it couldn’t mean anything good. Such a dream is an indication that someone you rust doesn’t share the same sentiments about you and might even try to harm you for selfish gain.

Marrying your father

This would certainly make you sweat in your sleep but it doesn’t necessarily mean this deed will come to be. Such a dream implies that you are looking for a father figure. Maybe because your father isn’t around much or you are looking to marry someone with your father’s qualities.

Groom not showing up to wedding dream

If in your dream the groom fails to show up it is a sign that you have deep concern about them. You have a fear that they are not responsible or invested as much as you are in the relationship.

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Conclusion: What is the Meaning of Wedding Dreams?

Clearly, there are so many dreams that one could have about a wedding. Whether it’s a celebration or oddity you dream about, it is good to describe how you felt when trying to decode its meaning. If you were feeling happy in the dream, chances are that something good is about to happen in your life. Sadness, jealousy or discontent means impending trouble or the need to make drastic changes for the better.

From these examples, it is clear that there are good dreams and nightmares. When you have a positive dream, it could translate to an impending change in your life for the better. A wedding dream isn’t necessarily a sign you will be heading to the altar soon. Wedding nightmares, on the other hand, are scary signs of misfortune, illness or negativity in your life. Understanding your wedding dream is the best way to dispel any fears and allow you to correct any mistakes in your life or lifestyle.

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