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Dreaming about a Wedding – What Does It Mean?

If your wedding is around the corner, dreaming about a wedding is extremely common. This is mostly because when you’re busy planning your wedding, your subconscious mind stores certain images of the things you see, hear, read, or even feel during the day. 

However, wedding dreams can have various other meanings, some of which can be negative, making the experience less exciting. Dreams about weddings are often rich in symbolism, but this makes them difficult to interpret. 

If you’re not planning your wedding, your dream could have a completely different meaning. In order to interpret it as accurately as possible, it’s important to recall as many elements of the dream as you can since even the smallest detail can affect its meaning significantly. 

Common Interpretations of Dreams about Weddings

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A Desire to Get Married 

As mentioned earlier, dreaming about a wedding is common especially for those who are planning their wedding in their waking life. However, if this is not the case, the dream could signify your desire to get married. If you’re in a long-term relationship, you may be wanting to take it to the next level by getting married. It’s highly like that your wish will come true. 

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The feelings you experienced during your dream may affect its meaning as well. For instance, if your dream of marrying your current partner, it could mean that you have a strong relationship with them in your waking life. Additionally, it also indicates that you and your special someone are ready to take the next step, like moving to a new house or having a baby. 

On the other hand, if you feel sad about the wedding, your dream may indicate that you have unsolved problems in your life. 

Positive Change or a Desire to Protect Oneself

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Another meaning of a wedding dream is that your life is about to change for the better. This meaning is applicable if you’re the one getting married. 

The interpretation of your wedding dream may also vary, depending on the person you’re getting married to. For instance, if the person is someone you don’t know, it could signify that you’re searching for a nurturing relationship. Aside from that, your dream may also suggest that you want to protect yourself from others. 

Emotional Barriers

If you dream about watching two people tie the knot, it may indicate that you have emotional barriers. For example, you maybe be having a hard time overcoming a difficult or painful situation in your past. 

Like other dreams, the meaning of your dream may vary, depending on various factors or symbols. For instance, if you dream about attending the wedding of someone you know, it indicates that you need to let go of the negative feelings in order to move forward. 

On the other hand, if you dream about attending a wedding of someone you don’t know, it could mean that your emotional baggage is heavy and is draining you. If this is the case, you may need to find a way to let go of your baggage. You can try seeking advice from your friends and family so that you can let go and move on. 


Dreaming about a wedding and listening to marriage vows can signify a union. This interpretation doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to get married. In a symbolic sense, it may also indicate a union of understanding. 

Aside from this interpretation, another meaning of a dream about watching two people share their vows could be that you’re facing difficulties in life. Keep in mind that these challenges may not have anything to do with your relationships. Instead, they could be related to your career. 

Recognition from Others 

Sometimes, dreams about weddings can indicate that peaceful times are ahead. Additionally, your dream may also indicate that you will receive recognition from others. 

If you dream about a wedding that involves socialization afterward, it signifies that you’ve been working hard for several months, and you feel exhausted. The good news is that all your hard work will be worth it, as the outcome will be successful. 

Luck and Good News

In general, wedding dreams are good omens as they can signify luck and good news. For example, if you dream about attending a Jewish wedding, it may indicate that you will soon find love, if you have not already found it. Additionally, if you dream about a wedding held in a mosque, it may mean that someone will deliver you good news. This meaning is also applicable if you dream about attending a Chinese wedding.

A Successful Relationship 

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To dream about marrying your partner or spouse means that you’re in a happy and successful relationship. To be specific, your dream signifies that there is love between you and your partner. 

If you’re having problems in your relationship, the dream could suggest that you and your partner need to appreciate each other and focus on strengthening your relationship. A wedding dream is not about independence. It’s all about the union of two people. Therefore, appreciating your partner can help strengthen the bond between the two of you, making your relationship a successful one. 

Commitment and Promise 

Another common interpretation of a wedding dream is commitment and promise, as a marriage is about two people committing to each other. However, this interpretation doesn’t necessarily relate to relationships. It could be any type of commitment in your waking life, such as a new job for example. Aside from this, it can also mean that you’re building a stronger relationship with someone. It does not necessarily have to be a romantic relationship; it can be a friendship instead.

Aside from that meaning, a wedding dream may also indicate a promise. Probably, you’re thinking of a promise that you made to someone, or someone has made a promise to you. 


To dream about a wedding that is going wrong is not a good sign because it signifies conflict. To be specific, your dream could be warning you that you may soon have an argument with someone in your waking life. It could be someone close to you or someone you’ve just become acquainted with. If this occurs, you will need to be careful with your words so that you won’t regret it afterward. 

In Brief 

As mentioned earlier, dreaming about a wedding doesn’t always indicate that you’re going to tie the knot. In fact, some wedding dreams may not be related to your relationships at all. They can have various meanings, depending on what and who you see in the dream. 

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Apsara Palit
Apsara Palit

After completing her post-grad in Values, Ethics and Indian Culture, Apsara is sharing her knowledge of symbolism, mythology, history and culture through her blogs. Apsara lives in India and believes in getting a first-hand understanding of culture through travelling.