If there was ever a category of dreams that tends to make people nervous, it’s wedding dreams. Depending on who you ask, they can be signs of anxieties, or they could be warnings about the future.
Having a dream about weddings could be a lot of different omens, depending on who you ask. The same can be said about interpretations about your subconscious thoughts. Worried about what it means? Keep reading to interpret your dream.
What Does Dreaming Of Marrying Someone Else Mean?
1. In some cultures, dreaming of getting married can mean loss in your waking life
Certain cultures believe that getting married to someone in a dream can indicate a bad omen for the people getting married. This often may mean something along the lines of serious illness, or even death.
If you don’t feel good in your dream marriage, then pay attention to the circumstances around your real life. You might want to dial back on the risk taking behavior.
2. Your subconscious might be saying that you are ready to get married
A dream wedding ceremony often is a good sign that you might have marriage on your mind. Have you been looking at the potential of having kids recently? Do you want to get married in the near future?
This might be a sign that you want to take your love life in a more serious direction. Many unmarried women dream of weddings when they are looking to mingle.
3. Dreaming about getting married to an ex or a groom that isn’t your current partner can indicate dissatisfaction with your relationship
You might not like this, but the truth is that dreams about marrying strangers or people other than a spouse could be a sign that you aren’t pleased with your relationship. Have you been feeling bored in your own life? Do you feel resentful of your partner?
Dreaming of marrying strangers often indicates that you feel like you don’t know your partner as well as you think you do. Or, it could be a sign that your partner has changed into someone you’re not really interested in.
If you are struggling with your relationship, this dream could indicate that you may need to address the problems you’re dealing with. This is often why unhappily married women dream of marrying someone from a past relationship.
Sometimes, a dreamer will dream of marriage outside their own marriage when they feel that they married the wrong person. This is the dreamer’s mind’s way of asking, “What if?”
4. If you work in the wedding industry, it could mean that you really live for your job
Wedding planners, owners of wedding venues, and catering staff often will dream of getting married. Why? Because they witness weddings all the time during their day jobs. It’s only normal to dream about recurring aspects of your life.
5. Women and men who are about to walk down the aisle may dream of a wedding due to anxieties about getting married
We all have heard about those awful weddings where one person doesn’t show up, or where the wedding suddenly fails because of a breakup. If you are about to get married, it’s normal to have dreams about marrying your partner before it happens.
In most cases, this is your subconscious mind either worrying about the wedding going off without a hitch, or as a way of reassuring you that your wedding will be okay.
6. Dreams of marrying a specific person may indicate that you want their qualities in a partner, or that you’ll team up with them
If you keep having dreams of a specific person marrying you, it could be that you want to have a relationship with someone who has similar qualities to them. Or, it could be a sign that you wish you had those qualities, yourself.
Another common dream interpretation involving a specific marriage to a specific person is that you might end up in a commitment with them. This is not a specific relationship commitment, but rather, an indicator of having them present in your life.
Business partners may dream of getting married because they have that commitment to a business together. The same can be said for people doing a project in school that requires months of work.
7. Dreaming of marrying can also mean a life change up ahead
In many cultures, women basically identified themselves by who they were married to. This seems to be a trend in these societies involving dreams of getting married as a sign that you will have a major life change up ahead.
This is the type of life change where you may not recognize yourself after it’s all said and done. For example, if you were to become a pop star, this might be an appropriate “life-changing dream” to have.
8. At times, dreams of getting married can be a sign that you’re angry about your lack of marriage
We all have known a person who really, truly wanted to have the ability to say that they are a married person. They can be male or female, or something in between. But it all is the same: they genuinely want marriage.
If you have been struggling with dating, then it shouldn’t be a shock to you that you might dream of a wedding. You still yearn for that commitment or to just feel like you are “enough” for someone. It’s part of grieving what you don’t have.
9. Dreaming about marrying an ex may also mean that you want to reconcile
If you marry an ex in your dreams, you should think about how things went down with them. People who treated an ex poorly leading to a bad breakup may start dreaming of marrying that ex when their guilt starts to feed into their mind too much.
This is a dream that often replays when you feel both guilty about how things went, and when you feel alone. Have you been considering reaching out to them? That dream may be a sign that you’re looking to reconcile that relationship, or at least seek closure.
While this dream may feel like an indicator to reach out, you have to ask yourself if this person wants to. If their friends have warned you not to get close or you’re still blocked, take that as a cue to leave them alone.
10. In some cases, it could also be a premonition
We’ve all heard about couples who dreamt of each other before they met. There’s no real rule on why it happens or what kind of dreams you will have of them. If you dream of marrying an unknown person who seems to emanate love, that could be your future spouse.
Premonitions are rare but they do happen. Who knows? Maybe your dream-spouse will be your real spouse soon enough.
11. Dreaming about wedding accessories but not a wedding itself can suggest that you may need to commit to something
It is possible to dream about a wedding without actually seeing your own wedding in a dream. You might be dreaming about marrying someone and seeing the wedding planning, or talking to a close friend about a wedding dress.
In this case, the clues about the wedding can help you figure out what your dream means. When you don’t actually dream of the wedding but see hints of it, you usually have a need to commit to something in order to make it work.
Think about real life commitments and goals you have. Are there any that you’ve been ignoring, or just not taking seriously? This is a sign you need to wake up and smell the coffee.
12. Dreaming about marrying yourself often means that you are finally embracing who you are
When people talk about marriage, the spiritual meaning of it is about as deep a commitment as you can make. You’re supposed to be there for your spouse regardless of what happens, during the ups and downs.
We often have a hard time accepting who we are in our entirety—our loves, our hates, those little quirks we often try to hide. The older we get, the more we want to stop being what everyone else wants us to be and just embrace who we are.
Dreaming about marrying yourself means that you are done with trying to be who other people tell you to be. You’re a mom to yourself, and a dad to yourself. You are now guiding yourself and loving yourself more. Kudos!
Did you dream of marrying yourself? What about marrying someone else? You’re not alone, and that means it’s time to open up a discussion on what this could mean for yourself and others. Tell us your experience in the comments section below.