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The meaning of a wedding in a dream

The meaning of a wedding in a dream

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With Valentine’s day just around the corner, it would not be surprising to find symbols of love and relationships appearing in your dreams.  Even if these concepts are not that important to you, after being bombarded by images of roses, candle-lit dinners and perfect red love hearts it would not be at all surprising for it to have an impact on your subconscious in some way.  So what does it mean if you have a wedding in a dream now?  Well surprisingly, it may not be what you think…

Weddings resonate with us at a very deep level as they are profound rites of passage in our lives.  No matter what culture we come from, a wedding plays a very significant role in a person’s life.  It marks a change from childhood or adolescence to true adulthood.  For some people this can translate to a loss of innocence.  It often indicates the acceptance of responsibility, the giving of commitment, the promise of fidelity.  A wedding of course also is a moment of unity, of joining – this can be when people commit to share property, wealth, burdens and joys, and of course the marital bed.  On a more profound level it may also be a sacred unity of love, of spiritual alignment and the twining together of souls.  We all react differently to the symbolism of weddings in waking life, so what does it mean when we dream of weddings?

Dreams of weddings may be about romance and love, but often they ask us to look at the relationship we have with ourselves, and to find the deep love and connection inside us.

Dreams of weddings may be about romance and love, but often they ask us to look at the relationship we have with ourselves, and to find the deep love and connection inside us.

One place to start to understand this dream is to recognise that we all have different “parts” to our selves.  At times different parts of your personality seem stronger than others (such as the part that decides to watch TV beating the part of that wants to go to the gym, or the part that says you must stay and finish that report instead of the part that wants to go home and see the kids.)  At times like these it can seem like your different parts aren’t actually getting along very well.  We know this when life feels unbalanced.  A wedding dream can be a way of understanding how to bring those different parts together in a happy balance – to create unity inside yourself.  A happy wedding dream may even indicate that your male and female sides (the Jungian anima and animus) are in harmony, without one side dominating the other.  This is a great achievement, and should be celebrated!

Wedding dreams can ask you to reflect on all the things they symbolise, and to understand what is going on in your own life.  Do you need to look at how committed you are to something or someone?  Would it be helpful to think about how responsibly you are behaving, or are there things you are sharing that need a closer look?

Wedding dreams may also come when a new phase of life is beginning, and you are leaving behind an old one.

A wedding in a dream, especially if they have strong religious symbols, may be a powerful indicator of your own spiritual nature.  These kinds of dreams may typically occur when you have been focusing on prayer, meditation, compassionate deeds, maybe even dream work or some other self growth practice.  Such dreams may be intensely moving, or they may contain strange images that drive you to explore your nature and your relationship with the divine in greater detail.  To pursue these confusing symbols is often very rewarding!

Wedding dreams at their purest may represent the marriage of opposing forces within, the masculine withe feminine, but also the light with the dark, the conscious with the subconscious.  Dreams such as these are rare and magnificent, a sign that you are becoming a truly integrated and unified human being.

Finally, it is worth remembering that weddings aren’t just about the bride and groom.  Weddings are about families, long lost relatives, friends and friends of friends.  Maybe a wedding dream is asking you to look more closely at your relationships, both close and those further afield.  Weddings are, at the end of the day, usually a happy and celebratory affair.  A wedding in a dream may sometimes come to celebrate a special event in your life – either in the waking world, or perhaps even, a significant event that has occurred in your own mind – in your subconscious.

For more information on the meaning of dreams, please visit The Dream Well.





Amy Campion is a writer, speaker, workshop facilitator and dream coach who works globally with people using their dreams, intuition, imagination and consciousness. She is the founder of The Dream Well, a website dedicated to helping people understand and become experts of their own dreams. She also runs an online course on sacred dreaming, which includes lucid dreaming, shamanism, Tibetan dream yoga, dream incubation and a variety of other approaches. Amy holds the following qualifications: BA (Hons) Comm Arts, Post Grad Cert (Strategic Foresight), Member IASD (International Association of the Study of Dreams).