So, you’re here after googling what it means to experience getting married in your dreams.
Now, you’re probably confused and freaking out about why it happened out of nowhere.
There are a lot of reasons why you’re looking for answers – you may be in a relationship but not yet ready to tie the knot, or you may be single, which really brings up so much conflicting emotions!
Don’t worry, you came to the right place. Whatever your situation is, you can hopefully find some clarity here! So, keep reading!
First things first, let’s talk about marriage
“It’s a beautiful night, we’re looking for something dumb to do
Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you
Is it the look in your eyes or is it this dancing juice?
Who cares, baby, I think I wanna marry you”
– Bruno Mars
Remember this song? I remember it became famous when I was in college.
When it first came out, it was playing everywhere! As a matter of fact, songs about weddings become instant hits!
When you’re young, the concept of marriage looks so simple and easy. You fall in love, one of you pops the question, and the next thing you know, you’re either waiting or walking down the aisle to marry the man or woman of your dreams.
But then you grow up, and time exposes a harsh reality: marriage is so much more than what society had led us to believe.
Marriage is more than just falling in love and saying, “I do.” Getting married is not a decision that you just make simply because you think you want it.
Marriage is a union. A commitment between two people that you would be accountable to each other for your actions. It doesn’t sound too appealing anymore, right? It’s hard work.
When you choose to get married, you commit yourselves to a socially sanctioned relationship that has its own set of rules, expectations, and most importantly: obligations!
So you see, marriage is more than just feeling butterflies in your stomach.
But, as challenging marriage may seem, plenty of people still hope for it one day.
People, including me, still dream of getting to experience that perfect marriage we always wanted as kids.
But what does it mean to dream of getting married? And by “dream,” I don’t mean the great fantasy wedding we make up in our heads, but the ones we quite literally dream of as we sleep.
As beautiful as the thought may seem, having a dream about getting married can make you feel different things.
According to Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Jung, dreams are the psyche’s attempt to communicate important things to the individual. That means what you see in your dreams may have an even deeper meaning than you think.
And in trying to interpret your dream, you must first ask yourself these questions: Who was getting married in the dream? Was it you, or was it someone else?
If it was you, who were you getting married to? Is it someone you know in the waking world, or is it a complete stranger?
Where are you getting married? Who else was there?
You must pay attention to the details of your dreams to interpret them properly.
Possible spiritual meanings
1) You long for love
When we talk about marriage, the first thing that comes to mind is love. When you have dreams about getting married, it may be because you are longing for it in your waking life.
Perhaps you feel alone and lonely in real life, and your dreaming about getting married somehow fills the void you feel within. It could be your spirit’s way of comforting you and reminding you that no one is truly alone.
Personally, I had a history of being a workaholic.
At the time, I had never really thought much about relationships or love because I felt I didn’t have time for them.
One night I dreamt that I was getting married. I was in a lovely white dress and heading down the aisle.
I was approaching someone attractive, who had loving eyes that could pierce through my soul.
At that moment, I felt safe, like I had finally found what I was looking for, I had never felt such a strong sense of love and connection before in my life!
Then the loud alarm quickly cut the dream short, and I woke up feeling happy, afraid, and confused.
I had become obsessed with the dream, so I started talking about it with my workmates.
One of them suggested that I should talk to a psychic. So, I did.
In one of my sessions, I learned that dreams about marriage can symbolize a need for love and connection. It was then that I realized I had neglected the value of love in my life since I got so busy with my career.
After a few weeks, I decided to take a few months away from my job and focus on myself and what I wanted.
I really took the time to find things that made me happy – activities that are in no way connected to the corporate world!
I took up painting and piano lessons. I even got into hiking!
Through my journey, I discovered that I had plenty of love to give, not just to others but also to myself.
A few months later, I met a charming guy, and we clicked right away. He was compassionate, friendly, and possessed a strong, contagious love of life. He completely swept me off my feet.
As we got closer, I understood that the dream had been my subconscious pleading that I let love into my heart. And since then, I’ve been happier!
Now, you’re probably thinking that because you had this dream too, it’s a sign to look for a partner and settle down… Wait, hold your horses on that thought!
As much as the idea of romantic love sounds nice, it may not be the type of love you need in your life right now. Dreaming about marriage may be a sign for you to put and accept more love in your life – not look for one.
Maybe this could represent the period in your life to finally embrace the love you have around you all along, from your friends, family, or those who care and look out for you!
2) You desire commitment
If you feel like you’re longing for love, another aspect of that is desiring commitment or security.
Whether or not you’re taken or single, having dreams about getting married may be a sign indicating that you seek reassurance and commitment from someone you deeply care for. Perhaps it’s a boyfriend or a girlfriend or a situationship. Whoever or whatever it is, there is someone you are subconsciously seeking reassurance and commitment from.
Let me tell you about a close friend of mine and a dream she had that changed her life…
One night, out of nowhere, she had a dream that she was marrying a gorgeous stranger. She was able to recall every aspect of the fairytale-like dream, even the delicate lace on her wedding gown and the gentle touch of her husband-to-be.
She had an odd sense of longing when she woke up, along with a strong desire to meet someone with whom she could spend her life.
When she shared her dream with us, she confessed that she liked how her life was and her independence but had recently been experiencing loneliness. She had been single for quite some time and was beginning to sense a feeling of “emptiness” in her life.
I talked to her about how dreams can reveal our deepest desires and how they can also be potent messages from our subconscious. She started to believe that the dream was a sign to open her heart to someone.
A few weeks later, she met someone amazing, and the two of them became inseparable!
Curious to know when you’ll meet your partner?
Love psychics possess the ability to identify the areas in our relationships that require improvement, even though we all desire to have a clear understanding of how our romantic lives will unfold.
They can analyze a person’s self-perception to determine if they believe they are worthy of receiving love – this is a crucial factor in establishing and sustaining a love relationship!
As I said, I’ve spoken to a few psychics already before I met the love of my life.
I expected smoke and mirrors, but what I got were real answers and mind-blowing insights into my situation.
The gifted spiritual advisors I spoke to at Psychic Source stood out to me… They broke through all the lies I was telling myself and gave me real clarity!
Let me level with you:
I’m still skeptical about most psychics, but the ones at Psychic Source are the real deal, and I can personally attest to that based on my own experience.
3) You have unresolved issues in your relationship
Aside from desiring reassurance or commitment, dreams of getting married might reflect the opposite of what you’re dealing with in real life.
Maybe you went through something, or you are currently going through something that had a huge impact on your life, but you don’t acknowledge it and avoid it.
If you struggle with commitment in real life, having a dream about getting married may also reflect unresolved concerns or anxieties about intimacy and commitment.
These anxieties could have their origins in past encounters or traumas, or they might be the result of low self-esteem or self-love.
I had a friend who knew she had to break up with her boyfriend because of their stark differences, and leading up to their separation, she kept dreaming about their wedding day. She said seeing those events all play out in her dream made her feelings of detachment stronger and that she didn’t want to end up with him even more.
Additionally, commitment issues may be interpreted spiritually as a sign that your ego and your higher self are not in harmony.
Your higher self might be looking for more balance in your relationships, but meanwhile, in your spiritual journey, your ego might be clinging to concerns and anxieties that hinder you from completely embracing love and connection.
It’s important to know and recognize these negative emotions, so you can address them properly before you decide to welcome love into your life.
4) You feel trapped in a situation
More than having unresolved issues, maybe your dream reveals what you truly feel in a particular relationship or situation in your life.
As dreams are thought to be a representation of our subconscious mind in the spiritual world, when we fantasize about getting married, it may be a yearning for commitment and a partnership, but it can also have negative interpretations.
It may also be a sensation of being trapped or stuck in our current circumstances since getting married is a big leap that has a lot of strings attached to it.
The dream may indicate that the person is feeling overtaken by expectations relating to marriage, which are frequently connected with stability and responsibility.
To truly understand the dream’s meaning and possible connections to one’s waking life, it is crucial to think back on the feelings and events that led up to it.
There’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re being caged or locked in a box.
As much as marriage appears to be a dream, unfortunately for some, it could also be viewed and serve as a prison.
When you are young, your idea of marriage is pure and beautiful. But in reality, not all marriages are like that.
Unfortunately, there are some people who, despite the love they have for their partners, feel trapped in the marriage for a variety of reasons.
Relating this brutal truth to your waking life, having dreams of getting married may symbolize your desire to escape a situation and start a new beginning.
You may be feeling stuck in the same place or situation and seek to move forward. And who knows? Maybe your dream is telling you that it’s time to make a big step.
5) Change is coming
So, if the big leap doesn’t feel like a trap, then it might just represent a leap of faith that better things are coming your way!
When you get married, one thing is for sure, everything is going to change.
From being in a relationship, you’re going to enter a lifelong commitment and have someone as your partner in everything, whether those are good or bad things.
Once you choose to take that big step and tie the knot with your chosen partner, your role in life will change, as well as your responsibilities. The decisions you make will no longer only impact your life, but they will impact your partner’s and perhaps your children should you choose to have any.
So, how is this of any importance in interpreting your dream?
Marriage stands for unity, commitment, and oneness, so a dream about it signals that you should be prepared to make a huge commitment in your life.
It may be a major life decision, a new career, or a new relationship. It’s a sign that you’re beginning a new phase of your life that will offer prosperity, fulfillment, and growth.
We can never know what’s coming for sure, but whatever it is, remember to accept this shift with open arms and have faith that it will help you live a happy and purposeful life.
Dreams are volatile and unpredictable experiences, mostly because we have no control.
You could simply be lying in bed in your room reading a book and be in a whole different country with your friends and family in the next! You can also jump from one scene to another in just a blink of an eye!
Personally, I believe in the subconscious mind’s power and the knowledge it can grant us through dream symbolism. It’s also a way for cosmic energy to reach us.
Essentially, marriage-related dreams represent harmony, balance, and spiritual togetherness.
So, what can you do that can help you on this spiritual path?
Whenever I try to seek clarity, I meditate, write in a diary, or engage in other spiritual activities that speak to me. I found that self-awareness and reflection are also useful tools.
But no matter what the precise meaning of the dream is, it’s crucial to approach dream interpretation with an open heart and mind.