WEDDINGS IN DREAMS
If dream elements are symbolic, what would a wedding in a dream symbolize? Think past your emotions. Marriage is a merger, a partnership, a coming together of two. Although couples immediately come to mind, we’ve experienced without exception that weddings in dreams are commonly symbolic of two entities coming together, joining forces, or becoming more intimate. And engagements may refer to a waiting period.
It could be a job, a business partnership, a business expansion, a new vendor, a ministry partnership . . . even going to college could be compared to partnering with a school. , or a new or increased intimacy with the creator.
Many have dreamed of loved ones getting married shortly before their death. In these dreams, the dreamer was not the focus of the dream. The focus is clearly a context clue. The loved one was to be reunited with a spouse or united “face to face with the Lord” through death.
When I first started getting prophetic training, I kept having dreams about being late for my wedding ceremony and pulling out my wrinkled bridal gown at the last minute. But I had been married for decades at that point! The dream was about my need for a higher level of spirituality. Keep in mind that this particular application is common; after all, the body of believers is said to be the bride of Christ.
The dreamer must look at the clues within the dream itself. Sometimes there are elements within a dream which simply indicate where, when, who, what, how, etc., and show the dreamer if this wedding dream is talking about a job, hobby, business, spiritual calling, or something else.
Ask yourself right up front, “What area of my life could this dream apply to?” If you are looking for work or considering expanding your business, you are most likely being encouraged to press on. If you’re applying for a scholarship, expect to get it. If your spiritual life needs some upgrading, watch for something or someone to show up in your life to serve as a catalyst.
Less likely is that it’s a prophesy of an upcoming literal wedding, but ALWAYS check the other possibilities first.
Now let’s talk about the meaning of marriage in dreams. Not the wedding day, but the ongoing marriage. These dreams generally come to those of us who are married, although we may also dream we are getting married, event to someone other than our actual spouse.
Really, the same principle applies to marriage in dreams as it does to weddings. The dream is referencing a partnership with something or someone. Again, this could be a business partner, vendor, landlord etc. You name it, because, you aren’t in a sense, married to them (at least for this or the next season of your life).
A NOTE TO SINGLES
IF YOU’RE SINGLE, DON’T SKIP THIS!
An important note to singles. Your choices determine your destiny, and if you are single, the marriage choice is one of the most critical decisions of your life. Unfortunately, we move through the dating process without full objectivity and often with unresolved personal issues which we think will be resolved with marriage. “If only the guy on the white horse would ride in and swoop me up” we think, “then my story would reverse and I’d live a happily-ever-after life”.
When it comes to marriage, too many young women are the product of American media. Nothing wrong with the Cinderella stories, but perhaps our preschoolers need a larger perspective. Marriage, of course, is a fundamental and wondrous institution, but too often impatience leads us to the wrong spouse. We singles see couples in-love around every corner, and our anxiousness to enjoy such a relationship sometimes clouds our eyes.
If we do sense that this is not God’s best for us, why not, “Marry the man today, and change his ways tomorrow” as a song from Guys and Dolls suggests? And if we’ve already invested a lot into one relationship (even though we know it’s the wrong one), starting over seems like a great and dreadful risk.
If this is hitting a nerve for you, consider that your self-confidence may be lagging behind your actual matrimonial value! Are you compromising because deep down you question whether you’re good enough to lure the optimum marriage partner for you individually? Do you remain haunted by feeling of unworthiness? Why not accept yourself or address the things that hold you back!
I’m not saying singles should have a self-righteous attitude and live under the deception that we are perfect. What I am saying is that with God’s help, we shouldn’t have to compromise on our life-long partner. He or she should be the one designed for us, regardless of the circumstances. Could it be that we just don’t muster up enough faith to believe that the God who created the galaxy and has shown himself miraculously in your life already, could handle this too? Or would care to?
All that to say that if you dream you are in a wedding gown, the meaning, as with other dreams, may be metaphoric rather than literal!
WHAT KIND OF A DREAM WOULD PROPHESY A PROPOSAL?
It might be helpful to go at this question from the opposite angle. What symbolism can you think of that would express an actual upcoming wedding?
One college woman dreamed she had 2-3 beautiful children with brown eyes (hers were blue), and was going before a judge. (In reality, she had no children and was taking her boyfriend home to meet her parents.) She became engaged to the young man within months and so far, has had 2 brown-eyed children.
Another single dreamer dreamed she gave birth, and then met the fellow she would marry shortly thereafter.
One mother I know was tipped off that her son would marry a particular woman when the young woman conveyed a dream that she had had about a rocky relationship between the two women.
Someone else dreamed of a flawless engagement ring coming to her.
Symbolism is the default spiritual dream language! We call that language parabolic after the parables in the Bible. Ask yourself about the possible symbolism first! Literal possibilities should be considered last since misapplying these dream themes could result in unnecessary heartbreak.
In addition to element symbolism, dream interpretation is based on a myriad of factors which should be considered before drawing conclusions. All dictionary entries are for suggestion purposes only, and we cannot guarantee that the information on this post -including comments- applies to your dreams. We believe, however, that we do an exceptional job of vetting dictionary entries through actual dream experience. Comments may be used in posts and for training purposes.