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Wedding Dreams Interpretation Website decodes 19 marriage-related symbols

Other folks who are not even eager to settle down, may also experience this because wedding dreams symbolize a lot more than just a desire to settle down.

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Having been so consumed with the thought of getting married to the extent of actually dreaming about weddings?

Though that's not always the case, it is quite common for brides-to-be to have wedding dreams.

Other folks who are not even eager to settle down, may also experience this because wedding dreams symbolize a lot more than just a desire to settle down.

Bustle's Gabrielle Moss shares some answers offered by Dream Moods, a "definitive" dream interpretation website. Check out 19 marriage-related symbols and their meanings:

  1. Wedding Cake: Seeing or cutting a wedding cake in your dreams "symbolizes harmony and domestic bliss"; however, actually eating wedding cake signifies that you are in touch with your sensuality (though hopefully not too in touch — there are children at this dream wedding reception, after all).

  2. Wedding Rings: Wedding rings represent the concepts of long-lasting love in our dreams; for those who are not married, seeing a wedding ring may mean that you’ve reached a new level of love and intimacy in a personal relationship. But losing a wedding ring in a dream can mean that you have unresolved problems in your own marriage or romantic relationship.

  3. Engagement Rings: Dreams about engagement rings are pretty straight-forward — the engagement ring is "a symbol of love," and to have it pop up in your unconscious mind means you’re thinking about long-term commitment.

  4. Wedding Dresses: Putting on a wedding dress in a dream could mean that you’re trying to assess a romantic relationship; it can also mean that you feel "unworthy" and ill at ease, especially if you're wearing the dress in an inappropriate situation (e.g. a job interview).

  5. Wedding Veil: To wear or see someone else wearing a wedding veil may represent an aspect of your personality or life that you wish to "hide or conceal." Alternately, veils can also symbolize "humility, coyness or innocence."

  6. Wedding Tuxedo: Donning or even just seeing a tuxedo in your dreams suggests aspirations of culture and "making something of yourself." Alternatively, it might just mean that in your dream, it's after 6 p.m. and you’re not a farmer.

  7. Attending a Wedding Rehearsal: Attending a rehearsal dinner — your own or someone else’s — can mean that you’re readying yourself for “an important transition.”

  8. Proposals: Ironically, dreaming of a proposal — either giving or receiving one — can suggest that a situation in your life is about to "take a turn for the worse." Of course, it can also just mean that you’re exploring the idea of long-term commitment, to another person, a job, or even a previously-suppressed part of yourself.

  9. Attending a Wedding: Seeing or being part of a wedding in your dream can often signify "a new beginning or transition in your current life." Alternatively, wedding dreams can reflect some anxiety or negative feelings that you have in your life, especially if something goes wrong in the dream wedding (e.g. you get lost and can’t find your way there; your date turns into an enormous stone lion).

  10. Attending a Wedding As Part of the Wedding Party: Dreaming that you're a bridesmaid can signify that love is around the corner for you, apparently.

  11. Losing Something Important for Your Wedding/ Something Important Is Missing at the Wedding: Frequent wedding nightmares for the soon-to-wed often include losing some important element of the wedding — like losing a wedding dress, or not having the hair stylist show up — which signifies an anxiety over losing control of the wedding in general, or feeling personally out of control. Even if an actual wedding isn’t in your future, dreams of a lost wedding dress can mean that you’re struggling to find your role in a new life situation, and fear "not fitting in."

  12. No One Shows Up to Your Wedding: Being left all alone at the altar by your fiancee — as well as the whole wedding party, all your guests, and the people serving canapes — can signify nervousness over your impending wedding, or a final yearning to return to single life, for those actually getting married.

  13. Showing Up to Your Own Wedding Naked: In dreams, nudity usually symbolizes feeling exposed — so showing up nude to your own wedding can symbolize feeling exposed or defenseless regarding a romantic relationship or other personal situation.

  14. A Guest Misbehaves At Your Wedding: Dreams about your ex ruining your wedding or your cousin destroying a very expensive ice sculpture can signify "insecurity about the person who is acting out," especially if you’re actually planning a wedding, and will actually have to invite that no good, ice-sculpture-ruining cousin.

  15. Marrying Your Ex: Dreaming of marrying an ex suggests that you’ve finally made your peace with that relationship, and learned from your mistakes. It can also mean that your current relationship shares some similarities with that past relationship, but that "since you are aware of the similarities, you know not make those same mistakes."

  16. Eloping: Eloping in dreams can signify "trying to escape from the problems of your daily life." Or, if you’re stressed out from planning a wedding, it can be simple wish fulfillment.

  17. Marrying Your Current Spouse, Again: To dream that you’d, as they say, "do it all over again," is a testament to you and your partner’s "strong commitment to each other." It might also mean that you’re entering a new life phase together (like becoming parents, or becoming dog parents, or buying a custom van with a painting of the cover of Pink Floyd’s The Wall on the side together).

  18. Running From Your Own Wedding: Ditching your own dream nuptials means that you’re not ready for a major change that is underway in your day-to-day life.

  19. Annulment:  To dream that you’ve had or are having a marriage annulled means that you’re in denial about a personal problem.

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