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Does Dreaming of a Wedding Mean Death? Wedding dream meaning & Death

You may spend your entire life dreaming of your wedding day, but if you have a dream of a wedding when you sleep, some believe it is an indicator of death and tragedy. Why would such a festive occasion have such negative connotations in your dreams?

Is a wedding dream a symbol of death? Does dreaming of a wedding means death is ahead? What are the various wedding dream meanings and beliefs with respect to death? Let us see..

Wedding Dream Meaning – Death

Does Dreaming of a Wedding Mean Death? Wedding dream meaning & Death

You can trace the origin of this association to ancient times. A Wedding is a reason to celebrate, but as a milestone, it is also a symbolic ending of innocence and the beginning of mature life. Thus, to associate a wedding with death is not that unusual.

Many ancient cultures held a belief that if you dream of a wedding it meant death and tragedy were imminent. The nature of the exact dream needed to be taken into context, but generally speaking, if one dreamt of a wedding, it was believed death was coming.

This is because people believed that all good blessings, like births and marriages, were followed closely by tragedies or losses like death. This is how people maintained the perspective that good events and bad events occurred in cycles and canceled each other out.

It was also believed that the more elaborate the wedding dream is, the more intense the hardship to follow. This also fits with the mindset of people since antiquity, who often anticipate positive events like weddings but also maintain worries about something going wrong.

It’s common to associate weddings with tragedies as subconsciously, people worry that something will disrupt the happiness of this special occasion. These fears also permeate the subconscious level and appear through peoples’ dreams.

So much energy, money, and hope are put into a marriage that it’s normal for each party to secretly fear they are making a mistake or something will go wrong. Ancient people understood this fear as well and this fear manifested in dreams.

Does Dreaming of a Wedding means Death? Wedding Dreams and Tragedy

Of course, people believe that dreams about weddings present nuances and some of these indicate death is imminent. For example, if you dream of a wedding and the bridal gown is wrinkled or damaged, it is often interpreted as a sign that someone close to the bride is going to die in the near future.

However, Not all people believe dreaming of a wedding means death. Some cultures see dreams about weddings as an indicator of tragedy or economic loss.

If you dream of bad weather during a wedding it can be an indicator that some tragedy is coming or that the dreamer worries about a tragedy taking away from their happiness. This can be an indicator that something like a death or other hardship is on the way or that the dreamer fears such hardship.

The subconscious of the dreamer is working through hardships and challenges through their dreams. Thus, some kind of tragedy or fear of impending death or hardship often lurks in the background when people dream about weddings.

Other people view wedding dreams as positive and not an indicator of death or tragedy at all.

Much depends on the culture and context of the dreamer. Often, wedding dreams involve taboo subjects. People may dream of marrying an ex or dream of a forbidden marriage and so forth.

Yes, you may dream of an ex or a taboo partner marrying you. This shows conflict in your relationship or conflict somewhere in your life. A symbolic death, such as a loss or transformation, can be on the horizon, but you have to work through the challenge you face first.

Different Beliefs & Variations on Wedding Dreams wrt Death

When you dream of a marriage you are dreaming about a significant milestone that is associated with the death of innocence and end of one phase of life and the rebirth into adulthood. The color white for a wedding dress also signifies this transformation.

Because weddings are such a powerful milestone, they carry great subconscious meaning. This is one of the reasons that weddings frequently appear in our dreams. You can see the connection between marriage and death when you look at the symbolism of this major milestone.

It is said that the more opulent the wedding in your dreams the more impact a tragedy coming your way will have. A fancy wedding is most likely to signify a death that will hit close to home.

If the bride and groom are strangers, it could mean a death is coming but it is one that does not impact you personally, such as the death of a celebrity or famous person you’ve heard of but who is not in your personal circle.

If you dream of the marriage among people you know, it is possible a death among your social circle is coming. You may also be warned about the death of a family member or friend.

If you dream of getting married and you are the bride or groom, it is more likely this dream is predicting that a death that hits closer to home is on the horizon, this could be a death of a very close friend or family member who is dear to you.

But this is only one interpretation of these dreams. Other cultures and nuances lead people to interpret these dreams in different ways. To some, wedding dreams mean a fortunate turn of events is on the horizon, so these dreams are not always bad omens.


Now that you know wedding dreams have historically been interpreted to mean tragedy and death, you can consider whether this interpretation fits with the dreams you’ve been having.

Remember, the best judge of a dream’s meaning is the dreamer. Only you know your state of mind and the symbols your subconscious uses to communicate with you. You can draw some conclusions based on past dream interpretations but ultimately only you can determine what your dream symbols mean as they come from your subconscious.

Angela Kaufman is a Certified Intuitive Consultant, Psychic Medium, Intuitive Empowerment, Life Coach and an LCSW. She is an amazon published author and was Featured on several shows like Discovery Channel’s A Haunting, Echoes from the Past (2007) 14 Degrees: A Paranormal Documentary, Tune In to Wellness Today with LisaMarie Tersigni, and Empowering Entrepreneurs with Melissa Carter as well as numerous radio interviews. She is the author of Queen Up! Reclaim Your Crown When Life Knocks You Down - Unleash the Power of Your Inner Tarot Queen and also co-authored three books on metaphysical spirituality (Sacred Objects, Sacred Space; Everyday Tools for the Modern Day Witch | Wicca What's the Real Deal? Breaking Through the Misconceptions | The Esoteric Dream Book; Mastering the Magickal Symbolism of the Subconscious Mind). Angela regularly conducts workshops, the Inner Queen coaching program and loves writing articles, that blend social criticism with spirituality.