Marriage Dream Meaning and Interpretations


“I had a dream about getting married!” A dream about marriage can speak about a union, partnership, or a committed emotional or loving relationship. The context from which marriage is viewed speaks to the health and strength of the relationship and between those involved. It can be your existing marriage, a relationship to another person or situation to which you are tied or committed.  People can be married to their jobs or other non-personal things. In any case, it speaks to the commitment of time the person spends at a location or participating in an activity.

Getting Married has Different Meanings

If you dream that you plan to enter into a marriage with another person, it means you desire to work together in a significant way. You see yourself joined with another in a common goal. The harmony and the strength of the marriage represented in the dream reflect the harmony and the strength of the union in your waking life.

Dream about getting marriedIf you dream your marriage is in trouble, consider whether or not the other person represents a business partner is an actual love relationship.  This says which relationship needs to be examined. If you dream of marriage counseling you have decided you are willing to try to mend the relationship. You may decide ultimately of divorce and that the marriage is not salvageable.

If you dream of a happy, healthy marriage this indicates that your relationship or your business venture with your business partner is going well and you are pleased with the situation.  If you dream that your marriage is on the rocks, it can mean difficult times are ahead.

Problems of Infidelity and Trust

When you dream of infidelity in a marriage, this can mean that you do not trust the other person in the relationship.  If it is a business partnership you may think your colleague is doing things behind your back and putting the business in jeopardy. If you dream your husband or wife is cheating on you, this speaks to your own self-doubt and self-confidence concerning your perceived attractiveness to the other person. You may believe unconsciously that you are not good enough or do not deserve to have a happy relationship.  This dream can also be prophetic.  It may be that in your dream state you are putting together clues of the infidelity that may have slipped by your conscious mind. Your partner may indeed be cheating.

If you are the person that is unfaithful to the marriage bed it indicates that you are secretly sabotaging the relationship because on some level you are dissatisfied with the current marriage relationship. You may be experiencing guilt for being untrue to your marriage. This is especially true if you dream of being caught.

If you dream you are married to your work or to a sport, this means that your level of commitment is very high.  If you are happy in this situation, it means that even though it requires a lot of time, the payoffs are worth the effort. If you see the commitment to say a job as taxing and hurting other important relationships such as your marriage to your husband and wife, this would indicate you need to perhaps re-evaluate your priorities.

Additional Marriage Dream Interpretations

Dreaming of marriage symbolizes new important phases in your life. It can mean harmony and commitment to making new transitions. You may be transforming your old life into something new. It can also signify uniting two sides of yourself that have lived in disharmony for many years.

A marriage proposal can mean that a situation may get worse. A man dreaming of a marriage can mean he has fears of losing his independence. For a woman, it represents a traditional rite of passage. Dreaming of marrying an ex-partner suggests you have learned from past mistakes. It can also indicate that your current relationship resembles some parts of your former relationship with your ex. Seeing this reminds you of past mistakes. Beware, or you can make them again.

Seeing yourself in an arranged marriage indicates you are being forced into something against your will. This may be something as simple as a new phase of your life beginning, but you hold onto the past. Do you feel you do not have a voice in some situations?

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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. What does it mean when someone says, “I cheated on my fears, broke up with my doubts, got engaged to my faith, and now I’m marrying my dreams.”?

  2. I’m in 8th grade and usually I don’t remember my dreams but I had a dream recently of me getting married to a boy in my class. The weird thing is that we were older than we are now *obviously* but I also have never spoken a word to him in real life… i didnt even realize that he was in my classes sure I knew him but I didn’t know I had classes with him… plus I’ve never once thought about him before my dream and now I can’t seem to get him out of my head. I’m so confused, help a poor soul out.

  3. I had a dream that I was fighting my best friend and then I told him that either we continue fighting or we meet down the road and then when I got to the road he and his family were celebrating and his dad said ‘I’ve waited so long for this’ and apparently we were getting married because before I said anything I saw a wedding ring on my finger and then I woke up. Does this mean that I’m in love with my best friend or does it mean that I’ve found ‘the one’ or does it mean nothing?

  4. My close friend told me he had dreamt that he and I were getting married, and that, in the dream although he enjoyed the wedding he was terrified by the prospect of being stuck with one person and generally considered marriage imprisonment. I slightly took offence at what this subconscious message means – does he want me to be less involved in his life?

  5. I had a dream that my current boyfriend was getting married to someone else. In my dream, he seemed to be happier and successful alongside this new woman. I was there to attend the wedding and trying to be supportive. Even though it was hard, but I tried to be happy for him. When I woke up, I couldn’t toss aside the feeling that I felt. The dream felt so real and so vivid that I almost believed that was the truth. In real life, we’ve been going on steadily since it’s our 10 years together. However, because of that dream, I’m starting to believe that he’s not going to be happy if he’s with me. What do you think about this?

  6. I had a dream that my sister who is already married im real life was getting married to my boyfriend behind my back and that his family and him wanted my sister to marry him, what does this mean ?

    • I had a dream that my exboyfriend asked me to marry him but woke up to a text from my current boyfriend that he can’t wait to marry me. How coincidental and strange

  7. I had a short yet confusing dream. I dreamt it was my wedding night, at the party afterwards and I couldn’t find my husband. His family weren’t happy with me and wouldn’t tell me anything. I then went to see our daughter ( I don’t have kids, don’t personally know this man and have no desire to be a wife or mother ) to make sure she was okay. My husband walked in the door and didn’t look happy to see me. I asked him what was wrong, he took me aside and showed me a video he had recorded of me, slipping out of sight and trying to find me, which he couldn’t. In the dream, I had no recollection of leaving as I had been looking for him. His family, along with our daughter and himself then left. He “couldn’t be married to someone who would lie to him”. He felt he made a mistake. In my dream I was completely broken and woke up crying. The “husband” , if you’ve ever seen DWTS was Val. I don’t know this guy personally.

  8. Julie McLin on

    I had a dream I was getting married, but I couldn’t tell who it was I was marrying. All I remember is that I knew in my gut the marriage wasn’t going to last and that I should call it off. I remember feeling so conflicted because so many of my family members had flown in for the wedding. I remember an exboyfriend was there with his son and a mutual friend of ours from high school. The wedding was to take place in a day or two. While everyone was hanging out at my house (a get together, if you will) water started pouring from the vents in the ceilings all over everyone/everything. It was like a pipe burst and water drained from the ceiling.

    It was at this time, in my waking life, I received a text message from my boyfriend (4:30 am) asking me where I was (I was home). He informed me that he saw something, but wouldn’t tell me over the phone.

  9. I had a day dream today morning at about 7:30am…It was so horrific to me!!
    Its like, my family has planned a surprise wedding for me..I was playing with my cousins and relatives in a festive mood. Suddenly we all decided to visit my uncle’s home..There I found lots of relatives and unknown persons coming…Lots of arrangements are being prepared for some function…I was not aware about wot was happening..Then I asked my cousins like” what is going on here?” Then they replied.. Its my wedding to be held there on the sane say after some minutes….And I was shocked!! I found that the groom was not my boyfriend…Then I got tensed and decided to cancel the wedding…Then I went yo the public and shouted that ” I am not interested in this marriage and I am not even informed about thus marriage..So please everyone forgive me for this inconvenience and return home”..Then I asked some one the Groom’s phone number and called the groom and said him the same..”I dont like this marriage.. I am sorry “..The groom became speechless…
    Then everyone who came for the wedding got dispersed and I myself canceled my wedding with someone other than my boyfriend… After all, I found my uncle and other family members in utter disapoinment..I was afraid that they would even curse me for what I did…
    This is what I dreamt and I am afraid whether it will cause any problems to my relationship with my boyfriend…Please tell me what does thus dream signify?? I am really tensed now..Please tell me what is going to happen in my real life..Pleaaasee..

  10. This is the third time I dream when we are with my fiancee s friends and him telling them how he wants and he is planning to marry his wife soon.the first time he said it to me alone and other
    times he says when his friends are there what could this mean,should I give up on him?

  11. sourav garg on

    i saw my love marry in my dreams with unknown guy after his breakup and i saw this dream nearly 4 to 5 times with 9 to 10 days concept is same but places was diffrent in any dreams .please tell me my dreams gave me a imformation about my future or it is only a dreams or nothing thn more please tell me i feeel very tired after his every dream i cant take sleep properly after saw this dream ………. please message me my number is 9646624543

    • In my opinion ,after having dreams like that in the past ,i think its because maybe you are insecure deep inside?

  12. I had a dream where I am about to get married. I was to young and my parents seem to be scared for me but I was genuinely happy. I can’t remember his face but I’m happy I’m about to get married to him. I invited all my current classmates to my wedding. Them arriving seems ro be rather slow. I was trying to find my bestfriends telling them I am about to get married (I know I am dreaming, kinda) but then 3 men started to circle me congratulating me of my coming marriage with a boy whom I forgot the face but I am elated to marry. I felt happy, contented and anxious.

    The second dream I had that day was my ‘husband’ telling me, “I’m glad I married you.” With a million dollar smile while his arms are around me in a yacht where we are curremtly fighting something.

    I’m single does it have a meaning or something,

  13. I have pretty intense feeling type of dream where the dream ended incredibly dramatic. In this dream, my partner told me he is married in a concerned, intense and a bit sarcastic tone. His facial expression shown me that he is somewhat serious yet no choice for another person’s sake.

    That’s when I woke up feeling bewildered of why he said that. Made me think, he is married to her for her and her children along with finance.

    I already knew he is in open relationship with this person whom I also knew for several years. Since, it’s had been long while they met while he and I are still together. My question is why is he saying this to me as I stated in my first paragraph?

  14. I had a dream about me marrying my best friends sister (whom i do not know) and i was happy, she was happy, but when I awoke, i couldn’t think straight, but i do think i had this dream because my girlfriend does look a lot like my friends sister. could this mean anything?

  15. idunnu ayomi on

    I had a dream about marriage, everything was soo beautiful, family n friends were happy for me but I wasn’t happy, I told them I can’t marry d groom. I don’t even know if he is someone I know or not.everyone was asking why I had to be like this on my glor
    ious confuse pls what does this dream means.

  16. I had a dream…
    my mom decide to choose a man for me she know about my relationship but she was not agree for my love marriage….
    I am waiting for my boyfriend to come and try to convince my mom but I can’t even inform him and the oposite family say yes for anggangment and I woke up….
    what the meaning of that???

  17. I had two dreams in the last two nights, my first was I suddenly lived in this small London style double story house with my two kids, out of no where two woman was breaking stuff in the house, on of my ex’s came from nowhere and saved the day, I remember looking over the balcony and seeing kids play in a park, he then asked me to marry him and I said yes, and we we took the kids to the park. Last night I dreamt that the man I really love so deeply was marrying another woman for money, I remember him being on a boat with this woman and me in a white wedding dress with a friend in a tux is rowing behind him trying to stop the marriage and saying you don’t have to do this. I love you, please don’t do it, my dress was soaked with water, I felt the love between us…. my relationship is in trouble after being with someone for almost 8 years, is this a meaning of something?

  18. Just last night, I had a dream marrying my boyfriend. I was so happy! For some weird circumstance, my ex boyfriend and her current girlfriend (which was my boyfriend’s ex girlfriend in highschool) got married the same day. I don’t know why they rode with us in our car. Hahaha! We had casual talk and we were even happy for each other.

  19. I had a dream a teenage guy came up to me and ask me if I was alright after this big as guy punched me

  20. I had a dream of getting marriage with a guy I never ever know… he was a guy that my mom chose for me… At first , I felt so sad and cry until my pillow is wet …that I’m still young and I can’t choose s1 for my life by myself… But when I saw him at first , everything has change… He is very handsome and rich and his smile kill me in a minute… I think I got crush on that guy in my dream…(≧∇≦)this is awkward… But I don’t know my feeling too… He called me his only princess, sad princess , crying baby… And he said he will be with me forever…. Wtf I fall for him already … How can I find him in real life??? That kill me … Anw i really don’t know him in real life and he ‘s just a person that I imagine by myself… SAD!!!!!!

    • I had the same dream. Some random nice guy wanted to marry me. He had money but I didn’t want that in a man. Just wanted his love and affection. He was so joyful and always making people smile. I finally realized he did love me. We were together and was starting to make plans then..I woke up.

  21. I had a dream that I, in a quick time decision, decided to marry my new girlfriend (we’ve only been together two months or so, it’s very new) and we threw together a wedding in a day, invited our friends and parents to our favourite punk bar and got married. It was weird because our circumstances were the same as they are now, we’re both only 20, live with our parents, are students, have no money etc. but in the dream we were just like “fuck it, let’s get married. Today.” She was in white, I was in my simple “gothic style” dress and fishnets I wore to my senior prom. I had a moment of “holy shit this is insane, we’re insane” but the rest of the dream I was on cloud nine.

  22. Tolulope Adeleke on

    I had a dream that I was married to someone not from my tribe, d marriage was not elaborate but we were joined together as husband and wife,I know this guy very well in real life

    • Good day Tolu, your dream is good, it’s not about being engaged i real life, but you are being joined to someone can be in business, or some other issue you are expecting.

      If the marriage is successful and everyone is happy, consider it a fulfilment. but in the issue f the guy you see, it doesn’t matter and he can just be a figure in the dream.

  23. I had a dream that i was being married to someone bt i m not wearing any bridal dress m in simple clothes.n when i m sitting with that person i saw that there is another bride sitting next to him and he has to decide between us.I personally didn’t like the person n i really don’t want to get married to that person.i will marry a person of my type

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