Post # 1
I periodically get wedding dreams–nightmares. Last night I dreamed that for some reason the ceremony was on Friday and the reception was on Saturday. My Fiance and I didn’t wear our dress and tux because we didn’t know we had to dress up for the ceremony. So weird and embarrassing in the dream.
My other dream was that all of my bridesmaids were over an hour late to the wedding and I had to decide whether to start without them. The next day (in real life) I booked a limo to take them to the ceremony because the nightmare was so bad! I sleep better now.
What are some of your dreams? Has it altered your wedding planning?
Post # 3
The day we first met with the florist, I had a dream that I was trapped in these flower-ropes and I couldn’t get out.
I had one other wedding nightmare, where in the dream the wedding was tomorrow, and everyone was running around trying to get ready at the last minute. I remember in the dream thinking that my fiancee had seen me multiple times (bad luck) but it was just too bad because we had work to do! When I woke up, I actually had to talk myself out of believing the dream was real!
But, you know what, even in that dream everything turned out okay. We were married by the end of it! Your dreams are probably just things you are stressed out about, so they are helping you make decisions, like with the limo! It’ll get better when you have the details worked out more fully.
Post # 4
I get them off and on. Sometimes I’ll have a really nice dream that inspires me with something in the wedding. Other’s I wake up going "Oh my God!!" and hhyperventilating because the dream scared me awake!
The worst one so far was right after my first dress shopping trip. My mom and two grandma’s went with me, and I had this dream that they stuck me in this ridiculously disgusting dress that I hated but for some reason let them pick out for me. Everyone at the wedding cringed at how terrible it looked and I remember Mr. O being royally ticked that I had let them dress me.
The best was when I woke up knowing what kind of a theme I wanted to use (orchids if you couldn’t guess). It was great and Mr. O loved it!
Post # 5
I have a recurring nightmare that I forgot to get my dress altered and so it’s still way too big and I have to get married that way.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Not nightmares — just bizarre wedding-related dreams. Like last night, I dreamt the mister had an extra copy of our invitation, and was chitchatting with a friend (who, bizarrely, I didn’t know), and then just whipped it out and conversationally invited him to the wedding. Like, what?!
Post # 7
This makes me feel better! We’re still a year out and I’m already having nightmares!!!! Not Cool. Mine are usually being late, wearing a 1980’s prom queen dress, and my hair frazzled running to the ceremony… I hate being late to things so i think that’s why I’m already dreaming about this… as in even my wedding nightmare’s can’t wait to make thier appearance! It’s going to be a looooong year if these keep up!
Post # 8
I am 4 days away so my wedding related nightmares are kicking into high gear. Last night’s dream involved the wedding being cancelled because of snow… in July
You are definitely not alone with the bizzare dreams/nightmares!
Post # 9
I’m with Rasgoola, but I suppose that’s not surprising since we share the same wedding date. I dream something horrible every single night at this point.
Last night featured me forgetting to go for hair and make-up, forgetting the train of my dress, and having my grandfather be the only person around to help me into the dress. This last part is particularly bad, because my beloved grandfather has been dead for 4 years.
The up-side is that at least I’ve been falling asleep the last couple of nights!
Post # 10
I have them a couple times a month. The most recent one was that we got married in Hawaii and forgot to pack things. What we remembered to pack was spread out in several people’s hotel rooms, and I didn’t have the keys for any of them and no one could be found! I was late to my own wedding.
Post # 11
I had a handful of them before the wedding, but it wasn’t too bad. I just woke up feeling really really glad that it was just a dream. It’s probably due to the pre-wedding stress and I was able to make it through ok with the support of all our friends & family. Hang in there!
Post # 12
i had a dream that i was getting dressed the morning of, but my dress was short…i mean like SHORT short, instead of long like mine actually is. the worst part was that i hadn’t shaved my legs, and had no time to sort them out. no one would let me get to the bathroom to sort them out and it was altogether very stressful!!
Post # 13
My latest dream went like this: I was in my dress with nothing else on. My hair was a mess, no make-up on, barefoot, no garter or undergarments. My dad (who is our officiant) forgot Bear’s name (called him David – not even close!). No one was at the reception but my dad’s mother and sisters and some make-belive family members that aren’t even close to being real. Everyone else was at some club/rave something. Ugh. It was a total disaster.
Guess what Bear dreamed about that same night….us buying our wedding rings. lol! here I am, stressing out and he’s having a sweet, loving, happy dream. argh!
Post # 14
I had my first wedding dream the night we hit the 100 day mark. It wasnt a nightmare but I saw the entire beginning of the day play out – even looking through the window & it was raining & then it stopped as soon as I put my dress on. I felt this was a nice dream b/c I almost changed my wedding date b/c of hurricane season; however, I prayed a bit & asked God on 10/10/08 (last year) "If I doesnt rain today, I wont change the date" I was really nervous because it had been raining for two weeks straight & I was considering the date. BUT IT DIDNT NOT RAIN THAT ENTIRE DATE – I even drove out to my potential venue to make sure it wasnt raining around it 😉 and It wasnt. So having that dream sort of calmed me again since we are back in hurricane season & it’s been really rainy in Miami.
I then had another dream which was a nightmare. I got a call from the coordinator at the venue that they had to move our wedding to that Saturday, and it was Friday in my dream – so we had one day to do everything we havent done to this point – which is plenty.
I hope they dont get any worse 🙂
Post # 15
we are less than 2 months away and I had my first nightmare last week. In the dream EVERYTHING was wrong. The centerpieces were red roses (my flowers are white and green hydrangea and mums). The tables were set on a hill, so the food was sliding off the plates and I was in tears.
There has only been the one nightmare, hopefully there won’t be any more.
Post # 16
- Wedding: April 2021 - The Grand Old House, Grand Cayman
I used to have the same dream–that suddenly it was the wedding day and NOTHING was ready. No dress, no officiant, no music, no plan. But all my guests are there…sitting…waiting for it to start. I think I had this dream about 20 times during my engagement!