- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
I recently read an article in a bridal magazine about wedding nightmares and the Freudian-like explanations of their meanings. I thought about how it must be some really obsessive brides having these dreams. Then I had two of my own.
In the first dream, it was the day of the wedding and I realized that no invitations had been sent out and that most of the planning hadn’t been finished. I then attempted to get as much done as I could in a mad frenzy. I woke up feeling panicked and upset.
I think it means that I’m worried that I won’t be able to get everything done or that I may forget to do something extremely important.
In the second dream, it was again the day of the wedding but in this dream there was just one problem after another. I didn’t have the bridal gown I wanted and after the ceremony I realized I had had the gown bustled and no one had seen the train. I also had an officiant that was really funny but he ran through the vows so quickly and with such a careless attitude I felt it lacked any emotion or importance. After the ceremony there were a few reception tents on a large lawn. I couldn’t find the tent that was housing my own reception and I ended up at another family’s party. And to top it off I ended up not being able to find my fiance after the ceremony.
This one was fun to try and break down. I figured that the gown issue came up because so far I’ve tried on about 30 dresses and I’m still unsure what I want. I think the issue with the officiant and rapid-fire vows is relating to how I really want my vows to feel meaningful and sentimental. I think the issue with not being able to find my own reception is related to how both one of my friends and one of my fiance’s friends are both getting engaged and married within the next year. I think I feel jealous about sharing the spotlight. And I think not seeing my fiance in the dream relates to how I feel like the wedding and all of the craziness sometimes feels like it’s not really about us being joined in a sacred union but what will make everyone else happy.