Wedding Decor: Symbolism of the Dragonfly

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Dragonflies are everywhere…particularly in decor motifs for Save the Dates, wedding invitations and programs, placecards and as themes for nature-inspired bridal showers.

Since weddings carry a great deal of symbolism from the meanings of different flowers to wearing veil, I’d like to share the symbolism of the dragonfly.

According to Animal Symbolism experts, the dragonfly represents a number of fabulous things that apply especially beautifully to the occasion of your wedding. Here’s the list:

* Dragonflies represent change, since they are creatures of the ever-changing winds. So you could say that the ever-changing winds of the future will carry you to unexpected and beautiful places.

* Dragonflies are creatures of the water, and water symbolizes the most essential element of life, as well as the subconscious, so you can expect pleasant dreams.

Other symbols attached to the dragonfly are:

* Prosperity

* Good luck

* Strength

* Peace

* Harmony

* Purity

These meanings are inspired by Native American and Asian lore, and some tribal educators say that dragonflies carry messages requiring deep thought, so ‘pay attention to your deepest wishes.’

Not to be morbid, but a dragonfly lives a short life, so it’s a reminder to live life to the fullest as well.

If you’re choosing a dragonfly for your wedding motif, or a bridal shower motif, you might be delighted to learn these symbolic meanings, and you’re always free to ascribe additional meanings to it, for your own personalization. You might think, “There are no limits to where the dragonfly can go,” and “We’ll be explorers of our world.”

I’ve got the scoop on all types of animal symbolism, so just let me know which ones you’d like to see in an upcoming post!

Visit my site www.sharonnaylor.net for free wedding worksheets, checklists and a look at my newest books!

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