What your wedding will be like, according to your zodiac sign
Guidance from the stars to plan your big day
They say when you know, you know, right? The chemistry may be spot-on between you and your S.O. and gushing “YES!” to that proposal is a no-brainer. But planning the wedding? That’s where things can get complicated fast. Will you invite your entire friend circle for a destination extravaganza in Tulum or keep it low-key with an intimate, family-only affair? When faced with a perplexing pile of choices — not to mention, pressure from every friend and relative trying to live out HER fantasy through YOUR wedding — a little guidance from the stars never hurts. We tapped our resident astrologers, The AstroTwins, to play matchmaker between your sign and your bridal style. Now, on with the planning!
You’re fearless when it comes to, well, just about everything, Aries, and your wedding will be no exception to the rule. Give your guests something to talk about. How does an old firehouse sound for the venue? Or maybe an outdoor fairground with a giant Wonder Wheel and plenty of playtime for your motley crew of guests? And let's be honest, you might need to create some diversions for the fiery souls you attract...or pick as your family! Finding the ideal garb could be the biggest challenge, since you hate anything cookie-cutter. Who can forget Aries Mariah Carey's 27-foot train when she wed Tommy Mottola in 1993...or the $250K Valentino she burned on camera for the never-to-be nuptials with James Packer? Like your #OOTDs, the wedding of your dreams will be one for the ages, maximalist chic and utterly one-of-a-kind.
Classic luxury is the M.O. for Taurus, the the zodiac's unapologetic traditionalist. But basic is never boring when you get involved in the creative process. From the floral arrangements to the place settings, your wedding will be a first-class affair — heck, you've probably been scrapbooking for this moment since you spied your first copy of ELLE Decor. Visualise this: a century-old winery — and you, walking the aisle in a clean-lined dress that evokes Bull babe Audrey Hepburn's "wedding" scene in Funny Face. You may keep the bridesmaid attire simple and neutral-toned, too. Not only will your GFFs thank you for not forcing them to drop a paycheque on some frilly frock, but years from now, you'll look back at the photos and give yourself props for pulling off a timelessly elegant affair.
For mercurial Gemini, picking a single theme might be an impossible task. Opt for a fairy-tale fusion of the many things you j'adore — from Latin dancing to Art Deco to film noir. Somehow, you will weave them into a hybrid. Kick aside the rules of convention: Even if you don't veer off the traditional colour spectrum, your lehenga could be a layered homage of lace and fringe. At the reception, you might just grab the mic from the bhangra beat-boxing crew to read a feminist love stanza to your newly-minted spouse. The biggest challenge? Paring down the guest list. Trim the budget for décor and floral arrangements to so you can share your magic moment with the people who make your world go 'round.
Private Cancers are the ultimate "blushing brides," which is why a small, intimate ceremony is your cup of Earl Grey. You want to be free to gush and get teary, and that might only be possible when you're swaddled by your closest friends and family. (Cancer Princess Diana was memorably so nervous during her televised nuptials that she mixed up Charles' full name while taking vows) As the zodiac's homebody and sentimentalist, you may marry at your parents' farmhouse or on the gorgeous grounds where your family vacationed during your childhood. Many Cancers are classically femme. Think: a blush bouquet and dress with ruffles and poofy sleeves, like Di's. As for the ring that you'll wear for eternity on that finger? In the unlikely case that you don't score a family heirloom, opt for an antique sparkler engraved with a private sentiment that only you and your beloved really understand.
Spotlight’s on you, Leo (and when is it not?) and even if you have epic jitters, you love being the centre of attention for the day. Spare no expense on a dress designer and wedding photographer with a truly artistic eye. You'll want those portraits blown up and framed ASAP. Your dream nuptials could be as grand as a royal wedding, with plenty of pre-ceremony fanfare — a fantasy that came true for lioness Meghan Markle-Windsor in 2018. Marrying in an actual castle might be your jam, but if practical considerations force you to bridal-ball on a budget, there is never a cap on your creativity. You may wed in the lobby of a vintage theater with crushed-velvet drapes and chandeliers overhead. Or, lean into your jungle royal pedigree and take the affair outdoors. This could go Cirque du Soleil with fire-spinners, aerial silk performers and a candle-lighting ceremony as you say your vows. And how about sparklers on that cake just to get in all the fire sign action that you can?
So, you made it through the dating game and found someone who ticks 95% of the boxes on your *very specific* list. Might as well get married to showcase your everlasting love and your event-planning superpowers. For emo moments, your modest sign needs privacy, like Virgo Beyoncé. Maybe you'll trade vows with "family only," then throw a major party. But feel free to release a stream of envy-inducing 'grams as you go! Anyone who tries to put a ring on it better know your preferences, which might require the talents of a custom jeweller and the secret input from your BFFs. Style-wise, you're a classic bride, opting for a sleek a chignon and column dress or a strapless beauty that shows off your curves. As an earth sign, a nature-based venue, like a botanical garden, winery or a beautiful park, can do no wrong. The reception will feature healthy fare — farm-to-table or even vegan.
Your heart beats wildly for all the mushy stuff, Libra, and when you marry, you will be shouting your love from the rooftops. Like scale-sister Kim Kardashian-West, you may go for grand, opulent (and maybe televised) for your walk down the aisle. If you don't have KKW's estimated $30M for a wedding budget — or her haus-cred at Givenchy — you'll still throw a luxe and elegant affair. As the zodiac's arts-appreciator, you might wed at a gallery and amp up the elegance with a string quartet and a cake that looks like a MoMA installation. As the sign of the scales, you love playing with balance and can swing from "wildly femme" to "sexy androgynous." Try a matte silk dress or white tuxedo with a plunging neckline. You may need multiple photographers (and videographers) to capture the event — and make sure to get a close-up of your ring, which has got to be a stunner. Words mean everything to you so take your time to pen the perfect, poetic vows.
A beach wedding is a no-brainer for water sign Scorpio, and as a nocturnal creature, a night wedding would be epic. After saying "I do" on a starlit shore, you'll dance to a carefully chosen DJ until well past the witching hour. As the zodiac's mystic, you might use crystals in your décor and hire a tarot card reader for guests. Vixen vibes inform your wedding garb, which should be sexy, yet simple and understated. (You're already counting down the minutes until the honeymoon when you can peel that sucker off) Don't get hung up on white; a noir palette might be more your thing. Ultra-private Scorpios may prefer to elope or exchange vows with only bae, your witness and the officiant present. (You don't need any toxic relatives showing up and spoiling the magic) What matters most is that your special day commemorates a merging of souls. Like Scorpio Julia Roberts, if you're going to tie the knot, you won't settle for less than a twin flame.
Independent Archers are more likely to dream of bachelorette living than fantasise about being a bride. But when you fall, you go hard. Your romantic history may include at least one trip to a Vegas chapel, a la drunk-in-love Sagittarius Britney Spears. In some ways, a shotgun wedding suits your impulsive (and impatient) sign. But when you hitch your wagon to the right co-star, you want to celebrate with your vast network of friends. As the zodiac's traveler, a destination wedding would be your jam, maybe somewhere boho-chic like Bali...or Burning Man. Since you’re more of a visionary than a project manager, enlist a wedding planner and a really organised M.O.H. to ensure that all your innovative ideas come to fruition. No-fuss Archers could marry barefoot in a breezy dress — maybe one with a daringly high hemline. Even if you throw a fancy shindig, keep ceremony short and the party long. Be sure to serve an eclectic menu from your favourite regions of the globe!
Black tie or semi-formal, a Capricorn wedding is sure to be a classy shindig. You're unwaveringly traditional when it comes to ceremonies — whether your ritual-of-choice is a Mendhi hand tattoo, a pagan hand-fastening or a simple trading of rings. Like signmate Kate Middleton, you'll be the picture of sophistication and elegance as you pose for the requisite portraits. The merging of "dynasties" is the real purpose of most Capricorn weddings, and you will ensure that relatives from both sides are well-included in the proceedings. From the vows to the speeches, aim for touching without veering into TMI terrain. With the mythical sea goat as your spirit animal, your ideal venue could be a breathtaking mountain lodge or a seaside villa built into the cliffs. Couple that with the high-end architectural features you adore, and you'll hit all the right notes for the sophisticated day of your dreams.
Weddings can present a paradox for quirky Water Bearers. While your communal sign thrills at any chance to party with your ever-extending friend group you're not exactly a fan of gushing in public...or following traditions. Do what you do best and rock that Love Boat. How about an informal reception at an amusement park — or a planetarium? (Perfect for the zodiac's cosmonaut.) Teamwork makes the Aquarius dream work so get your squad involved in the planning. Leave the music up to your bestie’s cover band and the décor in the hands of the crafting queen in your crew. (Hey, maybe these side gigs can be their wedding presents to you.) When choosing a dress, you're likely to stray from sartorial traditions, walking the aisle (or bungee-jumping from above?) in a 60s-mod mini-or a deconstructed dress, like Aquarius Alicia Keys' one-shouldered gown. Even your honeymoon could turn into a group travel adventure — an extended triple-date with other couples who want to get away.
Okay, get the tissues ready. You're the zodiac's hopeless romantic and your love story is one that legends are made of. Before you're halfway down the aisle, guests will be sobbing in heartfelt connection with your magic moment. Draw inspiration from Old Hollywood glamour — or choose a setting such as a museum filled with costumes and antiques. Guests can walk around for a dose of history and have plenty to discuss with whomever is seated at their tables. Or, how about getting married at a gorgeous aquarium as an homage to your ruler Neptune? Music is a Pisces obsession and you may personally curate a playlist for the ceremony — and maybe hop over to the DJ table and spin a short set during the reception. For dinnerware, flowers, and other décor, create a dreamy atmosphere with ocean hues like seafoam green, turquoise and lavender. (Just try not to go overboard on the Pinterest kitsch) You might opt for a "mermaid style" dress — strapless, long, lacy and crystal embellished — like Pisces Carrie Underwood. And obviously, don't forget the amazing shoes.
From: ELLE US