The road down the aisle isn't always easy. But thanks to loyal and loving bridesmaids, you'll never be alone.
Regardless of a wedding's type, size or style, one thing is for sure—we'd be lost without a good wedding day bridal squad.
Yet every bride is different and therefore has different needs for those who'll stand by her side on the big day. So, here’s how to choose your bridesmaids, based on your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Adventurous and playful, you might need the kind of tribe to keep you in line and focused on the prize. While their reins should be loose (nobody likes a buzzkill!), a little help staying level-headed and some reminders of when to play and when to take things a bit more seriously will go a long way for you, Aries.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Friendship is so important to you, and all who know you know you’re passionate and a loyal friend. So, it’s only natural for you to expect that from your best friends. You'll need a loyal tribe who's there through it all with a powerful and unwavering presence whenever you need to lean on them.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
You yearn for clear and consistent communication, so be sure your bridesmaids know this. You'll need your group of people to be accessible (within reason) and to speak openly and clearly regarding any plans, commitments, or feelings. You don't have time to guess or wonder, so as long as you're communicating clearly, they should be able to do the same.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
You're most known for your emotions and sentiment, so you'll need bridesmaids who can keep you calm, cool, and collected, especially on your wedding morning. Ensuring they're prepared with tissues and waterproof mascara is probably a good idea, too.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
You love the spotlight, and rightfully so—this is your wedding, after all. But while being the center of attention comes naturally to you, it may not to your bridesmaids. Keeping this in mind, you'll need friends by your side who are comfortable with attention, who are a little outspoken (especially if they have to go along with your plans for an elaborate choreographed dance routine) and who can also easily tolerate your need to shine.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
You are a planner through and through, and are selfless, too. Be sure that you surround yourselves with bridesmaids who will remind you to take care of yourself, and will graciously allow you to enjoy every moment without guilt or letting you shy away from the special moment. It’s okay to be a little selfish and to have a voice throughout this, and your bridesmaids may need to help you speak up sometimes.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Diplomatic at heart, you have NO time for drama. So bridesmaids who thrive on tension and drama need not apply here. Instead, you'll need to surround yourself with down-to-earth and happy friends who are focused on having fun and enjoying the moment.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Sometimes it's hard for a Scorpio not to obsess over every little thing, and it can be even harder while in the throes of planning for one of the biggest events of your life. So, you'll benefit most from bridesmaids who have a calming and reassuring presence, and who can simultaneously help you check (and double check) things off your list so you can find some time to relax.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
You’re used to being generous and giving so much of yourself, but now is the time to receive a little, Sag! Avoid the "takers" and any negative energy, as you'll need some "givers" during this time. Those who give of their time, support, and love freely are who you'll need. Of course, you can (and should) still allow your generous nature to shine through via your appreciation and gratitude.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
You’re dependable and trustworthy, and have a tendency to take on more than you can handle. While delegating isn't your strong suit, with bridesmaids you love and trust, they can help you tackle your bridal to-do list, and do it well. You live by "if you want anything done right, do it yourself," but that's too much to bear. As difficult as it might be to do, let your bridesmaids tackle some responsibilities, too.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Move over, boring bridesmaids! Aquarian brides need friends who are as creative and fun loving as themselves to participate in the wedding of their dreams. While you like to do most of this behind-the-scenes, you need to surround yourself with those who foster your creativity and free spiritedness, instead of stifling or suppressing it.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Put your people pleasing ways aside for now, Pisces—this is YOUR wedding. You need friends who need nothing from you in return, and who will help you avoid getting too consumed or lost in your own head that you forget to enjoy the present. You may need a reminder to be present and focus on the positive, and your bridesmaids can help you do just that.