You said “yes,” posted a tear-drenched show-off-the-ring selfie on Instagram, and are now wishing maybe you hadn’t. It's not the whole "I do" situation you regret, but rather the remorse you have every time you get the inevitable "When is the big day?" question. Perhaps you always thought you’d be a summer bride, but the timing of your engagement didn’t work out optimally for a June wedding. Or maybe your venue is booked until the dead of winter, and you’re now stuck with an either/or situation, deciding between your dream setting and your dream dress (which is certainly not designed for freezing temps). Ideally, what follows will help you uncover the best season to get married.
If you’re prone to nervous breakdowns around bridal decisions—be forewarned—astrologist Ambi Statham’s zodiac-based advice may throw a wrench in your current plan. As a general rule, she suggests that it’s “nice” for signs to marry in their zodiac month. “This is when the cosmic spotlight is shining firmly on them with the sun blazing in their section of the zodiac."
However, there's a catch. “We astrologers do not advise marrying during Venus, Mars, or Mercury retrogrades, as these are the specific retrogrades [that] can most adversely impact marriage and weddings.” But don't despair, Statham is here with specific-to-your-sign advice to help you decide when to walk down the aisle. Be sure to scope out your horoscope prior to sending out those save-the-dates.
Fire: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius
“Generally speaking, a fire sign will be seeking a powerful, fiery energy around them during their nuptials, so summer tends to be the best time for these signs to wed,” Statham says. “The sun is shining and the temperatures are warm, which suits their sunny and fiery dispositions.”
Aries: “This sign is best suited to the start of summer, so June—perhaps a summer solstice wedding on the longest day of the year—would suit this dynamic sign,” Statham says.
Leo: “Lucky Leo can combine the summer and Leo season and wed later in the summer, from late July through late August,” Statham says. “Whatever Leo does is sure to be a fun party, as this sign loves entertaining.”
Sagittarius: “Sagittarius can opt for any time during the summer months and enjoy the warmth of the fiery sun gracing their nuptials; however, being the zodiac traveler, they may also choose to wed during the winter so they can get away to an exotic location where temperatures are warm,” Statham says.
Earth: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn
“Spring and fall are the best times for these signs to wed,” she advises. “Any type of outdoor wedding with Mother Nature as a backdrop is the perfect setting for the earth signs.”
Taurus: “Taurus may prefer spring, which is nearer to their birthday month,” she says.
Virgo and Capricorn: “These signs could be better suited to autumn, and the later in autumn the better for Capricorn,” Statham suggests. “As these signs tend to seek grounding and balance, both the spring and fall equinoxes—which mark equal parts day and night—would both work well for them.”
Air: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius
“These signs can enjoy a wedding at any time of the year, provided it’s full of socializing,” Statham says.
Gemini: “Geminis may be drawn to a destination setting wherein they can maximize socializing and chatting with their guests over a few different events around their wedding week or weekend,” she suggests.
Libra: “Libra is likely to opt for something more classic and glamorous, and an early fall wedding would probably suit this sign best,” Statham says.
Aquarius: “As the zodiac’s most unpredictable sign, whatever Aquarius does is likely to have an unusual element to it—perhaps they drag their wedding guests on an eco-adventure wedding, for example.” No rules, she says, really apply to this sign (other than doing it their way).
Water: Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio
“Water is the theme for these signs, whatever the season they choose,” Statham says.
Cancer: “Cancer is likely to feel most at home during the summer, and a beachside wedding with their nearest and dearest would most suit this sign,” she says.
Pisces: “Pisces will enjoy a wedding at any time of the year, provided it is by a natural body of water, either the ocean, a lake, or a river,” Statham says. “However, marrying during their season, toward the end of winter, would suit Pisces best.”
Scorpio: “Serious Scorpio would best suit a winter solstice wedding on the darkest day of the year,” she advises. “Think a winter wedding at sunset by a beautiful lake. This private sign may also enjoy a wedding sans guests and then celebrating with loved ones afterward.”