Wondering whether you’ll be a calm and collected bride or an anxious and stressed out bride when the big day rolls around? Chances are, you’ll be a little bit of both throughout the months, weeks and days of wedding planning. But how will you be on your wedding day? That might depend on your zodiac sign. We caught up with celebrity astrologers to find out what kind of bride you’ll be on your big day based on your horoscope.
Virgo (August 23 to September 22): Organized
Virgos are natural-born planners, so when it comes to plotting their big day, they’re total pros. In celebrity astrology expert Kristin West’s opinion, Virgos embody so much of what we think of as the "perfect bride." Virgos might not need a wedding planner the way some other signs do, but they also may have trouble making decisions, since they’re always looking for the best of the best. “A wedding planner who understands their taste and their high standards may need to keep them on track,” says West.
“Virgo rules the harvest, so consider a hayride at the wedding if you marry in autumn, and avoid marrying during a Mercury retrograde period!”
Leo (July 23 to August 22): Majestic
Guests of a Leo bride are going to want to get their portrait mode ready to capture her walk down the aisle looking nothing short of spectacular. In other words, expect to be dazzled at a Leo bride’s wedding. “No matter the dress, her joy and resonance is so majestic the whole reception will rightfully revolve around her,” says Colin Bedell, astrologer and founder of Queer Cosmos. If you’re a Leo bride, it might be worth it to invest in a selfie or photo booth station, since every guest will want to snag a pic with you.
“Leo brides will also have a special soft spot for children in the wedding party, so don’t be surprised to see a bevy of pint-sized flower girls and ring bearers trotting down the aisle,” says West.
Scorpio (October 23 to November 21): Private
Scorpio brides tend not to love the spotlight, but are able to embrace it on their big day. “She’ll restrain the production and scope of a wedding to focus simply on what really matters—the love between her and her partner,” says Bedell. As a result, Scorpios tend to take their vows very seriously, so expect a meaningful ceremony filled with original, heartfelt words. Since Scorpios are ruled by Pluto, the lord of the Underworld, West explains that an ideal ceremony atmosphere would be in a cave-like setting by a lagoon, waterfall or river.
“Scorpio brides will let it loose at the bachelorette party, though, so Scorpio women should be sure to have a bestie to keep their carousing in check the night before their special day,” she adds.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20): Meticulous
“Taurus hates feeling rushed, so it may take longer than usual for her to plan her wedding,” says West. For this reason, it’s best for Tauruses to select a wedding planner who’s patient, kind and accepting of their slower pace. “Taurus loves the simple pleasures in life, so a simple ceremony with some trappings of finery, especially gourmet food, will suit them just fine,” she says. “Taurus is also a traditionalist, so they won’t stray too far from traditional wedding vows.” If a Taurus doesn’t want a church wedding, she suggests opting for a pastoral or bucolic setting, like a Victorian farmhouse or vineyard.
Libra (September 23 to October 22): Romantic
Libras are definitely the most romantic of the bunch. According to West, the signing of the marriage certificate would be a poignant moment for a Libra bride because of her love of partnership and her respect for order and law. “Many times, the signing of the marriage certificate is something that’s done after the fact, but Libra may want to make that more visible in their wedding experience,” she says. “Libras also hunger for social justice and they may want to encourage their guests to donate to a cause that they and their partner hold dear in lieu of wedding gifts.”
Gemini (May 21 to June 20): Particular
Since Geminis are ruled by Mercury, the planet of communications, West says they will likely pay particular attention to all communications aspects of wedding planning. “The Gemini bride will fuss over the invitations—the font, the words, the paper stock—and will be very preoccupied over the wedding officiant,” says West. “Her officiant has to be an inspiring speaker and someone she trusts to set the tone of her wedding.” She may also be particularly nervous about her toast at the reception and will want each person giving a speech to be well-versed and well-practiced.
Aries (March 21 to April 19): Flashy
Aries is a the cardinal fire sign and are typically bold, adventurous and individualists, according to West. “If an Aries bride could say their vows before parachuting out an airplane, they would,” she says. Needless to say, Aries love thrills and doing it their way. “Don’t expect them conform to a traditional ceremony with vows they’ve heard a million times and don’t be surprised if the happy couple zooms off in a Ferrari after the reception,” says West. “That’s how Aries rolls.”
Cancer (June 21 to July 22): Simple
A backyard wedding at home would suit a Cancerian bride just fine, according to West. In fact, she and her mother would probably make all the food for the guests themselves! “Cancerians love home and hearth, and if they can’t have a backyard wedding, they might consider marrying by the beach to keep things simple and down to the basics,” she says. “Cancerian brides love tradition, so they’ll have something borrowed and something blue and may also feel the desire to honor a deceased relative, like a grandmother, at the wedding in some way.”
Pisces (February 19 to March 20): Dreamy
“Pisces rules our mythic imagining and dream states,” says West. “Pisces is a water sign, so marrying by a body of water or even at an aquarium would delight a Pisces bride.” For Pisces brides who don’t live near water, she suggests adding a cinematic flair to their wedding, since Pisces also rules the cinema and movie making. If you’re a Pisces, she suggests hiring a sympathetic wedding planner who can give you the psychic and emotional space you need to plan their special wedding experience.
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18): Unconventional
It’s not uncommon for Aquarius brides to feel a little uneasy about having a conventional marriage ceremony. “They’re ruled by Saturn and Uranus, which makes them want to defy expectation and create a few surprises,” says West. “Aquarians need to plan for a bigger wedding—Aquarius rules friendships and Aquarians have a veritable army of friends, many of whom crusade for social justice with them.” As far as wedding venue, she says that a planetarium might be a fun choice for an Aquarius bride.
Capricorn (December 22 to January 19): Classic
Since Capricorn rules the 10th house, which is at the top of the zodiac wheel, don’t be surprised if a Capricorn bride chooses the tallest building in her city or town atop which to wed. “Ruled by Saturn, who governs time and structure, a Capricorn bride will pre-occupy herself about the schedule of her special day,” says West. “A New Year’s Eve wedding would delight a Capricornian bride, since New Year’s falls during Capricorn season and they could kiss their love at midnight.” A Capricorn bride will choose understated elegance for her wedding day—her tastes are expensive, but not flashy, West adds.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21): International
Given a Sagittarius’s lust for adventure, it’s no surprise if she decides to elope—or opt for a destination wedding. “Sagittarians are lovers of global culture, contrast, travel and exploration,” says Bedell. West adds that Sagittarians are one of the mutable signs, so a Sagittarian bride will want some spontaneity on her special day instead of having everything all planned out. “Be sure to pay some homage to Cupid on your special day, as Cupid, after all, is an archer, just like Sagittarius!”