The Aquarius Bride's Ultimate Guide to Wedding Planning
Planning a wedding is a complicated process, but it doesn't have to impossible. That's especially true if you look to the stars for inspiration—or, more specifically, the stars you were born beneath. To that end, we asked astrologer and life coach Tracey Rodgers to break down wedding planning by astrological sign. If you're an Aquarius, which means your birthday falls between January 20 and February 18, this guide is for you.
A big dreamer at heart, the sky truly is the limit for the Aquarius bride. Often unpredictable, few of your guests will know what to expect from you as a bride—everything from what you'll wear and where it'll be to the overall theme and the flavor and design of your cake will all be all mysteries. Even to those who know you best will have a hard time guessing what you want! You, however, will have an incredibly clear vision. And thanks to your penchant for the common good, one thing is for certain: Yours is a wedding where everyone is bound to have a good time.
If you're not planning a destination wedding, Rodgers expects you'll choose a fall or winter wedding date. And if you do choose to get married away from home, it'll be in a meaningful locale with plenty of history. Wherever it is that you tie the knot, you'll be surrounded by a bridal party of just your nearest and dearest friends. In terms of décor, you'll make decisions that are equal parts old-school and cutting-edge. One thing is for sure: No one will see what you have planned coming.
"Only the most uniquely shaped diamond, like Marquise, with a white gold band will do for Aquarius," says Rodgers. You don't want anything you've ever seen before, which makes it pretty difficult for a partner to choose the right one. Help steer them in the right direction with well-placed clues or photos with your best friend for when the time is right.
Wedding Venue and Date
For most Aquarius brides, the season will be predicated on where you decide you want to tie the knot. Our expert sees a destination wedding of some sort in your future. But in the event that you do decide to stay close to home, she says it'll have to be a fall or winter wedding for you.
The truth is, your perfect gown simply doesn't exist, which is why you'll take matters into your own hands and make a custom number that has everything you want. Inspired by vintage wedding dress with ornate sleeves and beading, your gown is destined to be one-of-a-kind, just like you.
A small but mighty group of women will surround you on the big day. Bonus: They're a bunch that knows better than to question what may seem like a crazy idea and instead just go with the flow. They know your big ideas always pan out.
Practicality wins over formality here, and Rodgers foresees you choosing an invitation with a simple design that's beautifully done.
Whether you're getting married in a far-flung locale or close to home, you'll likely choose a venue that transports your guests to another time or place. A castle, famous landmark, or ancient forest are all fair game. Wherever it is, the floral centerpieces will be a testament to your cutting-edge style and impeccable taste.
The Wedding Cake
You won't have a basic multi-tiered cake. A strong theme, a unique shape, or a bold flavor will ensure that your guests are wowed from start to finish.
Your dream honeymoon destination won't be found on any of the "world's most popular" lists. Instead, you'll visit a unique spot that you and your partner have been dreaming about for years. "It'll be somewhere off the beaten path, like the famous Game of Thrones Ice Hotel," says Rodgers.