The Capricorn Bride's Ultimate Guide to Wedding Planning
We're not going to lie to you: There's a lot of hard work that goes into planning a wedding, but your seemingly endless to-do lists feel a lot more manageable when you're willing to take some outside advice. While family members, friends, and vendors will all offer helpful tips, we also suggest you look to the stars for guidance. That's why we asked astrologer and life coach Tracey Rodgers to break down wedding planning by star sign. If you're a Capricorn, which means your birthday falls between December 22 to January 19, this guide is for you.
A Capricorn's wedding is bound to be a very personalized affair with special emphasis on the guests and those surrounding the couple on their big day. Not known to often show emotion, this romantic celebration will show many of your guests a side of you they haven't seen before, and one that your partner had to work hard to uncover. Your ambitious, practical outlook ensures every detail—from the big-picture elements right down to the minutiae—of the event will be well thought-out and beautiful. Rodgers also suggests that you'll make a concerted effort to include plenty of family traditions throughout the day.
What will this all look like? Classic and elegant, from start to finish. Your ring, which will likely include a family stone, will be a traditional round- or princess-cut diamond. Your venue will be incredibly timeless and beautiful that it just might remind your grandmother of her own wedding day. Not surprisingly, your wedding dress and invitations will follow suit. The one place you'll go your own way? The flowers. And they won't disappoint.
The Engagement Ring
You'll likely want a classic diamond (like round or princess) on a thin band, but as long as it's a vintage stone or a family heirloom, you'll be happy.
Wedding Date and Venue
You've got an eye for style, and you see the potential beauty that lies in a quiet winter's day. You're likely to look to your religious background for a traditional ceremony that will look similar to that of your parents' or grandparents' weddings, as it's important to you to carry on tradition. Afterwards, a country club will set the stage for a party with all your nearest and dearest.
With a little reconstruction, it's possible you'll don your mother's or grandmother's wedding dress (hopefully it was preserved!). If not, you'll look to styles of the past for inspiration—vintage colors and designs and even vintage hairstyles may edge their way into your overall look.
Rodgers doesn't foresee an overwhelming bridal party by your side. You'll likely choose three or four women, and you'll put an emphasis on asking family members to take on the role. Your motto? Friends come and go, but these are the women who have always had your back and always will.
You'll cross your T's and dot your I's when it comes to nailing the etiquette and proper wording of your invitation. No modern frills or jokes here. Instead, you'll choose a gorgeous invitation with a regal feel—one that the Queen could receive and find up to snuff.
If anything goes off-script on your classic day, it'll be the flowers. Surprising blooms, towering centerpieces or unexpected colors will be the thing that adds some edge to your elegant affair and shows guests the side of you that lies just beneath the surface.
The Wedding Cake
You'll choose a many-tiered treat, and Rodgers suggests topping your cake with flowers that mimic your reception's décor. You'll choose a classic look for the exterior, but the mix of flavors will be out of this world, as no one values craftsmanship quite like a Capricorn.
Sunshine, views, and some fine wines sound good to you? We thought so. If you haven't yet booked your once-in-a-lifetime getaway, Rodgers suggests locales that will please your high standards and refined palate like the Napa Valley or South Africa.