The Scorpio Bride's Ultimate Guide to Wedding Planning
Planning a wedding requires a great deal of hard work, but it's not impossible—especially when you're open to listening to the tried-and-true advice that's been written in the cosmos for centuries. In that spirit, we asked astrologer and life coach Tracey Rodgers to break down wedding planning by astrological sign. If you were born under the Scorpio sign, which means your birthday falls between October 23 to November 21, this guide is for you.
If you're as intense, passionate, and driven as you zodiac sign suggests, planning a wedding can easily become an adventure that you're excited about throwing your whole heart and soul into. As one of the four fixed signs in the astrological world, you know how to get stuff done. To-do lists are your best friends, and your pragmatic approach to tackling any task that's before you helps you keep your budget in check. At the same time, your trusted intuition will steer you clear of any vendors that might be looking to swindle you, so trust your gut if you think someone isn't the right pro for you. While it's easy for you to let your brain rule this time in your life, make sure to put your heart into it, too. Your wedding is the perfect opportunity to show off the romantic side of you that only a chosen few have ever seen, and you're bound to pleasantly surprise guests.
What does this all look like on the wedding day? Rodgers predicts you'll eschew tradition in a few different ways. A holiday weekend wedding date, an unexpected dress and accessories, and a moody-hued invitation suite are all in the cards—or should we say, stars—for you.
The Engagement Ring
A dark-colored diamond? Hear us out. Symbolizing power and charisma, this unusual choice may be just the thing for an intense Scorpio bride. Thought to some to have a mystic ability, it also serves to further highlight your mysterious air and show people right away that you're one character they should try to get to know.
Wedding Date and Venue
Playing into your mysterious air is part of your charm, so you'll choose a wedding date and venue that reflect that. Rodgers picks a holiday wedding for you—Halloween to be exact—and says you'll likely wed in a gothic style hall surrounded by plenty of antique furniture to further fit the theme. Until death do us part has never felt more fitting.
Scorpio brides care most about their accessories, so you'll want a dress that enables you to show them off. You'll likely be drawn to a wedding dress that's a bit less traditional, perhaps a knee-length number or something with a high-low hemline. With a flair for the dramatic, you'll find a way to incorporate an element of the unknown into whatever you choose.
It's not easy to earn a spot in a Scorpio's inner circle, but once you're there, you're there for life. For this reason, Rodgers predicts you'll probably have only a maid of honor by your side, and this will be your closest confidant. And honestly, that's all you need.
For dramatic flair, choose a black or dark paper for your invitation, setting the stage early for what's bound to be a unique celebration.
Whether or not you actually plan a Halloween wedding, there are plenty of thematic décor elements you can incorporate into your reception. Gothic architecture, dripped wax candles, lush red table runners, and antique furniture all fit the bill. Red roses will add a pop of romantic color to your tabletops while still maintaining the mysterious allure of the night, but any moody-hued flower you love will fit the bill.
The Wedding Cake
This celebration screams for a red velvet cake. In keeping with the theme of your celebration, you'll likely choose an unexpected hue for the frosting. Just be careful not to stain your dress or teeth when you take a bite!
For your newlywed getaway, Rodgers suggests a trip that gives you and your new partner a chance to continue further develop your deep connection. "A road trip across country visiting towns and cities located off the beaten path would be a good fit," she says. By forging your own adventure, you'll satisfy your secret desire for complete control and share experiences together you'll remember for a lifetime.