The Gemini Bride's Ultimate Guide to Wedding Planning
Planning a wedding is hard, but it doesn't have to be—especially when you turn to the cosmos for tried-and-true advice. 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 Gemini sign, which means your birthday falls between May 21 and June 20, this guide is for you.
As the twin sign, it's no surprise a Gemini bride's wedding is all about more. More colors, more cake tiers, more bridesmaids, and much, much more fun. With so much to do and so many great ideas out there, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the boundless opportunities your wedding day presents. Make an effort to avoid letting your restless heart get the best of you. Months of wedding planning will feel more like years for this overeager sign, but your enthusiasm will show up in all the right places when the finished product is revealed on your big day.
As you begin planning, make sure to pay close attention to what Rodgers sees written in the stars for your wedding day. The overarching theme for your ceremony and reception? Personalization. From an engraved wedding band and an adjustable gown to your stationery and the reception themes (that's right, plural), you're planning to leave your mark on absolutely every element of your celebration. And you should—it is your wedding day, after all! Just don't get too carried away by what you want. Your wedding day is about the marriage of two individuals, so be sure to give your soon-to-be spouse an opportunity to weigh in, too.
The Engagement Ring
While your engagement ring is important, what you really care about is your wedding band—namely, its level of personalization. "The Gemini bride wants a band that is engraved with words of love and affection," says Rodgers. Whether it's your wedding date, your initials, or another phrase that holds importance to you two as a couple, don't be afraid to go the extra step to make your ring everything you want it to be.
Wedding Date and Venue
You'll favor a wedding date that falls within the spring or summer months, and you'll need to look for a venue that can hold a crowd. As one of the most sociable signs, your personal motto is "the more the merrier." Pay special attention to unusual settings like museums, concert halls, and libraries, Rodgers suggests. If the most important thing is ensuring all your loved ones are present, that's one way to find a place that fits the bill.
A simple, form-flattering dress will serve as your base layer, but odds are a detachable skirt or an overlay will come into play at some point. For that added bit of texture or style, consider options with delicate appliqué work or a jacket that enables you to switch up your look without actually changing.
There's no choosing favorites when it comes to your bridesmaids—anyone near and dear to you will have a place by your side on the big day. That means you might choose four attendants or ten—either way, it wouldn't be the same without each and every one of them.
With so many details to share, Rodgers envisions an invitation with plenty of space to include them all. More of a package than an invitation, consider options that feature a tri-fold design or have room for multiple inserts to ensure everyone has all the information they need. A great wedding website will likely be of importance to you, too—it's the perfect way to share each and every detail without the wait of snail mail.
Why have one theme when you could have three? With so many interesting ideas out there, it's nearly impossible for the Gemini bride to choose just one cohesive theme for the entire celebration. If it had to be boiled down to one word, Rodgers says "busy," but not in a negative way. "Bright pastels in shades of yellow, pink, and green will be your color palette, and a mix of different bouquets and arrangements will top your tables," says Rodgers.
In keeping with your love of excess, prepare for an awe-inspiring towering cake. Four, five, or six tiers are all within your wheelhouse. As for the filling, it comes as no surprise that there would be multiple flavors at play in your dessert. You might even want to choose a different flavor for each tier.
You're not looking to relax during the honeymoon phase, so pack comfortable walking shoes for any of the following destinations. "A trip to a new city that has a rich culture, different sites and attractions, like Paris, Bali, or Istanbul would be ideal," says Rodgers. Don't forget to send the family postcards.